Fletchers’ Day for Archers with Disabilities

Saturday 13 May saw the 2023 FDAD (Fletchers' Day for Archers with Disabilities) at the Royal Toxophilite Society.  14 Fletchers and friends thoroughly enjoyed watching a relaxed and friendly shoot, and afternoon tea, at Archers’ Lodge.

Before presenting the prizes, Master Andrew Trapnell thanked the Society members for organising the competition and for their hospitality, and also thanked all the archers and their supporters for attending to make the day a success.  He pointed out that he was the first Master Fletcher for some time to be double-badged – both as Master, and as a member himself of the Society.

Four categories were competed for this year.  Congratulations went to the following prize winners in their respective rounds: Albion Compound – Lindsay Howard; Albion Recurve – Bethany Dexter; Burntwood – Debora Wright; Fletchers – Carlene Wright.

Two other awards are made at this time of year, both of which were donated by past master Fletchers.  The Des Clarke Memorial Cup  was awarded to Piangfan Naksukpaiboon, a novice archer, for her dedicated efforts in travelling without a car to many events. 

The Frank Steiner Salver was awarded to our own Chris Brown, for his many years of dedicated service to disabled archery.  Not only has he chaired the Fletchers Trust, but has attended numerous disabled archery events, always giving great encouragement to the archers. 


Our particular thanks were given to Gemma Underwood, Match Secretary at the Royal Toxophilite Society, and other RTS members for all the hard work in organising another successful day’s competition.