Newark Castle Archers

Newark Castle Archers

 

 

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John Legallou

John Legallou

Mr John Legallou a.k.a Leg o Lamb

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Newark Castle Archers was formed in Spring of 2014.

After a number of messages were put on a facebook page to see what interest there was in a forming an archery club in Newark.The initial interest was staggering, so a number of meetings were held and a committee was formed.

Our biggest stumbling block was a venue. So we were extremely delighted when Newark R+M cricket club offered the use of their venue.

We then applied for various grants, asked for donations and also held a fund raising bag pack at a local supermarket. We were then in a position to buy our first set of equipment, targets and bows.

An open day was held on Sunday 27th April and the interest was overwhelming. We had over 50 people attend.A beginners course waiting list had already been in place and after the open day we had 40 people with their names down.

Our first club shoot was held on Monday 28th April which we had 9 people shooting.With the help of Notts Archery Association and a local coach the club was able to hold 3 beginners courses during our first summer season. The courses proved very popular and hugely enjoyed by everyone taking part.

We held our first club tournament in August and we had competitions in adult recurve, adult bare bow, adult longbow and juniors. This will be an annual tournament held in August and known as The Summer Trophy.

The club was extremely delighted to be awarded a sports England grant. This will allow us to purchase more targets and better equipment. It will also allow us to put 2 of our members through a coaching course.

We began shooting at our indoor venue in October 2014. The Grove Leisure Centre at Balderton, Newark. The venue is proving very successful and very popular. It is a very a large hall and has more than enough room for all of our members.

We began our winter league in November 2014. it’s a fun and friendly competition that allows all our members the chance to succeed.

As of November 2014 we had 27 members including a large number of juniors.

We have been very grateful to the Newark Advertiser for the help they have given us in various articles which has helped to raise our profile. We’d also like to thank Radio Newark for the opportunity to promote our club.

 

 

The club hopes to continue with its success and further its development.

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