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Archery Tuition

On the 23rd June 2013, Gordano Valley Archers kindly hosted our first annual Archery Tuition It’s in the Banter event. Patients and family took part in the three hour session expertly led by Paul Maines who was on the coaching staff for Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics.

After the quick safety briefing it was down to business as everyone took turns 6 at a time to shoot the targets. A few missed them (and had a long walk to collect their arrows!) on their first round but by round two everyone was hitting the mark. Paul devised a competition for everyone which culminated in a shoot-off between Mike Shields and Jon Baker with a near perfect round and Mike Shields just pipping Jon to the win.

To finish off Paul got everyone doing volleying – an ancient art practiced by medieval archers. It looked easy, but trust us, it was far from it with only a handful of the 300+ arrows hitting their mark!

Massive thanks to Paul and his coaching team at Gordano Valley Archers for an absolutely fabulous event – we can’t wait for next year!

  • Sun 23 June 2013, 13:00 to Sun 23 June 2013, 19:30
  • Gordano Valley Archers, The Downs School, Wraxall BS48 1PF