We are very proud to say that our very own junior archer Felicity Goldsmith who started archery with us at the age of 8yrs old has becoming one of our clubs most promising rising stars in barebow style archery. For not only coming in first place at The Cleadon Junior Open in the Bristol 4 round but for also gaining Archery GBs Rose Gold award with a score of 949 in a UK record status event, Felicity also came in first at the Durham & Northumberland Archery Association County Championship shooting the Metric 4 round with a score of 911.
A big well done from all of us at Tynedale Archers
Today's the day the club starts to get back up and running (although at a walking pace at first). Please remember to adhere to our guidelines that you have read and keep safe while keeping other members in your thoughts and keeping them safe too! I would like to mention that the committee has done a lot of work getting us to this point so I would like to personally thank them (Kim Baxter, Steven Clark & Stuart Ford and son's Bradley & Elliott) for all the hard work they have done! Hopefully over the next few weeks we will pick up the pace and add a mid week session, but until then we must take it slow and safe to make sure we see you again next time!
Have fun today for those members who have managed to book a target lane and please stay safe.
Chairman of Tynedale Archers
Tynedale Archers are proud to be working along side the Vindolanda Trust on their "Archery Week" to be held at the Roman Army Museum at Chesterholm, Bardon Mill. The event will take place between the 29th of July and the 4th of August with Tynedale Archers holding "Have-A-Go" sessions every day for anyone who would like to try archery and also to look at some of the bows from the past to present. There will also be a Ermine Street Guard Archer on site so you can see how an archer in the Roman Army would have dressed and what sort of bow they would have carried. Hope to see you there!
For more information please go to http://www.vindolanda.com/announcements/archery-week-at-the-roman-army-museum
Sadly Tynedale Archers is losing one of our founder members Lynne West. Lynne was there at the very start of our club when Tynedale archers was called Allen A Dale Archers and based in Catton back in 2005.
It's hard to think now but older members will know that Lynne never used to shoot, but in 2014 she took on the mantle of become a Archery GB Coach and past her exam in 2015 with flying colours. She has been the backbone of this club and kept the club going (even when we had just six members) by finding the funds/grants to keep us afloat. To put it plainly Lynne has put our club on map, she has worked tirelessly with schools and organisations not just to promote Tynedale Archers but to help us find the base in which we call our home.
She has been our main voice to our county headquarters Durham & Northumberland Archery Association and all the other clubs in our area and organised the clubs first ever Archery GB level 1 coaching course which Gordon Waugh and myself took part in and past thankfully.
All in All, Lynne is and always will be a big part of our club. Lynne is the cornerstone that the club was built on and I will miss her as will all the members past and present, so on behalf of all members I would like to wish Lynne, Stephen and Joanne all best in your new adventures in bonny Scotland and hope you find all the happiness in the world. x
Chairman of Tynedale Archers