The Cheshire County Coach, Joyce Harrison is coming to the club this coming Saturday, 7th July, to see and give a little coaching to our Junior Members.
She is very willing to stay on into the afternoon and also give coaching/help to ANY of our Senior members who want it.
On Saturday 14th July, as part of the club’s 60th Anniversary celebrations the juniors will shoot a Portsmouth Round, 5 dozen arrows at 20 yards on a 60cm face. So that ALL juniors have an equal chance of winning this will be a Handicap Shoot.
A handicap shoot means that whatever score a junior finishes with, they will then have an allowance added to their score. The amount of the allowance depends on what the junior's handicap is.
For an experienced junior archer who has a low handicap the amount added on will be lower than that of a newer junior archer whose handicap is high. If all juniors shoot to their handicaps then all the scores should be equal, give or take a few points.
At the Presentation of the awards, any Classification Certificates & Badges etc. gained to date by juniors, will also be Presented.
The awards ceremony will be followed by lunch, provided by the Club, consisting of a BBQ with Cakes etc.
The Families of our junior members are cordially invited to attend and enjoy the occasion too.
To get an idea of how many people we will have to cater for, we ask juniors who will be attending that day to put their name on the white board in the clubhouse, plus the number of family members who will be attending the BBQ. (Please state any Vegetarian or similar dietary needs)
The usual Saturday morning session times will apply to this shoot.
· Arrive 10.00 am to tackle up.
· Sighters 10.30 pm prompt.
· Presentations & BBQ. 1.00 pm approximately
This coming Saturday, 12th May, the Junior Club is travelling to New Century Bowmen at Macclesfield for their annual field shoot.
This means there is no junior club sessions on morning at the club.
If any other junior would still like to attend, they should let Margaret know as soon as possible, and they need to have either attended the field training session last Saturday morning or have attended a field shoot at New Century in a previous year.
Every year Archery GB hold a Junior Award Scheme event (JAWS) which all British junior archers can enter by listing their archery achievements for the year and gaining points for each one.
· Classifications achieved
· Handicap improvement
· 12 dozen rounds shot
· Competing in Open tournaments, Target, Clout or Field. Extra points are awarded if they attain a place.
Eight Stalybridge juniors entered the 2017 JAWS event, these being:
The 2017 results have just been published, with our juniors performing extremely well and, and in due course they will be receiving their Certificates etc.
Congratulations to the above juniors. Well Done.
A full list of the results can be viewed by clicking on the link below
Thanks to the Hamer Trust the members of the junior club have all been presented with a brand new Gilet, sporting the club logo on the back as well as on the left front side.
The juniors will be encouraged to wear these as part of their uniform when attending any future tournament.
Hamer Trust has had a long relationship with Stalybridge Archery Club and over the years, which has allowed the club to purchase equipment to help both beginners and juniors.
The Junior Club sessions start again this coming Saturday from 10:00am until 1.30pm. Seniors please be aware that Saturday shooting should be available to you from about 2.00pm.