It was agreed at the NCAS county committee meeting on 22nd June, that the NCAS Charity Shoot be pushed back to take place next year.
This gives the hosts Towcester Archers, a better chance of hosting the event properly with the support of other county clubs.
The provisional date for next years event will be Sunday 21st July 2024, and it will remain a Dawn til Dusk endurance event. We will confirm this date as early as possible to give everyone looking to take part plenty of time to enter, gather sponsorship and prepare for the event.
Do you consider yourself to have a disability, seen or hidden?
If so would you be willing to come to a session for archers who would be willing to shoot some arrows and have a chat about what archery has meant to them and their disability?
How might your sport have helped you and in what way?
The session is designed around giving Nick, who you will find on social media as Disabled Adventurer a chance to try archery and also discuss what you gain and how it helps you. He is putting together a series of videos around a number of sports to showcase how sport is more accessible than many think and how people may enjoy it.
The session is being arranged by Helen at Integr8Archery and will be hosted at Towcester Archers.
“After a lot of hard work and patience, we finally had our very first shooting session together as a club, on the morning of Sunday 2nd August 2020.
Literally just three weeks ago, we were very close to knocking the idea of a 2020 start on the head. Very little seemed to be going our way, with only a few months left of the outdoor season, and very little possibility of finding a suitable indoor venue during current restrictions, it was starting to seem pointless. A sensible pause and wait, until the ground works are finally complete next year, allowing us start the club properly at our permanent Towcestrians range.
Thankfully, an opportunity to use Dadford Road Campsite came along for us at just the right time. Despite the added complication of the spectatorless Grand Prix being held at Silverstone on the same first two weekends, and possible access restrictions, our first session took place.
The afternoon before was spent putting the target stands together, measuring out and marking the field with the distances and shooting lanes, in order to comply with current Archery GB guidance for shoot under social distancing.
A big thank you to all involved in getting us here, to the clubs who have donated their time and spare equipment, and to our new members for making this possible.”