In the summer, Archery GB ran a new Covid-aware postal league format for the traditional ontarget Club Competition, while retaining the original round from previous years.
A lot of fun was had by the participating clubs, and the top three clubs from each category not only won medals but also prize money to put towards further development. Congratulations to all who took part!
Compound & Recurve:
Barebow & Longbow:
Royal Leamington Spa Archery Society (RLSAS) were runners-up in the Compound & Recurve category. Georgia Georgiou, Tournaments Organiser, said: Â"With the cancellation once again of all postal leagues where our club usually participate, AGB's announcement for the ontarget postal league was received enthusiastically by our committee and members. We formed a team in the recurve/compound division and a team in barebow/longbow division, and shot the rounds in August and September.
Â"The use of the Ianseo app, and the support from AGB's IT team, made the submission of the team's scores a straightforward digital process without the need for any paperwork. The round that was shot triggered our archers to claim club records in recurve, barebow and longbow categories for the WA50 round. It also motivated our increasing number of barebow archers to shoot other scoring metric and imperial rounds and claim club records.
Â"When the results were published by AGB's Regional Development Officer, Toby Andrews, we were delighted to find out that we came second in the Recurve & Compound division. To our surprise we won a well-needed money prize too!
Â"Our membership has halved in the last couple of years due to our temporary club relocation and the pandemic, putting a long-term financial burden on the club. On that front, RLSAS committee is making every effort to increase and motivate our membership as well as find a forever home that will accommodate outdoor, indoor and potentially field shooting. This timely money prize will fund the improvement of our facilities, through the construction of a shelter in front of the club house. We hope it will encourage our members to shoot during the winter months, as well as helping our coaching sessions and club days. Thank you, AGB!Â”