Club fires up interest in archery
An archery group was right on target when it came to hosting its own '˜ladies' day'.
The Bowmen of Backworth welcomed back the Bygate Women’s Institute for its monthly ‘have a go archery’ session.
And this time the institute members went straight into their own competition, having previously mastered the basics.
After the contest at Backworth Miners’ Welfare, the bowmen organised a traditional wand shoot – an archery contest of Flemish origin in which competitors fire at an upright stave to try to improve their skills at picking a target.
The women were delighted with their session and look forward to their next one this month.
The bowmen offer ‘have a go’ sessions at events across the region, as well as at weddings and stag parties.
And a beginners’ course starts on Saturday. Places are available and anyone interested in taking part should call 0191 237 1963 or email [email protected]
For more information about the club visit www.bowmenofbackworth.co.uk