Club fires up interest in archery

An archery group was right on target when it came to hosting its own '˜ladies' day'.

Thursday, 8th September 2016, 9:00 am
Members of Bygate WI try their hand at wand shooting with the Bowmen of Backworth.

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]

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