A friend has posted this on the NFAS Facebook page and I thought it worth promoting here.
“Fellow archers though these guys are not an NFAS club they are fellow archers and as such I post this sad email……
Ivanhoe archers last night was broken into and had all their 27 trainer bows and approx 200 arrows stolen the value to replace would be approx £3k, should any of you be approached regarding second hand goods please can you let me know so I can inform the police. This is a massive blow to our club so any information would be great full.
From what I understand Ivanhoe club are based in Ashby, Leicestershire, UK I don’t have a breakdown of the types of bows etc but please pass this message on to other clubs and contacts. It is a huge hit for any club.
In addition can I suggest everyone checks the security of their grounds and club stores. I know we used to tag our equipment with the clubs name in case it did go missing.
Thanks for reading
Thank you for posting this. I am a member of Ivanhoe Archers and indeed this is a real blow for the club. All our bows have our club logo badges on them and are standard wooden riser recurve bows. Each bow has a number pre-fixed with R or L written on the riser in permanent marker. The amount of equipment lost would indicate a targeted and planned theft so please check your security. This is going to take along time for the club to recover from as many years of fund raising has gone into building up the equipment we’ve now lost.