Sad news – archery club loses wood

Sorry but this post isn’t going to be very upbeat. It’s with a very heavy heart I have to say my club, Briar Rose Field Archers has lost its wood. We’ve been told to vacate it by end of April.
You can guess how down everyone is feeling after all the hard work and effort. Especially when you realise we were in full flow for redesign of the current course.
It took us over 2 years to find the site initially and since then we’ve seen the club grow along with the course from 8 targets to 30 in the last 18 months. Membership has increased with lots of new archers joining following coaching courses. Now we are back to square one with no wood and having to start the search again.
From what I understood Birmingham City Council plan to close the entire site. With all the media articles and medical reports on how being active outdoors is good for your mental and physical health I find it very said and disappointing the decision has been made to close the site. I’m guessing they have their reasons and I feel sorry for those who actually work at the site as i don’t know if they will lose their jobs.
We are going to try and organise a NFAS club shoot for March 15th as a bit of a final farewell come thanks to those who have supported us.
Thanks for reading.

Article for Archery Topic site

I was recently asked to contribute to to an article by Robert Gate, Co-founder of Archery Topic.
Several well known supporters and writers contributed their thoughts and time to this which focused on top tips for beginners. You can read the full article on their site and I have included a link.
Its interesting to see how many trainers or coaches recommend focus on shooting form as a first step.
I have to say I feel quite honoured to be asked my views and for input.
Thanks for reading.
P.S. I’m still compiling my own version of this and thanks to those who have contributed so far. Yes Gus that includes you 😁