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Anchor Bowmen Archery Club News

Thanks for the Donation

Equipment Posted on Fri, January 13, 2017 20:01

Anchor Bowmen would like to express their thanks to Colin Mills for his kind equipment donation. The donated re-curve and compound equipment will help to bolster our equipment library, helping new archers sample different forms of the sport before committing to their own equipment purchases.

Thanks Colin

Andrew Harrison
Equipment officer



Junior National Indoor Champs 2016 – Portsmouth

Results Posted on Fri, December 09, 2016 15:53

The Junior National Indoor Champs were held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on Saturday 3rd December.

It was a very closely fought competition across all age categories. The JB U18’s category was won with a record score of 595. The top three in the JB U16’s category were separated by two points, with the winner being decided on golds. For full report see link.

Lewis Haslam was the only Anchor Bowmen representative at the championship. Once again he’s done the Club & county proud, scoring 558 & coming home with the silver medal in the JB U14’s.

Reported By : Jamie Haslam (Proud Dad)



Barries shot at gold

General Posted on Mon, September 26, 2016 17:24

Divine intervention points Barrie to the Gold at the end of the rainbow!
(2016 Derbyshire County Championships)



TreeTops fund raiser

General Posted on Sun, September 11, 2016 19:38

Thanks to the Magnificent 7 (Meg, Mo, Dave, Andy, Wendy, Chris and Harry) who gave up their entire Sunday (including missing the league shoot) to run 5 hours of have a go sessions at Elvaston Castle today.

The weather was abnormally perfect, warm enough for shirt sleeves without dehydration.

Traffic was slow but steady through the afternoon and we managed to get 58 people the chance to shoot. Not as many as we had hoped for but a surprisingly large number were very interested in moving onto a beginners course and had not been aware of the club before today.

We raised £121 for TreeTops which contributes to the near £20,000 they believe they raised today (mostly from the entries for the colour rush itself).

Anyway thanks again team, you deserve the glass of wine tonight (except Harry of course as alcohol is a terrible old persons habit you should avoid at all cost).



ABAC Stall at September Treetops Charity Event

General Posted on Mon, August 15, 2016 13:42

ABAC will once again be helping raise funds for Treetops Hospice at their “Colour Rush and Family Fun Day” which is being held at Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derby on Sun 11th September (11am – 5pm).
You don’t have to take part in the Colour Rush run itself, just come along and join the spectacle…and maybe try your hand at “shooting a few golds” too.

For more details see this link:

http://www.treetopshospice.org.uk/events/colour-rush/



Sydney Bond Trophy

Results Posted on Mon, July 25, 2016 13:34

Derbyshire won the inter-counties compound team “Bingham Ceramics” trophy on Sunday at Southwell. Elliott put on an impressive show in his first ever compound competition with a borrowed bow and a couple of weeks practice to help the county team win by just 3 points.

Lewis shot an amazing 1216 to win the EMAS Junior Intercounties Gentleman Recurve Highest Score trophy.



ABAC at the Junior National Champs 2016

Results Posted on Wed, July 20, 2016 13:55

Congratulations to Elliot & Lewis on their achievements at the Junior National Champs. The event was held over the weekend of 2-3 July & was the biggest ever. With over 330 of GB’s best young archers, across all disciplines, shooting it out across 91 targets….it was quite a spectacle!

Saturday was Metrics day and Elliot, shooting a Metric I for the first time, scored 1001 which place him 20th in a very competitive field. Lewis, shooting a Metric III, scored a massive 1249, placing him 2nd & winning him a silver medal.

The Bristol rounds were on Sunday. Elliot came in 15th, with 1020 for a Bristol I & Lewis, shooting the Bristol III, was eventually placed 4th.

Jamie Haslam



Hurray – we have been awarded a Sport England Grant

Equipment Posted on Thu, June 16, 2016 14:11


I am very please to say that our grant application has been successful. We will shortly be investing around £14,000 in grant funds, our club funds and individual club members donations (time and spare equipment) into delivering an increasing engagement in Archery.

The key elements of our bid were to establish our ability to be mobile enabling us to run archery events away from our normal summer and winter bases. Additionally we have a significant investment in equipment to help our beginners transition to equipment of their own in a better informed and safer way. Finally we are investing in coaching skills and resources to help all our archers continue to develop throughout their archery career.



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