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:: KESTRELS UK RECORD STATUS and ROSE AWARD  YORK, HEREFORD, BRISTOLS
(UK Recodrd Status)
Sunday 8th May 2022

Entry Form

:: KESTRELS 37th WORCESTER TOURNAMENT – UK RECORD STATUS
(UK Record Status)

Sunday 6th February 2022

 

Entry Form

 

 

 

:: Tournament Results

 

Kestrels 20th Double National

 

Kestrels 15th  Portsmouth Tournament 2019

 

Kestrels 34th Worcester Tournament 2019

 

Kestrels 14th Portsmouth Tournament 2019

 

Kestrels 19th

Double National Tournament 2019

 

Kestrels 2nd York Hereford Tournament 2019

 

SCAS/BCAA Double WA1440 Tournament (World Record Status)

(Incorporating Bedfordshire County Championships)

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:: Sue Draper

 

 

I will finally be interring my wife's ashes in the cemetery of St John the Baptist Church in Piddington, Northants on the afternoon of Saturday 4th Sept.

 

It will be a purely informal affair and anyone is most welcome to attend. There will be sticky buns and coffee after at Hackleton village hall - a 10-minute walk away.

 

Please contact me at d.draper6@tiscali.co.uk if you would like to come and say goodbye to my lovely girl.

 

Dave Draper

 

 

:: 2021 Kestrels Double National Tournament 

 

We are pleased to announce that this year's Kestrels Double National Tournament will take place on Sunday 12th September 2021 at Stratton School Playing Field in Biggleswade (postcode SG18 8JB).

 

Hopefully, there will not be any covid-related restrictions on archery tournaments in the next few months. However, we will ensure that every effort is made to make this tournament as safe as possible. In this regard there will be some changes in the way the tournament is run; archers will be farther apart, left and right-handed archers will be separated, there may not be a raffle (to avoid handling cash), there may not be a leader board until lunchtime, and awards will be given with minimum interaction.

 

We look forward to receiving your entry for Sunday, September 12th in due course (the closing date is 28th August).

 

There will NOT be a jumbo entry form in the shed this year. If you wish to pay on the day you will have to bring a cheque or have the correct cash in an open envelope.

 

Best wishes for a safe return to shooting in the competition after what has been a worrying time.

 

:: 15th June 2020 : Kestrels Archery Club news

 

Like so many sports, archery has suffered from the effects of COVID-19 and the lockdown. Government restrictions were introduced just as the indoor season was coming to an end, robbing Kestrels Archery Club of their indoor championship. All archery in the UK was soon stopped by our governing body, Archery GB. The transition to the outdoor season was similarly affected and Kestrels, eager to shoot at the longer distances unavailable indoors, had to hang up their bows. 

 

As restrictions on certain sports slowly lifted, plans to resume shooting were hatched. On Monday (June 15), Kestrels began shooting again after carefully rethinking how they operate in this post-lockdown era. Safety remains the priority in archery and Kestrels have redesigned their target stands to be portable with the minimum amount of handling by a single archer. Archers can no longer shoot in proximity to others, targets are now 5 metres apart, and archers are assigned their own shooting lane. Archers bring their own paper targets and pins to attach to the bosses to avoid unnecessary contact. Kestrels also have a booking system that limits how many archers can be shooting in any 2-hour period. 

 

The club’s regular open tournament in May was cancelled. A similar fate was met by an invitation shoot in June to celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary and the club’s open competition in September, which would have hosted the Bedfordshire County Championships, is unlikely to proceed. Despite all these disappointments and having to comply with new restrictions and safety measures, Kestrels are hoping to run a beginners’ course at some stage in the summer and be able to share the joy of archery to the growing population of Biggleswade and beyond.

 

If you would like further information, please contact Kestrels Chairman, Martin Gascoigne, on 07920 080914.

 

 

:: 2020 Beginners Course

 

Location: Furzenhall Road, Biggleswade, Central Bedfordshire

 

In line with government guidelines regarding COVID-19 social distancing, our Beginners Course is currently postponed. We do hope that we can run a course later this year. 

 

If you are interested in taking up Archery and would like us to get in touch once we can resume courses, please contact our Chairman at chairman@kestrelsarchery.org so details can be sent to you as soon as they are available.

 

 

Spring 2019 - The Outdoor Season is Upon Us!

 

Yes, it's here! What a great start to the season with a great combined effort to extend our HQ at Furzenhall Road. Having acquired the shed next door, we now have room to spread out and store our equipment! We also now have new distance markers on the field and it is looking great for the new season. Lets all make the most of our great facilities on club nights. Hope you all have a great season!