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Full results from the Kestrels 20th Double National Tournament are now available on the Tournaments page



Tournament Results:


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



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Kestrels 3rd York Hereford Bristols Tournament

10th May 2020







 

 

 

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

 

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 summer. 

 

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!

 

Kestrels Archery Club Child Protection

 

Kestrels Archery Club operates an open-door policy and supports the GNAS Child Protection Policy available here. All adult members coaching and training the juniors of the club comply with the Child Protection Policy. In support of that policy it is a requirement of the Club that for all juniors under the age of 16 years, their parent /guardian must remain with them at all club shooting evenings and tournaments.  Minor physical contact may be necessary as part of any instruction and coaching they may receive. All parents /guardians are required to sign a form to accept and agree to the above conditions. This is part of the Application for Membership form. Any questions relating to the above policy should be directed to the Child Protection Officer.