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The documents below are now available on the Tournaments Page.


Full results from Kestrels 19th Double National Tournament 2019 are now available 


Tournament Results:

 

Kestrels 34th Worcester Tournament 2019


Kestrels 14th Portsmouth Tournament 2018


Kestrels 18th

Double National Tournament 2018


Kestrels 1st York Hereford Tournament 2018


SCAS/BCAA Double WA1440 Tournament (World Record Status)

(Incorporating Bedfordshire County Championships)

2019


Entry Forms



Kestrels 3rd York Hereford Bristols Tournament

10th May 2020


SCAS/BCAA Double WA1440 Tournament (World Record Status) 20th-21st July 2019


Kestrels 19th Double National Tournament 8th September 2019




 

 

 

ARCHERY UK - BIG WEEKEND! 18TH MAY 2019

 

Have you ever wanted to try archery? Well here is your chance and it's FREE! 

Kestrels Archery Club are hosting an open day, where you can shoot some arrows and find out more about what is involved and how to tale the sport up if yoou wish to. So why not come along and challenge yourself! No experience nmecessary and no need to book in advance - just turn up on the day!

Saturday May 18th 2019 from 11am until 3pm at our field in Furzenhall Road, Biggleswade - See You There!!

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING UP ARCHERY FOR REAL - OUR NEXT BEGINNERS COURSE... will be held on the 5th,7th,12th and 14th of June 2019. If you are interested in taking up Archery, please contact our Chairman and he will send details to you.                     (See Contacts Page)

Twinning Time! Kestrels Visit to Oberrodenbach, Germany

 

A group of intrepid Kestrels archers paid a visit to Germany to visit our new ‘twin’ club recently. The story of this is best handled by the report which our friends in Oberrodenbach produced for the local paper, suffice to say that a great time was had by all and we look forward to the return visit this summer!

 

An exciting weekend for the archers of the SV Falke Oberrodenbach: At the beginning of the year the request came from Biggleswade in England, the twin town of Erlensee, whether the falcons would be interested in an international association partnership.  After many e-mails, the English "Kestrels" decided to visit the Falcons with seven archers.  After picking them up at the airport, they went directly to the Sportsman's Awards ceremony of the municipality of
Rodenbach with a warm welcome by Mayor Klaus Schejna.  Afterwards there was time to ask questions and tell stories until deep into the night.  Saturday morning started with a tight program. First we got to know the team from the partnership club in Erlensee, the initiator Wilma Farnsworth and the obligatory photo session.  Back in Rodenbach Mrs. Inge Frick of the Heimatverein, wearing led us through historical Rodenbach with many anecdotes and stories (which made many laughs by translation attempts from the Hessian residents) in traditional costume.  For lunch, the falcons had organized a big barbecue on their club
grounds. 

Freshly strengthened, the guests then went to the England v Germany archery tournament in the southern hangar, where the guests from the motherland of archery proved that they are truly serious opponents for the falcons.  For the "dinner" the falcons had almost occupied a complete Hessian inn in Steinheim's old town.  Mike Collins, the organizer of the tour, together with Elaine, Sue, Jaqueline, Dave, Alan and Peter, handed over the "Arrow of Friendship" to Steffen Ziesing, the visibly moved chairman of the Falcons. 
Unfortunately, on Sunday it was time to say goodbye to very cordial people who became real friends in no time at all.  And: The falcons are eagerly awaiting the date for a return visit to England!

Kestrels Archery Club 35th Annual Worcester Tournament

 

 

This very popular tournament was held at Stratton Upper School in February.

There were successes for local archers in the single round (60 arrows shot at a five-zone target at 20 yards). Kestrels’ own Lorraine Tebbs took a bronze medal in the Compound Ladies section with a score of 253 behind Silver Arrow Archer Marion Sambridge with a score of 292. However, they were both outshone by the Clophill pair of Lesley Brown and Suzi Bredin who both had perfect scores of 300, the only ones on the day.

In the Gentlemen Longbow section, Kestrels veteran Mike Collins won a silver medal for a score of 178, only 5 points ahead of Hinxworth’s Dave Chudley but 3 points behind Hinxworth’s Derek Bridgewater. In the Gentlemen Barebow section, Kestrels’ Simon Kennedy won a gold medal with a score of 236, 16 points clear of Syed Hussain from One Nation Archery Club from Luton.

In the team events the 4-strong Kestrels recurve team of Michael Klein, Carl Tebbs, Julia Holmes and Helen Horner won silver medals for a combined score of 1055, only 9 points adrift of the golden quartet from Peacock Archers. In the longbow team Kestrels Mike Collins and John Smith pooled 328 points to gain silver medals behind the golden Hinxworth pair of Derek Bridgewater and Dave Chudley’s total of 354.

The Married Couple Recurve gold medals went to Sue and Simon Bunker from Newport Pagnell Archers, 15 points ahead of Kestrels newly-weds Michael Klein and Lady Paramount for the day, Romana Klein-Mikulkova, receiving silver medals for a combined score of 523.

In the double rounds (120 arrows), Michael Klein gained a silver medal position with a score of 553 (273+280) behind Aim4sport’s Steven Wilson with 565 (281+284). In the Ladies Recurve discipline Julia Holmes received a bronze medal for a score of 530 (257+273). Mike Collins gained gold medal position with a score of 377 (178+199) in the Gentlemen Longbow ahead of teammate John Smith in silver medal-winning place with a score of 266 (150+116).

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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!

The Sun Shone for Kestrels National

 What glorious weather we've had this year for our two outdoor open tournaments this year! A fine community of archers basked in the late summer sunshine at the Kestrels Double National Tournament on September 11th. Several Kestrels archers walked away with awards following some stiff competition. Full report will follow soon! The results are now available on the Tournaments Page.

  

Kestrels AC Receives a Flypast at St George, Albion, Windsor Tournament!

Well, we can't guarantee this at all of our tournaments, but archers at the Kestrels St George, Albion and Windsor Tournament this year were entertained in the afternoon break this year by the RAF Red Arrows. Very nice of them to fly over in a nice arrow formation! The results are available on our Tournaments page along with details of all forthcoming open tournaments.

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.