It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of the tragic loss of our chairman Paul Maines.
Paul Passed away over the weekend following a heroic battle with Cancer and showed strength, compassion and above all humour to the end.
Our thoughts are with Geraldine and his children at this time. The Covid restrictions we currently face in our lives bring home how difficult a time it is for families going through such pain and suffering at this time. I hope that the treasured memories we all have of him will help them through the days ahead.
He will be sadly missed and was an integral part of Gordano Valley Archers. His Passion for the sport and reediness to help others at GVA was one of many fine qualities that he brought to the club. He will leave a big void in the club.
Vice Chairman of Gordano Valley Archers
Issued today as part of a set of stamps, inspired of by accidental deaths
in the 16th Century. Which included 7 deaths playing football, the first recorded handgun death, when the victim walked in front of the gun, not knowing what it was. The largest category by far though, was archery with 56, including this unbelievable 1552 incident, represented on the first class stamp.
One Henry Pert from Welbeck, managed to shot himself in the head in 1552 when he drew the bow to full extent, planning to fire it straight up into the air, the arrow lodged into the bow, he then lent over to have a look at the arrow when it fired.
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Sorry not a new 3-D target for the club, but a rather annoying virus that you may of heard about on the news; Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Today, Monday 16 March, the Government’s scientific advisers have recommended against all but essential travel and that everyone should avoid social gatherings to help slow the spread of this new virus and protect at risks groups.
Regrettably we feel that we must cancel all Archery sessions until further notice.
[Update 17 March – Archery GB Suspends ALL Club Archery -For the foreseeable Future]
Unfortunately no indication has been given as to when this recommendation will be lifted, hopefully it will not be to long and we will commence sessions as soon as possible and we notify you of any changes.
Update : 17 March – Message from Archery GB CEO PDF
Archery GB Update 19 March HTML
Please remember to
and that you will stay safe and healthy
UK Government Advice
12 April – GVA Easter – Long Metrics – Cancelled
12 April – Bath Archers – Spring Albion - Postponed
18 April – Archery GB AGM – Postponed
19 April – Cleve Archers 57th Annual Spring – Cancelled
23 April – SCAA AGM – Postponed
26 April – GVA All Saints #4 – Postponed
25-26 April – Bath Archers – 2 Day WA 1440 - Postponed
10 May – GVA Spring Clout - Postponed
17 May – Archery GB Big Weekend – Scaled back – watch for updates
24 May – GVA All Saints # 3 - Postponed
6 June – Cleve Archers Junior Open -TBC
14 June – SCAA – Senior Outdoor Championship – Cancelled
27 June – SCAA Junior Championship -TBC
The GWAS week of archery has been cancelled, so the 65th Dunster week will now be run from 13thto 20thJune 2021
St Patricks’ Day Tournament.
Unfortunately it has been such a wet winter, the range is soden, no one has managed to shoot outside this year and the forecast is not looking good for Sunday. Absolutely nothing to do with the coronavirus.
With various holidays and numerous other tournaments, I’m afraid it will need to be a long postponement probably until the 24 May. Details will be re-posted nearer the time.
The GWAS A.G.M., scheduled for Sunday 15th March, will NOT TAKE PLACE until the coronavirus threat has subsided.
The usual 21 days notice will be given for the rescheduled A.G.M.