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      Saturday 26th March    Moving Outdoors
         A really BIG thank you to all who came out on Saturday to help with the move etc.
    Also to Jo who helped provide a great lunch.

      Thursday 21st July    Radio Northampton Interview With Frances Bull
         As part of the promotion of our "Taster Day" on 6th August, Frances was a guest on the Radio Northampton show hosted by John Griff. To hear that interview click on the link below.

                   Listen to the Interview




      Saturday 6th August  Taster Day
        It was a brilliant day on Saturday for our first go at putting on a Taster Day, 2 sessions with great groups of people taking part.
        It was fun for all of us running it and our visitors all really enjoyed it. Hoping to see plenty come back to us for a full Beginners Course soon.
       Our next one will be over 2 days on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th August from 10 -2 both days. If you would like to do the course please contact me via PM or Contact Colin at Targetcraft Archers....
    A huge thank you to all the members that came along to help

    Frances.                 click here to see photos from the day


      Saturday 13th August  West Lodge Challenge
        For those who didn't see the article in the Evening Telegraph, click on the photo below to see larger image...


      Sunday 21st August  Medalist Malcolm

        Congratulations to Malcolm Smith who won a silver medal in his first ever outdoor tournament.
           Malcolm was shooting a Short National round with full recurve in the annual Open Nationals Tournament at  Northampton Archers near Sywell on Sunday.



      Satuday 29th October  Halloween Shoot

        The Targetcraft Halloween shoot took place as darkness fell at west lodge. This was our first ever shoot of this type. Target faces were nowhere to be seen , replaced by pumpkin heads and skeleton faces (no thats not just our older members :-).  Frances and her team of helpers created a great venue with a spooky theme complete with webs on the trees, glow sticks and painted faces. All archers were shooting with club bows and arrows at three set distances, 20, 25 and 30 yards with a simple scoring system to match.  The weather was very kind to us with no wind and mild temperatures making it a very enjoyable evening rounded off with a hot and cold buffet. Everyone was a winner at this shoot but numerically yours truly (Archie) ended up with the most hits. Perhaps shooting in the dark suits me, so please be aware that my eyes will be closed during our next indoor round :-) .More photos from the event can be found at the link below.
                                   Halloween Shoot Photos


      Satuday 13th November  Parent and Child Course

       The "Parent and Child Archery Course" was once again held at Montsaye. This was run on behalf of Northants Council Adult Learning. The course turors were Frances, Tim and Graham. It was a very successful day with everyone enjoying the event, including the tutors. The balloons were as popular as ever but seemed to be stronger than usual with arrows going through them without  bursting.



      Tuesday 15th November  Our Winning Team (by Geoff Gregory)

        After departing Montsaye on Tuesday evening, those three 'old timers' namely, Miles VC; Pete 'Barnacle' Bix and Geoff adjourned to the Royal Charter Inn in Rothwell for some much needed apres shoot refreshment. Whilst part way through their ales they were apparently cajoled into taking part in the 'Tuesday Night General Knowledge Quiz'. The sole reason for their inclusion appears to have been based on their hair colour..or lack of it. Having been forced to top up their glasses they endured such brain teasers as...What is the capital of Morocco?..and ..What was Cliff Richards first Hit record? Our erstwhile team of three not only answered those and many other questions correctly, but went on to win the quiz..scoring 69 out of a possible hundred. But wait..it gets better..their prize was twenty eight pounds worth of beer tokens...which their spokesperson said will unfortunately require them to return for yet more beverages.




  • 2nd April New Ranking System
  • 27th March Sport Relief
  • 18th February WA18 Competition
  • 27th Feb Snow Score
  • 26th January Gosport Competition
  • 3rd September: Level 2 Coach
  • 25th August: West Lodge Challenge Results
  • 24th June: WA720 Comp
  • 4th June: New Coaches
  • 2nd June: Awards Photos

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