ARCHERY: Among the sports making a return to action after the lockdown is archery and a West Norfolk club is keen to attract new people to the sport.
With many sports still unable to take place, Grey Goose Archery is offering free sessions to anyone deserving a thank you for their recent efforts during the coronavirus crisis.
Club spokesman Sarah Fox said: “This has been, and continues to be for many, a very challenging time.
“We would like nominations for someone who Your Local Paper readers think should be given a free session at Grey Goose Archery.
“This could be a keyworker that we have all depended on so much, or it could be someone who has been having a particularly difficult time over the past few weeks.
“This is your opportunity to thank someone who has helped you personally too.”
To make a nomination, send the name of the person, the reason why you would like them to have a free session and contact details (of yourself or the person you are nominating) to
Each week a draw will take place and one of these nominations will be given a voucher for a free session (valid until May 18, 2021).
There will be one draw every Friday until the end of June.
Archery has been given the green light for a return following the announcement from the Prime Minister on Sunday, lifting some of the recent sporting restrictions.
“Archery is a sport where close contact with others can be avoided and Archery GB (the governing body) have produced guidelines for the first phase of returning to archery,” said Fox.
Restricted shooting started again at the club’s outdoor Blackborough End venue at the Mill Dove Quarry, with sessions running on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
“This is not a return to normal operations and sessions need to be booked in order to maintain social distancing,” said Fox. “New archers of all ages are welcome, but please contact us for details before booking.
“This first phase of a return to archery is welcomed, especially in light of government advice regarding the benefits to both mental and physical wellbeing of spending time in green spaces and being physically active.”