Club news

 Yorkshire Pudding raid
 Calderdale MBC grant 2014
 Grahame Cotterill at London 2012
 Flying the flag in the Andes
 Pie & Peas Floodlit Shoot 2011
 Sunday shooting times
 Club curry bash July 2010
 New container
 Meg wins at Assheton
 Phoenix at the 2010 Bronte Spotlight 600
 Presentation to Geoff
 Club curry bash November 2009
 Hallowe'en raid on Aire Valley
 Roy Pointing's kit
 Grahame Cotterill - County Coach
 Electric Field event on Beacon Hill
 Archery-themed floral display
 Geoff honoured
 Club records

Yorkshire Pudding raid

The Phoenix Bowmen stormed South Yorkshire in October 2014:

 Greenman Yorkshire Pudding shoot 2014

Calderdale MBC grant 2014

The club recently received a very generous grant from the Small Grants Scheme of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council. We used this money to buy three Danage Grand Prix bosses and a load of target faces. These are now providing great service to the club's juniors and beginners, and will allow the club to perform more have-a-go sessions for school and community groups. Below are some of the club's juniors using these new bosses to prepare for the Clown Apocalypse:




The new bosses are certainly suiting Mathew:


Grahame Cotterill at London 2012

Club member and County Coach Grahame Cotterill has been selected to act as an Athlete Services Volunteer at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. He worked in this capacity at the test event, which took place in Woolwich on the 5th and 6th of May.
Below are some photos of Grahame at the test event with Paralympic archers.

Go Sung Kil and Lee Myeong Gu of South Korea Canadian Norbert Murphy, a W1 classification archer, with his standing coach Vladimir Kopecky Chuck Lear of the USA, who lost an arm and a leg in Vietnam and shoots with a release aid that he triggers with his mouth

Flying the flag in the Andes



Club member India and her father Peter spent Christmas and the New Year in the Chilean high Andes. While there, India proudly flew the club's logo at the highest geysers in the world! This photo was taken at sunrise at the Geyser El Tatio in the Atacama Desert. The mountains in the background are in Bolivia.
Halifax is pretty hilly, but can't quite match the 14,200 ft (4300 m) of the geysers or the 20,000 ft (6000 m) of the surrounding mountains!

Pie & Peas Floodlit Shoot 2011

Our first open shoot in many years was a roaring success! All targets were full, many new Yorkshire records were set, and the pie & peas was superb - barely a scrap was left on any plate.
Thanks to all the archers who made it a success, to Nicky the caterer for the excellent food, and to the club members who worked hard to lay on a great shoot.
Here are the photos:
 Floodlit Pie & Peas shoot 2011 photos
...and here are the results:
 2011 results

Sunday shooting times

The club is changing its Sunday start time to 1:00 PM for the winter, to fit in with the rugby schedule. We'll assemble at Ovenden Park at 12:45 PM. If we decide to shoot outdoors, we'll set up on the main pitch and shoot from 1:00 PM. If we decide to shoot indoors, we'll head down to Range Court.

Club curry bash July 2010

The club enjoyed a curry re-match at Moghuls in Keighley on the 25th of July 2010:

New container

The club took delivery of a new 20-foot container on the 1st of June 2010. Thanks to Karl Mallinson, Geoff Taylor, Shaun Brooksbank and me (Tim) for their work in preparing the ground and taking delivery.












Meg wins at Assheton

Meg Cowley won the Ladies Recurve title at the Novices Shoot hosted by Assheton Bowmen of Middleton, Manchester, on Sunday the 30th of March. Meg beat her nearest competitor by 99 points on an American round. Great going Meg!

A gallery of photos is available for your edutainment:
 Assheton Bowmen Novices American 2010

Phoenix at the 2010 Bronte Spotlight 600

Who ate all the pies? Team Phoenix! We raided the Bronte Archers Spotlight 600 shoot on the 13th of February 2010, coming away with pies, peas and a medal:
 Photos of Team Phoenix at the Bronte Spotlight 600 shoot 2010

Presentation to Geoff

Geoff Taylor, our Treasurer, celebrated his 80th birthday in December 2009. The club's Social Secretary Mike Holgate suggested that we present him with a portrait. Our artistic club member Meg Cowley was commissioned to produce the portrait. This was presented to a surprised Geoff at our AGM in January 2010:



 More of Meg's work can be seen at imaeko.deviantart.com/gallery

Club curry bash November 2009

The club enjoyed a curry night at Moghuls in Keighley on the 21st of November 2009:

Hallowe'en raid on Aire Valley

The full terror of the club's descent on Aire Valley Archers for their 2009 Hallowe'en shoot can now be revealed:

Roy Pointing's kit

The club received a generous donation of equipment from Steve Jaikens. This kit belonged to his late friend Roy Pointing:

Grahame Cotterill - County Coach

Club member Grahame Cotterill (third from left in picture) is now a County Coach. Grahame passed his assessment at Lilleshall National Sports Centre on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of August 2009. This follows 19 months of hard work. Congratulations to him on this achievement.

New County Coaches

Electric Field event on Beacon Hill

In July 2009, we took a two day trip up to Beacon Hill:

Archery-themed floral display

The Central Methodist Church in Brighouse held a three-day Flower Festival themed on the Olympics. One of the sports featured was archery. The Phoenix Bowmen helped Jennifer Blackburn to put her display together.
Funds raised will be donated to the Hollybank Trust, the Forget-Me-Not Trust, and Breast Cancer Care (Halifax).
The archery themed floral display

Jennifer Blackburn with her display

Geoff honoured

Our treasurer Geoff Taylor has become the first recipient of the new Yorkshire Award. The Yorkshire Award is intended as recognition of individuals and couples who have performed outstanding service to their clubs over many years. Geoff certainly fits that description.
The award was presented by Jim Routledge, Vice President of the YAA, at Phoenix's ground on Sunday the 8th of June 2008. The citation reads:
Geoff Taylor has been a member of the club continuously since its founding thirty years ago. He has taken on every task in the club at some point and performed it diligently and well. He is currently the club's treasurer, in addition to which he helps with the coaching, grounds maintenance, equipment management and just about everything else. At the age of 78 he shows no signs of slacking, and is an excellent example to the other members of the club.
Geoff has stuck with the club through some very rough patches, and has often been the only thing keeping the club alive.
Geoff has been crucial to maintaining good relations with our hosts, Halifax RUFC. He comes to the grounds every Monday morning to tidy up and maintain the premises, and works on the gate when home games are on. He sat on the rugby club's committee for many years, representing the archery section.
Geoff has consistently taken a progressive and clear-sighted approach to the archery club, bringing about changes when needed.
The Yorkshire Award would be fitting recognition for an archer who has worked long and hard for the club over three decades."

Geoff Taylor receives the Yorkshire Award from Jim Routledge
Geoff Taylor (centre right) receives the Yorkshire Award from Jim Routledge (centre left).

The badge representing the Yorkshire Award

Read the story in the Evening Courier:
 Archer Geoff still hitting the bullseye

Club records

David King, our records officer, has created a list of who has what classifications and who holds which club records. This can be seen in the container. He requests that any score sheets you want to submit are placed in the container in the designated folder (green) and he'd like you to do them on proper club sheets please and TOTAL THEM UP!!! Blank sheets can be found in the orange folder.


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