Over 150 people tried archery with Rugby Archers!

Last Saturday, we welcomed over 150 members of the public to shoot with us as part of Archery GB‘s Start Archery Week, an annual event created to open archery clubs up to the public.

It was our first-ever Start Archery event and large-scale have-a-go, and we weren’t sure what to expect but people came down to Harris Academy on mass. For over four hours, people of all ages were given the chance to try their hand at archery, with members supporting them throughout the event.

We also opened booking for three of our summer beginners’ courses, and sold all of them out in less than two hours – beating our previous record of 25 hours by a huge margin.

With balloons, card games and cookies, the day was a great success, but the crowning glory was the Β£170 we raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Thank you to everyone who came and supported us on the day.