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Golden Phoenix Archers

Archery GB club website of the year 2017

Club members with the two trophies and framed, signed Rio T-shirt.  More infomation after the photo.

Photo: David, Bob Brooks (chair) and Sheena with the three awards back at the archery ground.

On April 8 2017, at the Archery GB AGM, then club secretary David Smith and previous webmaster, Sheena McCullagh, were presented with the Club Website of the Year Award for the full website. The focus was on general content, appearance and ease of navigation:

'With strong entries from Ely Archers, Bristol Bowmen and Golden Phoenix Archers, Junction Archers and Kyujutsu.UK Archery Club, the winner of the Archery GB Club Website Award is: Bristol Bowmen and Golden Phoenix Archers.'

Sheena also won one of 14 Bronze Plaquettes for Services to Archery, the citation reading: 'This archer's passion has always been in our sport's grass-roots and specifically, enabling people with disabilities to find joy and self-esteem through archery. She is a champion of inclusivity and has helped us ensure that our members' magazine, Archery UK, is accessible to all.' For that work on the magazine, Sheena also received a special presentation of a framed, signed, Rio Paralympics shirt.

You can read all about the AGM, including all the other award winners, on pages 19 to 26 of the Accessible Word version of Summer 2017 Archery UK Magazine.

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Bristol Bowmen and Golden Phoenix Archers will soon be having a new website. A change of webmaster has resulted in a change of sponsorship, so that, along with other major changes in the club that have become known in the last couple of weeks, mean that it will take time to get the new version fully up and running.

It had originally been intended to keep this version of the web site updated while the new one was being put together, but, while some club officers had been keeping the outgoing webmaster fully up to date, others were not passing on committee decisions in a timely manor, eg the beginners' courses information took six weeks to filter through. Given the amount of work that the changes would have caused, for such a short time 'live' and the fact that the absolute latest decisions have not been passed on, the existing site has been taken down: 'no information is better than wrong information'.

Hopefully the new site will be active quite quickly and be written to the same triple A accessibility standard, (see the bottom of the page), that the outgoing webmaster maintained on the site. This level of accessibility is needed so that the site is as user friendly for disabled people as non-disabled people.

Meanwhile, given that most people coming to the web site at this time of year are looking for beginners' courses, the next section offers suggestions of where you can learn.

Sheena McCullagh – outgoing webmaster.

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Bristol Bowmen and Golden Phoenix Archers are not running any general (open) beginners' courses during 2018. If this was why you came onto this site, we offer you the following alternatives.

Single sessions

Some of the clubs listed in the club courses section, below, offer single sessions, or you could try somewhere like Archery at Mendip Snow Sport Centre at Churchill, North Somerset.

Big Weekend 2018

Club courses

According to the rules of our governing body, Archery GB, a person is allowed to shoot six times before joining a club, this is for insurance purposes. The following is an alphabetical list of local clubs who usually provide courses.

Please note: We coaches, and others who help run club courses, give our time, free of charge, to teach people who are genuinely interested in taking up target archery long-term and who intend, should the lessons meet their expectations, to go on and join the club at the end of the course. We accept that there is always the potential for 'life to get in the way'; so that you may not, after all, join any club, but please respect the concept that lessons are run for potential members of the club where the lessons are taught.

Bath Archers

Bitton Archers

Cleve Archers Ltd

Gordano Valley Archers

South Wansdyke Archery Club

Tockington Archers

Tyndale Archers

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