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Newark Castle Archers aims for new members after returning following coronavirus restrictions



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A sports club has returned to practice for the first time since the lockdown restrictions eased — and it is on the lookout for new members.

Mandie Elson, chairman of Newark Castle Archers, said she was delighted to return to action, but explained the journey back to sport would be tough for some of the club’s members.

“I can’t express how wonderful it has been to get our club back up and running and seeing members shooting for the first time in months,” said Elson.

MANDIE ELSON (left) and archer Lucy Rice, nine.
MANDIE ELSON (left) and archer Lucy Rice, nine.

“The journey has not been that easy for some of our archers though.

“We have some that are quite anxious and nervous about coming back and we are trying our best to ease their concerns by putting no pressure on any archer to score or decide what distance to shoot at.

“As with many clubs it will take time to build ourselves up and we are hoping that there will be people wanting to try this sport for themselves and to help create a friendly, fun, family club.

“We have lost members due to other things coming up for them and it is sad, but we will survive through these turbulent times we are all facing.”

She said two rules did remain at the club — having fun and enjoying cake after practice.



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