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History of Netherhall Archers

NetherhallArchersLogo.pngDavid and Ann English dreamed up Netherhall Archers in 2001. It is called Netherhall because that is what the area was called in days gone by. The name choice had nothing to do with the name of the school.

David has an arrowhead on a chain around his neck and the Club badge was designed to emulate that arrow head. They personally bought the initial equipment needed to get the Club up and running. The Club was formed with eight founder members and initially they shot on a Saturday morning once a week in the outdoor season.

Ann was Treasurer and helped David with secretarial tasks until the club got enough members to have a Chairman and Equipment Organiser.  The club had a brilliant first year in that there were not many days that we couldn't shoot on a Saturday.  We shot on the small field beside the Sports Hall at the Netherhall school.

The club built up members and managed to hire the indoor facility once a week too.  We were given space in the large container for a while and after we had been running for a couple of years we applied for a National Lottery Grant which enabled us to buy the small container and a lot of training bows for new archers.

The University Archers used to come and shoot with us indoors and helped with their target fees to build up the Club. David and Ann are the only founder members left in the Club.