News blog

When there’s some news, an update, announcement of an event or something interesting to share, this is where you’ll find it. The three most recent posts wil be highlighted on the home page and, each time there’s a new post members will receive an e-mail notification. If you have some news to share with all members send me the details and I’ll post it on the site.

Archie Spooner

Congratulations to Lynsey, Alex and Morgan Tucker who are the recipients of this years Chairman’s Award in the form or Archie Spooner who will move in with them for the next 12 months

252’s

Lovely to see that the re-start in shooting has enabled a number of club members to achieve 252’s and receive (at a socially acceptable distance of course) their badges! Well done everyone, if you have badge envy and want to know how to get a 252 have a look here

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Back on the line!

The Club restarted shooting at Hunts Pond Road on Sunday 7th June with permission from Fareham Borough Council.  For the time being we are running a booking system of 1 hour slots so that as many members as possible can start getting back into their shooting.  Because household members can shoot together, but still distancing…

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Junior Tournament 2020

We were delighted to welcome 48 Junior Archers to our Annual Tournament and we all enjoyed some good shooting, super food and cakes, a bumper raffle, and some quick results, (see Downloads page for the results).  Thank you to all participants, to our Judge Marting whiting, Field Captain Derek Potts and Lady Paramount Mrs Lesley…

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Remembering Malcolm

Farewell to Malcolm. Many Hampshire Clubs were very well represented at the funeral of Malcolm Fleet, a long-term coach for Talisman Bowmen.  In March 2017 Malcolm’s long association with Hampshire Clubs was recognised when he was awarded the Hampshire Gray Edwards Trophy.  We will all miss him. Malcolm receives his trophy from Rebecca at 2017…

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Archery Workshop

Workshop Saturday 1st October Lots of people have shown an interest in attending an archery workshop, so Martyn’s set one up for you. He and Malcolm will run an afternoon where you can get into some of the other side of things. Perhaps you want to know how to fletch your arrows, tie a nocking point,…

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Tournaments for juniors and those that “want a go”…

Typically, when we enter a tournament as a club Dean handles the entries, so if you fancy either of these it may be worth a chat with Dean. If he’s not able to deal with entries (occasionally away with work) he’ll guide you on what to do. Tournaments to try! John “Tournament” Taylor has kindly sent…

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Women and Children First

Women and Children First That headline isn’t strictly right or connected with this, but it made you have a look so now you’re here I can let you know that… We need women and children (Child Protection Officer: Panic not, read on…)… Those of us that go out to the local tournaments are delighted that…

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Want to try Clout?

Want to try Clout? John Taylor kindly sent me the following, I’ve put it out on a mail before but here’s the full reminder and some additional notes… I have written a few words regarding a local clout, near Exbury gardens, the entry and details are here. It’s a good chance for people to have a go,…

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Talisman Gallery

Talisman Gallery You may have seen mention elsewhere, but thanks to the generosity of Oliver’s Dad, Sean and the ongoing generosity of Richard, who you know has stepped in as informal Club Photographer, we’ve started building a nice gallery page. Don’t forget, you’re all welcome to submit pic’s for the gallery so don’t be shy.…

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Talisman 252

Talisman 252 Update So far we’ve awarded 22 252 badges. Well done to you all for having achieved your goals and here’s wishing you every success with the next one! It’s great to see how you’ve engaged with the improvement scheme and it’s even better to see your smiles when you’ve just got that golden…

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Strawberry Shoot 2016

Well, I think it’s fair to say our trial summer tournament was a success! Enjoyed by all present we made a decent day of it, enjoying good archery and good company. Friendly competition in the morning was followed with a friendly head-to-head and a have-a-go in the afternoon. A break in the middle provided the…

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Club Shirts Sont Arriveés

We match! The new club shirts have arrived and got their first outing on bank holiday Monday at FoBB. Well received by members and others. The shirts are comfortable for shooting and worked well on a day when the weather was a bit changeable, shifting from sunny and calm to grey and windy, so all…

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Great Day at FoBB

Great day at the FoBB Invitational Challenge Almost a dozen of us enjoyed an excellent day at FoBB on bank holiday Monday, shooting a Western in their annual Invitational Challenge. It was primarily a team event and we put in two teams, coming sixth and ninth in the results. But, it wasn’t about taking the…

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Workshop

Archery Workshop People have been asking if there might be a workshop soon and the answer is… Yes there will! Martyn and Malcolm are aware that there’s desire among members for an archery workshop and they plan to run one soon. The guys will check their diaries and availability and come back to us with a…

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Child Protection

Don’t do this!!! Child protection Despite my irreverent take on the image used here, this is of course a serious matter. The club takes care to look after it’s junior members and having taken up the role of child protection officer, Martyn, is carrying out research to ensure we are applying the most up-to-date guidelines…

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Contain Yourself

Contain yourself… It’s coming soon! Having sourced a number of quotes and explored a variety of suppliers Martyn has narrowed it down to one supplier, a firm based in Southampton. Matt and Martyn made a visit to see the containers and came away very happy with the quality, the price and the service offered. So, the…

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Want to shoot something else?

A Shooter’s Swap Date to be confirmed – either Sun 24th July or Sun 31st July 2016 Caroline’s arranged an opportunity for members to do some rifle shooting, in exchange for us hosting some riflemen for a go at archery – nice stuff. We’ll start by hosting the riflemen at the field on one of…

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