A sad piece of news arrived yesterday when we heard that John Purvis had died suddenly on Saturday night. Now, for the newer members of the club John was a gentleman of the first order. From the perspective of the club we can go back to early 2000 when we had a member Victoria Aynsley, (of the yellow bow with hand-
Anyway, they married, we lost a member but were delighted that Archery had proved the catalyst in the relationship. Victoria had a company “The Designatory” and designed the cover for the 2002 D.N.A.A. Video production “An Insight into Coaching Visually Impaired Archers”. This was years ahead of it’s time and was a co-
Now are you anything like me? Browsing around AGB web site or World Archery for any news that’s interesting? If so, did you notice “Future World Archery Masters Championships” to integrate with World Masters Games.
For anyone, like me, over the age of 50+ (50+++++ for me, more like it!) “Masters” indicates a mature age although 45 or 50 still seems rather young to me. It is NOT the AGB version of ‘Master’ that refers to classification.
World Archery host the first “Masters” Championships this year in August at the Lausanne Excellence Centre while the next one will join the “World Masters Games” in Kansai, Japan, but not until 2021.
After that it will be 2023 but an “Archery only” event for us (home again), and then in 2025 as, once again, part of the “World Masters Games”.
Tom Dielen (World Archery) mentions 40+ and above while I would be goggle eyed at an age so young being called “Master”, as I can almost double that number, however, I would be pleased if AGB looked more closely at people my age as “valued members”. The other side of the coin is that we all have to admit to the age we have so AGB could accurately measure the membership, in demographic terms, however, that chatter is for another day?
My last entry included………
Our long time visitor to the club, Ken and trusty sidekick ‘Fred’ have just returned from Lilleshall after taking part in the ‘National Disabilities’ event, sponsored by the ‘Worshipful Company of Fletchers’ alongside AGB. For those of you who would like to re-
And a new bit this time…….. This year Ken is trying these “National Tour” events but I must admit it does cost a fortune for entry, travel and, as we live way up here, for accommodation while away shooting. Having said that I can appreciate the merit of testing yourself against other of similar interest level. I accept, and always believed, that archery was pretty unique. We all band together from casual pass-
Chatter over….. For now.