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ARCHERY: Bowmen taking urgent aim at new headquarters
DEVIZES Bowmen have issued a plea to the local community for help finding a new home to preserve their 50-year history.
The archery club have been shooting at Devizes Sports Club for around 18 months since moving from Green Lane, making use of the town cricket club’s pitch in the winter and rugby club’s training pitch in spring and summer.
But with the rugby club due to begin work to install new floodlights on their pitch this summer, the archers, who have more than 50 members, are on the hunt for a new space to fire their arrows.
“I only became our chairman last October and at the first meeting I had with the rest of the sports club, I found out that the rugby club couldn’t let us use their pitch anymore,” said Bowmen chairman Nick Sherman.
“We’re going to have to look for a new home and we’re asking if anyone has a spare two acres that we can buy or rent.
“We shoot on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings and maybe this can be a good thing.
“We’ve got a lot of kids, disabled members and even some England internationals, who really need to practice as often as they can.”
Rugby club chairman Rod Brown said: “We wanted to allow them to keep on shooting on our pitch but we’re finding that we need to use it more and more.
“We lost so many games because of the bad winter weather and the building work is starting this summer too.”
- Anyone interested in helping Devizes Bowmen with their new home can contact chairman Sherman on 07702 237339