Aspiring archers take part in Archery GB's Big Weekend
A number of aspiring archers and budding bowmen attended a "taster" session at the weekend where new participants were introduced to the sport.
The event took place at the Bowmen of Rutland Archery Club at Greetham Valley Golf Club on Saturday.
It was open to anyone, even those who have never picked up a bow and arrow before, wanting to give the sport a try.
Similar events were held at around 90 clubs across the country and formed part of Archery GB’s Big Weekend.
The idea was to introduce potential archers to the sport and is held in association with Foresters Friendly Society.
Around 6,000 members of the public were set to take part and around 35,000 arrows to be shot in total.
Club members were on hand at Greetham Valley to help newcomers and to chat about how they got started in archery.
All equipment was provided and it cost just £3 to shoot as many arrows as participants liked.
"We had over 60 people come along on the day and have a go," said club chairman, Carl Harding.
"Some of them have already applied to do the beginners course which starts in September."
The Bowmen of Rutland club has been running for 42 years and has 96 members, young and old, who take part in archery on a weekly basis.
The club's outdoor venue is at Greetham Valley Golf Club.
"Everyone who attended on Saturday seemed to have a good time and the feedback was really good," said Carl.
He said they held similar events throughout the year so anyone missing out on this one could try at a later stage.
"The best place to check on when we do this is our website and I'd urge anyone interested to have a look," he said.
For more information visit: www.b-o-r.org