2022 was a transition year for Glasgow Archers. With COVID restrictions now behind us (for good we hope), it was time to get the club moving again.
Two full beginners classes this year gave us over a dozen new members. Several graduates from MRM signed up. Ex-members returned after one, two, a few and even SEVEN years away! More than just a couple of experienced archers, recently moved to Glasgow or leaving their Uni clubs, have joined us on our line. Two club members made the Scottish squad, one winning an international medal. Captain Sausage made Sundays an occasion rather than just practice. It was a welcome return of stability, activity and growth.
But what of 2023? This year is the 75th anniversary of our founding as well as our 50th year at H@PP/Craigholme. We have a new Chairman who has plans and they are significant. We may lose the field temporarily as much needed work is needed to improve drainage, but we have a summer home very close to the field arranged. Our next beginners course (late April/May) is already filling fast and Captain Sausage will once more be on hand to prevent Sunday morning thoughts of cannibalism.
This year should be one of change, of continued growth, of archers progressing and all of the membership taking Glasgow Archers to the next level. We hope to welcome some of you non GA types onto our line this year. Not just to shoot but so you can see where we are going and perhaps enjoy that journey with us.
So this New Year … to GA members (love ya fam), the chosen people (archers) and all you heretics (current non-archers! ;o) … Lang may yer lum reek!*
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* For those of you not dangerously Scottish … explanation here! :o)
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