|Janice and Dave
Janice and Dave French have been involved in the sport of archery for thirty years. They started when, on holiday, a friend
took them to Dunwich forest in Suffolk to try their hand at field archery. They were hooked, never leaving the forest for
almost the whole holiday. Almost as soon as they returned home they purchased equipment, but unfortunately there were no field
clubs in Birmingham and they had to join a target archery club. They both went on to compete at a high level with Janice shooting
for Warwickshire, and eventually both Janice and Dave and their son Richard all shooting in the Worcester county squad. Richard
eventually shot in the recurve team for England.
|Janice obtaining her National Record
After a spell of injury Janice went on to shoot
the compound bow which has become her forte.
She has been a member of the Worcester county
squad for 10 yrs and has competed for her country
in the Euro nations cup twice so far. She has
obtained the highest classification that can be
reached in the sport of archery..Grand Master Bowmen..
and has achieved this for two out of the last three
years. She has also gained a National record.
Her other love in archery is teaching the sport
to others, whether at have-a-go days, full
beginners courses or helping already established
archers to raise their level of achievement, giving
what she can, back to the sport she loves. In the
last few years Dave and Janice consider themselves
lucky enough to be able to also own an archery
retail shop, they can also support their new beginners, so that when they decide to acquire their own equipment, they
can make sure that the bows they get, will be best suited to them and their budget.
Dave and Janice have been running beginner's courses for aprox 4 yrs and pride themselves that they have about a 75% take
up in the sport, many of the these archers are still shooting and reaching good levels, with a select few gaining county records
and tournament placing's. The courses run concurrently almost all year, with a few breaks, so there are no set starting dates.
This enables all standard of pupils at one time, which they believe helps to bring the newer pupils on and at the same time
means no one has to wait for a starting date, unless the course is full, but this may only be a week or two.
Cost of the beginners 6 week course £70.00
All other coaching, Have -a go and corporate days
cost by arrangement.
To find out more,
to book a beginners course,
contact Janice on 07714765620
Dave on 01684 - 579109 eve
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