Indoor Archery Party

Archery parties seems to have become quite popular over the last few months. They might not involve top end coaching and performance development, but they are good fun and a great way to introduce young people to the sport. So I was delighted to be asked to put on another archery party using the indoor range at Ellesmere College.

A make shift version of Pontoon
A make shift version of Pontoon

After an introduction and safety brief, I always like to give groups the chance just to practice for a short while before spending most of our time playing a variety of games. I don’t like to simply reproduce the same old things every time so, as well as using some old favourites, I through in a few new games I’d thought up to ring the changes a little.

On this occasion, we tried archery versions of ‘Noughts and Crosses’ and ‘Pontoon’. As with anything you try for the first time, you never know quite how it will go, so I made sure I had lots of other things at hand as a back up. However, they both seemed to go down pretty well with Pontoon coming out as marginal favourite. I guess I’ll need to buy some proper giant playing cards for next time.

Thanks for having me along to join in with the fun for the archery party!


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