A record number of first-time archers turned out for the Royal Navy South Coast Archery Club (RNSCA) open day on Sunday.
As part of Archery GB’s Big Weekend, the club welcomed more than 50 members of the public to the session at HMS Sultan.
In association with Foresters Friendly Society, the beginners were invited to try various aspects of the sport, including target, field, inflatable and tag archery – along with clout shooting.
And while the weather was a little damp, the enthusiasm of the club members shone through to make it a fun session for all.
RNSCA founder Linda Dickenson said: ‘It was great to see so many people come and have a go at archery.
‘We had a great time sharing our passion for archery and hope we might have inspired someone to get involved in the future.’
The RNSCA were one of 80 clubs across the country participating in the Big Weekend.
Archery is an all-inclusive sport – allowing people of all ages and abilities to get involved.
Archery enjoys relatively high levels of participation and grassroots events like the Big Weekend help bring new people into the sport and promote active lifestyles.