ARROWS may not be flying at Winnington Park Bowmen's shooting ranges but that does not mean their archers are hibernating!

The lockdowns have been a challenge for all of their archers, especially those who compete.

Most events have been cancelled since October and future indoor events for 2021 are in doubt.

However, there have been a number of online competitions which have given Park's archers a focus up until the current lockdown, when archers have returned to physical preparation and equipment tuning while being unable to shoot.

Leigh Hadfield and Andy Cooper (recurve), and Amanda Rose (barebow) have all submitted scores to the following events which are running until March:

- Indoor archery World Series: This has archers from all over the world competing over specified weekends, photographing rounds and submitting scores to gain a world ranking.

- Archery GB 300 online: Each archer has to shoot 30 arrows on a 40cm target from a distance of 18m to achieve a score with a maximum of 300.

- Virtual Archery league: Park's competitors are top of their divisions. Currently Leigh Hadfield is in first place, Amanda Rose (barebow) is first in Division 9 and Michelle Oakes (recurve) is second in Division 6.

Meanwhile, Hadfield has once again secured sponsorship with Podium Bowstrings after a successful season of competition. Rose has also been awarded bronze level sponsorship by Podium.

A spokesman said: "The club are keeping everything crossed that they will soon be permitted to go back out to their Moss Farm range and get some practice in ready to enjoy their outdoor season."