Centre aims to impress with archery display

ARCHERS at the Pegasus Centre are getting ready to display their skills in a competition to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

In conjunction with Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure (BVAL), the Tranwell venue is holding an archery contest on Wednesday.

The Pegasus Centre holds regular archery classes – open to both able-bodied participants and people with disabilities – and the contest is seen as a means for those who have developed their skills to practice them in a competition. However, it will also be open to archers from elsewhere.

For budding archers there will be coaching and practice before the competition begins.

The event will feature a number of contests reflecting the Diamond Jubilee and the fact that this is an Olympic year, and it is open to all ages with competitions starting with one for those aged under 12 years.

Participants are being encouraged to dress up in the fashion of the 50s and 60s and there will also be a barbecue in what Pegasus Centre Manager Martin Peagam expects to be a popular event.

For more information, telephone 01670 518219.