Members of the Bermuda Archery Club are looking to revive the sport in Bermuda, after the Association lay dormant for a few months.
The club was looking for a new home after their previous target range became unavailable, and have now settled in at Southside.
Ross Roberts — who has represented the island internationally in target shooting — has taken the lead in helping the club rebuild, and hopes to build up to have local archers competing internationally.
“We are presently in the winter months and with the daylight we are only shooting on weekends, but we are hoping when the days are longer in the summer we will get into competitions,” said Mr Roberts.
Archery, one of the oldest sports still practiced, is thought to have originated thousands of years ago. According to Olympic.org, archery was the favourite sport of the Egyptian pharaohs during the 18th dynasty [1567-1320 BC]. Many centuries later, some of the earliest recorded archery tournaments took place during the Zhou dynasty [1027-256 BC] in China.
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