Enthusiastic nine-year-old Conrad Dickinson recently completed a beginners’ course with the Berkhamsted Bowmen and followed it up by ticking off one of the sport’s ‘must do’ feats.
At his first shooting session as a junior member with the club, Conrad amazingly shot a ‘Robin Hood’ – the term used to describe the rare occurrence when two arrows are shot end to end; the second arrow embedding itself directly into the rear or nock of the first arrow.
Conrad was introduced to archery after trying a number of outdoor activities; he enjoyed the sport so much that he convinced his mum and dad to join him at the beginners’ course.
When asked what he most enjoys about archery Conrad said: “Hitting the target.” When he was then asked what his main goals were, he smiled added: “Hitting the target,” – a simple approach to the sport and one that many senior members are still attempting to master.
Shooting takes place during the summer on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Sunday mornings, at Lockhart Field in Cow Roast.