Yes - Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, 2017 is finally and truly HERE.
We know this as a result of last weekend's 'practice' round (AKA the WHFTA ) announces the launch of this year's most exciting series in the South East HFT calendar - the Sussex Interclub HFT.
Round 1 of the 2017 series will be proudly hosted by SWALLOWS FTC on Sunday 30th April.
The competition is open to all safe shooters with sub 12ft/lb air rifles and from any of the five hosting clubs (Swallows, Ford, Horsham Hawks, Mile Oak and Buxted) as well as teams from our established visiting clubs (Iden Fern, Meon Valley and MAD).
Other individuals will also be welcomed; all we ask is for a brief heads up that you would like to join us by dropping the host club a PM or email. In the case of Round 1, that's me- Biggles - and you can find my contact details in the BBS member profile.
Gates will open at 8.00am with booking in commencing at 9.00am.
The shoot will start at 10.00am after a safety briefing scheduled for around 9.50am. You must be at the safety briefing if you intend to shoot in the competition.
Please remember: if you want to shoot with a specific person, don't leave booking-in to the last minute as you may be disappointed!
Juniors (under 17) £6.00
The course will be set to current 2017 UKAHFT rules.
Many of you will have been to Swallows FTC before, but if you thought you knew the way to us .. WE'VE MOVED. Last October saw us depart our site just South of Lewes at Swanborough farm to a location not too far away; just a few miles further East and now East of Ringmer and North East of Glynde - famous for it's Opera House. You can find full detail of our location on our web site HERE
Nearest postcode is BN8 6DB. As the farm name plate is a little set back from the road, we will be placing a large yellow disc on the telegraph pole immediately opposite the entrance. NOTE that, most confusing of all is the name of our neighbouring farm (half a mile to the West) which is Broyle PLACE Farm; our new home is Broyle PARK Farm
Parking will be in our main field - please follow directions from our traffic wardens. What must NOT happen is anyone parking among the farm building complex in such a way as to block the movement of farm machinery.
Tea and coffee will be available and catering will be provided care of Stuart!
All the very best and we're looking forward to seeing you all there,