Olympic Archery Challenge at Brunel Court

10th August, 2011

The residents of Brunel Court have got into the mood for the 2012 Olympics early by taking archery lessons this week.


Bill Hodder and Doug Tarlton-Weatherall from Lark Hill Village in Nottingham came down to Wolverhampton for the day to teach the 39 Brunel Court residents how to shoot.

Ben Warrender, Activity Co-ordinator at Brunel Court, said that no one at the scheme had tried archery for several years, but the day was still a great success.

"All the residents who took part loved it," he said. "We even had a few residents who just enjoyed sitting inside and watching through the glass."

The event was part of The ExtraCare Charitable Trust's Olympic Challenge, which aims to cover 25,000 miles (the circumference of the globe) using various activities such as running and rowing, before the start of the Olympic Games next year.

Each resident that attended earned miles, and bullseyes were rewarded with some extra distance towards the goal.

Pictures (clockwise from top):

From left: Instructor Bill Hodder, residents Crystal Arthur and Terry Holman and instructor Doug Tarlton-Weatherall

Doug Tarlton-Weatherall with resident Mike Garrity

Instructors Bill Hodder and Doug Tarlton-Weatherall with resident Bill Didlock and Activity Co-ordinator Ben Warrender

Resident Mike Garrity

Instructor Doug Tarlton-Weatherall with resident Crystal Arthur

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