A Tyne Valley archery club is encouraging new members to get involved with its new ‘have a go’ sessions.

Border Reiver Archers, which was established in 2012 and is based in Ovingham, is hosting ‘have a go’ sessions which are open to anybody over the age of 4.

The sessions will be held on the first Sunday of every month at Ovingham Middle School between 1pm and 3pm.

Mike Porter, Club Secretary at Border Reiver Archers, said: “We’re doing everything according to Covid guidelines.

We’ve started to do drop in sessions to encourage people to get out and about, and do something different to being stuck inside.

“Usually, we are able to offer these sessions at the Classic Car Show at Corbridge or Brocksbushes farm shop, but that’s not possible this year.

“Our small but friendly club is always open to more members – during the pandemic some have left permanently while others are shielding on health grounds.”

As well as shooting at Ovingham Middle School, Border Reiver Archers use the hall at Prudhoe High School during the winter months.

Mike continued: “We’re hoping to restart indoor shooting towards the end of this year in October or November.”

For those who enjoy the drop-in sessions, hour-long ‘taster sessions are available to anyone over the age of 14 years old.

Mike concluded: “Archery is a good way of getting outdoors and it’s not too strenuous. People can do as much or as little as they want.”