In pictures: Archers fire all night for SportsAble

In pictures: Archers fire all night for SportsAble

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Michael Owens

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In pictures: Archers fire all night for SportsAble

SportsAble held its annual 24-hour Arrowthon at the weekend to raise money for disabled athletics.

Starting at 12noon on Saturday, archers gathered at the club at Braywick Sports Ground to fire off a Portsmouth round of five dozen arrows, as many times as they could.

Several archers stayed to continue firing right through the night all the way to 12noon the next day.

All money raised will be put back into the club to support disabled athletes.

John Greaves, archery coach at SportsAble, said: "The idea started years ago as a bit of a joke in the pub when we wondered how many rounds we could shoot.

"We decided to give it a go and we've been doing it ever since.

"This is the 27th time we've done it, and as a group we've managed to raise a lot of money for the club.

"Archers aged 11 to 76 have participated this year."

He added the club is hoping to raise about £2,000 once all of the sponsorship money is collected.

Scroll through a gallery of photos from the event above.

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