FREE weekly archery sessions for all ages are taking place in Sholver during the summer holidays.

The Rangers Foundation has organised the sessions at Fullwood Nature Reserve, off Pearly Bank and Rembrandt Walk.

With help from the People's Postcode Lottery, Kerrching and Groundwork Trust the group plans to kick start an archery club for local residents and is offering free training for those that wish to become longer term members. Those interested will get the chance to earn their GB Archery Coaching badges.

The Rangers are also keen to welcome local sport clubs who are looking for a “home” ground to adopt.

Chairperson Martyn Atkinson added: “We are aiming for a summer of fun this year. Many people still don’t know we are here so our aim is to welcome new and existing users in ways that engage differently.

“Archery seemed to fit the bill. If your into sports, gardening, bee keeping or communal gardening its worth giving us a visit to see how you can get involved.”

Places for the archery are limited and will need to be booked. Anyone interested should contact the Rangers via its Facebook account (Sholver Rangers & Fullwood Community Garden account) or email Martyn Atkinson at . Alternatively Adam Holt can be contacted at Groundwork Trust on 0161 785 7409.