Category Archives: Fun Shoot

Dawn to Dusk 2019

9th Dawn to Dusk Shoot
Saturday 15th June 2019

Theme: Shorts ‘n’ Shades Party

The Foresters Archery Club Ground, Countesthorpe, Leics. LE8 5QW
Shooting Fees: £20.00 (Senior)
£15.00 (Junior or student)
Sighters at official dawn time: 04:42
End of shooting at dusk time: 21:32
Full participation is not essential, come along and shoot for as long as you like.
We will break for lunch half way through the day.
Closing date: None, but advanced notice would be helpful.
Rounds to be shot: Details to be posted on the day.
Fancy Dress: Optional, but encouraged.
Please email any enquiries to :
NotesCasual dress (fancy dress preferred).

All archers must be affiliated to GNAS or a FITA member organisation and will be asked to produce their membership cards when signing in.

The Foresters cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to equipment or personal possessions.

Please note that the GNAS Child and Vulnerable Persons Protection Policy requires that any person wishing to engage in any type of photography, filming or videoing must register their intent before carrying out any such activity. Please sign the register that will be available at the registration desk. Please also bring adequate proof of identity.
GDPR – You agree that we may contact you for the purpose of organising this tournament, such as notification of changes to the tournament. Data will not be stored for any other reason.
A portion of this year’s entry fee is going towards the UK Four Peaks Challenge as attempted by one of our members, Harry Hey, in support of the Everyman cancer charity.
All Harry has to do is climb Slieve Donard (Ireland), Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafel Pike (England), Snowdon (Wales) and travel 1000 road and sea miles all IN 40 HOURS.
The theme is Shorts ‘n’ Shades party, but please dress appropriately. It will be cool in the early hours, so make sure you have some warm clothes. We would also encourage brightly coloured shirts to go with the brightly coloured shorts..!
For those coming to the field on the Friday night Paul will be putting on his usual excellent feast, so come hungry.

Up Coming Events – Updated

Events updated 3rd Sept

16th September Club Championships 1 – 6 pm Sunday
Open to club members only – the field is closed during this event
You need to book in, arrive by 12.30 pm to set out field & get ready, it starts promptly at 1 pm
Costs £6 for adults & £4 for juniors, shooting a Long Metric 3 & 3 dozen arrows at distances determined by age
You will then be seeded by bow type and shoot a Head to Head Competition with a Plate Competition for those eliminated in the first round.
Winner prizes & medals for the Long Metric as well as prizes for the Head to Heads
At the end of the shoot a communal meal is provided, bring your own plates & cutlery

22nd September Work Party Day 10am to 4pm Saturday

Clearing up – making stands, painting, repairing arrows, stc – there will be a job for everyone

3rd November Halloween shoot 5-9 pm Saturday
Open to club members only – the field is closed during this event
No booking in, all kit provided by the club, arrive by 5.30 pm to sort out your arrows
This is an atmospheric shoot which is done in twilight, it needs to be experienced not described!
Costs £6 for adults & £4 for Juniors, shooting close range lit targets
During the shoot, soup & roll will be served, bring your own cut out pumpkin which
will become one of the targets.

Tuesdays Coaching – weather permitting 4 pm onwards

If you are not sure who the coaches are their pictures are on the noticeboard in the club hut.

Wednesdays Club night shooting various rounds 6.30 pm onwards

A schedule of rounds to be shot are in the club hut (and via the link above), everyone is welcome, there might even be cake!!

Sundays Twiglets (Juniors) 1 – 4 pm

This is specifically for Junior archers to shoot rounds & be coached – often fun rounds are shot.

Committee Meetings – are open to all and are held on the first Monday in every month starting a 7 .30 pm

Your Help Required -everything done at the club is by volunteers. Therefore are you doing your bit to help look after and maintain the club. Cleaning up after making  drinks, removing rubbish, recycling, and keeping the field tidy all help towards making our club the best it can be. Keep an eye out for volunteering opportunities to help run club shoots, tournaments & fun days. Every little helps.