Diary of Up coming Events – Updated 30th April

11th May WA70m & H2H – Bowmen of Glen 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday

12th May selection shoot hosted by Bowmen of Glen all day Sunday

18th May “Big Weekend” 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday

26th May York/Hereford hosted by LAOFAC all day Sunday

28th May First Responder Course 5:30 to 8:30 pm Tuesday

Summer Fun Shoot replacing Pope Young event – TBA

Summer Thistly Meadow Fete – TBA

2nd June 2 Way Western – Long Bow 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday

15th June “Dawn to Dusk” shoot 4:41 am to 9:28 pm Saturday

16th June EMAS Champs York/Hereford – Wellingborough – all day Saturday

July Ladies WI Have-a-go – TBA

August Blesma Have-a-go – TBA

4th August County Champs – hosts Kirby Muxloe 8:00 am to 6:00pm Sunday

18th August LAOFAC Club Champs & H2H 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday

25th August Western – Fosse COA 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Sunday

1st OR 8th September L&RCAA County Novice Tournament hosted by LAOFAC Sunday

28th September Wand Shoot 1:00pm to 6:00 pm Saturday

2nd November Halloween Shoot 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday

26th December Boxing Day Fun Shoot 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Aiming for Tokyo 2020

You are all probably aware we have a Paralympian in our ranks in the shape of  our Chairman Fred Stevens.  What you may not know is we have another archer aiming to follow Fred’s path and represent TeamGB  at the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020, in the form of Steve Gill.

If you would like to help Steve on the road to Tokyo he is always appreciative of help arrow pulling and tea/coffee making down at the field.

And if anyone would like to help out with funding his endeavours you can make a donation here;



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 : secretary@laofac.com
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.


York-Hereford (and Nationals) Tournament – More Entrants, Help (and raffle prizes) Needed

This year we a have a clash with a county match and so the number of entries is down significantly. It would be nice to see more of our members shooting – not to win but just to take part. You don’t have to shoot the full York/Hereford distance, you can choose to shoot the shorter versions, or just do the National in the afternoon. Give me a call if you want to enter, but need some advice on what to do.

HELP IS NEEDED on the day and on the day before (no experience is necessary; there will be people around to show you what to do). Some people have let me know that they can help, Thank-you. BUT, I don’t know if I will have enough people at the field on Saturday afternoon to set up the field or on Sunday to finish set up, help with parking, run catering, and act as Field Party.

If you have anything suitable for a raffle prize:- unwanted gifts, beer, wine, chocs, etc and would like to donate them for the raffle please bring them along to the clubhouse or the tournament.

Saturday 25th:

    Afternoon – from 3pm at the field to prepare the field : set out distance markers, bosses and rope off the parking area.

Sunday 26th   

    Early morning – from 8:00am to finish setting up: Put up gazebos, put faces on bosses, help out in the kitchen, sign people in, guide contestant parking etc.

    Throughout the day – field party members to: assist judges changing faces, etc; and people to help with catering, selling raffle tickets, etc.

    Evening from approx. 5pm – Put the bosses and gazebos away and clear up.

If you have any questions please let Quentin (who has kindly agreed to help with the field arrangements) or me know, or send me an email (tournaments@laofac.com)

Neill Brown
Tournament Organiser,

Archery GB’s Big Weekend 2019

18th May 2019

Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club is welcoming everyone to  give archery a go

Archery GB’s Big Weekend comes to Countesthorpe, LE8 5QW

Families and people of all ages are invited to try the fun and inclusive sport of archery at Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club (LAOFAC or ‘Foresters’), on the weekend of the 18 May 2019 – even if they have never picked up a bow and arrow before.

Archery GB’s Big Weekend, will see around 100 clubs across the country open their doors to potential archers. With around 6,000 members of the public set to take part and around 35,000 arrows to be shot in total, it is going to be a massive and exciting UK wide event.

Visitors of all abilities will be able to try out a new sport. Archery is a fun and inclusive activity for all the family, plus there will be the opportunity to meet new friends – at each event there will be plenty of current club members to lend a hand and chat about the social side of archery.

Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club (LAOFAC or ‘Foresters’), has been running for 48 years and has 190 members of all ages, who take part in archery on a weekly basis. Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club (LAOFAC or ‘Foresters’), is located at the junction between Hospital Lane and Leicester Road, Countesthorpe, LE8 5QW – we’re right next to the Meadows Sports Ground and our Big Weekend event is taking place on Saturday 18th May 2019 at 10:00 to 16:00.

All equipment will be provided, therefore all participants need to do is bring along themselves and plenty of enthusiasm.

Costs Adults £4 Children and Concessions £2

To find out more about the Big Weekend, please visit www.archerygb.org/bigweekend.

For further information about the event at LAOFAC, Leicester Road, Countesthorpe, please email:    secretary@laofac.com