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;




With regret it has been decided to cancel this years Halloween shoot.

The amount of rain this week, along with the groundwork on the shooting line means that it would not be safe underfoot and there is nowhere solid enough to park cars. 
Also, the weather forecast for tomorrow is for more rain and high winds (the garden centre have already had to cancel the firework show).

posted on behalf of the committee

Saturday 2nd November 2019

Starts at dusk – FEE £6 per adult, £4 for Juniors & Students

Please arrive by 4.30 pm so you can fix the snap lights on the arrows

Choice of two Soups & Roll

The Garden Centre’s firework display is on that night

Bring your own cut out pumpkin, this will form part of the targets

Guests welcome, but they are your responsibility

Snake bows & arrows will be provided

You can use your own snake bow – max 26 lbs

There are some very light Junior bows but

Juniors can bring their own bows but will use club arrows

We all use club arrows

2019 L&RCAA County Novice Shoot Results

This years County novice shoot was again hosted by the club on Sunday 8th September.

Thanks are due to the Lord Paramount Paramount Fred Stevens, the Judge, Field Captain Vic Simpson, and the Field Party, especially Kim Blakebrough on the day, and all those involved in setting up the field the day before and putting away afterwards. Without all these volunteers a shoot could not be run.

Please follow the link below for the results

8th Sept 2019 – L&RCAA County Novice Shoot

PopeYoungish Fun Shoot summary

Many thanks to all the archers for supporting the POPE – YOUNGish FunShoot on Saturday 31/08/2019 and the weather stayed fine to have a couple of extra games.

There were 16 archers, including 2 students, 2 juniors and what seemed to be a number of infants. After just one end most found that 45 seconds is plenty of time to shoot 6 arrows – as long as you’re not worried about direction …. or distance. Unfortunately nobody had a ‘6 scoring arrows’ end, so mystery prize remained unclaimed. Although a small (?) number of ‘no scoring arrows’ ends were noted.

After no KRCs* the results were:

1st place Dave Whiffin with 116 points

2nd place Khizar Ibrahim with 75 points

3rd place Alan Zenthon with 67 points

To carry on the club tradition of supporting charities, half of the monies collected were donated to the charity  –  Aspire Channel Swim 2019 | Swimming Challenge For Charity – that Nicola Theakston is swimming 22 miles for, to raise money to support people with a spinal cord injury.

But it was also noted that accuracy had been held back for the “no-beer” beer leg. Each archer put £1 into the pot, then 5 people shot 1st of three arrows then another five people then another five. Then everyone shot their 2nd arrow, then their 3rd arrow. And the nearest the + won the pot. The (very) lucky winner was John Knowles – all the practise with a compound bow paying off at last.


We received:

  • £16 from previous fun shoot
  • £74.50 from entry fees and food purchases
  • £5 from non-shooting member

We have used this as:

  • £16 on food
  • £37.50 donated to Aspire Channel Swim 2919
  • £42.00 in hand for future events (includes £5 from non-shooting member)

*KRC = Kens Rule Change

Pope-Young Custom Shoot – UPDATED

We have only had a handful of members sign up to the planned Pope Young-ish fun shoot on Saturday 31st August. If you are interested in attending can you please let Bill or Ken know, either via the sign up form in the club house or via the Facebook event in the clubs Facebook page.

If we have less than 12 members signed up by 15th August the event may have to be cancelled.

For full round details please see below;