Diary Dates

Club Day - 8th September 2018

On Saturday September 8th 1066 Archery club is holding a club day for Members.

This will be a friendly competition with a barbeque. Food such as bacon rolls will be available before we shoot from about 10 am.

Sighters at 11am.

We will be shooting western rounds with junior westerns for the juniors.

This will be a handicapped shoot to even the playing field. This means that anybody of any ability with any type of bow can win. The poorer your archery skills the bigger leg up you will receive.

Western rounds are 4 dozen at 60 yards then 4 dozen at 50 yards. Junior westerns are 4 dozen at 40 yards then 4 dozen at 30 yards.

We will start at 11am, then have a barbeque at the halfway point which should be about 1pm. About 2pm we will Carry on shooting the other half of the round. We should probably finish about 4pm.

Biddenden Tractor Fest - 2018-18th to 19th August

1066 Archery are pleased to have been invited back to Biddenden Tractor Fest from the 18th to 19th August 2018, where we will be running a Have-a-Go stand to test your Archery Skills.

Biddenden Tractor Fest is back for its sixth year and this will be our third so we look forward to seeing you all as you spend time at this fantastic event.

1066 Archery members will be on hand to instruct you on the use of a recurve bow.

Beginners Courses - 2018

The Club runs Beginners Courses which are designed for both newcomers to the sport and those archers who may have shot in the past, but would now like a refresher before returning to the sport.

The courses usually consist of two three hour session run over a weekend. Those attending the courses are shown the correct way to shoot using a recurve bow, the various archery protocols (what you should and should not do), scoring, stringing, de-stringing a bow etc., plus the various safety requirements we all need to follow. Whilst it is obviously informative, it is also designed to be a fun experience.

The courses are very much "hands-on" for attendees and all the equipment you require to successfully complete the course is provided by the Club. The Club is fortunate enough to have 3 Archery GB qualified coaches to guide you through the learning process and to answer any questions you may have over the two days. Obviously this is just the start of the journey into the sport of archery, and help and guidance continues to be available for people choosing to become members of the Club following the course.

This is a sport open to people of all abilities and the age of the members at the Club currently ranges from 9 to 90+. We specify 9 years of age as a starting point, as this is when most junior members are strong enough to be able to pull a training bow and to shoot 20 yards which is the shortest recognised distance within the sport.

We run courses throughout the year, the frequency of which will depend to some extent on the number of requests we receive.

The next Beginners Course is scheduled for: 22nd and 23rd September, 2018

We maintain a waiting list for people who would like to attend a course and you can register yourself on the list by e-mailing the Club Secretary, Malcolm Biscoe at malcolm.biscoe@btinternet.com and requesting a Beginners Course form.

The cost of the course is 35.00 for a Junior (up to 17 years of age) and 50.00 for a Senior (18 years of age and over). Details regarding methods for payment for the courses are included on the form.

Once we have received your completed form together with appropriate fee, your place on the course will be assured.