Clout Shoot

A big thank you to Cherry for organising and hosting this event.

I’ve never shot clout before and for me it was a very enjoyable day. I think everyone who participated will tell you the same thing.

Hopefully we’ll have another such event soon and if you’ve never shot Clout before, come along and give medieval archery training a try.


Important upcoming events

There are a few items that need to be highlighted for the next few weeks.

  1. Weekend of 28th/29th September, help is needed to move equipment to Oaklands for the start of the Indoor Season
  2. 1st October – start of the indoor season at the Oaklands club in Cinderford. Tuesday and Thursdays 19:00 to 21:00 price as per last year £4 per Senior and £2 per junior per session.
  3. September – Membership forms have been sent out – Archery GB has increased fees by £1 but GWAS fees remain the same.
  4. Gordano Valley Archers is hosting a Clout Shoot on Remembrance Day – more information is on their website –
  5. Updated Safety Rules and the Safeguarding adults and Children statements have been added to the Membership information page.

Multi Club Friendly Competition – 4th August

It is now time to get numbers together for the next shoot on Sunday 4th August, this time involving four clubs, us Fast & Loose, Newnham and Ogmore Valley Archers, the event will be on the same lines starting 13:00 a national handicap scored shoot, the only difference will be, we will be having food after the first distance is shot of 4 doz arrows. (we found having it at the end, some got to the table before others and there was not a lot left, before the rest had finished clearing down the kit).

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Fast and Loose Friendly

What an excellent day’s shooting and it is always good to welcome our friends from Fast & Loose, even if we did have to beat them again.

all went well and the food was great, with a nice relaxed social event, makes us look forward to the next one.

Thank you to everyone that put in a lot of hard work setting up, preparing food and putting the kit away. Particularly thanks to Richard who helped line the field and reminded us nearly too late we needed some target faces, these always help at a shoot. Continue reading “Fast and Loose Friendly”

Beginners Course – June 2019

The beginners course is now over and everyone who came along had a great time.

OK all you eager, budding  Archers . The next Beginners Course at the Bowmen of the Deans Club has been set. The dates are 18th, 23rd and 27th of June 2019 and each session will be 2 hours long.

So if you can set aside a Tuesday evening, a Sunday afternoon and the following Thursday evening, then go to the beginners page for all of the enrolment information.

Learn the basics of archery, form, and safety with plenty of opportunity to have fun shooting.
Well Taught by our resident coach Robert Blackburn.

A safety certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course; which will allow you to join any archery club.

You’ll learn a lot, shoot a lot – and definitely have fun.

The Grand Move!

Well, the 30th of March moving day has come and gone and the much anticipated “Summer” Outdoor Season has started (2nd of April).
The move from our Winter home at The Oaklands Sports Club in Cinderford was successful – due only to the willing helpers on the day.

So now the Outdoor season is in full swing albeit starting at 5:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to get the maximum shoot time. Continue reading “The Grand Move!”