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Archery Clubs East Sussex

ARCHERY CLUBS East Sussex

ARCHERY CLUBS
EAST SUSSEX

Archery Clubs East Sussex

Archery Clubs around East Sussex offering archery lessons and courses for children with opportunities to compete in tournaments or just Have-a-Go or try the beginner sessions. Archery Clubs with a Junior Archery Club compete in Junior League Matches.

There are several branches of Archery, (Target, Wand, and Clout Archery), and several types of Bow, ranging from ‘primitive’ to high-tech, and Clubs encourage members, especially the Juniors, to try some variations. There are several different ‘Disciplines’ – that is, the kinds of target you shoot at, and the kind of landscape you do it in.

Target Archery: Archers shoot arrows from a marked shooting position at some form of printed ‘face’ mounted on a Butt or Boss which is designed to stop the arrows safely, set at a specified distance away. Shots are scored according to how near to the centre of the face the arrows hit. Generally archers shoot several dozen arrows at several set distances. For Junior Archers the distances are shorter, as little as 10 metres for youngest group, with distances increasing with age until at 19 years the archers are classed as Seniors.

Field Archery: Groups of archers walk around a course of between 12 and 24 targets, shoot one target and move on to the next.

Clout Archery: is a form of archery in which archers shoot arrows at a flag (known as “the Clout”) from a relatively long distance and score points depending on how close each arrow lands to the flag.

Wand Archery: Mediaeval Archers used to shoot at a piece of split willow about six inches wide and six feet tall, set at 100 paces. This form of archery is very challenging, and to get a ‘hit’ is very rewarding.

TYPES OF BOW USED AT CLUBS: English Longbow, The Recurve/Freestyle Bow, Barebow, Asiatic Bow and Traditional Bowstyle.

The Recurve / Freestyle Bow: Is the most widely used bow in Target Archery, and is the only type of bow set-up that is allowed in Olympic Archery.

The Compound Bow: Is used in the archery world primarily for hunting, gives its user finer accuracy, faster action and longer distances than other types of bows.

The English Longbow: Is a powerful medieval type of longbow (a tall bow for archery) about 1.8 m long used for hunting and as a weapon in medieval warfare. Longbows are totally basic and simple, take seconds to get ready to shoot, take up very little space (except for length) and are fun to shoot.

 

ARCHERY CLUBS EAST SUSSEX



BAYEAUX BOWMEN

Type: open, target and field archery.
Bow styles: all, with a strong contingent of longbow archers.
Junior Club: Bayeaux Junior Bowmen
Location: Horntye Park Sports Centre, Bohemia Rd, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1EX.

BRIGHTON BOWMEN
Type: closed, target archery.
Bow styles: all.
Children: 11 yrs+
Location: Longhill Sports Centre, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, East Sussex, BN2 7FR.

COUNTY OAK ARCHERY CLUB
Type: open, target archery.
Bow styles: recurve, compound and longbow
Children: 13 yrs+
Location: Blatchington Mill School, Hove (indoors). Hove Park School Field (outdoors) East Sussex.

DITCHLING ARCHERY CLUB
Type: open, target archery
Bow styles: recurve, compound and longbow
Junior Club: Ditchling Junior AC
Location: Recreation Ground, Ditchling, East Sussex.

EASTBOURNE ARCHERS
Type: open, target and field archery
Bow styles: recurve, compound and longbow
Junior Club: Eastbourne Junior Archers
Location: Langney Sports Club, Priory Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 7QH.

FRIARS GATE ARCHERS
Type: open, target and field archery
Bow styles: recurve, compound and longbow
Children: 11+
Location: Buxted Park near Uckfield (outdoor), Great Walstead School, Linfield (indoor) and permanent field archery course at Eastland Wood Fletching. East Sussex.

HELLINGLY ARCHERY CLUB
Type: open, target archery
Bow styles: recurve, compound and longbow
Junior Club: Hellingly Junior Club
Location: Hailsham Community College, Sports Hall,Battle Road,HailshamEast SussexBN27 1DT (indoor). Cypress Field, Heathfield and Waldron Rugby Club, Cross in Hand, Heathfield
(outdoor). East Sussex.

KINGSBURY COMPANY OF ARCHERS
Type: open, field archery
Children: 7 yrs+
Location: Between Five Ashes and Rotherfield, East Sussex.

NEWHAVEN ARCHERY CLUB
Type: open, target archery
Bow styles: recurve, compound and longbow
Junior Club: Newhaven Junior AC
Location: Firle (outdoor), Tideway School, Newhaven (indoor). East Sussex.

PLUMPTON BOWMEN
Type: open, target archery
Bow styles: all bow styles
Children: 10 yrs+
Location: King George V Playing Field, Plumpton Green (outdoor), Plumpton College (indoor) East Sussex.

USEFUL LINKS

​ARCHERY GB
Official website of the Governing Body for the sport of Archery in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

SUSSEX ARCHERY
Official website of the Sussex County Archery Association for current news and information about clubs and tournaments in Sussex.

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