Advance notification. Club Christmas Dinner will be at Bistro Jacques in Shrewsbury on Saturday 15th December.
The cost will be £20.95 each.
More details, together with Menu selection, will be available soon.
Jo Rawlings



The Bowbrook Heritage Results are now available under ‘Competitions’




Club Outdoor Championship 

Week Commencing 10th September

Get your scores in by 4th Sept for your handicap!

Any questions to Sheila



Archery GB Coaching Sessions at Bowbrook Indoor Range


Hi All,

Some of you know me as a judge, some as Shropshire chairman, but now I have taken on the position of senior county team manager too! This means that I am responsible for putting together the senior team to compete in any competitions throughout the year and the WMAS inter-county shoot is coming on September 30th so I am on a recruitment drive 🙂

Below are the shoot details, but to give you an idea, I can pick archers that I know shoot well and see shoot well, but I am fully aware that there are others shooting who I will not see, so this is your opportunity to speak up and be counted.

Shoot is on 30th Sept, assembly at 8:30 am. The round is a gents/ladies WA 1440, so 3 dozen arrows at 90, 70, 50 & 30 metres for gents and 70, 60, 50 & 30 metres for ladies. We will be shooting single detail – so everyone on the line at the same time, 3 archers per target. We will also be shooting 6 arrow ends at all distances – this means individual faces at 50 & 30 metres (small ones, only go out to the 5 ring)!

The team consists of 5 gents recurve, 3 ladies recurve, 2 gents compound, 1 ladies compound, 1 gents longbow & 1 ladies longbow. On top of this, we can take an additional 11 archers to give a squad of 24. The region does not have a category for barebow, which I think is fundamentally wrong, so I am looking to take the best gents and the best ladies barebow archers in the county to make up part of the squad.

The team needs to be picked by 14th September so let me know if you are interested and available on the day before then. As I said, I know how people are shooting and scoring as I see them, but for those of you that are interested, I need competition scores and proof that you can shoot the distances please (scores from equivalent imperial rounds are fine). Those of you that are on Ray Fisher’s email list I have your availability/interest already.

Finally, this is for the senior county squad, but if any juniors among our ranks can out-shoot the seniors they will be selected to represent the seniors.

Good shooting and hope to get inundated with emails


Well, that’s another successful Wenlock Shoot!

Congratulations to each and every Bowbrook Archer who took part, and well done to all our medallists!
A HUGE thank you to those people who helped ensure the success of this, our first Wenlock run at our own home! Particular thanks to Jo, our fantastic Catering Officer!

Don’t forget – it’s not long now until our Heritage – and Andy will be needing help with the setting-up, and on the day. – Neil.





Saturday 8th September 2018




Outdoor Sessions 2018: 1st April

SUNDAYS: 10.30 am – 1 pm
No coaching – No Club equipment.

TUESDAYS:  5 – 9 pm
Coaching:  2nd week Novice – 4th week Intermediates
(beginning May, further details will follow).
Club equipment available every session.

WEDNESDAYS: 10 am – 2 pm
No coaching – No Club equipment.

THURSDAYS: 5 – 9 pm
No coaching – Club equipment available.

SATURDAYS: 2 – 5 pm
Coaching: 2nd week Intermediates (see above)
No Club equipment.

Week three of each month, with the 3rd Thursday session counting for Summer postal league. See Sunburn Flyer for more details.

1st Tuesday each Month


Bowbrook Archers 2018
Sunburn Series
Club Sessions

3rd week of each month, April – September
Thursday evening Club Session scores
for Selby Postal League

Witnessed Scores –
Recurve, Compound, Barebow: Short Metric
Longbow: National round

Everyone join in, have fun, and improve your archery!

Bowbrook Archers break record for Sport Relief
On Saturday 17th March, Sam Dixon, Neil Clarke and James Beckett set a new world record of 31 hours continuous shooting to raise money for Sport Relief at the Bowbrook Archery clubhouse near Withington. During the time between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon they shot a combined total of 4,797arrows, scored 35,411 points between them and walked over 12 miles apiece between the shooting line and the targets
Club chairman Sam said ‘We are proud of what we’ve achieved but we could not have done it without the support of the club members.’
Their efforts, combined with other activities at the club’s open day, have raised over £750 for Sport Relief, with more money still coming in. – Penny Turner


Photos courtesy of Penny Turner.
SEE MORE PHOTOS OF THE EVENT (Courtesy of Glyn Bowen)
The link to use if you’d like to donate, is:

SAS: Newsletter

The latest Newsletter from SAS is now available – check out their Website.

Advertising @ Bowbrook

Download the flyer HERE

Fundraising Efforts

All members will know the amount of effort we put in to keeping Membership Fees as low as we can.

We run our traditional Have-A-Go events at Attingham. You’ve already seen the provisional dates for this year – now I just need names of Volunteers so we can run them. Don’t worry about how (in)experienced you are – you’ll soon pick it up, and see how easy it is! Plus, it’s great fun!

Beginner’s Courses are an important part of our fund-raising activities. We’ve just agreed the dates for the first 2018 Course. If you could help out with this, talk to our Beginner’s Course Co-ordinator: Barbara. Again – you don’t have to be a qualified Coach to help on these!

A couple of years ago, we introduced our Archery Experience Sessions. These can be for corporate events, birthday parties, and so on. There is a ‘flyer’ on the website giving more information. You can help here by letting friends / relatives / colleagues know. Perhaps you could print off copies and pop them on to your local store noticeboard, your library, your GP surgery. Please encourage them to contact me, and I’ll take it from there.

On the first Tuesday of each month, we have a pre-bookable half hour “Introduction to Archery” opportunity. This is a good, inexpensive way for non-Archers to see if the sport is, perhaps, for them. Again, spread the word, and encourage people to contact me to ‘book’ a session. You’ll find a ‘flyer’ on your website.

New for this year – we are offering small, local businesses, the chance to ‘advertise’ their company for a donation to the Club. The idea is that a series of 8’ x 3’ Banners will be displayed around the Field (starting along the ‘safety fence’ between the Shed and Long Range). The ‘suggested’ donation for a single sided Banner is £150 per year – and the first year of that includes our production of the Banner. A double sided Banner (same size) will be £200, space / location permitting! With this new initiative, I really could do with you spreading the word amongst any small businesses, etc, that you know or can mention to! Again, I’m the contact for them.

Hopefully, these initiatives will keep our fees low – and we’ll be able to complete the Car Park and sort out the Heating ready for the next Indoor Season.

THANK YOU, one and all.

Neil Clarke, Club Secretary   12th February 2018.





Bow Hire

The club has up to 10 sets of equipment available for members to hire over winter. 4 have already been taken and it is first come first served for the remainder. The advantage of hiring equipment is that you can come along and practice at any time using the same bow and arrows, you are not restricted to just club nights or times when there is a committee member present to unlock the equipment store. The down side is that you have to pay a hire charge of £30 and refundable deposit of £50 Equipment may be hired from September 2017 to the end of March 2018. Anyone hiring equipment is responsible for looking after it and returning it in good condition. If you are interested in hiring equipment and want to know more please talk to any committee member.







Your Club: how it works!

Your Club is run entirely by volunteers. Fellow members who are able and willing to continue the work started, all those years ago, by a small group of folk who wanted to shoot arrows!

Just look at the results of their hard work! They enabled the purchase of the Field, they’ve developed your Club into a County AND Country -wide success. And they have just secured the Funding, so that we can build a brand new Clubhouse!

Not bad for a group of Volunteers who just fancied shooting arrows!!

And now, your Club needs you to step forward! We need a bigger pool of Volunteers – very often just for the odd task, like checking (replenishing) the Loos, keeping the crockery clean, and so on. Other times, we need Archers who can spend a few hours helping out at our Have-A-Goes, or Archery Experience Sessions. And then, when we are hosting tournaments, we need those who don’t mind physically hard work, and /or those with administrative / organisational skills.

So now, it’s over to YOU. Please email me with an outline of what you are able and prepared to do for your Club, fellow archers, and yourself. Let me know the kind of skills you have, the kind of tasks you’d consider, and the amount of time you could invest. If you are not able, due to other commitments, to offer any help, that’s fine: some of us do have more time than others. Perhaps you could let me know should your circumstances change in the future.


PLEASE email me on:


Neil Clarke
Events Officer – 11th July 2015



This is just to remind all Bowbrook members that coaching is not just available on club nights. In fact it is often difficult to get a good coaching session amid the hubbub of a club night – either indoors or outdoors.

This is an open offer to any club member who would like to improve their archery – all the 4 level 2 coaches in Bowbrook are more than willing to arrange 1 to 1 coaching sessions. We are reasonably flexible with times – do contact us.

Liz Norton & Gavin McKinnell   01952 594278

Barbara Barrett   07957 929132

Jonathan Walton   07970 702084


Following the 2018 AGM, please note that the Facilities are only available until 11pm each night. The outdoor ranges can be used from 6 am, with the Indoor ranges available from 8 am.

The use of Drones on, from, and over Club Premises – see Statement in ‘Members Only’ area.

All Members are reminded not use Target Pins as ‘Targets’ in preference to a Target Face. Complaints have been received that ‘broken pins’ left in the ‘Boss’ are damaging arrows!