COSE 2016 West of England Club of the Year
We are a very open and friendly Archery Club based on the edge of the Gordano Valley at The Downs School in Wraxall, North Somerset.
Our vision is to promote and develop the sport of archery and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.
We aim to achieve this by ensuring we have a highly motivated and professional team of coaches and officials dedicated to the principles of equitable practice.
The club is committed to providing archery as an all inclusive sport and actively promotes the sport as a Triple A sport for all the family. Triple A = All Ability Archery.
We shoot throughout the year on Sundays at our ground as well as having an indoor facility from October to March that we use on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings when the weather does not permit outdoor shooting.
Shooting times are:
Sundays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF
09:00 to 10:00 – Set up range – Club Members
10:00 to 12:30 – Assembly beginners and club shoot.
12:30 to 13:00 – Take down range
Clout Range available for Club & Archery GB members – details on request
Indoor range available (weather dependent)
09:00 to 09:30 – Set up
09:30 to 12:00 – Beginners & Juniors Club Members
09:30 to 12:00 – Senior Members if spare capacity ( Members please set up on the landing)
12:00 to 12:30 –Take down range
Wednesdays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF
Members Only – Archery GB registered archers email for more information
(sorry no club bows are available)
18:15 to 20:30 Outdoor or Indoor range (weather and lighting dependent)
Please note for safety we do not allow all carbon arrows to be used on our outdoor ranges.
Archery this Sunday is limited to the first Somerset County Clout Championship, which is also a UK Record Status and UK Tassel shoot.
This year we are supporting SSAFA, a national charity which supports both regulars and reserves in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. All service personnel are entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, no matter how long they have served.
If you are not competing or wish to observe a group of archers, from 8 to 80 years young, competing, in a medieval style of archery, aiming to hit a small flag between 80 and 180 yards away. We look forward to seeing you and supporting SSAFA.
Good luck to all the archers and may all your arrows be true.
Junior Indoor ‘November’ Challenge
The Junior ‘November Challenge’ returns and a chance for ALL juniors to compete in a countrywide challenge, without having to get up early and drive to a different venue or stand in the rain and get drenched.
During November any Junior can submit, via an on-line form, your best score for 3 dozens arrows shot at 20 yds, or the first three dozen from a Portsmouth round, which yo may be shooting as part of the County Postal tournament or the our own St Andrews shoot on the 27th November.
A few basic rules and form are available on the Archery GB website.
The 18th British Barebow Indoor Championship is being held on Sun 24 November and is being held at six centres across the UK.
Closing date soon Sat 16 Nov 2019 . Your local centres are:
Ballands Bowmen – Shaftsbury
Pentref Bowmen – Llwynypia, Rhonnda
Prospectus Entry Form
St Andrew’s Day Tournament
Wed 27 Nov 2019 – All Archers
Set Up :18:00
Round : Portsmouth
Admission accepted by submission of a
St. Andrew’s Day Score Sheet, available on the evening
Normal Boss fees will apply, results will be published in the Members area .
Points collected from this tournament can be used as part All Saints’ Challenge.
As the nights draw in Archery GB has made amendments
to the Rule of Shooting and in particular to the Indoor Rules.
The Worcester round can now be shot on other colour faces subject to the scoring rings being the same size or a new five centre and x-ring face, with new associated rules related to what happens in the even of a tie.
The new round is a Vegas 300, 30 arrows shot at 40cm triangle target at 20yds, with the first detail of archers now shooting at the lower target first.
Full details of the updates are on the Archery GB News Page and the Rules of Shooting can be download, all alteration are in blue. [external links]
Remembrance Day Open
Double One-Way Imperial Clout – UKRS & Tassel Status
Sun 10th Nov 2019
Downs School, Wraxall, North Somerset.
11:00 2 Minutes Silence
Prospectus & Official Entry Form
In support of the Soldiers Sailors Airmen Families Association (SSAFA) Charity
46th Indoor Championship
Record Status Shoot
Hutton Moor Leisure Centre
Sunday 16th February 2020
(choice of morning of afternoon session)
Round : WA 18