Brighton Archery

13
Apr
2016

Archery Beginners Courses May 2016

Next Beginner’s Course

Our next course will take place outdoors on the weekends of 30th April / 1st May and 28th/29th May 2016

The venue will be The Longhill Sports Centre, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, Brighton, BN2 7FR.

Sessions will begin at 0930 and finish at around 1400. To successfully complete the course, participants need to complete both days.

The course is suitable for all ages from 10 years old.  Note that children under the age of 18 must be accompanied to each session by a parent, guardian or other responsible adult.

Insurance cover and good quality equipment are provided.  You are strongly advised not to purchase archery equipment before attending the course.

For more information or to book a place, please send an e-mail with a completed application form to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk.

Our courses are popular and have received good reviews on our Facebook page. Reserve a place today to avoid disappointment!

10
Apr
2016

Website Issues

We apologise for the issues we have been having with the site over the last week.

As you can see we have managed to restore the site but are aware that there are still some issues most notably with the date formats for a lot of the entries in the tournament diary.

We are continuing to work on these to restore the full functionality of the site as soon as possible.

26
Oct
2015

Alan Ruby Memorial Tournament, 31st October & 1st November 2015

Alan Ruby

Sussex archery lost one of its major figures in June with the passing of Alan Ruby.

An accomplished archer in his own right, Alan was also a founder member of Holbrook Archers and a former President of the Sussex County Archery Association.  For many, however, he will be best remembered as a great friend, a gentleman who could be depended on for sound advice, encouragement and unswerving support in good times and bad.

Alan’s support for Brighton Bowmen began before the start of the club’s official existence.  When Falcon Bowmen lost its shooting range at Falmer School in December 2010, he arranged for the archers who had been using that facility to shoot at the Holbrook Club, free of charge, whilst a new venue was being sought.  That act of generosity kept together the core group of people who moved on to St Aubyns School in the guise of Brighton Bowmen at the beginning of February 2011.  From thereon he maintained a keen interest in the club’s fortunes and, when the indoor range at St Aubyns became unavailable, he welcomed the transfer of our WA 18 tournaments to the Holbrook Club from November 2013.  Following his passing, little thought was necessary to arrive at the decision to rename our annual November WA 18 tournament in his memory.

The 1st Alan Ruby Memorial Tournament will take place at the Holbrook Club in Horsham on the weekend of 31st October and 1st November 2015.  The target lists have been published and can be downloaded by clicking this link.

All three sessions on Saturday 31st October are full.  There are, however, a handful of places available on Sunday 1st November.  If you would like to join us on that date, an entry form can be downloaded from this link.

We look forward to seeing everyone next weekend.

12
Oct
2015

Outdoor Shooting, April – September 2016

Archery Beginner's Course at Brighton Bowmen, April 2015

Our outdoor archery schedule for the period April 2016 through September 2016 is given below.

Venue

The Longhill Sports Centre, Longhill High School, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 7FR.

Dates

Weekends & Bank Holidays

Every Saturday :- 0900 to 1900

From:     2nd April 2016

Until:     24th October 2016

 

Every Sunday :- 0900 to 1800

From:   3rd April 2016

Until:    28th August 2016

Then :- 0900 to 1200

Until:    25th September 2016

 

We will also be shooting on May Day Bank Holiday (2nd May), Whit Monday (30th May) and August Bank Holiday Monday (29th August).

 

Note There is no shooting on the following dates:

Saturday 25th June

Sunday 26th June

 

Midweek

Every Tuesday evening :- 1630 to 2100

From:     5th April 2016

Until:      TBC

 

Range Set Up and Take Down

Please assist with setting up and taking down the range.

If you can’t arrive at the start of a session or have to leave before the end, that’s fine. If, however, you make a habit of leaving set up and take down to other people, there will be words.

Important note: our range is used by the students and staff of Longhill High School and by other sports clubs.  Shooting, therefore, must end 30 minutes before dusk to ensure that all equipment is removed from the range and stored securely in the container.  This also provides time for the retrieval of lost arrows.

In the event that a lost arrow cannot be found, the staff at the Longhill Sports Centre must be informed before members leave the campus.  Additionally, the owner of the lost arrow must return to the field the next morning no later than 7.00 am to find it.

Sports Centre staff should be notified of the outcome of the following morning’s search no later than 9.00 am on that day.

Guests

Regardless of your age, experience or skill level, you are welcome to shoot with us as a guest (but no more than twice each year. After that you  need to enquire about joining the club as a full member).

It is probably worth your while to contact us before you turn up to check that space is available. Send an e-mail to secretary@brightonbowmen.org.uk.

Target fees are £5, which must be paid before you set up your equipment. For insurance purposes, you must also have a current Archery GB (GNAS) membership card or a temporary card provided by your club secretary.

All children and young adults under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

10
Oct
2015

Range Safety and Rules of Shooting

It is the responsibility of everyone present at club target days, tournaments and courses to ensure that archery at the Longhill Sports Centre is practiced in a safe and controlled manner.

To ensure this, club members, guests, parents and carers present whilst shooting is taking place should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

If you’re not sure about something, please ask for advice.

Please note: our range is used by the students and staff of Longhill High School and by other sports clubs.  Shooting, therefore, must end 30 minutes before dusk to ensure that all equipment is removed from the range and stored securely in the container.  This also provides time for the retrieval of lost arrows.

To assist in finding lost arrows, two metal detectors and three rakes can be found in the container.  If, however, a lost arrow cannot be found, the staff at the Longhill Sports Centre must be informed before members leave the campus.  In addition, the owner of the lost arrow must return to the field the next morning no later than 7.00 am to find it.

Sports Centre staff should be notified of the outcome of the following morning’s search no later than 9.00 am.