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30
Mar

Brighton Outdoor Season 2017 is upon us!

Looking back and moving forward…………..

After another busy indoor season, the 2017 outdoor season is upon us and is set to be our busiest ever, with a membership tally busting at the seams! After the popularity and success of the BA Postal League during the winter months, we have decided to build on this success and take part in the Selby Summer Postal League. Details for this can be found here. We have also introduced the ‘Brighton Bowmen 252 Improvement Award’ which is suitable for archers of all abilities, age category and bow style. Details can be found here. A big thank you to Andy for organising and running both postal league competitions and introducing the 252 awards.

As well as the in house ‘252’ Award and the Selby League this summer, the lovely people at Friars Gate Archers are hosting an ‘Introduction to Field Archery’ for our club members on the 14th May 2017. If you have always wondered what field archery is all about and would like to give it a go please register your interest here. This is the perfect opportunity to give field archery a try under the supervision of experienced field archers. Don’t miss out! 11 archers have already signed up for this, the more the merrier.

A few years back, Brighton Bowmen were asked by the University of Brighton to run archery courses for both students and staff, and help them with getting an Archery Club formed. I am extremely pleased to say that the club was formed during November 2016 and a student committee is in place. I know ‘The Boss’ would have been so proud that all his hard work with Archery at the University has beared fruit, and we as a club wish the University every success moving forward. Check out the University of Brighton Archery Club here. If you are part of either the student body, teaching or academic staff at the University of Brighton, and would like to give Archery a try or are already an experienced archer and would like to join the club, please get in contact with them here.

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‘Some of the lovely folk you will encounter at the University of Brighton Archery Club’

 

As well as running courses at the University of Brighton Archery Club we have run our own courses again at Brighton Bowmen this winter. Some of our recent Beginner Course Graduates left some nice 5 star reviews on our Facebook Page . A few of these are below :

Dave Bull wrote ‘Had an amazing time on the beginners course, first class instruction, good fun and nice and relaxed. Can’t thank you guys enough for what is the start of a really enjoyable hobby’

Jeanne Spaziani wrote  ‘A thoroughly enjoyable intro to archery to be had on the beginners course… very nice people and a fun atmosphere. We are completely hooked now!’

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‘Wayne instructing some of our February Beginner Course students’

 

We are running Beginners’ Courses every month of the outdoor season.  More details can be found here and on our new Club Diary .

Our outdoor shooting schedule has been published and will be available on the website very shortly.

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‘Sunshine, blue skies and 10’s’

 

If you are interested in taking part in any Archery Tournaments, and don’t know where to look, look no further than the Brighton Bowmen Tournament Diary, which is known to many archers as ‘The Bible’. This is a fully comprehensive tournament diary, which can be sorted by tournament ‘Type’, ‘Date’, ‘Club’, Shoot Name, ‘Round’, ‘County’ and ‘Status’ ;updated by Brighton Bowmen’s honorary life member Michaela Lake. Michaela works tirelessly to keep this constantly updated. Huge thanks Michaela!

And finally, Brighton Bowmen would like to wish everybody a very enjoyable and successful 2017 outdoor archery season.

‘May the sun always shine and the sky remain forever blue!’

15
Mar

Archery Beginners Course April 2017

Archery Beginners April 2017
Our first Beginners Course of the outdoor season will take place during the weekend of 22nd/23rd April 2017.

The venue will be on the small field at The Longhill Sports Centre, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 7FR.

Sessions will begin at 0930 and finish at around 1500. 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.

Our courses cost £70 per person. For more information or to book a place, send an e-mail to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk

Our courses are popular and have received good reviews on our Facebook page

27
Feb

Archery Beginners Course February 2017

Archery Beginners February 2017

Congratulations to the following students, who graduated their archery beginners course with Brighton Bowmen during February:

– Angela Hodges
– Simon Bowyer
– Adrian Contarini Fasan
– Laurie Booth
– Jeanne Booth
– Jason Clark
– Anita Lock
– Paul Liles

Thank you to Ray Thomson, Wayne Linnet and Chris Barrett for acting as Instructors.

Next Beginners Course

Our next courses will take place outdoors on the dates listed below:-

22 & 23 Apr 17

20 & 21 May 17

10 & 11 Jun 17

29 & 30 Jul 17

26 & 27 Aug 17

The venue will be on the small field at The Longhill Sports Centre, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 7FR.

Sessions will begin at 0930 and finish at around 1500. 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.

Our courses cost £70 per person. For more information or to book a place, send an e-mail to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk

Our courses are popular and have received good reviews on our Facebook page

29
Jan

January 2017 Beginners Course Graduates

Congratulations to our latest Beginner Course Graduates!

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– Jon Woodall
– David Payne
– Maria Krymska
– Alex Murray

Next Beginners Course

This was our first of many courses of 2017; it was a great success. Our students worked extremely hard over the two days, took on board all the information from our instructors; and graduated with flying colours. Congratulations to you all.

Our next Beginners Course will take place indoors in February, over two consecutive Saturdays of the 18th and 25th.

Sessions will begin at 1230 and finish at around 1700. 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. The cost of the course is £70 per person. For more information or to book a place, send an e-mail to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk

The venue will be in the upstairs gym at The Longhill Sports Centre, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 7FR.

Our courses are popular and have received good reviews on our Facebook page.

30
Nov

November 2016 Beginners Course Graduates

Congratulations to our latest Archery Beginner Course Graduates!

 

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– Lily Board
– Lizzie Hoskins
– Nicole Veverines

Next Beginners Course

This was the final course of 2016; and ends a long and rewarding year of introducing the wonderful sport of Archery to all our beginner course graduates.

Our next Brighton Bowmen Beginners Course will take place indoors in January 2017, over two consecutive Saturdays of the 21st and 28th.

Sessions will begin at 1230 and finish at around 1700. 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. The cost of the course is £70 per person. For more information or to book a place, send an e-mail to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk

The venue will be in the upstairs gym at The Longhill Sports Centre, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 7FR.

Our courses are popular and have received good reviews on our Facebook page.

23
Nov

Archery Beginners Courses January and February 2017

 Beginners January 2017

 

Our next courses will take place in the New Year. The first will be indoors on Saturday 21st and Saturday 28th January 2017. There are 5 available places for this course. The second course will take place indoors on Saturday 18th February and Saturday 25th February 2017. We have two Instructors for this course, so there will be 10 places available.

The venue will be in the upstairs gym at The Longhill Sports Centre, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 7FR.

Sessions will begin at 1230 and finish at around 1700. 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.

Our courses cost £70 per person. 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, send an e-mail to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk

Our courses are popular and have received good reviews on our Facebook page

31
Oct

Archery Beginners Course October 2016

 Beginners October 2016

 Beginners October 2016

Congratulations to the following, who graduated their beginners’ course during October 2016:

– Dave Bull
– Bryan Smith
– Joseph Plant
– Barry Routledge

Next Beginners Course

Our next course will take place indoors on Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th November 2016.

The venue will be in the upstairs gym at The Longhill Sports Centre, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 7FR.

Sessions will begin at 1230 and finish at around 1700. 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, send an e-mail to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk

Our courses are popular and have received good reviews on our Facebook page.

29
Sep

Indoor Archery in Brighton, October 2016 – March 2017

Our schedule for the October 2016 – March 2017 indoor archery season at Longhill Sports Center in Rottingdean has been published today.

See the Indoor Archery page for full details.

20
Sep

Archery Beginner’s Courses July and August 2016

 Beginners early July

Congratulations to the following, who graduated their beginners’ course during the months of July and August 2016:

– Viktoria Efstratiou
– Lloyd Sharman
– James Sharman
– Chris Barratt
– Tom Goldsmith
– Thomas Fletcher
– Maria Italiano
– Richard Parsons
– Liz Zachary
– Harry Sheppard
– Maria Bishop
– Chris Bishop
– Matt Ault
– Tai Moolman
– Stephen Round
– Louis Round

Next Beginner’s Courses

Our next two courses will take place indoors on Saturdays. The first course on the 22nd and 29th October and the second course on the 19th and 26th November.

The venue will be in the upstairs gym at The Longhill Sports Centre, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, Brighton, BN2 7FR.

Sessions will begin at 1230 and finish at around 1700. 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, send an e-mail 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!

 

6
Jun

Archery Beginner’s Course, May 2016

 Beginners-Course-May-2016

Congratulations to the following people, who successfully completed their archery beginner’s course during May:

– Edward Pattison
– Jess Boles
– David Breeze
– Alan Price
– Josh Buckridge
– Gabriel Joseph
– Sean Ayling
– Nigel Hewitt

Thank you to Natasha Homer and Wayne Linnet for acting as Instructors, Ray Thomson and Len Godfrey for range setup and support both weekends.

Next Beginner’s Course

Our next courses will take place outdoors on the weekends of 2nd July – 3rd July 2016 and 30th July – 31st July 2016.

The venue will be on the small field at 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!