Brighton Bowmen

Brighton Bowmen was founded in January 2011. Shortly thereafter we began shooting at St Aubyns School in Rottingdean before moving to the Longhill Sports Centre (formerly the Deans Leisure Centre until September 2015) in May 2014.

The club’s activities comprise outdoor and indoor target archery, UK record status tournaments, beginner’s courses and taster sessions. You’ll find more information about each of these below.

Information about joining us and fees for the current season can be found in the membership section.

Members and guests should also read this notice about Range Safety and the Rules of Shooting.

Outdoor Archery

Archers of all ages and abilities are welcome to shoot with us outdoors from the first weekend in April to the last weekend of September. Current shooting dates and times are given on this page.

Guests are welcome provided you have proof of Archery GB membership and you are willing to help set up and take down the range. Target fees are £5 per session.

Junior members and guests aged under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other responsible adult whilst shooting is taking place.

Indoor Archery

Our indoor shooting takes place on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings from the beginning of October to the end of March.

You’ll find more information about the current season’s schedule and target fees on the Indoor Archery page.


There are very few record status indoor tournaments in Sussex and the South East, which poses a real problem for those requiring scores for selection and qualification purposes.

To help overcome this, we run two UK record status WA 18 tournaments each year.  If you want scores, you’ll find that our range and the organisation of the tournaments will provide you with a very good opportunity to achieve your objectives.

If like most of us, however, you simply want to take part in a competitive but friendly shoot, you won’t be disappointed. It’s an opportunity to rub shoulders with international and club archers alike from many different parts of the UK. To date we’ve entertained visitors from as far afield as Brazil and Sweden, so you’ll get the opportunity to make some new acquaintances while meeting up with old friends from Sussex and its neighbouring counties.

For more information about our next tournament, see our Tournament News section.

Beginners Courses

Our beginners courses are the ideal introduction to archery for anyone interested in taking up the sport.

Courses take place throughout the year, including the Autumn and Winter months. These have received excellent feedback and have proved extremely popular.

You can find more information on upcoming courses on our Beginners Courses page.

Taster Sessions

From time to time we organise 90 minute archery taster sessions.  If you’re one of the many people who’ve always wanted to try archery, here is your opportunity!

Details of forthcoming taster sessions can be found in our Archery Taster Sessions section.