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8
Nov

Brighton Indoor Archery Beginners Course Schedule

 

Brighton Bowmen Archery Club Session

2018/2019 Indoor Archery Beginners Course Schedule

Due to some of our advance bookings being cancelled by our Indoor Venue hosts, we have regrettably had to cancel our November and December beginner courses. The next available course will be in January 2019, plus there will be an extra course run in March 2019.

20 & 21 Oct 18 (GRADUATED)

17 & 18 Nov 18 (CANCELLED)

15 & 16 Dec 18 (CANCELLED)

19 & 20 Jan 19 (10 SPACES)

16 & 17 Feb 19 (10 SPACES)

An extra course in March 2019 – dates still to be confirmed.

Brighton Bowmen Course in June

 

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 on Saturday, 1200 on Sunday; and finish at around 1700 each day. 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 £75 per person. For more information or to book a place, send an e-mail to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk.

Check out our Facebook page for lots of course photos and reviews.

Brighton Bowmen Archery Club Session

29
Aug

Additional Archery Beginner’s Course September 2018 (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

Due to popular demand we have added a September course to our outdoor schedule. This will be on the weekend of 15th & 16th September.  It has been an amazing outdoor season so far, with so many wonderful people taking their first steps into the archery world. Let the glorious sunshine filled days of archery continue a little while longer yet!

Sun baked archery range

 

Golden end of arrows!

Proud of best 12 Arrow Score

I won the Gold medal!

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.

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

Insurance cover and good quality equipment are provided.  You are strongly advised not to purchase archery equipment before attending the course. Our courses cost £75 per person. For more information or to book a place, send an e-mail to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk

Archery is so much fun!

Arrow in flight on a sunny Sunday!

Success!

3 gold end

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

Book ASAP to avoid disappointment as this course will likely fill up fast.

8
Aug

Congratulations to our August 2018 Beginner Course Graduates

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Congratulations and a massive well done to you all. Two days of beautiful blue skies and sunshine. As with the weather, the competition for the medals was a hot one. The gold medal was always going to be fiercely contested, and the favourite faulted in the semi finals under the heat and pressure of the moment.

It was a fantastic weekend yet again, and was a pleasure to meet you all. We hope you continue on your archery journey and may it be a long and prosperous one!

-Pietro Rossi
-Lorne Campbell
-Kitty Dalby
-Ryan Timpany
-Karen Li-Timpany
-Hugo Edwards
-Kaigleigh Jones-Wood
-Sam Harrocks
-Kyle Matthews
-Sophie Jarrell

Medals

Gold – Karen
Silver – Lorne

Bronze – Kaigleigh
4th – Sam

Awards

Highest 12 arrow score – Sam
Most improved archer – Pietro

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Next Archery Beginner Course Dates

This year, we are running an additional outdoor course during September.

15 & 16 Sep 18 (FULLY BOOKED)

Book ASAP to avoid disappointment as this course will fill up fast.

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.

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

Insurance cover and good quality equipment are provided.  You are strongly advised not to purchase archery equipment before attending the course. Our courses cost £75 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.

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24
Jul

Congratulations to our July 2018 course graduates!

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Congratulations and a massive well done to you all. Two long,enjoyable and productive days of archery. It was a pleasure to meet you. We hope you continue on your archery journey and may it be a long and prosperous one!

-Svetlana Lisik
-Andy Demetriou
-Katie Harrop
-Wilbur Kirkwood

Medals

  • Gold – Katie
  • Silver – Andy
  • Bronze – Svetlana
  • 4th – Wilbur

Awards

  • Highest 12 arrow score – Andy
  • Most improved archer – Wilbur

Thank you to Chris and Warren for acting as Instructors, Len for front and back of house support. Yet again, there was a special delivery of coffee and homemade cake at around 1400 on the Sunday, which kept the instructors energised for the last 90 minutes. Thank you for the supplies.

Next Archery Beginner Course Dates

04 & 05 Aug 18  (GRADUATED)

This year, we are running an additional outdoor course during September.

15 & 16 Sep 18 (FULLY BOOKED)

Book ASAP to avoid disappointment as this course will fill up fast.

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.

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

Insurance cover and good quality equipment are provided.  You are strongly advised not to purchase archery equipment before attending the course. Our courses cost £75 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.

 

Arrow in flight on a sunny Sunday! Proud of best 12 Arrow Score

24
Jul

Summer Have-A-Go at Archery Day

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Question:  “How old will one be when one masters archery?”

Answer:    “The same age one will be if one doesn’t Have-a-Go!”

Come and join us on Saturday 11th August for some archery fun. We will be running 4 1 hour sessions during the day, starting mid morning.

Session Starting Times

Morning

Session 1    1030 – 1130 (10 Spaces)

Session 2    1130 – 1230 (10 Spaces)

Afternoon

Session 3    1330 – 1430 (10 Spaces)

Session 4    1430 – 1530 (10 Spaces)

The Have-A-Go sessions are 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.

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

Insurance cover and good quality equipment are provided. Our Have-A-Go sessions cost £7.50 per person per session, PAYPAL payments only. To book spaces, send an e-mail to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk

To avoid disappointment, book ASAP to secure a space for your preferred session time.

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11
Jun

Congratulations to our June 2018 course graduates!

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Congratulations and a massive well done to you all. It was a pleasure to meet you. We hope you continue on your archery journey and may it be a long and prosperous one!

-Doug Handyside
-Scott Hinkle
-Elijah Green
-Sarah James
-Jagoda Lupicka
-Jenni Lajzecowicz
-James R Brooke
-Lyubomir Rumenov Velchev
-Victoria Captain Johnson-Kio
-Tony Pullin

Results of the final day;

Medals

Gold – Scott

Silver – Sarah

Bronze – Doug

4th – James

Awards

Best 12 arrow Score – James
Most Improved Archer – Lyubomir

Thank you to Chris and Warren for acting as Instructors, Len for front and back of house support and to Rob and Florence for helping to pack away on Sunday afternoon.

Next Archery Beginner Course Dates

04 & 05 Aug 18  (GRADUATED)

This year, we are running an additional outdoor course during September.

15 & 16 Sep 18 (FULLY BOOKED)

Book ASAP to avoid disappointment as this course will fill up fast.

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.

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

Insurance cover and good quality equipment are provided.  You are strongly advised not to purchase archery equipment before attending the course. Our courses cost £75 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.

17
May

Congratulations to our May 2018 course graduates!

Congratulations and a massive well done to you all. Two long,enjoyable and productive days of archery. It was a pleasure to meet you. We hope you continue on your archery journey and may it be a long and prosperous one!

– Adrienn Ducza
– Carina Mincioni
– Emma Dean
– Richard Dean
– Ian Knight
– Joshua Dalby
– Daniel Hunt
– Peter Comber
– Carole Comber

After a damp day on the Saturday, the Beginners Championship H2H’s finished in nice sunny conditions on the Sunday afternoon. The gold medal was won on a tense one arrow shoot off; as Adrienn nailed a 10, the crowd seemed to gasp and cheer at the same time, and even though Dan also struck gold, it wasn’t quite enough to claim the top spot. What a fitting way to finish off a fantastic weekend.

Medals

  • Gold – Adrienn
  • Silver – Dan
  • Bronze – Rich
  • 4th – Carole

Awards

  • Highest 12 arrow score – Ian
  • Most improved archer – Emma

Thank you to Chris and Warren for acting as Instructors, Len for front and back of house support. Yet again, there was a special delivery of coffee and homemade ginger cake(this time) at around 1400 on the Sunday, which kept the instructors energised for the last 90 minutes. Thank you for the supplies.

Next Archery Beginner Course Dates

04 & 05 Aug 18  (GRADUATED)

This year, we are running an additional outdoor course during September.

15 & 16 Sep 18 (FULLY BOOKED)

Book ASAP to avoid disappointment as this course will fill up fast.

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.

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

Insurance cover and good quality equipment are provided.  You are strongly advised not to purchase archery equipment before attending the course. Our courses cost £75 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.

18
Apr

Congratulations to our April 2018 course graduates!

Collage April 2018 Beginners

Congratulations and a massive well done to you all. Two long productive days of archery. It was so much fun and a pleasure to meet you all. We hope you continue on your archery journey and may it be a long and prosperous one!

-Seung-Joo Lee
-Melanie Beatty
-Laureen Casement
-Gael Mailhol
-Sanjar Qiam
-Weihua Zhou
-James Gormley
-Benjamin Darking
-Zi Peng

After a lovely warm sunny spring day on the Saturday, the Beginners Championship H2H’s finished in rather wet conditions on the Sunday afternoon. Spirits remained high throughout the competition and the results were as follows:

Medals

  • Gold – Seung-Joo
  • Silver – James
  • Bronze – Ben

Awards

  • Best 12 arrow score – Weihua
  • Most improved archer – Zi

Thank you to Chris and Warren for acting as Instructors, Len for front and back of house support. There was a special delivery of coffee and homemade biscuits at around 1400 on the Sunday, which kept a certain person energised for the rest of the afternoon. Thank you kindly, you know who you are!

Next Archery Beginner Course Dates

04 & 05 Aug 18  (GRADUATED)

This year, we are running an additional outdoor course during September.

15 & 16 Sep 18 (FULLY BOOKED)

Book ASAP to avoid disappointment as this course will fill up fast.

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.

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

Insurance cover and good quality equipment are provided.  You are strongly advised not to purchase archery equipment before attending the course. Our courses cost £75 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.

 

1
Apr

2018 Outdoor Archery at Brighton Bowmen

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Venue

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

Dates

Our outdoor club sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays beginning April 2018.  Dates and times can be found on our Club Diary

Range Set Up and Take Down

Please assist with setting up and taking down the range. There is a range safety layout document in the storage container. Our outdoor range assessment document can be found here .

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.

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.

25
Feb

February 2018 Beginners Course

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Congratulations and a massive well done to you all. Thank you for a very enjoyable course. You all did brilliantly.

-Zara Gravett
-Georgina Sutton
-Laura Holmes
-Chantal Lardner
-Robin Lardner
-Alan Butler
-Laura Martin-Simpson
-Ivy Pierce-Nicolau
-Lance Dann
-Lola Dann

H2H results, after Sunday’s quaification round were as follows:

Gold – Chantel
Silver – Georgina
Bronze – Zara
4th – Lance

Most improved archer – Laura Holmes
Highest 12 arrow score – Lance Dann

Next Beginners Courses will be moving outside

14 & 15 Apr 18   (GRADUATED)
12 & 13 May 18  (GRADUATED)
09 & 10 Jun 18   (GRADUATED)
07 & 08 Jul 18    (GRADUATED)

04 & 05 Aug 18  (GRADUATED)

This year, we are running an additional outdoor course during September.

15 & 16 Sep 18 (10 SPACES)

Book ASAP to avoid disappointment as this course will fill up fast.

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.

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

Insurance cover and good quality equipment are provided.  You are strongly advised not to purchase archery equipment before attending the course. Our courses cost £75 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.

22
Jan

January 2018 Archery Course

 

Brighton-Archery-Beginners-January-2018

Congratulations to our January 2018 Beginners Course graduates. It was a pleasure to meet you all.

– Paige Gregory
– Colin Nicholls
– Mat Sunderland
– Nicola Tedman
– Sam Bartlett
– Catheryne Michael
– Tom Brand
– Anne Brindley
– Oscar Brindley

Secondly, a huge thank you goes out to Rod Woodhatch for giving up his Saturday to grace us with his coaching expertise, advise and guidance. Thanks Rod, your a true gent! And thirdly thanks to Chris Barrett and Warren Mason for acting as Instructors.

Next Beginners Course

Our final indoor course of the 2017/2018 season will take place during February 2018. The venue will be in the upstairs gym at The Longhill Sports Centre, Falmer Road, Rottingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 7FR. Details can be found here.

Sessions will begin at 1230 on Saturday, 1200 on Sunday; 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.

We will be running outdoor courses when the season begins in April 2018. Please keep an eye on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages for details and dates of these courses.

Brighton Bowmen Archery Club Session

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24
Dec

Congratulations and Seasons Greetings!

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Firstly, congratulations to our December 2017 Beginners Course graduates. It was a very enjoyable course and lots of fun was had by all!

– Ji-Hyun Lee
– Tara Thomas
– Drew Hardy
– Robert Buckell
– Richard Amico-Jones
– Robert Grice

Thank you to Warren Mason and Chris Barrett for acting as Instructors.

Next Beginners Course

Our next course will take place indoors during January 2018. Details can be found here.

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 on Saturday, 1200 on Sunday; 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.

Secondly, all of us at Brighton Bowmen wish our members, our friends and families, supporters and suppliers a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

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Brighton-Bowmen-Chris-Barrett

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