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!’

1
Oct

Membership Fees 2016 – 2017

 

Details of fees for the 2016 – 2017 membership year can be found here

Note that:

  • Senior fees include Archery GB, Southern Counties AS and Sussex CAA affiliation
  • Junior fees apply to those aged under 18 at the date of joining and include Archery GB, Southern Counties AS and Sussex CAA affiliation
  • Associate members must be either direct members of Archery GB or affiliated via another club. A current Archery GB membership card, a temporary card issued by your club secretary or an e-mail confirming that your fees have been paid (from either Archery GB or your club) must be shown before you can begin to shoot with us
  • Student members must be in full-time education and either direct members of Archery GB or affiliated via another club. A current Archery GB membership card, a temporary card issued by your club secretary or an e-mail confirming that your fees have been paid (from either Archery GB or your club) must be shown before you can begin to shoot with us

If you would like more information about becoming a member of Brighton Bowmen, please e-mail your enquiry to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk.

Guests

Target fees for guests are £5 per day. Fees must be paid and proof of Archery GB membership produced before a guest begins to prepare to shoot.

Note that guests may shoot with us no more than twice each year. After that, they should enquire about joining the club as a full member.

12
Oct

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

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.

26
Aug

Membership Fees 2015 – 2016

Details of fees for the 2015 – 2016 membership year are given below.

Note that:

  • Senior fees include Archery GB, Southern Counties AS and Sussex CAA affiliation
  • Junior fees apply to those aged under 18 at the date of joining and include Archery GB, Southern Counties AS and Sussex CAA affiliation
  • Associate members must be either direct members of Archery GB or affiliated via another club. A current Archery GB membership card, a temporary card issued by your club secretary or an e-mail confirming that your fees have been paid (from either Archery GB or your club) must be shown before you can begin to shoot with us
  • Student members must be in full-time education and either direct members of Archery GB or affiliated via another club. A current Archery GB membership card, a temporary card issued by your club secretary or an e-mail confirming that your fees have been paid (from either Archery GB or your club) must be shown before you can begin to shoot with us

Joining date: 1st October – 31st December 2015

  • Seniors £170
  • Juniors £95
  • Associates £120
  • Students £60

Joining date: 1st January – 31st March 2016

  • Seniors £130
  • Juniors £70
  • Associates £90
  • Students £45

Joining date: 1st April – 30th June 2016

  • Seniors £90
  • Juniors £50
  • Associates £60
  • Students £30

Joining date: 1st July – 30th September 2016

  • Seniors £45
  • Juniors £25
  • Associates £30
  • Students £15

If you would like more information about becoming a member of Brighton Bowmen, please e-mail your enquiry to membershipsec@brightonbowmen.org.uk.

Guests

Target fees for guests are £5 per day. Fees must be paid and proof of Archery GB membership produced before a guest begins to prepare to shoot.

Note that guests may shoot with us no more than twice each year. After that, they should enquire about joining the club as a full member.

1
Aug

First Aid and Accident Reporting

Normally a trained first aider from among the membership will be in attendance on club target days.  Longhil Sports Centre staff can also provide assistance.

A first aid kit is stored in the container during the outdoor season and in the store room during the indoor season.

An accident record book can be found with the first aid kit, in which all accidents must be recorded.  This is the responsibility of all senior members present at the time of the incident.

30
Mar

Outdoor Shooting Times, April – September 2015

Archery Beginner's Course at Brighton Bowmen, April 2015

Our outdoor archery schedule for the period April 2015 through September 2015 is given below.

Venue

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

Dates

Weekends & Bank Holidays

Every Saturday and Sunday, 4th April 2015 – 27th September 2015 inclusive, from 9.00 am.

Note: there is no shooting on the following dates: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June.

We will also be shooting on Good Friday (3rd April), Easter Monday (6th April), May Day bank holiday (4th May), Whit Monday (25th May) and August Bank Holiday Monday (24th August).

Midweek

Every Tuesday evening, 21st April – 1st September, from 4.30 pm.

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.

Guests

Regardless of your age, experience or skill level, you are welcome to shoot with us. It is, however, 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.

26
Sep

Membership Fees 2014 – 2015

Details of fees for the 2014 – 2015 membership year are given below.

Note that:

  • Senior fees include Archery GB, Southern Counties AS and Sussex CAA affiliation
  • Junior fees apply to those aged under 18 at the date of joining and include Archery GB, Southern Counties AS and Sussex CAA affiliation
  • Associate members must be either direct members of Archery GB or affiliated via another club. A current Archery GB membership card, a temporary card issued by your club secretary or an e-mail confirming that your fees have been paid (from either Archery GB or your club) must be shown before you can begin to shoot with us
  • Student members must be in full-time education and either direct members of Archery GB or affiliated via another club. A current Archery GB membership card, a temporary card issued by your club secretary or an e-mail confirming that your fees have been paid (from either Archery GB or your club) must be shown before you can begin to shoot with us

Joining date: 1st October – 31st December 2014

  • Seniors £180
  • Juniors £90
  • Associates £144
  • Students £60

Joining date: 1st January – 31st March 2015

  • Seniors £140
  • Juniors £75
  • Associates £108
  • Students £45

Joining date: 1st April – 30th June 2015

  • Seniors £100
  • Juniors £60
  • Associates £72
  • Students £30

Joining date: 1st July – 30th September 2015

  • Seniors £60
  • Juniors £45
  • Associates £36
  • Students £15

If you would like more information about becoming a member of Brighton Bowmen, please e-mail your enquiry to secretary@brightonbowmen.org.uk.

Guests

Target fees for guests are £5 per day.  Fees must be paid and proof of Archery GB membership produced before a guest begins to prepare to shoot.

This facility is available for a maximum of two sessions.