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Kestrels Archery club

Club Information :

Formed in 1980, Kestrels is a well established target archery club based in the market towns of Biggleswade and Sandy in Bedfordshire. The club caters for all ages from 9 to 109, from people who want to shoot for fun to competitive tournament archers and all bow types are welcome (except crossbows). We have a number of GNAS qualified coaches who can provide coaching and assistance to archers of all capabilities.

We run 4 or 5 have-a-go events at various fetes and summer events during the year in the local area and are also able to cater to groups who wish to come and try archery at our outdoor venue.

During the year we organise 2 indoor and 2 outdoor open competitions during the year which attracts archers of all ages and abilities from far and wide.

Outdoor Venue : 

Our idyllic outdoor shooting venue is located out in the fields in Furzenhall Road, Biggleswade. During the Outdoor season from April to September we have unlimited access to this so you may find archers shooting at any time, especially when the sun is shining.

Our club evenings are Tuesday and Thursday and you will also find us on the shooting field on Sunday afternoons.

Indoor Venue : 

We shoot indoors during the winter at Sandy Upper School on a Saturday evening.

Beginners Courses :

We try to run 2 courses for beginners during the year. These are held on the Saturday and Sunday of 2 consecutive weekends. New members may borrow club equipment for shooting until they feel confident and able to buy their own kit. We provide regular coaching to new members.

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Ouse Valley Archers was formed in 1995. Based at Putnoe Primary School in Bedford, we enjoy an indoor and outdoor range and promote the sport of archery, welcoming archers from inexperienced beginners to seasoned competitors.


Venue: Putnoe Primary School, Church Lane, Bedford MK41 0DH.


Session times: Sunday 2pm-4pm

                          Thursday 7pm-9pm


The club encourages archers of many different styles including recurve, compound, barebow and longbow.


We run beginners’ courses throughout the year – for details please visit



Dunstable Bowmen

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Outside Venue: Our field at the London Gliding Club, Tring Road, Dunstable, Beds LU6 2JP
Inside Venue: Manshead School, Dunstable Road, Caddington, Beds Lu1 4BB
Happy to teach: unspecified by club, contact them for more information.
Club Information: Our members are from 10years old upwards. Some people come for a shoot and a chat, some like to take part in County and National competitions.
Juniors Policy: Juniors ie. 10 to 18 year olds are encouraged to take part in competitions.
Beginners Courses: We have Beginners courses in May and Have a go events in April and September.

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Clophill Archery Club


Outside Venue:

The club’s field, behind the village hall.

Braziers Field
Kiln Lane
Tuesdays:  6pm to sunset
Thursdays: 6pm to sunset

Inside Venue:

Alameda Sports Hall
Woburn Street

Happy to teach:
Compound, recurve, barebow and longbow
Club Information:
Clophill AC has been established for over 40 years and is affiliated to the
Bedfordshire County Archery Association (BCAA), the Southern Counties
Archery Society (SCAS) and to the Grand National Archery Society (GNAS),
which is the national body.
Members of Clophill AC are lucky enough to have the use of their own field
for practice and competitions. In winter we shoot indoors at the Alameda
Sports Hall.
Some of our members shoot at national, county and local levels whilst
others simply shoot for pleasure. Whatever level you decide to shoot at you
are sure to enjoy the social side of the club, with regular fun shoots,
barbeques, a Christmas party and dinner just a few of the activities on
offer thanks to the efforts of our dedicated social secretary!
The club has members with a vast wealth of experience. If as a member you
need help, there is always someone willing to assist, you only have to ask.
The membership fees to the club are one of the lowest in the area. To
finance our activities, we hold a number of very popular events including
several world record and UK record status tournaments throughout the year.
Juniors Policy:
The minimum age for juniors is 9.  All under 18s must be accompanied by a
parent or other adult, who is responsible for the junior’s safety and
Beginners Courses:
Beginners course are run twice a year at our field, in April and June.  They
are often full, so booking in advance is advisable.  See for details, or

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Outside Venue: The field behind The Cross Keys, Pulloxhill from the beginning of April to the end of September. Saturdays 2:00 until 5:30 and Tuesday evenings 6pm until dark. Other times by arrangement.
Inside Venue: The sports hall of Redborne school, Ampthill. Saturdays 2:30pm until 5:30pm from the beginning of October until the end of March.
Happy to teach: Recurve, barebow, longbow
Club Information: Hawks is a small and friendly club, established in 1982. We pride ourselves on helping each other. Sense of humour is essential!
Members shoot recurve, compound, barebow, longbow and flat bow, target mainly although we have enjoyed some field archery at times.
Why not come along and see us? Have a chat and see if we can help you. We are always pleased to offer advice on archery and equipment.
Juniors Policy: No Specific policy to make you aware of
Beginners Courses: We run at least one beginners course annually, normally in May. The course is run over 4 weeks (normally a weekday evening) at a cost of £40. We try to make it fun, with club members always on hand to assist in addition to the coach. A full complement of club equipment is available, so no large outlay for shooting equipment.

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St Neots

Club Name: St. Neots Bowmen

Outside Venue:
The old cricket pitch, Offord Darcy (directions on club website)
Inside Venue:
Hangar 3034, Alconbury Weald (directions on club website)
Happy to teach:
Target archery. Beginners can use club equipment (recurve bows) before buying their own equipment. Members shoot recurve, barebow, longbow and compound.
Club Information:

St. Neots Bowmen has over 120 members from 8 to over 80 years old. Most members shoot recurve bows, though we also have longbow, barebow and compound archers. We are lucky enough to have exclusive and year-round use of both our outdoor range (where we can shoot up to 100yds/90m), and even luckier an indoor range (where we can shoot up to 25m).

We organise club shoots where we shoot scoring rounds to Archery GB rules 5 times every week, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Outside of these club shoots members can use both ranges for practice.

Juniors Policy: 
We do not have separate events for juniors – our junior members shoot alongside adult archers at all our club shoots. Where adult members can use both indoor and outdoor range at all times, junior members are only allowed to shoot when an adult archer is present on the range.
Beginners Courses: 
Our next course runs in September 2018, on Saturdays 8th, 15th and 22nd from 10:30am till 1pm. Cost is £40 covering all three sessions. We also organise Have-a-Go sessions on June 17th, July 21st and August 18th. For more info visit our club website

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Pepperstock Archers

Club Information

We are a friendly, welcoming archery club in the heart of Bedfordshire, catering to all ages, abilities and bowstyles. Whether you are an old hand or a beginner, shooting casually or working on your technique, our club will have what you need to reach your goals. We shoot year-round between our indoor and outdoor locations, with regular club and postal competitions and beginners courses.

Summer Venue

Slip End Playing field
Slip End

Winter Venue

Houghton Regis Leisure Centre,
Parkside Drive
Houghton Regis

More information can be found at their website