Beginners’ course through September

Booking is now live for our next beginners’ course. Dates are Monday evenings 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd September. Each session starts at 6:00pm and will last for about two hours, subject to weather and daylight. We provide all the kit you need and will show the basics of shooting safely and with a good chance of hitting the target. We will also show you some of the different kinds of bows we shoot with. You can read more about it here, and there is also a link at the bottom of that page to book your place.

Teri at the UK Invictus Trials

Teri Hughes was given the opportunity recently to try archery through the Navy as part of a programme to encourage injured service people to try out for the Invictus Games. She tried archery, liked it, found Archers of the West and joined us only a few weeks ago. Now she is in Sheffield ready (at least, we hope she is ready) to compete in the UK Invictus Trials tomorrow in the Novice Archery category.

The photo shows her looking cool in the official kit.

Teri has also made into the promotional video. She makes a brief appearance with her bow a few seconds from the end.

Good luck, Teri!

Update: Teri narrowly missed out on a bronze, coming 4th overall. We think that’s a fantastic achievement. That’s especially considering she was competing against people who have been shooting a lot longer (even in the Novice category). See our Facebook page for more details.