Bowmen of Birstall
The Bowmen of Birstall were formed in 1963. Originating in the Birstall area, the club moved to various shooting grounds before settling off Meadow Lane in the village. In 2002 the club relocated to Leicester Forest East at the 'Old Newtonians Rugby Club'. Although not in the Birstall area the club will be keeping its name.
Over the years the club has become one of the strongest in the County and the Region, winning numerous county team trophies together with winning the National Indoor Championships Team title. The club is predominantly a target archery club having members past and present that have represented Leicestershire & Rutland, the East Midlands, England and Great Britain at both junior and senior level.
The club runs a beginners course each year during the summer and holds several "Have a Go's" for local companies and groups. Mixed in with the shooting the club has social events each year such as walks, bike rides and an annual dinner. The clubs meets to shoot on Tuesdays and Fridays and visitors are always welcome.
Bowmen of Glen
The Bowmen of Glen Archery Society was originally established in 1959, and operates from its own shooting ground on Newton Lane just outside of Great Glen. The club caters for a wide range of ages and currently has around 90 members. Members shoot a wide range of bows - recurve, compound & longbow - at any level from shooting for fun, for the county, or even shooting for the country.
Members are entitled to use the shooting ground whenever they wish and we also organise indoor shooting during the winter season. The club hosts several open tournaments each year, organises beginners courses, and runs 'have a go' events for local organisations and groups at our field.
Bowmen of Rutland
The Bowmen of Rutland Archery Club was formed in 1976, and is the only target archery club in Rutland but our members come from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire as well as Rutland. The club has a very friendly membership of approximately 80 archers shooting recurve, compound and longbow; and there is an active social calendar of events.
The Junior part of the club is very active and enthusiastic with archers taking part in County and National competitions. During the winter the club shoots indoors at Casterton Business & Enterprise College and Catmose College and in the summer the club shoots outdoors at its own ground at Greetham Valley Golf Club.
The club runs a number of beginners courses for those interested in starting archery. During the winter these are held at Casterton Business & Enterprise College and Catmose College and in the summer at the Greetham ground, these courses are run by qualified coaches who are members of the club. The Bowmen of Rutland welcomes new members of all ages both experienced archers and novices alike.
Burroughs Hill Bowmen
The Burroughs Hill Bowmen are based in the Village of Ratby near Leicester. Founded in 2014, it is the newest target archery club in the county. Outdoor shooting is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. To contact the club, or to find more information on beginner courses, joining the club and future events, please see the club's Facebook page.
Foxes Archery Club
The Foxes Archery Club is based at Farnham Bridge Farm, Rothley, Leicester. It is a target archery club and it has an active junior club associated with it, The Junior Foxes, for archers under 18 years.
During the outdoor season (April to end September) the club normally on Saturday and Sunday mornings, but we have all year round access to the field at Farnham Bridge farm so can shoot at other times as well. Indoor shooting takes place at Winstanley College (just off Hinckley Road) on Saturday mornings (9.30 -11.30 am) between the end of September and the end of March.
We have archers at all levels of expertise including some who regularly represent the County in inter-county matches. Many of our archers shoot in tournaments while others just shoot for the fun of it. The club runs tournaments, fun shoots, Have-A-Go’s, Corporate “try archery” sessions, enters postal leagues and runs beginner courses throughout the year. We welcome novice as well as experienced archers. Our members are very friendly and new archers integrate easily into a good club atmosphere.
Hinckley Archers was formed in 1980, and originally consisted of 12 members. The club now has over 30 members who shoot a variety of different bow styles (recurve, compound, longbow and barebow). Some members are very competitive and have shot for the county and England in competition, whilst others just shoot for recreational pleasure.
During the outdoor season (April - September) the club shoots on the fields of the Heath Lane Academy (formally William Bradford) in Earl Shilton on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm until dark. During the indoor season (October - March) the club shoots in the sports hall at the Heath Lane Academy on Thursdayevenings, with juniors starting at 7pm and seniors at 8pm. The club runs beginners courses throughout the year, both indoors and outdoors please see the website for more details.
Ivanhoe Archers are an 'On Target' club formed in formed in 1990 and the Ivanhoe Knights, a junior club, started in 2015 has a membership of over 70 and still growing. The club caters for Longbow, Barebow, Flatbow, Recurve and Compound archers. A full calendar of shoots and fun events provides members with an exciting range of activities. The club has a friendly membership with ages ranging from 8 years to 80 years, and several families. Juniors take part in county and national competitions, with some part of the county team. Coaching is provided to help you develop your shooting by our team of coaches.
The club shoots on a Tuesday and Thursday evening and on Sunday mornings from April through to October at Ivanhoe college, North Street, Ashby de la Zouch. During the winter months shooting takes place indoors on a Saturday and Sunday evening at Hood Park Leisure Centre with a range of shoots, including clout, outdoors on a Sunday morning at Ivanhoe college.
Kirby Muxloe Archery Club
Kirby Muxloe Archery Club is one of the oldest clubs in the county. It was first formed in the late 1950s and, after a break of a few years, was revived with its present constitution in the 1970s. During the summer (April - October) the club shoots on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Kirby Muxloe Sports Club. During the indoor season the club shoots at Groby Community College. The club has archers shooting recurve, compound, barebow and longbow, and currently has 3 club coaches. Several archers currently shoot for the county team, and the club also has a very active and blossoming junior section.
The club hosts and organises some of the top FITA competitions in the county often attracting some of the country's top archers. The club also holds several internal competitions including winter postal Portsmouth and Frostbites, Christmas and Summer Solstice 'fun' shoots and one or two fun clouts through out the year, along with an Indoor and Outdoor Club Championships.
Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club
Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club (LAOFAC, or 'Foresters') was formed in 1970. The club has a growing membership including a number of coaches and a junior section "the twiglets". The club has sole access all year round to an outdoor venue at the junction of Leicester Rd, Countesthorpe and Hospital Lane. During the winter the club shoots indoors at Brockington College on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, which members of other local club are welcome to attend (for a £5 fee) if they don't have their own indoor facilities.
The club hosts a number of open outdoor tournaments. These include a charity fun shoot, two record status shoots, a longbow only two-way Western and a competition aimed at less experienced archers. The club also offers regular beginners courses, taught by qualified coaches throughout the year.
Loughborough Students Archery Club
Loughborough Students Archery Club (LSAC) exists as part of the Loughborough Students Athletic Union. The club is only open to students of Loughborough University, Loughborough College and the RNIB College. Staff and alumni of those institutions may also join with the permission of the committee. The club is therefore unable to accept membership from members of the general public.
The club was originally formed in 1966, becoming dormant for a period in the 1970s, before being re-formed a few years later. The club is highly competitive at local shoots within the county, with several members also shooting for the county team.
Lutterworth Archery Club
Lutterworth Archery Club has around 40 members ranging in age from 7 to 60+. The club accommodates all bow types (except crossbows) and offer club competition for those who wish to participate and officially record their scores. The main emphasis at Lutterworth Archery Club is enjoyment, in a friendly environment where everyone is welcome.
During the outdoor season (April to October) the club shoots on Saturdays (13:00) and Wednesdays (17:00). During the indoor season the club shoots on Saturdays only. The club runs several beginners courses through the year, spaces are limited, so it's advisable to book early.
Melton Mowbray Archery Club
Melton Mowbray Archery Club (MMAC) is a thriving club with a senior and junior section. There is a mix of male and female archers with a wide range of experience and ages. The club shoot mainly target archery using recurve bows, compound bows and the more traditional longbows.
From October to the end of March the club shoots indoors at Wreake Valley College in Syston on Saturdays. During the summer (April - September) shooting takes place at the Syston Rugby Club in Queniborough. The club runs courses for complete beginners and loans all equipment needed during training.
Phoenix Archers was formed in 2009 by a group of 14 like minded enthusiasts who had met at other archery events. The club originally consisted of mainly longbow archers, but now has members shooting other traditional bows (e.g.flatbows) and also modern recurve bows.
The club ground in Kibworth is available to shoot every day of the year, with official club nights on Tuesday & Thursday evenings and all day Sunday. The club runs beginner and refresher courses throughout the spring and summer, usually over a series of weekends.
Soar Valley Archers
Soar Valley Archers was formed around 30 years ago and is based in the village of Seagrave. The club has both indoor and outdoor shooting facilities and meet twice a week on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons. The club holds regular competitions and fun events, as well as a number of have-a-go events around the county.
The club runs beginners courses throughout the year. The course run on Wednesday evenings from 7pm - 9pm.
Welland Valley Archers
Welland Valley Archers was established in 1992 and has a membership of approximately 60 archers. There are junior and senior sections to the club, catering for target archery, both indoor and outdoor. Some members of the club have shot for the county team and three junior members have shot for England and GB teams.
The club has several qualified coached and runs beginners courses During the summer the club shoots outdoors on Saturday mornings, Thursday evenings and some Sundays. During the winter shooting continues outdoors on a Saturday morning and also takes place indoor on two Sundays per month.