If you’ve been on this site recently, you’ll have seen that we closed the beginners course application sign up.
Our next Beginners Course is full so any applications now will be handled as a waiting list. When a new course is scheduled we’ll contact anyone who’s put their name on the list to see if the scheduled dates are convenient.
We cannot say yet when the next beginners course will be. It’ll be down to several factors.
How any current beginners have integrated into the club and are now self-sufficient.
number of people on the waiting list
If you wish to be added to the waiting list please sign up here.
Our team member, Susan Thompson has shown the club another place where women can achieve more than men. We are proud and delighted to announce she’s officially made it into the Senior Welsh Team and will represent our country at the next Commonwealth Archery Championship Europe (http://welsharcheryassociation.com/).
Susan’s shooting career has been an ever-growing one. She has started not long ago, and after achieving the Bowman Classification last year, she has been constantly improving her scores knocking out those golden targets with persistence.
Many thanks to those who helped during the Have-A-Go session on Sunday.
It was a roaring success with great feedback for those that participated.
Here is some feedback:
Many thanks to you and fellow volunteers yesterday. William very much enjoyed the experience of shooting at the targets. Hopefully he may pursue Archery as time goes by, but more probably here in the Wirral. But you all certainly gave him a good taste of it. – Geoff
Thank you so much for a lovely morning, we all really enjoyed it. – Kate
We now have a full Beginners Course as 7 participants signed up on the back of the course and 4 parents have also signed up.
Update: This have-a-go session is now full! Thank you to everyone who has shown an interest.
We will be having further have-a-go sessions in the future, so keep an eye on the website and we’ll publish them as soon as a date is confirmed.
For those unsure about wanting to join our club and take up archery but have always wanted to try shooting a bow and arrow, then this is another opportunity.
On the 22nd August during our morning shooting session we have set aside an area for non-members to have a go of shooting a recurve bow. You’ll have a dozen arrows under the instruction of either a coach or an experienced archer.
The cost is £10. During the session you’ll be able to talk to the club members and find out about this unique sport.
Corus (Deeside) Archery Club has been in Shotton for over 50 years.
We have gone by several names during that time including John Summers and British Steel Archers.
We have been on the current grounds at Rowley’s Drive since it was used as British Steel’s Sports and Social Club, when the company helped sustain the club whilst we didn’t charge membership fees to British Steel employees.
When British Steel was sold to Corus, we became Corus (Deeside). Since then Corus has cut ties with the club but we retain the name until we see the need to change it (and we find a fitting replacement).
We have always supported our archers, some of whom have gone on to tournament winning careers shooting for county and for Wales.