There are three ways of joining the club, depending on your experience.
If you have no experience then sign up for a beginners course. This is your best way as we teach you the basis of shooting safely and if you pass at the end you can join the club immediately. Check the beginners course page.
Active ArcherGB member
If you an experienced archer with a valid ArcheryGB membership card and you wish to transfer your membership to our club, then use the contact information on this website to arrange to meet a club officer on one of our shooting days. Contact information.
Archer with previous experience
If you are a lapsed member of ArcheryGB (or GNAS) or have previous experience of shooting with a bow and arrow, then we will need to do a safety assessment before you can join. We’ll evaluate your current knowledge to ensure you understand the basic etiquette of archery and understand the need to practice archery in a way that is safe to you and others. Contact us to arrange this with a coach.
Results from the Portsmouth Open shoot held on 18th March 2018.
Many thanks to all the archers and field party that turned up on an unexpectantly cold day.
Indoor Portsmouth 2018 Results Sheet
Corus Deeside Archery Club are proud to be hosting a record status Hereford and Bristol rounds tournament on behalf of North Wales Archery Society on July 30th. This is an open event to all Archery GB registered archers. Please see the attached file for details of how to enter. We look forward to seeing you on the day and wish you all good shooting.
The event has now taken place and the results are attached to this article. Thanks to all who came to shoot and support the event and congratulations to those who took medals. We hope to see you next year.
We would love to hear your feedback from the day as this was our first one day Hereford which replaced our usual double FITA 1440. How did you find the day went? Did you prefer the one day event to the two day event? All feedback is welcomed.
NWAS Hereford 2017 results
Corus Deeside Archery Club are pleased to announce the NWAS Double Portsmouth tournament on the 26th of February, 2017. The event will be held in the sports hall of Coleg Cambria (Connah’s Quay). Please use the attached entry form to apply for a place. Additional details can be found in the information section of the attached form.
PLEASE NOTE: Updated entry form has additional information only, the application form remains the same.
EDIT: Sessions B and C are both now full however there are still places in session A for anyone still wishing to participate.
EDIT: Target List is now available.
EDIT: Thanks to all who attended the NWAS Double Portsmouth hosted by Corus Deeside Archery Club, both archers and helpers. The results are now available attached to this post.
Double Portsmouth 2017 result sheet
Corus Deeside Archery Club are proud to once again have hosted the North Wales Archery Society’s
Double 1440 and Metrics I-V World Record Status Tournament.
It was be held over the weekend of September 17th & 18th 2016.
North Wales FITA 2016 report
The results from the Corus Indoor Tournament can be found Indoor 2016 Results – V2
Question: I want to go on a beginners course, but I do not have any equipment!
Answer: That fine, we provide all the equipment to enable you to shoot safely during the beginners course.
Whilst on the course we will advise you on the best equipment to suit your pocket and style and when to buy.
Please do not purchase any equipment upfront as it may be unsuitable.
On the day of the course please bring a light rainproof jacket and wear a close fitting top, as the bowstring can catch on baggy tops. Also open-toed sandals are not permitted on any archery field.
If you have long hair, it is advisable to secure it, so that it doesn’t catch on the bowstring.
Question: My Son/Daughter would like to learn to shoot.
Answer: Welcome, but there are a few things you should know.
Archery is a demanding physical sport. Whilst we do not run or jump around with lots of exercise, the repeated action of pulling a bow can be physically demanding and the concentration involved means we have to put a lower limit on the age of a child that we feel comfortable teaching.
Currently we consider 8 years old as the very lowest age we can teach this sport to a child.
In additional, due to the nature of our sport, we ask that a parent or guardian be in attendance at all times. The coaches will be in control of the beginners whilst they are active engaged in shooting, but at all other times, the parents should be responsible for their child.
We recommend that an adult from the family take up the sport. This allows the family to understand more fully the highs and lows the junior archer is facing as they develop. Archery is a sport which all the family can partake in and get enjoyment from.
We cannot stress enough the advice that equipment purchases should only be undertaken after the beginners course is completeand the coaches have had a change to assess the correct parameters. Buying the wrong equipment without taking advice and training could cause damage or harm (potentially permanent), or simply discourage a beginner from taking the sport up.
To take the beginners course you only need to pay once for the entire course, which covers the provision of the venue, coaches and hire of the equipment for the entire course.
The fees are as follows:
- Adults £65
- Juniors (under 18) £45
- Two adults £110
- One adult plus one junior £90
- Additional adult + £45
- Additional junior + £25
If you attend one of our Have-A-Go sessions (£10 per person for an hours individually coached shooting) and sign up for a beginners course then the £10 fee will be deducted from your beginners course fees.
To join the club as a member, additional fee’s are required.
It is finally the summer of 2018 and we are outdoors again.
Our chairman Pete has drawn up a list of activities to help us develop as a club and as archers. The programme is attached.
Please read through the programme and be prepared to the day. We will be keeping to the schedule for beginners courses and target days. If you do not want to shoot a round on a target day, then please ensure you shoot in sync and help to keep the day moving forward without any delays.