Welcome to Worthing Archery Club and our new website. Our club was formed back in 1949 and has had a long and distinguished history producing archers the like of former world champion field archer Gary Kinghorn and Master Bowman and member of the Archery GB Paralympic Development Team, Heath Saxby. We shoot both Target and Field Archery for Recurve, Compound and traditional Longbow all year round at our field and woodlands on the outskirts of Worthing. The Club provides a competitive as well as a social environment, whether you are just starting out or are an experienced archer looking to compete. Established for more than 60 years Worthing Archery Club has a long track record of supporting archers young and old to achieve success at local, regional, national and international level. We meet from March to October on Wednesday and Friday nights and all day Saturday and Sunday. During winter, club days are Saturday and Sunday.
Worthing Archery Club welcomes both complete beginners to the sport as well as seasoned archers and a warm welcome is assured to all. All members of the club are treated equally whether you have been shooting for 20 minutes or 20 years. If you are a beginner, please read about the beginners courses we run throughout the year.
Details of membership and fees can be found here
Our website has a number of new areas which are only available to members of the club itself. To access these areas you must first create an account on this website. Creating an account is completely free but only members of Worthing Archery Club can do so. When you join the club you will be given a passphrase which you need to enter into the Registration Contol panel on the left and click on submit. Once you've done this you will be able to complete the registration process.
Our second beginners course of the year took place over the bank holiday weekend of April 30th & 1st May. Seven prospective new archers enjoyed their two days being taught barebow and freestyle bow styles and correct 'T form'. At the end of each day a short tournament was held and everyone was grouping well with scores being very close. On day 1 the focus was on barebow which everyone took to very well and even after the distance was increased everyone was able to adjust and get their arrows into the gold again. Day 2 was all about freestyle and whilst, as expected, the introduction of sights and a different anchor position, was initially a bit of a challenge for some, with the help of the coaches it was only a few ends before everyone was shooting well and by the end of the day many were grouping very tightly.
Again we would like to extend our gratitude to those members that gave up their bank holiday weekend to help run this course, we couldn't do it without you. Everyone on the course expressed how much they enjoyed it, how much they learned and how helpful and friendly they found everyone and many have already joined our club.
If you would like to be on our next beginners course please contact the club secretary our courses are always very popular and we do have a waiting list so register your interest today.
Photos from this course can be seen below.
Our first beginners course of 2016 took place last weekend, April 23rd & 24th. 10 beginners learned how to shoot barebow on Day 1 with demonstrations on compound bows and then on Day 2 progressed to shooting freestyle with demonstrations on traditional bows. Despite the cold everyone picked things up quickly and most importantly, had a lot of fun. The feedback received has been universally positive and we are pleased to say that we now have several new club members. We would like to extend our thanks to all those that so kindly gave up their weekend to help and who made our guests feel welcome and gave them such an enjoyable introduction to not only our sport but also to our club.
There is another beginners course this coming weekend, April 30th & 1st May) - we have had a last minute cancellation and have 1 vacancy so if you would like to join us then please get in touch ASAP. If there are any members who would be able to help set-up (11am) or take down (4:30pm) or who would like to help coach then it would be very much appreciated.
Our beginners courses are always very popular and we do have a waiting list so if you would like to take up archery then please get in contact as we hope to be running another course in the next few months.
Photos from this course can be seen below.
We are pleased to announce that, for the third year in a row, we will be running the Sunburn League throughout the summer months. If you haven't shot in previous years, the Sunburn League is a great way to not only get or improve your handicap but to also achieve classifications up to Bowman, the highest classification possible at club level and its a lot of fun too.
The league works on the handicap system which means that archers of all abilities and experience can compete against each other on an equal basis and archers can even compete against each other when shooting different rounds. As we did last year we will be shooting variations of the Long Metric rounds details of which can be found below. This year's Sunburn League will be run by our League Secretary, Paul Murray who did a great job of running the Frostbite League over the winter. If you wish to enter any of the rounds please make sure you let Paul know ASAP as places do fill up fast. Paul can be contacted here.
Sunday saw our first Frostbite league shoot of the year. A big thank you to all 14 Archers who braved the windy and slightly muddy conditions.
We had everything from flapping targets to one boss blowing over, but hey that’s what the Frostbite league is all about – braving and adjusting to the elements!!!!
The great thing about this competition is we are in 2 leagues (A&B) A league is made up of the following teams.
1 Worthing A.C. A
2 Ditchling A.C. B
3 Pastures C of A (company of Archers)
4 The High Weald A.C. B
5 Assheton B`men B
6 Woking A.C. B
1 Leek A.C.
2 Andover Archers B
3 Atkins Archers B
4 Worthing A.C. B
5 Maidenhead Archers B
6 Sutton Coldfield A.C. B
On Sunday we shot against Ditchling and Sutton Coalfield – we await their scores.
Our next Frostbite League will take place on Sunday 13th Dec and we will be shooting against Pastures C of A & Maidenhead. Everyone is welcome.
Photos from Round 1 can be seen below