Canterbury Archers founded 1955

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Straw Boss Available

Posted by Glyn Levis on July 7, 2015 at 8:50 AM

Are you looking to do some practise in your back garden? Are you looking for a straw boss? One of our members has one avaialble free of charge! 

All you need to do is collect it from Whitstable.

Contact the club for details.

Canterbury Two-Way Longbow Shoot

Posted by Glyn Levis on July 7, 2015 at 5:35 AM

The annual Canterbury Two-Way Longbow Shoot was held on Saturday July 4th. More details toi follow but you can see some of the photographs in our Photo Gallery.

ontarget National Club Competition

Posted by Glyn Levis on June 29, 2015 at 7:15 PM

Canterbury finally competed in the ontarget National Club Competition overcoming the CMO Bowmen from Croydon.

Congratulations to the team of Theresa Gower and Patrick Sinnett-Smith (compound) and Lydia Sinnett-Smith and Kevin Twyman (recurve).

They await the winners of the match between Gulidford and Alton and Four Marks in the next round.

National County Championships at Lilleshall

Posted by Glyn Levis on June 29, 2015 at 6:55 AM

Congratulations to Bayley Sargeant who was part of the Kent Ladies Compound Team that came 4th overall in the County Championships. Despite picking up an injury that required treatment after each end, she managed to complete the round and helped the team to their highest ever finish.

Compound Bow Bag For Sale

Posted by Glyn Levis on June 29, 2015 at 6:50 AM

Are you looking for a bag for your Compound Bow?

Visit the For Sale page for a pleasant surprise!!

Kent World Archery Star Tournament

Posted by Sam on June 24, 2015 at 1:30 AM

Last weekend Jason, Bayley and Graham Goldfinch attended the Kent World Archery Star tournament at Vigo.  Jason started well, taking the lead after the 90m and just missed out on 3rd place to Mike Aldridge of Dover, by golds.  Bayley won the senior ladies round, scoring a new competition pb and just missing her first Grand Master Bowman by 3 points.  Graham came 14th in the mens 1440.  Full results can be seen here[Results].pdf

Evolution Archers Novelty Clout Shoot

Posted by Glyn Levis on June 13, 2015 at 7:25 PM

Saturday 11th July

Assembly – 10am On the field at Bromley High School, Blackbrook Lane, Bickley, BR1 2TW

Distances 140 yds, 100 yds and 80 yds

Subject to entries Longbows, ladies and junior barebows, flat bows, horsebows etc. all wecome.

No compounds, crossbows or gents recurves (sorry, we haven’t got the space)

Cost £6 per head.

Please indicate ages of anyone under 18. RSVP to with name, club, GNAS membership number, senior/junior, gent/lady and bow type Payment on the day Sorry, no refreshments available

CAMRA beer festival

Posted by Glyn Levis on June 9, 2015 at 4:00 AM


Volunteers are needed to help with our regular archery have-a-go fundraiser at the beer festival this year.


23rd July 6-9pm


24th July 12-4, 4-6, 6-9pm


25th July 11.30 – 2.30, 2.30 – 5.30.



There is a signup sheet in the clubhouse, if you can only help for an hour or 2 it would be appreciated.



Remember, the money we make at this event helps keep our club fees down and, as was noted in the minutes of last years AGM, if we do not get sufficient volunteers this may be the last year we attend the beer festival.

All hands are appreciated, you don't need to be a coach or an expert shooter to be useful at this event.


Crystal Palace Bowmen 44th open tournament

Posted by Glyn Levis on June 9, 2015 at 3:55 AM

 The Crystal Palace Bowmen 44th Open Tournament, (Record Status and Rose Award event), will take place on Sunday 17th April 2016.

Closing date for entries is Monday 4th April 2016.


KAA Kent Field Championships 2015

Posted by Glyn Levis on June 9, 2015 at 3:55 AM

The KAA Kent Field Championships 2015 will take place on Sunday 18th October 2015 at the KAF Woodstock Venue,

Pett Lane, Gore Wood, Nr. Sittingbourne, Kent.

The closing date for entries is Friday 18th Sept 2015.

England Team Selection for the Junior National Outdoor Championships

Posted by Sam on June 1, 2015 at 1:30 PM

We are very proud  to announce that Bayley Sargeant has been selected, once again,  to shoot for England in the Junior Home Nations Match which will take place on Saturday 4th July at the Junior National Outdoor Championships at Lilleshall.

The full team and reserves can be seen here:

BA Postal League Final Results

Posted by Sam on May 27, 2015 at 8:20 AM

The final results are in for the BA Postal League.

Compound Frostbite we came 2nd in Division 3.

Compound Portsmouth we came 2nd in Division 5.

Recurve Frostbite we came 3rd in Division 7

Recurve Portsmouth we came 5th in Division 2.

Bayley was highest girl in Division for compound frostbite in March and highest girl in Division in February and March for the Compound Portsmouth.

Rosemary was highest lady in the Division for the Recurve Portsmouth for both February and March.

Bayley has won highest overall compound Girl for both the Portsmouth and Frostbite in the BA Postal League.

The full results are found here

National Series held at Oxford Archers

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 25, 2015 at 9:25 AM

Bayley Sargeant competed at the National Series Competition held at Oxfoed Archers last weekend. She was competing alongside some of the top adult compound archers in the country and performed extremely well. If you would like to see the results and some photographs then click on the link below.

under construction notice

Posted by dave on May 9, 2015 at 5:20 PM

I am revamping these web pages at the moment, so this is a bit of housekeeping about the website.

As you can see, this news page is now in ‘blog’ format. there are some good and bad points to this: it is easier for us to add items to this page, what we do add will be date-stamped and the author is automatically identified. It will be possible in the near future to have multiple contributors who can post directly to this page. All of this should mean that the site gets updated quickly without exhausting the webmaster!

On the downside, we don’t have quite as much control over the formatting of images, so all images are posted full size and without cropping.

invitation for corrections

News items have not been dated before, so in moving the content over from the old format I have approximated the dates. The entries go back to 2009, before I joined, and so the dates and even the chronological order of some of the older items might be a bit off. Please let me know if you spot an error of this kind, we only have to do this once. I have tried to keep links and photos with these posts, but in a few cases I haven’t been able to. Most of them will hopefully be restored in the near future.

Tonbridge Archers Birthday Shoot

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 7, 2015 at 12:10 PM

On Sunday 26th April, three archers from the club, Kim Curtis, Sheila Pocock and James Paine shot at Tonbridge Archers Birthday Shoot.

The weather conditions were not quite as the fine the day before. It was cold, damp and windy, not at all pleasant. Lunch time couldn't come quickly enough as Tonbridge Archers supplied a very excellent Ham or Cheese salad, and hot drinks were available all day.

At the end of shooting tea, coffee and cakes were enjoyed while the Raffle Prizes were drawn and the awards were presented.

Our archers received awards for first, second and third scores plus a handicap medal and also two Raffle prizes.

Next year it would be nice if more of our archers could attend as it's in beautiful surroundings, good food and pleasant company.

Sheila Pocock

Fixtures around the South-East

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 7, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Fancy a change from shooting at Canterbury? Looking to stretch your wings and meet other archers? Then why not have a go at entering some tournaments. Click here to see what's on in and around Kent. Thanks to Patrick Sinnett-Smith for finding the list.

Mini-Somner at Thanet Archers

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 5, 2015 at 4:55 PM

This years Mini-Somner is being hosted by Thanet Archers on Sunday 7th June. All our members are cordially invited to take part in this small and friendly shoot (only archers from Canterbury, Thanet and Folkestone are invited). The rounds are mixed Windsors and Albions. Speak to Bob Gawler or download an application form from here.

International Selection Shoots

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM

This weekend, Bayley Sargeant is attending the Selection Shoot at Lilleshall. If all goes well she may be chosen to represent Great Britain at the World Championships in Ogden, USA. We wish her well but whatever the outcome to be asked to attend this shoot after only 2 years of shooting is a magnificent achievement. Good luck, Bayley!

If you would like to follow her progress over the weekend then click on the link below for the latest scores.

Little Stanley Cup 2015

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 1, 2015 at 8:05 AM

Congratulations to all who took part in the tournament on what could arguably be described as "The coldest 2 days of the Winter".


Despite that we managed to raise £260 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and Stanley was able to put in an appearance as our Lord Paramount.


There were other winners apart from GOSH and they were


Kevin Twyman (Recurve), Grahame Andrews (Longbow) and Mark Kenyon (Compound).


Once again thank you for all your generous donations and it isn't too late to donate if you weren't able to take part!!


Cheques made payable to Canterbury Archers, BACS transfer details below or cash when you next appear at the club will be greatly appreciated. I will not be sending a cheque for at least 2 weeks so no excuse!


BACS details: A/C no. 39799803, Sort Code 09-01-53, ref details GOSH followed by your surname eg. GOSHSmith


A special thank you to Rosemary Hewett for her magnificent cakes.


Visit Photo Gallery for more pictures


ontarget Club Competition 2015

Posted by Glyn Levis on May 1, 2015 at 6:20 AM

The club is entered automatically in this competition and this year our first round match is at home against Romney Marsh Bowmen.

Before I commit the club I need to know if there is any interest.

The ontarget Club Competition is a knockout team competition where clubs host or travel to a match. Clubs are initially drawn with others from their Counties or Regions to minimise travel.

Each team consists of 4 archers of whom 2 must be recurve archers and 2 must be compound archers (although recurve archers can be classified as compound archers). The team of archers must be of mixed gender and archers should be 14 years old or older.

Matches are around 2 hours long and will consist of 3 rounds of 2 dozen arrows at 50m on an 80cm face, with archers shooting ends of 6 arrows. Each round sees the team shoot as Team, a Pair and finally as an Individual against the other team.

If you are interested please sign up on the board asap so I can make a decision as to whether we continue. The first round must be completed in April and we have been drawn against Romney Marsh Bowmen.

For further information please speak to Glyn Levis.