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Belvoir Archers and Belvoir Archers Juniors

East Midlands Archery Society

Nottinghamshire Archery Socitey

 A new and exciting dynamic archery club in the Vale of Belvoir

where you can just “shoot your bow”

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6th Summer Windsor Results

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Well, what a day.  For a change this summer, we had sunshine (lots of it) and little wind.
The day went well, with 2 National Records being shot (Subject to ratification) by Jenny Bryan and by 2 fletching Bernie Dicks who shot a perfect score (even though he finished with 2 fletchings on most of his arrows).  Continue reading

Belvoir Archers 6th Summer Windsor (UKRS)


Following our successfull Double WRS WA720 on Saturday 16th April, we will be holding the event again on Saturday 15th April 2017. more details will follow.

Entries are already coming for our UKRS Windsor on Saturday 23rd July 2016, which is being sponsored by Custom Built Archery. Continue reading

Double WA50m, 60m Cadet, 70m results


Belvoir Archers held their first Double World Record Status World Archery 50m, 60m Cadet and 70m tournament on Saturday.  The weather was a mixed bag of rain, wind, sleet, hale stones and sunshine.  The day went well with over 70 archers braving the weather (many of the archers from Lincolnshire and the east coast had upto 3″ of snow on their cars when they got up). Continue reading

2015 Winter Windsor

Saturday saw Belvoir Archers host their 5th Winter Windsor.  The weather gods were with us, so was Bernie Dicks on his 50 (again) birthday.  We had a record breaking 68 archers booked in for the October shoot, with only 2 non shows on the day.

The Lord Paramount for the day was Chris Joyce, Chairman of Belvoir Archers, and our Judges were Mario Stankovic and Christopher Lowe (on his last formal judging duty in Belvoir Archers before the family depart for their new lives in Australia in January).

Everyone shot on our new foam layered targets, funded by recent training venue grant by Sport England.  Some Regional and County records were broken or equalled, which means more work for Sue Haynes our County and Regional Records Officer.

Darren, who had only finished his beginners course 5 weeks ago, shot for the first time and took a number of photos which can be seen here   WINTER WINDSOR PHOTOS


Winter Beginners Course 2015

Belvoir Archers Coaches

The next beginners course will start in November 2015.

 Sunday 15th November 2015
Sunday 22nd November 2015
Sunday 29th November 2015
Sunday 6th December 2015
MINIMUM AGE 13 – NO MAXIMUM AGE Continue reading

2014 Beginners Courses and Have-a-go sessions

Belvoir Archers Coaches

The first course beginners course starting in April 2014 is now fully booked.  The next course will be end of March/April 2015 split between the Barnstone Field and  at the indoor venue in Cotgrave Leisure Centre – more dates and details to follow.

In the mean time, we will be holding a number of 2 hour taster sessions on Thursday eveings 6.30pm to 8.30pm our outdoor venue at Barnstone. Continue reading

4th Founder Members Shoot & Awards Day

Saturday 15th March saw our 4th Founder Members shoot, with the 26 archers shooting on a dry but windy day.

Honours in the Senior Trophy went to Steve Evans, whilst his daugter Alanna was pipped at the post by Max Wood shooting for only the 2nd time at 30 yards. Continue reading

New member ~ Richard Page

new members

We have  a new member – Richard Page who has joined us following successful completion of course no 7 – coached by Steve B
Richard lives in Barnstone and we should see him around and about soon

Beginners Courses

Belvoir Archers Coaches

The April beginners course is now full.
The next planned course will be starting in November 2014 – dates to be confirmed

Belvoir Archers Indoor Season


The summer season is all but over, the nights are drawing in and the wind is getting chilly.  The field will still be available during the winter for outdoor shooting if you so wish.  I would not advise shooting if it is below freezing as it may damage the structure of your bows – especially the longbow archers amongst us. Continue reading

3rd Winter Windsor 2013 ~ RESULTS


The club held their 3rd Winter Windsor on Sunday 20th October.  The weather was fairly kind to us,with the rain holding off until Sue presented the Ladies Recurve Trophy to Ruth Welsh of The Foxes (I think it was Sue’s tears at not winning), how ever the wind did prove challenging to some.  Simon Holmes did try to convert his compound into a weather vane by throwing it up the field to see which way the wind was blowing.. Continue reading

New Member ~ Max Wood


I would like to welcome our newest member to Belvoir Archers Junior Club ~ Max Wood.  Max finished the Beginners course in the summer and is looking forward to shooting with us indoors on Saturday Mornings.

Welcome Max

New Member ~ Les Whitbread


We would like to welcome our latest member from Course no 6 – Les Whitbread (father of our own Lord Leigh Whitbread of Glencoe).

Les will be shooting recurve and hopefully keeping Leigh under control.

Club Coaches

Belvoir Archers Coaches

On Sunday 21st July, Helen Lowe and Bryan Haynes both qualified as Level 2 coaches. We would both like to thank all club members who have helped us over the last 9 months, especially Richard Davies, Leigh Whitbread and Ros … Continue reading

Belvoir Archers gain places in the County Team again

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Congratulations to the following for being selected to represent the County Target Team this year Ladies Recuve         Sue Haynes    Tri-Counties and The Thoresby Trophy Ladies Compound   Helen Lowe     The Thoresby Trophy Gents Longbow       Steve Gamble Tri-Counties and The Thoresby Trophy … Continue reading


Saturday say our 3rd summer windsor.  A total of 49 archers booked in, and all turned up to shoot.  Compound, Longbow, Recurve and Barebow disciplines were represented. It was a good day, starting off a bit chilly following the recent … Continue reading

3rd Summer Windsor

The 3rd Summer Windsor is now upon us.  We have 49 archers from around the region shooting, with the furthest guest coming from Aardwolf Archers in Sheffield and Silver Spoon Bowmen in Spalding.

We are set for a scorching day, so wet floppy hats, sun screen and lots of water is the flavour of the day.

Our Lady Paramount, Mrs Nicky Weston – High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire is due to arrive during the afternoon to watch the end of the tournament and present the worth winners their castles at the end of the day.

Once again, Maurice Clarke has produced a unique Castle trophy, which we have yet to see.


A good turnout was made at the County Championships on Sunday 14th July by Belvoir Archers with 7 archers representing the club. Congratulations to our 2 County Champions Sue Haynes – Lady Recurve  – (who also won the Ladies Recurve … Continue reading

County Championships

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Congratulations to our archers who shot in the County Championships at Rolls Royce on Sunday 14th July.  We had 9 archers shooting the York, Hereford, Bristol II and National round. Ladies Recurve Lady Champion ~  Sue Haynes Gents Longbow Champion … Continue reading

Committee changes following the AGM


Last night saw Belvoir Archers 3rd AGM with over 20 club members present.  The AGM went well concluding with the election of new officers of the club. The Committee would like to thank the work of the 2012 – 2013 … Continue reading

May Bank Holiday at Rolls Royce


Sunday 5th may saw 10 archers from Belvoir Archers attend the first of the 2013 league shoots at Rolls Royce Bowmen Sherwood. Ros, Alex and Ian were attending their first tournament whilst Helen and David were shooting their first tournament … Continue reading

Bingham LCAC Western – Shoot report


Today a handful of Belvoir Archers attended the shoot hosted by Bingham Leisure Centre Archery Club.   The round was a Western (4 dozen at 60 yards and 4 at 50, with shorter distances for novices and juniors). The weather started … Continue reading

Abbydale Archers shoot report

steve gamble

On Saturday 6 April Steve Gamble attended the longbow Western hosted by Abbeydale Archers near Sheffield on what was the best shooting day so far this year. Of course it was the wrong sort of sun and quite distracting at full draw ( excuse #1)
This is a lovely ground to shoot at, even if it is a bit hilly (excuse #2…)
And the company was good (but distracting, excuse #3)
Awards were BLBS style with Steve’s 492 being good enough to win the Easter egg for best score.

New Members ~ Alex Bridges and Heidi Walker

New Archer

Following successful completion of our indoor course at Cotgrave, we are pleased to welcome Abby’s dad ~ Alex Bridges to Belvoir Archers and Heidi Walker to Belvoir Archers Juniors.

3rd Founder Members Shoot

2013 Founder Member Archers

  On Saturday 16 March Belvoir Archers assembled for the third Founders Shoot.  It was an excellent turnout despite the unpleasant weather, after a briefing in the shelter of the Country Club the field party set to and soon got … Continue reading

New Member ~ Leigh Whitbread

New Archer

The ink is only just dry on the course completion certificates for our indoor course at Cotgrave, when Leigh Whitbread has returned his form, paid his dues and is looking forward to joining us all. Some of you may have … Continue reading