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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 are hosting their 6th Summer Windsor this Saturday – 23rd July 2016.
Belvoir Archers are running a number of Beginners Courses and Have a Go sessions this year, more details can be found on the
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
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
All is on track for our Double WRS WA50m 60m and 70m on Saturday 16th April.
All 20 bosses are fully booked
There will be a refreshments van on the field for breakfast and lunch from 7am Continue reading
As of 9am on 22nd Feb 2016, we have the following No spaces left at this shoot
we are running a waiting list which currently stands at
70m = 13
60m = 8
50m = 1
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
Belvoir Archers are pleased to announce that they have been successful in gaining a grant from Sport England to help get our outdoor coaching facility up and running. Continue reading
Belvoir Archers would like to thank PAM SAINT-GOBAIN for their generous donation of 6 x 3 legged target stands, Arrow Box for our beginners course and some paint for our new container that is coming soon. Continue reading
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
Belvoir Archers will be hosting 2 tournaments again this year.
for more information and entry forms, click on the links below
Saturday 25th July 5th Summer Windsor UK Record status
Saturday 3rd October 5th Winter Windsor
The Summer Beginners course will start on Friday 22nd May 2015 at 6pm.
The next beginners course will be in March 2015. The course will consist of 4 sessions, 2 indoors at Cotgrave Leisure Centre and 2 outdoors at our field in Barnstone. Continue reading
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
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
Congratulations to Martin Jones for passing his Level 1 coaching course at the weekend. Continue reading
We have allocated an extra coach to the course in April, so we have 3 new adult places left.
Click here for more details and application form
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
The April beginners course is now full.
The next planned course will be starting in November 2014 – dates to be confirmed
The beginners course no 7 which is to be held at Cotgrave Leisure Centre in February is now Full.
Keep you eyes open for course No 8 for the Summer of 2014
Belvoir Archers are running a beginners course at Cotgrave Leisure Centre during February and March 2014. There are still 6 places left. … Continue reading
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
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
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.
Sunday 15th October saw 4 archers brave the high winds and rain at the Bingham Western. Due to the weather conditions, it was reduced to a Warwick round – to try and miss the rain. Well done to the brave … Continue reading
The 4th Summer Windsor on Saturday 26th July has been granted UK Record Status.
There are not may Windsor rounds shot in the UK that have been granted UK Record Status.
New Entry forms will be issued shortly
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.
The weekend saw a number of Belvoir Archers shooting at the Bowmen of Glen FITA weekend. It was a very well run shoot, good weather (sun and very little wind) and the results were published within 3 hours of the … Continue reading
Welcome to the Belvoir Archers Junior Club to Angus Sturley, who has just completed his outdoor course no 6. Angus will be shooting with the club in the near future. … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
Congratulations to Steve Burdett and Peter Emery who have passed their Level 1 coaching exams at Derwent Archers today. They have both spent the last three and a half months travelling to Darley Dale to take their Level 1 course. … Continue reading
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
On Sunday 28 April Bryan and Steve travelled with their longbows to Spalding to a tournament hosted by Silver Spoon Bowmen. The round was a St George, 3 dozen each at 100, 80 and 60 yards, with shorter rounds available. … Continue reading
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
following successful completion of the indoor course in Cotgrave, the following archers have decided to join the club. Sophie Chell, Ian Triangali, Harry and Adam Bellamy. We would also like to welcome Julie Mark, long suffering wife of Steve and … Continue reading
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.
Welcome to Sheila and David Worth who have just completed the indoor course at Cotgrave.
Last night saw the last indoor shoot at Cotgrave for this season, and what a night it was. 20 archers turned out to shoot the evening, the highest of the indoor season so far. New members Ros Creasey, Alex Bridges … Continue reading
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.
Following succesfull completion of a have-a-go in 2012 and the indoor course no 5, Roselyn Creesey has joined the club today. Welcome aboard Ros … Continue reading
At the Founder Members Shoot on 16th March 2013, the Chairman ~ Steve Gamble ~ awarded classification badges and the most improved handicap trophy for the 2012 outdoor season. Well done to the following Classification awards for the 2012 outdoor … Continue reading
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
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