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

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

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

  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

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

Sherwood Clout

Sunday saw 4 club members shoot the Clout at Sherwood Archers. Dennis shot his first clout, and came 3rd in the combined gents 165m/125m Barebow Clout shoot with a respectable 99.  Dennis had not had any practice at clout and … Continue reading

New Member ~ Daniel Reddish

Daniel Reddish has joined the club this week.  Daniel completed course in October 2012 and has waited until this year to  take the plunge. He will be joining fellow course members Ricard DT, Richard G, Steve E, Adam and Abby in shooting the recurve bow.

Welcome aboard Daniel

Beginners Course no 5

Sunday saw the start of our first indoor beginners course at Cotgrave.  The course is fully booked with 16 trainee archers shooting.  The first day was a success, with lots of smiles all round.

We would like to thank Mike Thomason (Wilford Bowmen),  Arthur Williamson and Mario Stankovic (Sherwood Archers) for their support in helping out with extra coaching duties for the course.

New Member ~ Ian Davies

Ian Davies shot as a junior in Dorset 20 years ago, and has now decided to take up archery once again.  I shot with Ian on Saturday up the field for his first shoot with his new recurve bow that … Continue reading

Dennis Takes over as Records Officer

Dennis Crompton has officially taken over as the new Club Records Officer from Steve Gamble.

The Club would like to thank Steve for his work over the last 18 months as Records Officer.

Sumbission for club records will still be done in the same manor as before, i.e. the form is to be completed on the Handicaps Page – which will send an automatic email to

Indoor Shooting over the Christmas period

Please see below details of indoor shooting for the next 4 weeks:-   Sunday 16th December            7pm – 9pm   Sunday 23rd December           7pm to 9pm   Sunday 31st December            No Shooting   Sunday 6th January 2013         7pm – 9pm … Continue reading

19th November ~ Steve Gamble wins the EMAS Indoor Championships

On Sunday 18 November Steve Gamble took part in the East Midlands Archery Society Indoor championships hosted by Sherwood Archers.  The round was a FITA 18, 60 arrows at a 40cm face at 18 metres (longbows are allowed a full size face, compound and recurves must shoot on three spots).  Shooting the last session of the day Steve arrived to find that Dean Hirst from Derwent Bowmen had put in 427 in the middle session.  However, shooting 438, one point short of his personal best, Steve took the trophy for the fourth time.

18th November ~ Steve Gamble wins the BLBS Indoor Championships

On Saturday 17 November Chantry Bowmen hosted the British Long Bow Society indoor championship near Rotherham.  The round was a double Worcester, shot two way.
(A Worcester is 5 dozen arrows shot in 5 arrow ends at a black and white 40cm face, half way through the round archers change from the top to the bottom face which adds to the challenge.)
This year Belvoir were represented by Steve Gamble, who holds the BLBS records for hits (120) and score (445) in this round.
BLBS award first prize on hits, which Steve won this year with 119 hits out of 120 arrows with his overall score for the double round being 429.

17th November ~ Belvoir Archers Go Indoors

Following the announcement of the Sport England Grant last week, Belvoir Archers now have in indoor venue.  We now shoot at Cotgrave Leisure Centre on Sunday Evenings between 7pm and 9pm.  Can archers be there for 6.45 to help in the setup of the equipment.

Part of the grant was to supply a new 25m net and 8 new foam layered targets which arrive this week.

The Cotgrave Leisure Centre allows us to shoot upto 20 yards, so club members can shoot Portsmouth or FITA18 rounds, or can practice as required.  Club coaches will be available during the sessions to help with any queries you may have.  Helen Lowe, a coach from Burton Joyce, will be coming to assist with the coaching of the junior members – thankyou Helen for your help.

In the new year, Belvoir Archers will be running an indoor beginners course, dates and numbers to be confirmed in the near future.



1st November ~ Sport England Funding

Belvoir Archers are excited and proud to announce that they have received a grant for £4,063 from Sport England to purchase netting, indoor targets, 15 beginners bows and coaching for Steve Burdett and Peter Emery. This means that Belvoir Archers will be able to run beginners courses indoors at our new indoor venue at Cotgrave Leisure Centre.

Coaching Feeback from Tim Slater

“Having joined the club as newly trained archers we have received invaluable advice from Bryan and Dave as we progress from our beginners status. This was firstly about building confidence and now ismto hone our techniques. We were shown the 8 steps methods and this was a much easier and logical method than our beginners training which was taken at an alternative club. The coaches are always support, offering great advice in a constructive and relaxed manner.”

22nd October – The 2nd Winter Windsor Results


Sunday saw our 2nd Winter Windsor tournament with over 40 archers from around the region competing.  At 7,30am, when the field party came to setup, the field was blanketed in thick fog, which, at that time of the morning, you could not see the 60 yard targets from the shooting line.   Alan, Dennis and Tony were sent off in to the fog to move the sheep from the field by the targets  to the safe narrow field area down behind the shooting line, this a bit worrying as Alan had a smile on his face and wellington boots on his feet! Continue reading

19th October ~ the Winter Windsor is almost here ~ updated target list


Sunday sees out 2nd Winter Windsor tournament.  We have another good turn out with 46 archers shooting from 18 different clubs.  We have archers from all over the region, with some traveling a good distance to be with us ~ Hamish & Dale  coming down from Assheton Bowmen in North Manchester, Mark & Nathaniel coming down from Cheshire County Bowmen and Steve coming from New Century Bowmen in Macclesfield. Continue reading

6th October ~ club handicaps

The handicaps page has been updated, and well done to Barbara, Dennis and Nigel for dropping thier handicaps.

Dennis now has a handicap of 47 and his second class award
Nigel’s handicap is down to 65
Barbara has the same handicap as Nigel,  but as a lady, Barbara  has reached her third class award