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

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

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

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

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.