St. Neots Bowmen is a target archery club affiliated to Archery GB (AGB/GNAS), the Southern Counties Archery Society (SCAS) and the Bedfordshire County Archery Association (BCAA). We are open to members of all ages and all abilities (subject to assessment).
A prerequisite for joining our club—as with any other affiliated archery club in the country—is that you have either successfully completed an AGB-approved beginners’ course, or have previously been a shooting member of an AGB or World Archery affiliated archery club. If it has been a while since you’ve shot, contact us and we can assess whether you’d need a refresher.
We organise club shoots—at which we shoot a variety of scoring rounds to AGB rules—five times a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from April to September, and twice weekly on Sundays and Mondays from October till March. Our members shoot a mix of bows styles: from recurve and compound to barebow, longbow or flatbow. We cannot accommodate crossbows.
We are in the lucky situation to have an outdoor range in Offord Darcy (where we shoot up to 100yds/90m) for our members’ exclusive use, year-round. Members can use the outdoor range at any time outside scheduled club events (and other things such as grass cutting…) for practice.
During the indoor season (September – March) we also shoot twice a week at the Grafham Water Centre in Perry: Sundays 10am-1pm and Mondays 6pm-8pm.
We have a large number of club bows, arrows, tabs and bracers that novice members can continue to use after they join. We advice you to hold off on buying your own equipment until you’ve shot with use for a bit—the practical advice of experienced members is invaluable in helping you choose the equipment that is right for you to buy.
How to join?
If you’ve completed a beginners course or are an experienced archer and would like to join St. Neots Bowmen, please email us at [email protected].
The new membership year starts on October 1st, but you can join from September 1st at no extra cost.
Total membership fees (including required affiliation fees) vary. As an indication, for a new member 25 years old or over, first year membership (till September 30th, 2023) would amount to £145. Total fees are lower for those 24 and under.
Visitors with current Archery GB membership are welcome to join us at one of our club shoots, space permitting.