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Welcome to Bowmen of Petersfield. We are a friendly and enthusiastic target archery club based in the Hampshire town of Petersfield. We shoot throughout the year at The Petersfield School, with a 100 yard range on the school playing fields in summer and a 25m range in the Sports Hall in the winter. Our members come from across East Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey and we have recurve, barebow, compound and longbow archers shooting with us.

All of our shooting sessions are open to club members and visitors from other clubs with the appropriate Archery GB affiliation. We run beginners courses several times a year and we pride ourselves on encouraging archery at all levels.

If you would like to join us, or if you want to find out whether Archery is the sport for you, then please come along and meet us or email us for more information.

Shooting Dates Updated

As the summer shooting season comes to an end, a reminder that we will be moving to shooting indoors on Tuesdays from 18th September, and no longer shooting on a Friday evening. We will continue shooting outdoors on a Sunday morning with the final outdoor shoot on 14th October.

We shoot indoors on Tuesday evenings, 19:00 until 21:00 and Sunday mornings, 10:00 until 12:00. A reminder that until we move indoors, Sunday mornings outdoors are 9:30 until 13:00 (usually finishing earlier depending on which round is shot).

Indoor shooting is in the school gym and outdoors on the school playing field in the north west corner of the site. Please walk through the tennis courts to the shooting line and not across the playing field. All arrows used outdoors must be capable of being found by a metal detector and all lost arrows must be searched for and found before leaving the school.

Boost Coaching Sessions Starting Again 9th February

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Bowmen of Petersfield are running some additional coaching sessions this winter and spring. This is a structured coaching programme specifically designed to help improving archers, and is part of the Boost Archery scheme from Archery GB.

Theses will be run on Friday evenings (7pm until 9pm) in the Gym at TPS (far end of the main school building) and we hope to run one session a month for the next few months. The first session is on Friday 9th February.
There will be a target fee of £2 per session. We can't get into the gym until 7pm, but please arrive then ready for a prompt start.

The sessions are designed to be of most help to novice and improving archers, in fact anyone who has yet to reach a First Class classification. It doesn't matter how long you have been shooting, Juniors and Seniors are all welcome. So if you want to improve your archery then please contact us and come along!

The sessions will cover a range of topics, a mix of theory and practical, and will be run as group sessions with individual help available as required. Each session will cover different aspects of shooting as part of the overall programme and so it would be ideal if archers could attend all or most of the sessions planned over the coming months but we hope you will still benefit even if you can only make a few sessions.

The next two indoor sessions are planned for:

  • Friday 9th February
  • Friday 9th March
Further dates will be organised from April onwards, probably once a month, outdoors on a Friday evening.

Please note that these additional sessions are for coaching only, and are not normal club target sessions so there won't be the opportunity to shoot other than as part of the coaching programme. The Boost coaching sessions are primarily intended for Petersfield club members, but other local archers (who hold Archery GB affiliation), may be able to join the course if they commit to shoot regularly (Tuesday and/or Sunday) with Bowmen of Petersfield as part of the coaching programme.

These sessions are designed to help experienced archers. If you are new to archery then please go to the beginners section for further information about our regular beginners courses.

Beginner's Courses

Beginner's courses are run throughout the year by our qualified coaches on Tuesday evenings and cost £50 for 6 lessons. All the necessary equipment is provided – all you need to do is turn up.
Children over the age of 8 are particularly welcome on beginners’ courses, although those under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. There is no upper age limit.

If you are interested in joining a beginner’s course then contact David Papworth for details of forthcoming courses by e-mailing: secretary@petersfieldarchery.org.uk

Our last course for the winter indoor season starts on Tuesday 30th January. These are held on a Tuesday evening (7 – 9pm) in the Sports Hall at The Petersfield School. Please view the winter flyer. The first course for the summer outdoor season will start on Tuesday 1st May. The outdoor sessions are held on a Tuesday evening (6 - 8pm) on the main grass school playing field (weather permitting).

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How to find us:
The Petersfield School, Cranford Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3LU