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About the club


Canterbury Archers have been shooting at various sites around Canterbury since 1955, with the club holding its 60th Anniversary celebrations in 2015. Current membership stands at over 140 and includes adults, juniors and para archers. One of our members represents GB in international competitions, one junior is on track to represent GB and several members have shot for Kent. 

The club holds beginners courses two times a year in May and August and cater for all levels of Archery. We particularly welcome family members who help to promote a friendly and warm atmosphere.

President's Address


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Canterbury Archers website. I do hope that you find it of interest. We are one of the longest established archery clubs in Kent and have a wonderful range at the Archbishop's School. 

Members are able to shoot with the traditional longbow, recurve or compound bow and we have club members from ten years of age through to quite a number of senior citizens.

During the year the club runs a number of courses for beginners to the sport and all the equipment for these courses is provided.

Archery is very much a family sport and as we all shoot from the same line - but at varying distances - there is always a friendly social atmosphere.

For some members shooting is very much just a pleasant, relaxing form of sport but for the more enthusiastic there are plenty of opportunities to enter tournaments at other clubs in the county or even further afield - the choice is yours.

Do get in touch if you would like to to become involved in this ancient sport. Remember, age is not a barrier and there are a number of archers who have physical disabilities or visual impairment who are able to enjoy the thrill of using a bow.

I look forward to meeting you on the shooting line one day.

With all good wishes,

John Trinder

Club President

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