Every year Canterbury Archers hosts the Little Stanley Cup and raises money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Stanley was born with Crouzon Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes flat bones in the skull to fuse together.
Despite this, Stanley is always on hand to present the trophies to the winners. A poster with Stanley's name is decorated with 5p coins. All money for the weekend shoot all goes to GOSH.
The Little Stanley Cup
Club fun days are a chance for all of the members and family to get together and shoot at different types of targets as well as a barbecue and some bacon rolls.
Club Fun Days
Canterbury Archers hosts its Two Way Longbow Shoot every Summer. This is a great shoot to take part in and is just as interesting to watch for those that have never seen a two way shoot before.
Two Way Longbow Shoot
There is nothing better than a warm mug of soup on a cold winter morning. We hold a Soup Shoot each year during the freezing winter months.
A normal Frostbite round is shot followed by a mug of soup and then another Frostbite round. The perfect way to warm up!
We have a make and mend every year where all members get together for a bit of DIY. repairing stands, cleaning, mending bows, there is a job for everyone and plenty of bacon rolls!!
Annual Make & Mend
The Club Championships started in 2017. All club members can take part. Everyone is put on a different distance depending on their age and classification and there are prizes for each bow type at each distance.
This shoot originally celebrated the 90th Birthday of our oldest member Fred. Sadly, he passed away in 2017 but we carry on remembering him through the annual Fred Noone Memorial Shoot.
All of the targets are at 30m and 2 and a half dozen arrows are shot at three different sized faces. There are soup, burger and bacon rolls.
Fred Noone Memorial Shoot
Each Christmas we have a bring and share lunch. Everyone brings some nibbles and after one round we can all sit in the club house out of the cold and have a Christmas Buffet. Don't forget your Christmas jumper!!!
Christmas Bring And Share
The club traditionally shoots this round at the start of the summer season each year. It is a chance for all members to get sight marks for the longer distances after shooting the Frostbite round.
The American Round
Canterbury Archers host several featured club shoots throughout the year on a Sunday. This is when all members of the club can all shoot the same round together in a mini-club competition. The featured rounds planned for the year can be found on the fixtures list. These rounds can include longer rounds such as Yorks/Herefords and Bristols.