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Shooting Programmes

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Saturday Morning

This is a day for members to practise. In the summer members can put down the distance they wish to shoot next to their name in the sign-in book. This can be at any distance, metric or imperial. When the targets are set out, the closest targets are on the left and the furthest on the right. The Field Captain will advise when the tea break will be but archers may carry on shooting through the tea break if they wish so long as a temporary Field Captain is appointed.  All archers must help to put the equipment away before putting away their own equipment. Please arrive at 9:15 to set out the equipment. Shooting commences at 10am.

Saturday morning is the time for general practice and tuning although rounds can be shot if you wish. It is also the day for asking questions, trying things out and getting advice from more experienced archers. For the relatively new archer, it is the ideal day to get some extra coaching. Please feel free to shoot whatever distance you like but please arrive early enough to measure it out. 

Sunday Morning

This is a more formal club shooting morning and we shoot as per the programme. On arrival at the clubhouse archers need to sign in and record the distance they wish to shoot. Rounds will be either metric or imperial (alternating each week) or a club featured round. At 9.15, scoresheets will be prepared so all members must have signed in by then. Members can then set up their equipment after signing in. Once the scoresheets are prepared, members will then be advised as to how many targets should be put out and at what distance and all archers help to do this.

Shooting starts at 10.00 a.m. when the Field Captain will be identified. Shooting will start no later or earlier than this. The Field Captain will advise when the tea break will take place. During the tea break no shooting may take place. The field captain will decide when to continue shooting during the tea break. The break should be no longer than 15 minutes. At the end of shooting, all archers must help to put the equipment away before putting away their own equipment. 

 

Saturday Afternoons, Sunday Afternoons, Friday Evenings, Bank Holidays and School Holidays

 

These sessions should be booked via the booking calendar. Archers are free to shoot whatever distance they like. These sessions are usually much quieter and are ideal for practise. 

Above shooting format agreed at the 2019 AGM

Summer Programme (April - October)

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Details of our winter shooting ranges and how to get there are available here.

 

Saturday Morning

This is a day for members to practise. At 9:15, archers will set all targets out at 30 meters for the Frostbite round. If you wish to shoot anything other than this, please put the distance next to your name in the sign-in book so a target can be put out for you. The Field Captain will advise when the tea break will be but archers may carry on shooting through the tea break if they wish so long as a temporary Field Captain is appointed. All must help to put the equipment away before putting away their own equipment. Shooting commences at 10am.

Saturday morning is the time for general practice and tuning although rounds can be shot if you wish. It is also the day for asking questions, trying things out and getting advice from more experienced archers. For the relatively new archer, it is the ideal day to get some extra coaching.

Sunday Morning

 

This is a more formal club shooting morning and all members shoot the Frostbite round. On arrival at the clubhouse archers need to sign in and at 9.15 scoresheets will be prepared so all members must have signed in by then. Members can then set up their equipment after signing in. At 9:30, all members help to set out the targets at 30 meters.

 

​Shooting starts at 10.00 a.m. when the Field Captain will be identified. Shooting will start no later or earlier than this. The field captain will notify archers whether they will be shooting three or six arrows (depending upon the weather). S/he will also advise when the tea break will take place. During the tea break no shooting may take place. The field captain will decide when to continue shooting during the tea break. The break should be no longer than 15 minutes. At the end of shooting, all archers must help to put the equipment away before putting away their own equipment.

Saturday Afternoons, Sunday Afternoons, Bank Holidays and School Holidays 

 

These sessions should be booked via the booking calendar. Archers are free to shoot whatever distance they like. These sessions are usually much quieter and are ideal for practise. 

Wednesday Evenings (Indoor)

Indoor shooting takes place from 6.15 pm on Wednesdays through the Winter season in the sports hall. Space is limited, so please contact canterburyarchers@gmail.com beforehand. Please make sure you have a sight mark for 20 yards before attending.

Above shooting format agreed at the 2019 AGM

Tuesday Evenings (Indoor) - Thanet Archery Club

 

Thanet Archery Club indoor shooting is at Ursuline college on Tuesday at 18.30 (19:00 start). Everyone is welcome. For those who have not been before and are unsure of how to find the sports hall, you can find directions here. Shooting fees are £3 per session and £6 deposit on the first session each year. 

Winter Programme (October - March)

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There are many awards that you can win during the year. We have two annual award ceremonies. One for the Winter and one for the Summer. Please click here to see our list of club awards.

Award Ceremonies

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During the school holidays we have access to the field all day. Shooting must be booked via the booking calendar

The school holiday dates for this year are as follows:

  • 18th October - 29th October 2021

  • 20th December 2021 - 3rd January 2022

  • 14th February - 18th February 2022

  • 4th April - 18th April 2022

  • 30th May - 3rd June 2022

  • 25th July - 31st August 2022

School Holidays 2021/22

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  • The field must always be set out in compliance with the Rules of Shooting

  • A field captain must be chosen. He/She is responsible for safety.

  • There must always be two adults present.

  • In particular, the rope must be in place, allow 150yds from the shooting line and 25yds each side. (These are simplified instructions for field layout, see Archery GB for detailed version)

  • Adherence to safety requirements is a condition of our insurance and continued use of the field.

  • The Canterbury Archers Health and Safety Policy must be adhered to at all times.

  • Please make sure you count your arrows before and after shooting - Do not leave any arrows on the field.

  • In the winter season, we share the field with other activities on Saturday and Sunday. The is usually football most weekends. If this is the case, the safety rope must be placed down the middle of the field and the appropriate archery signage displayed. All archers must keep an eye for balls and footballers that may come onto our side of the rope and call a halt to shooting if there is an immediate danger.

Shooting Safety