SHOOTING PROGRAMMES

Summer Programme (April - October)

Canterbury Archers


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. 

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Winter Programme (October - March)

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. Archers can take their tea break whenever they like but all archers 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.

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. 

School Holidays 2022/23

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:

  • 4th April - 18th April 2022

  • 30th May - 3rd June 2022

  • 25th July - 31st August 2022

  • 17th October - 28th October 2022

  • 19th December 2022 - 2nd January 2023

  • 13th February - 17th February 2023

  • 3rd April - 14th April 2023

  • 29th May - 2nd June 2023

  • 25th July - 4th September 2023

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