Bowmen Of Leeds
Welcome to the Bowmen Of Leeds Archery Club web site. The club was started in 1974 (first registered 1975) and has provided a venue for archers of the local area to participate in the sport since that time. One of the founding members, John McCulloch, is still in the club to this day, holding the position of Club President. Our About Us pages have more information on the club and its facilities.
We are a small, but very friendly, archery club based in Garforth to the east of Leeds, easily accessible from Junction 46 and 47 of the M1 motorway and the A63. See our Location page for detailed directions.
The clubs main aims are to provide a safe and enjoyable place for archers in and around the Leeds area to:
- practice their archery skills
- improve their techniques
- have access to quality Archery GB levels of coaching
- meet and socialise with like minded archers
- provide safe areas for archery shooting
- maintain archery equipment
- ... and simply enjoy the wonderful sport of archery, of course!
The Bowmen Of Leeds archery club uses a hall for our indoor shooting where we can set up an 18M or 20 yard range of 8 to 10 faces. We shoot almost every Friday evening throughout the year except on the few occasions when the hall is not available to us. We shoot various forms of Target Archery, and we have members that shoot in the long-bow, recurve and compound styles. We also have access to a local cricket club at Gt. Preston for outdoor shooting where we are Archery GB approved to shoot up to distances of 60 yards. More information on the clubs facilities, how to join, visitor shooting, clubs fees and more can be found on our About Us pages. Not having larger facilities, we don't normally host competitions ourselves, but we do invite members to participate in other competitions, representing the club.
We have both Full Memberships and Outside Memberships. Due to restrictions in the size of the hall for indoor shooting, Full Membership numbers are capped to ensure all members get an opportunity to shoot, so this membership is often full. Contact Us to ask about current membership availability. We also run an Outdoor Membership scheme based at the Gt. Preston venue, where we have more space and can accommodate further members who are prepared to only shoot outside with the club. If a normal membership becomes available, priority is given to members of the Outdoor Membership who shoot regularly for them to be able to upgrade to a Full Membership.
The club also runs a Junior Club, that typically shoot at an early session on Friday evenings before the main club session. We are proud to be able to say our junior membership boasts two previous Junior National Flight Champions and a previous Archery GB Regional Performance Academy Programme student. So our younger members are doing the club very proud.