About

Kingston Archers

The club welcomes archers aged 11 and over, male or female and at any skill level. We have a mix of bow styles including Longbow, Barebow, Recurve and Compound.

If you are interested in taking up the sport for the first time please contact the Coaching Officer for details of our taster sessions and beginners courses.

Club shooting times are:

Sundays : 9.30 am set up for 10.00 am start.
Tuesday and Friday evenings : 5.30pm set up for 6.00pm start.

Members can use the facilities at other times but please check with a committee member to ensure there are no Rugby fixtures.

Members can enter external competitions and we also hold regular in-club shoots for members to compete against each other, culminating with our club championships in September.

The club has an elected Committee of members who deal with the club administration. All members get the chance to have a say in the running of the club at the Annual General Meeting. They can also raise issues with committee members for discussion at their monthly meetings.

How to find us

We are located on the same site as Bradford Rugby Club.

Ashley Lane, Winsley, Bradford on Avon, BA15 2HR
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Park at the far end of the car park and Kingston Archery outdoor target range is accessed through the wooden gate on the right.

Visiting Archers

We welcome visiting archers who have existing Archery GB membership. If you would like to join us at one of our regular club sessions please contact the secretary. The fee per session is £5.00 (students £3.00).

If you would like further information about the club, please contact the secretary.

Club History

The club was founded in 1968 by a group of local people who worked for the Avon Rubber Company.
The founders of the club decided to use the name “Kingston Archers” because of strong historical connections with the town.

The company was a major employer in the area at that time, and provided a sports ground for employees to use during their spare time.
The ground was large enough to be used as an archery field and it also had space for a building to store equipment when it was not in use.

The surrounding area was heavily involved in the woollen industry, with several woollen mills having been built within the town.
In later years these former mill buildings were used by the Avon Rubber Company for their operations.
One of the buildings was known as “Kingston Mill” and it was from there that the club got its name.

Avon rubber moved out of the town and Kingston Archers continued to use the site which was shared with the Spencer Moulton Bowls Club and Bradford Town Football Club.

In the summer of 2019 the club moved to its current ground at Winsley, sharing the site with the Bradford on Avon Rugby Club.

Club Rules

The current club rules may be viewed in PDF format by clicking here.

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