Rules for returning

  • Arrive between 6.30 and 6.45 – Members only, no guests or observers. The latch on the door will be closed from 7.00 to stop people entering… If you’re going to be late let me know.
  • Please do not come if you are having any symptoms of COVID
  • On entry please sanitise your hands.
  • All members must sign in and have temperature taken (non-contact) – Please don’t enter the hall before being authorised… I’m sorry but amber or red on the thermometer means you will be refused entry. This will be a part of the track and trace system for ours and your protection.
  • Masks are compulsory… I have ordered club masks but they haven’t arrived so please bring your own, and hopefully, ours will be here by next week.
  • Social distancing must be adhered to.
  • All toilets are locked except the disabled toilets so people can still social distance.
  • Please don’t enter the storage room or cupboard without gloves (provided).
  • Sanitising wipes provided for you to clean club equipment before use. Please do this before removing gloves.
  • If going into the club box, please sanitise hands.
  • Please don’t handle other peoples equipment.
  • We will be using fewer targets to enable better social distancing.
  • Only one person shooting on a target at a time, please wait until the person has shot all their arrows and stepped off the shooting line before lining up and taking your place.
  • On collection of arrows please only approach the targets one at a time, and avoid arrows that are not your own.
  • At the end of the session, again, if you’re going into the cupboard make sure you’re wearing gloves.
  • Sanitise your hands before leaving
  • If you have any symptoms after the session, please let me know immediately
    These guidelines are to try and keep everyone safe. This is new to us, as it is with everyone else, so we will be no doubt adjusting policies as we go. If you know of a better way of doing things, or can add to things we should be doing, as always please let us know.

Club Re-Opening

It’s looking likely that we will be re-opening on the 31st July at a limited capacity…
  • We will be setting up fewer targets (however many creates a reasonable social distance on the shooting line and when collecting.
  • We’ll be operating a queuing system, so one person shooting at a target at any one time… Collecting will be the same, please give other members space to collect their arrows before collecting yours. It goes without saying, please try not to touch other peoples arrows when collecting your own.
  • Handwashing facilities will be provided.
  • Anyone using club equipment will be responsible for wiping it down before use, cleaning your hands before and after.
  • No handling other peoples equipment
  • It goes without saying, facemasks must be worn at all times
  • Keep your distance from other members…
Not everyone is convinced the virus is as bad as it’s made out to be, but please respect the rules anyway to protect the people who do, and need to be safe.
These rules are just what I could think of, off the top of my head… I’ll let you know the official Archery GB guidelines when they release them.
The reason for this date is to cover the week we lost in March… That way I will be able to refund complete months instead of odd days.
Please send me a personal message if you intend on returning. If there’s a lot of people, I will have to give priority to those who were current members when we broke off.

COVID Closure Update

Hello Everyone…
I still have no notice of when we can re-open, but I will keep you all informed when I have more details.
I understand some people still have their Standing Orders set up. This money is safe in the club’s bank account.
With everything being in lockdown, I can not currently get access to the bank, but as soon as this is over, one of the first priorities will be to get the money refunded for the days we couldn’t shoot because of the virus.
I hope this is satisfactory for everyone.
Stay safe everyone…

2019 Dates for your diaries.

Hi All..
2019 Club dates for your diaries…

  • Re Opens : 4th January
  • Easter : Closed 19th April
  • The Model Railway Society : Closed 7th June
  • Hull Fair : Closed 4th and 11th October
  • Annual General Meeting : either 5th or 12th October
  • The Model Railway Society : Closed 8th November
  • Halloween : 1st November
  • Christmas : Closed 27th December and either 20th December or 3rd January

As always a copy of these dates have been added to the Facebook page

Please Sponsor Training Video/Film

As a way of raising money and awareness for our  upcoming outdoor venue, we are having a training video made, which will be hosted on YouTube.

We are having the video made to comply with Archery GB standards, and codes of practice.  This way we will have the potential to attract viewers from all over the world, and from different clubs, who would like to learn archery.

As we are trying to raise money for the club, we are looking for people to sponsor the video.

Ideally, we need around £10,000-£15,000 but at a bare minimum we can get by with £5000 plus what funds we already have in the kitty, and worry about the rest later…

Sponsors of the video and the club will be mentioned in the end credits of recording, giving fantastic advertising opportunities..

So please help us reach our target by giving generously

Annual General Meeting 13th October 2018

So, what came out of last nights AGM… Apart from John Smiths is only £1.99 a pint and an easy way to blow £20…

In attendance, Carl Cooper, Tracy Cooper, Mark Temple, Mike Brooks, Chris Owen, Derek Lewis, and Mary Lewis.


We discussed having an additional outdoor shoot to run alongside our existing Friday night session, but on a Sunday. We’re waiting for prices to come back from both Northcott School on Bransholm and Costello Sports Stadium, but at the meeting people were favouring the school, because of the price.

We would need to buy some more equipment. At the moment we could get by doing it on the cheap and transporting some bows to the new venue, however I would like to try and raise some money to attack this properly… £5000 would get us a half decent set up. £10,000 would sort us properly at both venues….

This money could be raised from grants or sponsorship.. If anyone works somewhere that would sponsor the club please get in touch.. We have a mega returns package which would be mentioned later in this memo.

In the mean time please register your vote on the poll.


The Halloween shoot will be on Friday the 2nd of November. It will be a fancy dress themed shoot / fun night.. Everyone is welcome, old members and new members and current members… As always it will be to raise money for the club so visiting members prices will be £10 each, and voluntary donations will be accepted on the night…

I’ll bring plenty of drinks, if people want to bring some buns, cakes, sandwiches etc etc etc by all means we’ll have a little buffet..

Ideas for things to shoot also accepted, if you have a photo of an ex or what ever, print it out and get it shot.. Mike Brooks got a clear head shot on Justin Bieber in the past.

So lets see your fancy dress costumes.


As always, we need new members.. In WSLC we have spaces for 4 adults and 3 children (under 16s) If you have any friends, family or colleagues, bring them along, or at least pass on my details to get any questions answered.


We’re going to make a selection videos at the club, pretty much going through our training course, and any other things members might struggle with.

These videos will be filmed to a high quality standard, and to the correct rules of shooting as per the training offered by Archery GB. As they are made, they will be uploaded to YouTube and offered out as FREE to use by anyone, anywhere to learn archery, whether they are an individual or for club use.

As mentioned earlier, our overall goal is to raise around £10,000 to kit out the two venues with new, better equipment. Anyone who sponsors the club will get a special mention on the videos, and on the YouTube channel, but for obvious reason we cannot change a video once it’s made, so getting the sponsorship deals in early are important.


If anyone else has anything to add or contribute, please feel free to do so. We remain a club with a constitution so by all means have your say.