Join us

There are options for archers of all levels and abilities with the Bowmen of Backworth from:

Email or phone us to discuss your needs.

"Have a Go" sessions

Throughout the summer months, May to October, we run a monthly FREE Have-a-Go session on the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 to 13:00 on our field at Backworth.


All equipment and instruction is provided.


We can also lay on, for a nominal fee, Have-a-Go’s for special occasions such as birthdays and social events.

Beginners' courses

Our nationally recognised Beginners’ Courses run throughout the summer months (May to October) and consist of three or four sessions, depending on the candidates and the weather.  The course is taught by Archery GB qualified coaches assisted by Senior Archers.


During your course we will provide you with basic knowledge and understanding of safe shooting techniques to allow you to progress to a full club member of our or other clubs.  You will also be given guidance and knowledge of the various bow types and shooting disciplines available to you.


All the necessary archery equipment you will require to successfully complete the course will be provided along with a number of “free” archery related items to help you achieve your goals.

If you are interested in taking a Beginners' Course,

please email us at info@bowmenofbackworth.org

or phone 07896 701303.

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Progression to regular shooting

As a Novice archer we will encourage you to meet your goals, whether you're aiming for competitive shooting or a good recreational shoot with good laughs and fun.


We have various schemes both nationally (Archery GB) and Internationally (World Archery) to encourage you and improve your shooting with help from our qualified coaches.  


We also have in-house achievement awards with a handicap scheme to allow everyone to shoot on an equal footing.

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Competitive archery

We are encouraging our Archers to become more competitive and to this end our Senior coaches are always willing to assist.


We also have other resources and coaches that can be called on to advise when required.


We are always on the lookout for Archers who can be “passed up the chain” to higher and higher achievements.


However, if you do not feel competitive, don’t worry. We, as a club, will do our utmost to ensure that you enjoy your Archery!

...and last, but by no means least: fun shooting

Apart from our regular target shooting, we also have fun shoots, including a special Christmas shoot and Mini-Clout, where everyone can have a good laugh and safe “carry-on”.

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