Archery Clubs Leeds Area

Leeds Archery Clubs

Archery is a sport that all the family can get involved in as many archery clubs welcome children as young as eight years old to join their junior sections. Archery is good for spatial awareness, patience, strength, endurance and camaraderie. There are many good archery clubs in the UK none more so than in the Leeds area. Here are five of the best!

Wyre Hall Field Archers

Wyre Hall Field Archers

Wyre Hall Field Archers was established in 1999 and offers field archery for those who like to shoot outdoors in the open. The club is located on the border between Leeds and Bradford. Wyre Hall is a traditional club whose membership is restricted although this does not stop the club entering competitions and events for those who wish to participate.

When and Where Do the Club Meet?

The club meets in a small wood near Wyre Hall Farm in Drighlington. Times and days will be supplied when archers contact the club via the online contact form.

Type of Classes

Beginners

Wyre Hall runs beginners classes for those who wish to take up field archery. The club offers an eighteen target field range consisting of paper animal targets and 2D Animal targets.

Intermediate Tuition

The club also provides Intermediate tuition for those wishing to improve their field archery skills.

Further Club Activities

Wyre Hall offers shoots such as the Middle Earth Shoot for their members to enjoy. They also regularly take part in national and international events.

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Getting There

The club is located off the B6135 in Drighlington West Yorkshire and is only a couple of miles off the M62 Motorway. Wyre Hall Club is situated in the wood close to Wyre Hall farm.

  • Wyre Hall Field Archers
  • Wyre Hall Farm
  • 135A Wakefield Road
  • Drighlington
  • Bradford
  • BD11 1EB

Bowmen of Leeds

Bowmen of Leeds

The Bowmen of Leeds Archery Club is located in Garforth near Leeds and was established forty years ago with 2015 being their Ruby anniversary year. The club offers both indoor and outdoor archery to all its members, while the club welcomes archers of all ages and abilities whether they wish to shoot for pleasure or competitively.

When and Where Do the Club Meet?

The club meets for indoor shooting sessions regularly on Fridays from 8.15pm to 10pm in the Miners Welfare Hall. They also meet on Sundays from 12pm to 4pm at Great Preston Cricket Club for outdoor shoots and occasionally at Garforth Cricket Club. Juniors meet at 6.30pm to 8.10pm Fridays at the club.

Types of Class

Indoor Beginners Course

These courses consist of six two and a half hour sessions that will teach would be archers the basics of shooting. The course is offered for those aged eight years and over, while a GNAS certificate is awarded to those who finish the course.

Outdoor Beginners Course

This particular course which is new in 2015 to the club takes place in Great Preston. Those age ten and over are welcome to join the course, while the course takes place on Sundays and lasts four weeks with each session lasting three and a half hours. Refreshments are available at the onsite club house.

Intermediate Courses

These courses are offered to members who wish to hone their archery skills. The course covers looking after archery equipment although dates for the next course are yet to be announced.

Further Club Activities

Types of archery offered at the club include

  • Field Archery
  • Indoor Target
  • Outdoor Target
  • 3D Archery
  • Flight Archery
  • Clout Archery

Visitors are welcome to come along to the club to shoot. There is a small charge and all visitors must be GNAS registered. Bowmen of Leeds also compete in archery leagues and take part in competitions and events.

Bowmen of Leeds

Getting There

Drivers leaving at Junction 46 of the M1 should take the A63 to Garforth and at the roundabout take exit one onto the A642. Take a right at the lights on to the B1637 Main Street and Welfare Hall is on the left about two hundreds yard up the road.

Great Preston Ground is in the same direction except from the A642 Wakefield Road turn left on to Whitehouse Lane driving into the village until reaching a mini roundabout where you take the first exit onto Berry Lane. The Club is a few hundred yards on the right.

To get to Garforth Cricket Club proceed down Main Street from Welfare Hall until the second pelican crossing. Turn left after the crossing into Church Lane and the cricket club can be seen one hundred yards on the left.

  • Bowmen of Leeds
  • Miner's Welfare Hall
  • 52 Main Street
  • Garforth
  • Leeds
  • LS25 1AA

Bowmen of Adel

Bowmen of Adel

The Bowmen of Adel Archery Club is located at the Adel War Memorial Association and is one of the longest established archery clubs in the UK being founded in 1948. The club prides itself on being friendly and welcoming to archers whether they want to shoot for fun or competitively. Bowmen of Adel shoot indoors and outdoors, while offering superb facilities and social events.

When and Where Do the Club Meet?

The club meets for shoots at Adel War Memorial Association on

  • Tuesdays at 6.30pm summer 7pm winter
  • Thursdays at 6.30pm summer 7pm winter
  • Sundays at 2pm and 4.30pm

Types of Class

Beginners Courses

These courses are really popular therefore the next available beginner's course will be held in 2016. Courses are run in the summer and last for five weeks on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm. Equipment is provided with advice available on which type of gear to purchase once the course is completed. Registration forms for the next available beginner's course may be found at the website.

Have a Go

These sessions last just fifty minutes and cost £5.00 per adult or £10.00 for families. Participants are shown the basics of archery and even get to try a shoot.

Further Club Activities

Bowmen of Adel take part in many club competitions including The Nock, The Strawberry Shoot and the BOA End of Season Indoor Championships. They also enter many open competitions including The Wharfedale Tournament and Archery GB on Target Inter Club Competition.

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Getting There

Take the A660 Otley Road from Leeds and turn right onto Church Lane by Vaughn and Co. Continue along Church Lane to find Bowmen of Adel on the right.

  • Bowmen of Adel
  • AWMA
  • Church Lane
  • Adel
  • LS16 8DE

Panda Bowmen

Panda Bowmen

Panda Bowmen Archery club was established in 1955 so has been on the go for sixty years now! The club is located in Bramhope Leeds and caters for target and clout shooting. The club is considered to be one of the best archery clubs in Yorkshire and welcomes archers of all ages and abilities.

When and Where Do the Club Meet?

The club meets at West Park Leeds RUFC in Bramhope on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6.30pm until it gets dark and Saturday 12.30pm to 4.30pm. September to March Clout Shooting sessions are held from 9am to 12pm. The field is however available seven days a week all day long subject to arrangement.

Types of Class

Beginners

Five indoor three hour sessions are involved in the beginner's courses that are normally held at weekends. Once archers have completed the course they are eligible to join the Panda Bowmen or any other archery club of their choosing. Archers age ten and over are eligible to join the course, while registration is facilitated at the website.

Further Club Activities

Panda Bowmen put on tournaments including New Year's Day Clout Shoots, Inter Club shoots, Pandemonium Shoot, Three Club Challenge and Crecy Shoot.

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Getting There

Take the A660 Leeds Road past Golden Acre Park  until reaching the roundabout where you turn left into The Sycamores then left again into the rugby club ground.

  • Panda Bowmen
  • West Park Leeds RUFC
  • The Sycamores
  • Bramhope
  • Leeds
  • LS169JR

South Leeds Archers

South Leeds Archers

South Leeds Archers was established in 1999 and prides itself with being a family friendly club where family groups can go along to the club to enjoy archery together. The club is located at Cockburn's School on Gypsy Lane in Leeds offering both indoor and outdoor shooting to its members.

When and Where Do the Club Meet?

The club meets at Cockburn's School with outdoor sessions held Tuesdays and Fridays 6pm to 9pm and Sundays 11am to 4pm. Indoor sessions are held on Tuesdays 6pm to 9pm and Sundays 11am to 4pm in the hall.

Types of Class

Beginners

Run by experienced coaches the beginner's sessions at South Leeds Archers are run over five weeks on Sunday 1pm to 3pm then Tuesday 6.30pm to 8.30pm and so on until the five sessions are completed. Sunday only courses are also run in April and August. Equipment is provided, while the course costs £60.00 for seniors and £30.00 for juniors. Junior beginners must be at least eight years of age.

Juniors

Junior coaching sessions are held at the club where they may gain merit badges and hone their archery skills.

Further Club Activities

Full club members may take part in club competitions, events and award schemes. The club has in the past held special events for visually impaired archers.

South Leeds Archers

Getting There

The South Leeds Archers can be found at Cockburn's School on Gypsy Lane Leeds. The club is around half a mile from the White Rose Shopping Centre and sits just off the main Leeds ring road. Bus services and times are available at My Metro website.

  • South Leeds Archers
  • Parkside
  • Gypsy Lane
  • Leeds
  • LS11 5TT