Archery Clubs Manchester

Whether it's taking up archery as a pastime or taking it up as a competitive sport there are many good club in the Manchester area that provide excellent coaching and facilities for enthusiasts. Let's take a look at what Manchester clubs have to offer archers in terms of location, facilities and amenities.

Eccles Archery Club

Eccles Archery Club

Eccles Archery Club was founded in 1953 and is located in Greater Manchester just off the M60-M62 Motorway. The club is affiliated to all the major archery societies and welcomes members old and new to come along to the club to practice their archery skills.

When and Where Do the Club Meet?

The club offers shooting every day twenty four hours a day which is great for its members! Members tend to meet up Saturday and Sunday mornings with the club site located up a narrow lane opposite 216 Peel Green Road.

Types of Classes

Beginners

Beginner's courses comprise of six lessons making up twelve hours of tuition by qualified coaches. They take place on Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturdays 10.30am to1.30pm. Equipment and refreshments are provided by the club.

Juniors

Juniors are welcome at the club but they must be accompanied by an adult. This means junior beginners must have an adult with them attending the course, while qualified juniors must be accompanied by a qualified adult member.

Further Club Activities

Eccles Archery Club takes part in many tournaments and competitions, while they also have a great social side including hosting barbecues and fun shoots.

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Getting There

Car drivers must leave the M62/M60 at junction 11 with postcode M30 7DR used for sat-nav purposes.

  • Eccles Archery Club
  • Peel Green Road
  • Eccles
  • M60 7DR

Goldcrest Archers

Goldcrest Archers

Goldcrest Archers was established in 2011 and has been growing in membership year on year since then. The club is located in Tameside making it perfect for those who live in Cheshire and Lancashire. The club facilitates indoor and outdoor shooting and welcomes archers of all abilities and ages to come along to see just what this fast growing club has to offer.

When and Where Do the Club Meet?

The clubs indoor venue is located on Croft Street in Hyde and is available to its members twenty four hours a day seven days a week! They also shoot outdoors here, while a further outdoor venue is located at Fairfield High School in Droylsden Manchester where members may shoot after school hours and during the school holidays.

Types of Classes

Beginners

Goldcrest Archers run regular beginner's courses with one on one coaching a feature of these great courses.

Clout and Field

The club offers clout and field archery. Clout archery is where archers basically shoot from long distances at a flag in order to gain points. Field archery entails shooting at targets in rougher terrain such as fields and wooded areas.

One to One Coaching

Archers may book a one to one coaching session in order to improve their skills. Please visit the website for details on how to book.

Further Club Activities

Goldcrest Archers host competitions such as their Annual Half Metric Competition, while also taking part in tournaments such as the Cheshire Junior Indoor Championships and the Cumbria AA FITA Clout Championships.

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Getting There

Croft Street on Tameside, where the club meets, is located on the A Joseph Adamson Industrial Estate just off the A57. The postcode to use for sat-nav purposes is SK14 1EE. Fairfield High School postcode for sat-nav is M43 6AB.

  • Goldcrest Archers
  • Adamson Industrial Estate
  • Unit G
  • Croft Street
  • Hyde
  • Tameside
  • Cheshire
  • SK14 1EE
  • Tele 7790 839 834

Assheton Bowmen

Assheton Bowmen

Assheton Bowmen is located in North Manchester and is easily accessible off the M60 and M62 motorways. The club prides itself on being one of the friendliest clubs in Manchester welcoming all levels of ability and age groups. The club is affiliated to all the major archery associations.

When and Where Do the Club Meet?

The club is located opposite 412 Victoria Avenue East with coaching sessions held on Thursdays between 5pm and 10pm. Club nights are held on Wednesday, Friday and Sundays.

Types of Class

Have a Go

Those thinking about taking part in archery may like to attend a "have a go" session that are held on Thursday evenings. Groups of up to eighteen would be archers may attend together with each session costing £12.50. A minimum of twelve participants are required for a Have a Go Group Session to go ahead.

Beginners

Beginner's courses are held at Assheton Bowmen Archery club house on a monthly basis with the next available course taking place in September 2015. The course consists of six two and a half hour sessions, while all equipment is provided along with refreshments. Courses cost £60.00 per person. Application may be made via the website.

Further Club Activities

Assheton Bowmen take part in many competitions and tournaments hosting the LAA FITA Star Championships until 2018. The Northern Novice Shoot is also supported by the club as is the Early Bird Albion. None Record Status Events involve less pressure and are great for those who are not into archery to compete but simply enjoy the sport. The club will be taking part in the York/Hereford UK Record Status and Rose Award Event on Sunday 20th September. Application forms for entry to the competition may be downloaded at the website. Information regarding further club times and arrangements may be accessed by emailing the relevant contact listed at the club website.

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Getting There

When travelling by car from Manchester follow the A62 Oldham Road. Turn left onto Hollinwood Avenue at the third set of lights. Drive until the roundabout where you will take the third exit on to Victoria Avenue East. The club is located a short distance to the right. The postcode for sat-nav purposes is M40 5SH.

  • Assheton Bowmen
  • Opposite 412 Victoria Avenue East
  • Manchester
  • M40 5SH

Bowmen of Bruntwood

Bowmen of Bruntwood

Bowmen of Bruntwood Archery Club are located in Cheadle Stockport and welcome archers of all ages and ability who wish to shoot for fun or compete in tournaments and competitions. The club concentrates on target archery, both indoor and outdoor, using a variety of equipment and was established back in 1951 therefore has plenty of experience in terms of what archers require from an archery club.

When and Where Do the Club Meet?

The club meets in Bruntwood Park in Cheadle where members can enjoy practicing. More details regarding meeting times are supplied via email when contacting the organisers at the website.

Types of Class

Juniors

Junior courses are run by the Bowmen of Bruntwood although at present there is a waiting list as classes are full. The junior club is for ten to seventeen year olds. Parents who wish to learn to shoot and accompany a junior may do so although the junior will not be able to shoot at the club unaccompanied.

Adult Lessons

Lessons involve two three hour sessions that are held on Saturday mornings at the club. The course costs £40.00 per person, while there is a waiting list to get on the course just now. Participants must attend both sessions and following completion archers may apply to join the club.

Further Club Activities

The club hosts its own member's championships for seniors and juniors alike along with participating in many events and competitions.

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Getting There

Car drivers must exit the M60 at Junction 3 taking the A34 towards Cheadle. Turn left onto the A560 at the lights then right at the next set of lights onto the A5149 Wilmslow Road. After around 500 yards turn right into Bruntwood Lane and enter the car park at the end of the lane. The club is sited on either side of the car park.

  • Bowmen of Bruntwood
  • Bruntwood Park
  • Cheadle
  • Stockport
  • SK8 1HX

New Century Bowmen

New Century Bowmen

New Century Bowmen Archery Club is located near Macclesfield North Cheshire and welcomes archers of all ages and abilities including those with a disability. Their outdoor shooting area offers space for around thirty targets, while their indoor range is great for during the winter months when the weather is less forgiving. New Century Bowmen also shoot in a nearby wood from time to time.

When and Where Do the Club Meet?

The club meets most evenings during the week plus Sunday mornings too. The venue is located close to The Windmill Inn in Whitley Green Macclesfield.

Types of Class

Beginners

New Century Bowmen run beginners courses all year round. Courses last six weeks and are held on Monday evenings at the club. Joining a beginner's course is a great way to ascertain whether you want to pursue archery more seriously. Those wishing to join in a course must contact the coordinator via the website.

Further Club Activities

The New Century Bowmen take part in many competitions both internally at the club and externally. The clubs open tournament takes place in July, while further events include

  • Open Shoots
  • Frostbite Shoots
  • All Rounder Trophy
  • Annual Field Trophies

The club also has a superb club house where members can socialise or obtain refreshments.

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Getting There

The postcode to use for sat-navs is SK10 5SJ. The club is next to the Windmill Inn on Holehouse Lane.

  • New Century Bowmen
  • Next to Windmill Inn
  • Holehouse Lane
  • Whitley Green
  • Macclesfield
  • Cheshire
  • SK10 5SJ

Moorside Archery Club

Moorside Archery Club

Moorside is a community archery club located in Swinton Greater Manchester and welcomes archers who are complete beginners through to those who are very experienced and everyone in between. Moorside prides itself on being a friendly welcoming club that provides archery for all whether you wish to take it up for fun or whether you wish to become a competitor in tournaments and events.

When and Where Do the Club Meet?

Moorside Archers meet on Tuesday evenings 7.30pm at Holyrood Memorial Hall on Moorside Road and on Sundays outdoors at Spindle Point Farm Kearsley.

Types of Class

Taster Sessions

Those who think they may be interested in taking up archery would do well to go along to a taster session held at Moorside Archery Club. Equipment is provided for the session and sessions are run by qualified coaches who offer the tasters every three months.

Beginners

Beginner's courses run over six lessons totalling twelve hours. Sessions are held on Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the indoor range, while once completed archers will be eligible to join the club as a fulltime member.

Further Club Activities

Moorside Archers take part in many events and competitions, while also featuring club handicaps for members to aspire to.

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Getting There

Holyrood hall is located off the East Lancashire A580 road on Moorside Road. The postcode to use for sat-navs is M27 0HJ. Spindle Point Farm is located off the A666 Manchester Road close to Sunset Business Park. Sat nav users need postcode BL4 8SE.

  • Moorside Archery Club
  • Moorside Road
  • Swinton
  • Manchester
  • M27 0HJ
  • Tele 07731 580 742