Novice Shoot

This coming Saturday, 17th August, the club will be holding a shoot for the Novice members of the club.

A Novice is an Archer who has less than two years shooting experience.

The rounds to be shot will be either a National or Short National for senior members and a Junior National for the junior members.

Sighters will be at 2:00 pm, so please arrive at least 30 minutes before this to allow yourself plenty of time to set up your equipment.

Double American Shoot

On Sunday 11th August the club will be holding a Double American shoot. One round will be shot in the morning and one round in the afternoon.

Sighters will be at 10:00 am prompt so please arrive at least thirty minutes before then to allow you plenty of time to set up your equipment.

The AGB dress rule will apply to this shoot so no blue denim or camouflage clothing is allowed to be worn and any tops worn must be long enough to cover the midrift while drawing or shooting your bow.

Fun Shoot, BBQ & Pizza Social

On Saturday 10th August, from 2:30 pm, the club will be holding a fun shoot, BBQ and Pizza Social with games organised by Terry.

All members and their families are welcome to attend. Please bring your own tables, chairs, drinks (alcohol or none) and any other food you would like to accompany the BBQ & pizza's.

The fun shoot will involve a 3 or 4 doz round, shot at a short distance, with members shooting the club's fibreglass bows. Members do not need to bring their own equipment on the day.

After clearing the targets away, everyone can set up their tables etc; on the tarmac area and shorter field area, the BBQ and pizza's etc will then commence. From about the 40 yard mark, Terry will rope off a section for the games area.

The horse racing games will be held on the tarmac area during the later afternoon/evening.

Please put your name down on the whiteboard together with the number of family members your are bringing, for catering purposes. Please note down any dietary requirements.

Club Shoot

The next club shoot will be on Sunday 21st July and will consist of a WA1440 or Metric II/III rounds for novices and juniors. All the rounds consist of three dozen arrows being shot at four different distances. The first two distances will be on a 122cm face and the last two on an 80cm face.

For full details of the rounds refer to the Target Rounds page.

Assembly will be at 9.45 am with sighters at 10:00 am prompt, so please arrive in plenty of time to help set up the targets and your equipment.

Archery GB dress code will be applied for this shoot, which means you are not allowed to wear blue denim jeans, any camouflage clothing or wear shirts, blouses that will show off your midriff while drawing or shooting your bow. For full details of the dress regulations click here.

Please contact Julie Sharkey for further details or to indicate your attendance, either via her mobile number or through the club's Whatsapp group.

Waterloo Corporate Have-a-go

The annual Waterloo Corporate event will be held on Friday 19th July. This is one of the most important (not to say lucrative) events in the clubs calendar.

The club would like members to volunteer to help at this event, which will include:

Setting up the field, equipment and the clubhouse which will commence from about 8.00 am

Experienced Members are required to instruct our guests from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm

Catering arrangements which will be ongoing throughout the day.

Shut down will be from about 4.30 pm.

There will be sausage and bacon barms for everyone before shooting commences, and as usual lunch will be available to all volunteers.

If you are able to help in any capacity, please add your names to the list on the Notice board ASAP.

Club Shoots in June

Mid-Summer Shoot

This shoot will be held on Wednesday 19th June with sighters at 7:00 pm prompt.

The round to be shot will be a National, which consists of 4 dozen arrows 60 yards and 2 dozen arrows at 50 yards, all on a 122cm face. Shorter National rounds are available for juniors to shoot.

All members are welcome to attend.

Club Clout Championships

These will take place on Sunday 30th June at Marple Hall School, Hill Top Drive, Marple. SK6 6LB

The School has ample car parking and excellent toilets but no catering facilities will be available on the day, therefore members attending will have to bring along their own refreshments.

Members are requested to arrive from 10:00 am onwards, both to set up their own equipment and help with the setting out of the field.

The distances to be shot will be 'METRIC' i.e. Meters.

Sighters will commence at 11:00 am.

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

All members who have trophies for this event are requested to return these. Either leave them in the club house, no later than Friday 28th June, or bring them with you on Sunday. Whichever method you decide, please inform Julie Sharkey or Steve Watts, Tournaments officers, to avoid any confusion on the day.

Annual Have A Go Day

The Annual Have-a-go & open day will take place on Sunday 23rd June.

This is the clubs biggest and most successful fund raising event of the year, so members are requested to volunteer their time to help make the event a success. It is usually a long and busy day with volunteers required from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Help is required outside with tutoring, setting up equipment, clearing up, pinning balloons on targets, taking the entry fee, selling raffle tickets, providing tea/coffee/cakes and of course washing up.

As you can see there are plenty of different jobs to suit all ages and abilities.

Seniors, Junior and their parents are all welcome to help.

Posters to advertise this event are available in the club house for members to take.

The event opens to the public from 11:00 am and closes at 4:00 pm.

Banners & Boards will be going up on the trees and railings within the next week when Paul has completed new ones.

Club Clout Practice

This year's practice session will take place at Marple Hall School, Hill Top Drive, Marple. SK6 6LB, on Saturday 1st June.

The School grounds have ample car parking space, excellent toilets facilities, but no catering facilities, so please remember to bring any food and drinks you need for the day with you.

Sighters will be at 11:00am.

Members can arrive at the school from 10:00am onwards, to set up their equipment etc.

The distances for the practice session will be set out for both Imperial and Metric rounds.

Help will also be available, on the day, for anyone new to clout and needs instruction on what they should be doing.

Corporate Have-a-Go

Volunteers are required to assist at the clubs first Corporate Event of the year, on Friday 17th May. The event usually starts at 10:00 am and goes on until about 4:00 pm. Prior to this the field needs to be setup for the day and this will start at 8:30 am, the field also needs to be cleared at the end of the event and this usually takes till about 5:00 pm.

At least 10 members will be required to assist the guests on the shooting line, this allows for rotating members out to have a rest. Another 5 members are required to help with the catering and refreshments. Every member who helps out will be entitled to a free lunch. If you are available to help out please put your name on the notice board in the club house.

This is the third consecutive year that SIBSE have held their event at the club, and they contribute a significant amount to our funds, it is therefore, important that the club continue to provide them with a good experience, despite what the weather might throw at us!

Please take part if you are available.

Club Tournamennt

The next Club Shoot is to be held on Sunday 5th May

Sighters will be at 10.00am, so make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to this to give yourself plenty of time to register and set-up and of course help in setting up the field.

The rounds to be shot will be a Double WA70 for Seniors, this is 6 dozen arrows at 70m on a 122cm face. One round will be shot in the morning and a second in the afternoon.

There will also be a Double WA Standard, for Novices (shooting less than 2 years) and Juniors, this entails shooting 3 dozen arrows at 50m and 30m, all on a 122cm face, again one round in the morning and the second in the afternoon.

If you wish only to shoot a single round, this can only be done at the morning session.

Colour Shoot

The Club will be holding its annual colour shoot on Sunday 7th April.

Sighters will be at 10:00am, so make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before this so you can tackel up.

The round to be shot is a Western, 4 dozen arrows at 60 yards and 4 dozen at 50 yards on a 122cm target face. Shorter Western rounds will be available for Novices and Juniors to shoot, if required.

This is a fun shoot where the prizes have traditionally been bottles of wine, which used to be donated to the club by Neil Foden, who recieved them as a thank you for the tournaments he judged at.

Prizes are awarded for each of the following:

  • Most Golds
  • Most Reds
  • Most Blues
  • Most Blacks
  • Most Whites
  • Most Petticoats
  • Most Misses

This is NOT a score based competition, just hits in the various colour zones, so it doesn't matter what your level of skill is you have an equal chance of winning a prize. So come along and take part and have fun.

24 Hour Marathon Charity Shoot

The club is planning to hold a charity shoot, on behalf of Willow Wood Hospice, from midday on Saturday 13th April until midday on Sunday 14th April.

Below are links to a poster giving details of the event and a sponsorship/Donation form.

It is hoped that as many members as possible will try and take part in the event. You are not expected to shoot for the full 24 hours!, just whatever time you can spare over that period will be most welcome. If you can't shoot, then please consider making a donation or try and secure some sponsorship on the Club's behalf.

This is for an extremely important and essential local Charity.

Please play your part in making this event a success.

Maintenance Weekend

This year the Maintenance weekend will encompass Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March.

It is expected that every member participates in some way to help clean and tidy the club house, target shed, staoage shed and the grounds. Also required, is help in repairing any equipment that may be damaged along with any other tasks that are noted on the work to do list, which can be found on the notice board in the clubhouse.

Members are requested to arrive from 8.30 am onwards. Seniors, juniors and their parents are all welcome. Lunch will be provided, by the club, for everyone who helps out and is there at lunch time on the Saturday.

Start time on the Sunday will be from 9:00 am onwards.

Thank you for you support.

Indoor Target Championships

All Members, Junior and Senior, are invited to take part in the Club's Annual Indoor Championships.

These will be held in the sports hall at Longdendale High School in Hollingworth on Sunday 24th February 2019. The competition is open to all bow types and will commence with sighters at 10.30 am. The round to be shot is a Portsmouth, 5 dozen arrows at 20 yards on a 60cm target face.

If you are planning on attending please give yourselves plenty of time, at least 30 minutes, to set-up your equipment, register with the Tournament Officer and allow yourself to settle down and prepare for the competition.

As this venue requires the club to transport all the equipment - safety nets, stands and targets, then set-up the shooting range within the sports hall, as many Senior Members as possible are required to assist with loading the vans at the Club from about 8.00 am, unloading at the school and then returning everything to the Club when finished.

Any refreshments you require during the event you will need to bring with you, as well as a folding chair if you wish to sit down when not shooting, as seating in the hall is limited.

There will be an award ceremony at the conclusion of the event, which will include the Indoor awards as well as outher annual trophies awarded to Members for achievements during the previous year.

So come on, have a go and give it your best shot.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held on Sunday 17th February in the club house starting at 1.30pm. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting.

The Club Officers give their reports on the previous years activities, the members of the Management Committee are elected, any resolution that has been proposed and circulated prior to the meeting will be discussed and voted on (Senior members only) and members may raise items for consideration under the 'Any Other business' section of the agenda .

The winners of the Handicap Improvement medals, Captains Trophy and the Complete Archer Trophies are all announced during the meeting and a vote is taken on the round to be shot at the club's senior target champships.

Committee Positions

      • Chairman
      • Vice chairman
      • Secretary (senior club)
      • Secretary (junior club)
      • Treasurer
      • Records officer (senior)
      • Records officer (junior)
      • Tournament secretary
      • Equipment/maintenance officer
      • Communications & social officer
      • Senior representatives
      • Club captain
      • Child protection officers
      • Junior representative

If you would like to nominate yourself for any of these positions please email the club secretary at, with your application.

Committee Meetings

The first committee meeting of the new year will take place in the clubhouse on Thursday 10th January, starting at 7.30 pm.

Committee meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of every month, but there are exceptions so please make sure you check the Calender. All members are welcome to attend these meeting and express their point of view on any subject raised, but only committee members are elegible to vote on any proposals raised.