Indoor Season – when and what are we shooting

Having just moved into Alameda ready for winter we have attached a schedule for the indoor shoots; it sets-out:

– Normal sessions
– Postal shoots
– Club shoots (scoring rounds)
– The county Couching sessions
– A couple of competitions you can enter
– Frostbite shoots at the field (more to come on this)

It also highlights a couple of sessions where the hall is not available due to maintenance.

We will try to get all this on the Club Calendar but that’s a job that will take some time – in the meantime please refer to the attached.

Indoor season 2018.19.xlsx

50th Anniversary Club Championships

As we finish the outdoor season without work party it is worth remembering that, 2018 has seen Clophill Archery Club celebrate its 50th Anniversary. for those that were there, archers marked the occasion at the Outdoor Championships on the 1st of September with cake and a BBQ.

For those that remember the Club Chairman, Terry Course, said a few words while cutting the splendid cake, thanking the members for ensuring the success of the club and raising a toast to the next 50 years.

Attached to this is the results from that shoot.

Club champs 2018 results

Winter Coaching Opourtunity

For those looking to develop their shooting during the winter months, the coaching group have planned a series of coaching sessions throughout the winter.

This is open to archers from any Bedfordshire club and will be held at;

Alameda Sports Hall,

Woburn Street,



MK45 2PJ

Individual coaching will be given and in addition, each session will have a theme

Date Session What will be covered Time
6/10/2018 Session 1: “Being Real” · Goal setting

· Time available vs speed of improvement.

9:30 am to 12noon
3/11/2018 Session 2: “Training to win” · Bow drills

· S&C exercises

8/12/2018 Session 3: “When do I start” · Competition Prep

· Season planning

5/1/2019 Session 4: “Between the ears” · Mental approach
16/2/2019 Session 5: “The right stuff” · Equipment review

· Arrow selection

9/3/2019 Session 6: “Pressure Cooker” · Head to Head experience

The total cost for all 6 sessions is £50. If you would like to attend please reply to helen by Sunday 23rd September.

A couple of dates for your diary

Hi all

22/23 September Fita 4
The club is running the second of our open shoots over the weekend of 22/23 September and the field will not be available.
The shoot attracts archers from throughout the Country and is vital for the club in terms of finances.

The two shoots we put on, in April and September, pay for our indoor shooting at the Alameda Hall, without these shoots we would need to have shooting fees for the indoor season or or a significant increase in subs. These shoots can only run with help from the members.

If you are able to lend a hand either setting up on the Friday before the weekend or over the weekend itself,please speak to Marc Dodge, the Tournament Organiser .

Further details to follow nearer the time.

29 September – Field Party and move indoors
The outdoor season is drawing to a close, this will be welcomed by some (Matthew, Roy!) and dark days (literally) for others.

The field party will be on the morning of 29 September (normally from 10am).

The field will get its normal tidy up and Andy, our field officer, will be sorting out any other jobs that need doing (details will follow nearer the time). We will also be sorting out the equipment ready to bring to the Alameda ready to shoot in the afternoon.

That’s right – Saturday 29 September is our first indoor session! For those with short memories, and for those that joined this year we shoot Saturdays (14:30 to 16:30) and Wednesdays (19:30 to 21:30) during those cold winter months. We shoot here – it says its the Badminton Club, but its where we shoot, not necessary at the Badminton players!