Archery at Warrington Sports Club
Our resident Toxopholites are a relaxed and very friendly bunch who loose their shafts Saturday and Sunday mornings all year round plus Wednesday evenings in summer. Archery is one of the few sports that can be enjoyed from a young age with little fall off in performance well into the 60’s and possibly 70’s. The limiting factor for young Archers is not age, but size. Young people may get frustrated when they cannot reach some of the targets at the longer distances. Hence young people need to be able to pull back a bow of about 12 -15 pounds (5-7Kgs) to achieve some useful arrow flight.
This friendly crowd actively encourage new members from all walks of life to join, and provide coaching and equipment. Because of the sports nature training is essential and consists of about 6 sessions of about 2 hours; usually Saturday or Sunday mornings. New members can start at any time and the training course fitted around their needs and lifestyle. Age is absolutely no barrier of attaining a reasonable standard and hence deriving a great deal of satisfaction from one of our nations’ oldest sports. We use all types of bows; Classic Recurve, powerful Compounds and traditional Longbows; one of our members, Sean, makes his own.
The “gossip” of Archers (compound noun for a group of archers) have a very active social scene with members walking locally, usually involving a pub lunch, and exploring interesting parts of the Cheshire environs. “Technical Discussions” take place on Thursday evenings in the club bar and the debate is catholic in content and not limited to longbows and the French making a mess of things at Agincourt and Crecy.
Many of our members’ spouses regard the Archery section as a safe, low cost crèche. Once membership fees are paid and the significant other-half has a bow and some arrows to play with, weekly running costs are a few beers and 50p for the coffee club.
If you would like to join our group, or just watch us shooting for an hour or so, please venture to the Sports Club on a Saturday or Sunday morning 10-12ish to meet us. It’s an unstressful, quiet, and thoroughly enjoyable way of spending a few hours every week in fresh air surrounded by mature Oak, Beech and Ash trees, away from modern “conveniences”. Alternatively, please phone one of us below for further information.
Section Chairman is Steve Connolly (Recurve) Mobile 07411161308
Ian Bright (Compound) Mobile 07772246638