Club Clout Practice and Championships

This year the two events are being combined into one and will take place at Marple Hall School, Hill Top Drive, Marple. SK6 6LB, this coming Sunday, 20th May.



Apologies to everyone for the short notice, but this date has only just been confirmed by the school.

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 'IMPERIAL' i.e. yards.

Help and instruction on how to shoot a clout will be available on the day for anyone who has not shot one previously.

Sighters will commence at 11:00 am.

There will be an entry fee charged, of £5 for seniors, but juniors will be allowed to shoot free of charge.

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, or bring them with you on Sunday. Whichever method you decide, please inform Steve Mayer, Tournaments officer, to avoid any confusion on the day.


Clout Championships

The Tournaments Officer has also indicated that the Annual Clout Championships may be held at Marple Hall School on Sunday 20th May.

The club is currently awaiting confirmation as to whether the ground is available on that date. Further information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.


Olympic Challenge Tournament

This Sunday, 13th May, is the clubs annual Olympic challenge & H2H tournament, incorporating the Compound challenge. All bow types are welcome, with non-compound bows types having their own sub-competition.

The round to be shot will be the WA 70, consisting of 6 dozen arrows at 70m on a 122cm face. Shorter distances are available for juniors and seniors who are not able to reach 70m.

Sighters will be at 10:00 am prompt, so please arrive in plenty of time to get your equipment ready and help with setting up the targets.

Archery GB dress code applies to this shoot, so no blue jeans or camouflage material is allowed to be worn. For full details click on this link AGB Rule 307

The H2H will follow after lunch. Seniors & juniors are all welcome to attend.

If you have any questions please contact the tournaments officer Steve Mayer


AED Training

Training on how to use the automated external defibrillator (AED), will take place at the club on Thursday 10th May starting at 7:00 pm. All members are strongly encouraged to attend, as you never know when such lifesaving skills may be needed.


Have-a-go Help

More members are still needed to volunteer for the corporate Have A Go on Friday 27th April.Help is needed outside

*       For setting up the field first thing in the morning

*       Putting up the equipment necessary for the day

*       Helping the guests on the shooting line

*       Sorting out arrows

*       Other assorted small jobs which need doing to make the day go smoothly.


Help inside is always welcome too

*       From preparing and serving breakfast and lunch

*       Making our guests and helpers drinks

*       Washing and clearing up.


Any time you can give would be most appreciated.

Remember itís a team effort as well as being a lot of fun too.


60th Anniversary Shoot

The Clubs Anniversary shoot/celebrations will be held at the club on Sunday 22nd July.

This will be a whole day event, for which full details will be sent out soon.


Summer Leagues

Andy Wardle, the Club Captain, is running the monthly summer leagues again this year, but instead of a Western round, as shot in previous years, this yearís rounds will be Nationals.

For those new members amongst us a National Round consists of:


4 dozen arrows at 60 yards + 2 dozen arrows at 50 yards, shot on a 122cm face.


You can shoot as many rounds in a month as you wish, and put in a score sheet, but when you submit the 2 shoots per month for the actual summer league, they must state 'SUMMER LEAGUE' clearly on the sheet.

Any problems or questions please speak to Andy Wardle or a member of the Committee.


Corporate have-a-go

On Friday 27th April the club is holding a corporate event from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, therefore no casual shooting by members will be allowed during this time period.

Volunteers are needed to help outside with the instruction and setup and inside with the catering.Members are requested to add their name to the whiteboard if you are available to help on the day.

This is a big fundraising event for the club, so any help you can give would be much appreciated.


Colour Shoot

The Colour Shoot has been cancelled. This decision has been taken by the Committee principally because of the treacherous state of the field and their wish not to damage the surface any more than necessary.


Colour Shoot

This will be held at the club on Sunday 18th March. Sighters will be at 10am and the rounds to be shot are Westerns.

All members, both Senior & Junior are welcome to come along and take part. This is a fun shoot and the first to be held outdoors this year.

Home-made soup and cakes will be available, free of charge, at lunch time for those taking part.

The ground, as usual at this time of the year, is very wet and uneven so members need to take care when setting up & moving the targets during the day, as well as when retrieving arrows that may have missed the boss.

Members are advised to wear footwear that is appropriate for these conditions.

Members will be required to help setting up the targets prior to the start of the shoot, they are therefore requested to arrive at about 9am to help out.


Indoor Championships

The Senior/Junior Indoor Championships will be taking place this Sunday 25th February at Longdendale High School, Spring Street, Hollingworth, Hyde. SK14 8LW.

The round to be shot is a Portsmouth, which consists of shooting five dozen arrows at 20 yards on a 60cm face



All members are welcome.

Would members please arrive in plenty of time, 9:00am onwards, to set up their equipment and get ready for starting at 10.30am.

Please bear in mind that all the equipment necessary to hold this shoot will be transported from the club that morning and set up in the sports hall. Andy Wardle is coordinating this. Please contact Andy if you are able to help in any way. Help will also be needed to take down all the equipment afterwards and return it all to the club.

If you have any trophies from previous years please return on the day and hand them to Steve Mayer the tournaments officer.


Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held on Sunday 18th February in the club house starting at 1.30pm. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting.

Every senior member is entitled to vote on any resolution that has been proposed and circulated prior to the meeting, as well as hear the reports of the Club Officers, vote for the Management Committee Members for the coming year, and give your views or comments on how the Club is run and what you think our future priories should be.

The round to be shot at the club champs is also one of the items that will be decided by popular vote.

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.



The first committee meeting of the new year will be taking place in the club house on Thursday 11th January starting at 7.30pm. All members are welcome to attend.