3rd May - Archery Update


Spring into Archery at Danesfield

This week as the evening become lighter a 7:00 pm session is now available on Tuesday and Thursday alongside the 5:30 sessions.

On Saturday and Sunday, there are sessions at 8:00 and 10:30 am. We were running the 2:00 pm slot but with so little take up these have been removed for the time being. Please let us know if you want this brought back.

Of course, we all need to stay safe and ask everybody to abide by the current Covid- Guidelines.



Booking is Essential.

The main points to note: There are rules issued by the Government and Archery GB it is important for everybody’s safety that we obey those rules and exceed them where we can.

Socially Distance and hand sanitiser.

  1. The layout of the field.
    • If you wish to shoot, please complete the booking form.
    • Every archer will be responsible for putting out and putting away the bosses.
      • (Help will be given to those unable to manage this on their own).
    • Bosses to be set up at least 3.66 metres between centres.
    • If an archer misses the target, only they can look for their arrow.
    • Outdoors there is one metal detector available which must be wiped with sanitiser before and after use.
    • A maximum of two archers per boss unless from the same household.
    • Different shooting distance can be accommodated with flexibility and must conducted with other archers in mind.
  2. On arrival at the field at Danesfield School.
    • Arrive 15 minutes before the starting time to enable you to set up your boss and equipment before the shooting time.
    • Entry to the field is a one-way system – Come in the usual way between the back of the Performing Arts Building and the green container and leave in front of the Performing Arts Building.
    • Scan the NHS contact tracing QR code each time you visit.
    • Take all your possessions to the equipment line 5 metres back from the shooting line. This is normal, shooting practice — Yellow Flags.
    • Shooting to commence once all the bows are on their stands ready for shooting.
  3. Shooting.
    • Decide who will be field captain and work to the whistle.
    • Rounds will start promptly at the allotted time.
    • After shooting your first half dozen arrows step back away from the line and wait by your equipment.
    • If you can, score on your mobile phone or please download and print your own score sheet. Download Score-sheet – Six DozenThree Dozen  – Five Dozen
    • If you wish your scores to be recorded, by the club you can use the form below.
    • Junior archers are welcome but must be capable of observing all of these guidelines.
  4. Leaving the field at Dansfield School.
    • It is up to the last archer to ensure the equipment has been put away safely and wiped down after doing so.
    • Take all your possessions to the front of the Performing Arts Building to take them down.
    • Remember to use the one-way system, leave by heading towards the tennis courts and then to your vehicle.
    • It is up to the last archer to also ensure that everything is cleared up and locked away safely.
  5. Other points.
    • Each archer will be issued with a target face and four target pins which they must bring with them each time they come. (If your target face requires replacing, please let Kevin know in good time who will issue you a new face next time you arrive).
    • Any target faces or target pins left behind will be discarded as waste.
    • Toilet facilities at the school are not available. (We do not have access to any part of the buildings at present.).
    • If you wish to sit, you must bring a chair. (Ours are not to be used).


To enable everybody to shoot safely we and Archery GB have put in place the following, which all archers should adhere to:

  • Remember, you are visiting a school – safety first.
  • The School buildings are out of bounds.
  • If an archer or member of your household has symptoms that might be Covid-19, you must not come to the club as per government guidelines.
  • Archers must notify the club should they develop symptoms after attending the club.
  • We must obviously follow social distancing rules, i.e. a minimum of two metres apart whilst not shooting.
  • To avoid contamination, archers must only use their own equipment and not the club’s, except for bosses.
  • Archers who normally use club equipment will be issued this on their first booked session and will then be responsible for it, bringing it back each time they come to the club.
  • Do not share equipment.
  • In the interests of Covid-19 contact tracing – scan the NHS QR code at either venue each time you visit.
  • Face coverings are advisable.
  • Archers must wear fabric or latex gloves to remove their own arrows – they can use their own arrow puller.
  • If you do not have your own gloves the club can provide latex gloves.
  • Hand sanitiser is available, it would be helpful if you bring your own Hand Sanitiser as the club has only limited supplies.
  • Hand sanitising should be as a minimum done at the start, during, and at the end of the session.
  • Clean and wipe down yours and our equipment after your session – it must be clean for the next group of archers.
  • Please take home all your equipment, gloves, waste etc.
  • Under Archery GB Rules a minimum of two archers must be present when shooting is taking place.

Please read the Guidance from Archery GB

Book your Session

Before you book it is essential, you read all the details on this page.

Should you have any questions before booking, please contact us.

We want you to enjoy your archery and look forward to when we can return fully.
However, we do want all our archers
and their families to remain safe.
and Face covering would be advised

    Please select the Date and Time for each session you wish to attend.
    Sessions to be started promptly at the alloted time.

  • Please select all the sessions that you would like to attend.
  • Knowing this will help avoid setup confusion.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Submitting your Scores

  • Please submit your scores by completing the form below.

  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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