supporting archery in south gloucestershire and bristol

About Cleve Archers

Cleve Archers was founded in 1960 to practice and promote the sport of archery in accordance with the rules of the governing body for the sport, the Grand National Archery Society (now Archery GB). The club is also affiliated to the regional organisation, Grand Western Archery Society (GWAS). Cleve Archers is wholly run by volunteers and is one of the largest clubs in the county and a member of Gloucestershire Archery Society. On the 27 February 2015 Cleve Archers became a Private Limited Company under the Companies Act 2006. Company Number 9463743. The Committee have also taken steps to become a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC). We held a successful EGM to agree all the necessary steps to transfer the assets of the club to the company, including the new field at Moorend, in line with HMRC guidelines, and as a Company Limited by Guarantee provide improved protection for all our members. Cleve Archers practice all year round at the following locations: Up Yonder, Bury Hill, Moorend, Hambrook and Chipping Sodbury Sports Complex at Chipping Sodbury school. We also and hold several tournaments in the local area.


Cleve Archers practice all year round at the following locations: Up Yonder, Bury Hill, Moorend, Hambrook and Chipping Sodbury Sports Complex at Chipping Sodbury school. We also and hold several tournaments in the local area.


We organise five Beginners’ Courses a year, two mixed courses (senior and junior), two senior courses and one junior course.

These are run over a five week period, currently at a cost of £60.00 per participant. The sessions are fully supervised by our coaches and all equipment is provided.

We are able to offer wheelchair access to our outdoor and indoor facilities. In 2018 we hope to run Courses in April, June and November - if you would like your name added to our Waiting List, please email your details (name, address, date of birth and contact telephone number to

ll events are fully supervised by our coaches and all equipment is provided, although it is advisable to wear suitable footwear (walking boots, trainers etc) and a long sleeved close fitting top. We have a Club Disability Development Officer, Kevin Davis, who is a qualified level 1 coach.

His job description includes increasing participation in the sport for people with disabilities, to develop School - Junior Club links, and to work with Cleve Archers Junior sub committee to improve opportunities and increase participation in the sport.

We also have, in the range of our equipment, Genesis bows which are shorter than a normal recurve bow (easier to adapt for wheelchair use) and much more adaptable to a range of draw length and draw weights, and more than suitable for introducing archery to a range of disabilities. The Genesis bow eliminates the need to individually fit bows to participants; additionally they are easily adjustable.

Free Community Taster Sessions

If you have never shot a bow and arrow this is your chance to try archery in a safe environment.

We will again be running free community Taster Sessions from April to August 2018 (minimum age 7). These will run once a month for two hours on a Tuesday evening - please look out for an Application Form which will be posted here soon.

Outside the Club

We are interested in offering our services to the local community and schools and would appreciate contact details for the schools that you think would be suitable to run sessions or after school clubs. Running this type of session would very much depend on the funding stream available and a contribution from each participant.

Archery is a sport which helps develop concentration and coordination and gives a real sense of achievement.

Studies have shown that students who participated in archery, enjoyed school more, showed improvements in behaviour, attendance and achievement.

One of our intentions is to bring archery to you: an archery session can be run indoors or outdoors, in school gyms, sports halls and community halls or sports fields.

Archery is a popular sport and there are many Archery Clubs in the Southwest of England.

Archery is ideal for team building events or parties as well as a fun activity for a family or group of friends.

Archery does not exclude anyone on grounds of physical ability or fitness and can actually be beneficial in improving physical well being and is a great confidence booster.

Previous experience is not necessary to have an enjoyable day. We provide all equipment needed, and use lightweight bows ensuring that everyone can have a go.

Our coaches will help all participants get started and support them to shoot safely whilst having fun. We will be on hand throughout the event to offer support and advice for all aspiring Robin Hoods!

Taster Sessions

Have-a-Go’s/Taster Sessions are relaxed and a lot of fun. They are suitable for complete beginners, and we cater for children and adults. Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

Our normal charges for taster sessions are £160.00 for a 2 hour session with a maximum of 12 participants.

We start by getting everyone equipped, giving a short safety briefing and a demonstration of the correct shooting technique.

We then get you all shooting safely and confidently, and after plenty of practice we will teach you how to score, and finish off the session with a friendly competition.

Please note minimum age for these sessions is 7 years old, and a parent or guardian must be present at all times.

We are happy to discuss any questions or requirements you have.