cleve archers supporting archery in south gloucestershire and bristol

Welcome to Cleve Archers

Cleve Archers started in 1960. In 1964 the club held it’s first outdoor tournament.

In 1980, club members Mark Blenkarne and Christine Harris were selected for the Great Britain Olympic Team.  At the 1982 Commonwealth Games, Mark Blenkarne won a Gold medal.  In 2004, 2008, and 2012 club member Larry Godfrey was selected for the Great Britain Olympic Team and shot at the Olympic Games in Athens, Beijing and London. In Athens, he achieved a very honourable fourth place and in London Larry reached the last 16 only beaten in a one arrow shoot off by the world number fiveJake Bunce, was a former member of the GB Junior Squad, who shot internationally for seven years 2006 - 2013.  Matt Arnold, Teresa Bridges and Adam Shaw, also members of Cleve have regularly represented England.

We currently have three junior archers in the Archery GB development squad.

Cleve junior and senior members represent the Gloucestershire Archery Society in the Senior & Junior County Teams.

Cleve Archers is wholly run by volunteers and is one of the largest clubs in the county and a member of Gloucestershire Archery Society.

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 are able to offer wheel chair access to our outdoor and indoor facility. 

The minimum age for juniors is 7 years old, and a parent or guardian must be present at all times. 

Disability Club

The Disability Club (Parashooters) welcomes people of all abilities. Our aim is to ensure people of all abilities are reaching their true potential and achieving their personal goals. If you would like to take up archery you will need to complete a beginners course.

Senior Club

Cleve Archers is committed to the Archery GB equity policy ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. Senior members have the opportunity to shoot at our venue 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset.  We offer several beginner courses throughout the year.

Junior Club

We run a junior club on a Saturday morning throughout the year. We offer coaching evenings on a regular basis on a Tuesday evening during the outdoor season and a Friday evening during the Winter season.

I hope it is of use to everyone, but if there are any questions that are left unanswered, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the  committee or a fellow club member.

We look forward to seeing you down the archery ground and at social events arranged by our Social Secretary.

Francesca Hawker

Cleve Archers (Chairman)

Membership Fees

Annual fees for the year commencing 1 July 2018. 

These fees are for joining on 1 July 2018 – if you wish to join at any time during the annual period to 30 June 2019, please contact our Membership Secretary via for the current cost.

Annual fees as at 1 July 2018 Club Membership Affiliatons Total
Archery GB Gloucestershire Archery Society Grand Western Archery Society
Juniors (up to 18 years) £20.00 £12.00 £2.00 £1.00 £35.00
Seniors (under 25) £37.50 £12.00 £6.00 £3.00 £58.50
Seniors (over 25) £75.00 £46.00 £12.00 £6.00 £139.00
Seniors (over 25) Couples £140.00 £92.00 £24.00 £12.00 £268.00
Disability £75.00 £12.00 - - £87.00
Non shooting £10.00 £10.00