Noak Hill Archers is an archery club providing the opportunity for any person, who can meet the criteria, to take up the sport of archery in all it’s modern, ancient and traditional forms. This includes field, target, roving and clout archery. However, since the implementation of recent confusing and contradictory legislation we do not allow the use of crossbows. The club is affiliated to all the major archery governing bodies such as the GNAS and NFAS. It should be noted that Noak Hill Archers is an adult only club and therefore does not take people under 18 years of age, unless the parent is an established archer and or a current member, provided the child is over 10 years of age.
Shooting Our official club target days are Wednesdays and Sundays. However, we are very lucky in that we have access to our ground 365 days of the year. Because of this, you may find that we have archers shooting most days of the week. Many of our archers choose to shoot in competitions throughout the year. These range from short distance indoor competitions to the longest rounds and distances. Other archers just choose to shoot once or twice a week and enjoy the atmosphere and clean fresh air (well, as clean as it gets in Essex). We have archers that shoot a variety of bow disciplines, from very traditional bows right up to high precision compounds.“ Our covered canopy allows members to shoot all distances in inclement weather but for collection of arrows you must venture out in the rain. Our covered area does provide an enclosed area for indoor practice day or night for a distance of 20 Yards”
CoachingWe have a very able coaching team at Noak Hill Archers, all of whom are always more than happy to give assistance when it is requested, if archers are experiencing difficulties. They are also available (upon request) for formal coaching as well as providing Beginners Courses for those that are new to the sport. (See Beginners Courses section for more information)