Anchor Bowmen Archery Club News

Anchor Bowmen Archery Club News

Recurve kit For Sale

EquipmentPosted by Andy Harrison Sun, May 14, 2017 20:07:45
Barry Judd, one of our previous members has unfortunately had to give up Archery due to an injury and now has equipment for sale.

Details of the equipment below:

1 HOYT HELIX RISER,RIGHT HAND 25 INCH.signs of use but still very nice


1 PAIR HOYT G3 LIMBS,40 lb MED.obvious marks but still work well

1 SHIBUYA CARBON SIGHT.well used but still in perfect order

1 SF VELOCITY CARBON SIGHT.brand new never used



12 EASTON ARROWS,A/C/C series E .30 inch 1 has damaged point




Plus arm protector,finger tabs,strings and stringer,wax,allen keys and screwdrivers,setting up square.

I am selling the lot for £500,to a club member,if no takers then I'll put it online for £600.

Happy to meet to show any buyer the kit.

Contact Barry by e-mail at

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Thanks for the Donation

EquipmentPosted by Andy Harrison Fri, January 13, 2017 20:01:13
Anchor Bowmen would like to express their thanks to Colin Mills for his kind equipment donation. The donated re-curve and compound equipment will help to bolster our equipment library, helping new archers sample different forms of the sport before committing to their own equipment purchases.

Thanks Colin

Andrew Harrison
Equipment officer

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Barries shot at gold

GeneralPosted by Andy Harrison Mon, September 26, 2016 17:24:40
Divine intervention points Barrie to the Gold at the end of the rainbow!
(2016 Derbyshire County Championships)

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TreeTops fund raiser

GeneralPosted by Andy Harrison Sun, September 11, 2016 19:38:46
Thanks to the Magnificent 7 (Meg, Mo, Dave, Andy, Wendy, Chris and Harry) who gave up their entire Sunday (including missing the league shoot) to run 5 hours of have a go sessions at Elvaston Castle today.

The weather was abnormally perfect, warm enough for shirt sleeves without dehydration.

Traffic was slow but steady through the afternoon and we managed to get 58 people the chance to shoot. Not as many as we had hoped for but a surprisingly large number were very interested in moving onto a beginners course and had not been aware of the club before today.

We raised £121 for TreeTops which contributes to the near £20,000 they believe they raised today (mostly from the entries for the colour rush itself).

Anyway thanks again team, you deserve the glass of wine tonight (except Harry of course as alcohol is a terrible old persons habit you should avoid at all cost).

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Hurray - we have been awarded a Sport England Grant

EquipmentPosted by Andy Harrison Thu, June 16, 2016 14:11:11

I am very please to say that our grant application has been successful. We will shortly be investing around £14,000 in grant funds, our club funds and individual club members donations (time and spare equipment) into delivering an increasing engagement in Archery.

The key elements of our bid were to establish our ability to be mobile enabling us to run archery events away from our normal summer and winter bases. Additionally we have a significant investment in equipment to help our beginners transition to equipment of their own in a better informed and safer way. Finally we are investing in coaching skills and resources to help all our archers continue to develop throughout their archery career.

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A guide to secureing bosses

EquipmentPosted by Andy Harrison Sat, August 01, 2015 17:10:55
After witnessing a boss collapse and the destruction of a couple of half sets of arrows at a tournament the other week I tried in vain to locate any good guidance on how to secure a boss. In particular Archery GB stated that they did not have any guidance material available.

I have had a first attempt to create a guidance document that we can offer to Archery GB as the basis for standard guidance.

Please have a look and let me know what you think.

I went for the highly illustrated approach.

Andy Harrison - Equipment Officer

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Useful documents from Belvoir Archers

GeneralPosted by Andy Harrison Sat, August 01, 2015 17:01:33
Belvoir Archers (Nottinghamshire) have kindly provided permission for us to 'borrow' the following documents for our use.

Firstly a document that describes the rounds, handicaps and various award schemes that are available to us. Note that some of these (Rose and FITA star awards etc) require you to shoot the qualifying score in recognized tournaments.

The second document is a very well put together guide to what to expect when you go to your first 'away' tournament. This would have been really useful before I attended my first event!!

Have a read and I hope you find it informative.

Andy Harrison - Equipment Officer

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Beginners equipment buying guide

EquipmentPosted by Andy Harrison Wed, October 08, 2014 00:02:25
In preparation for the latest batch of beginners approaching the end of their 10 week course I have been working on a beginners guide to buying archery equipment that I wish I could have had access to a couple of years ago.

The attached draft has been updated after review by a few people in the club (thanks for your constructive comments). Its now close enough to right to be ready for an initial issue. Please feel free to use it if you find it of value or ignore it if not.

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