Welcome to West Windsor Archers
West Windsor Archers is an active and friendly archery club founded in 1970, based at Dedworth Middle School on the outskirts of Windsor, Berkshire UK. One of Berkshire’s leading archery clubs, our members are drawn from a mixture of ages, sexes and abilities shooting recurve, longbow, American flat bow, and barebow – practicing and competing at varying levels across four disciplines: target, wand, clout and field archery.
The club shoots outdoors at Dedworth Middle School during the spring and summer months and indoors at Eton-Wick sports hall during the autumn and winter. Informal practice sessions, fun-shoots and club competitions are regular parts of our shooting calendar and West Windsor Archers are very active in both local and national competitions.
Next beginners course
The next Beginners Course is scheduled for January 2019, starting on Thursday 17th January:
- Thursday 17th January – Lesson 1
- Thursday 24th January – Lesson 2
- Thursday 31st January – Lesson 3
- Thursday 7th February – Lesson 4
- Wednesday 13th February – shooting with the club
- Wednesday 20th February – shooting with the club
The course will teach all the required basics of safe shooting in the discipline of Target Recurve (the same as shot at the Olympic Games) and all necessary equipment will be provided by the club. At the end of the course, the participants will have earned a certificate that will allow them to join an Archery GB affiliated club (we always hope our participants join West Windsor Archers). If you would like to have a place reserved, please get in contact by email or by our online form – details are on our Contact Page. Spaces on the course are always limited so we have to operate on a “first come, first served” basis.
West Windsor Archers shoot throughout the year and regular coaching is available for all members from our experienced and qualified archery coaches. Individuals who have taken an approved training course are invited to join the club and our members are always supportive of new archers as they learn and develop.
Outdoor Season (end of March to mid-October): the official club night is Wednesday, plus we have practice nights on Mondays and Fridays and club competitions on Sundays. Unfortunately, due to the reduced overshoot our outdoor range has we are unable to accommodate compound bows.
Indoor Season (November to March): we shoot on Wednesday and Friday evenings at Eton Wick sports hall and outdoors on Sundays (weather permitting) for chilly Frostbite rounds at Dedworth Middle School. We even have an outdoor ‘Soup Shoot’ New Year’s morning.
The clubs Shooting Calendar has all the details for the current season – we’re a hardy bunch and shoot throughout the year – come rain, wind, sleet, snow and even occasionally sun!