Club History

West Windsor Archers (WWA) was formed in 1970, with the actor David Niven as President and Vice-Presidents Hamish Hamilton and Don Stamp (a renowned figure in the world of archery). Brian Vincent, now a lifetime Honorary member, was the driving force behind the formation of WWA.

The club was initially named New Windsor Archers, and functioned as a section of the New Windsor Community Association (NWCA), shooting at their indoor premises and various outdoor sites. Eventually, wishing to have full control over club affairs, New Windsor Archers left the NWCA in 1977. The club was renamed to West Windsor Archers and was based initially at Windsor Racecourse before moving more permanently to Dedworth Middle School.

The following years were very successful, growing membership and increasing skills within the club earned County selection for several members and a place in the England team for a couple. The club also won the “Top Berkshire Club” trophy in 1982/3/4 and most of the larger team trophies in Southern England.

Membership and performance declined during the end of the 80s and early 90s but later increased to over 50 members and a thriving junior section during the mid-late 90s.

WWA occasionally run a ‘have-a-go’ session at Dedworth Middle School – unfortunately we do not have the facilities or manpower to offer these sessions away from the school site or for large regular groups visiting us.