Medals and Trophy at the “Diana” Tournament

A number of club members entered 57th “Diana” Tournament held at Harlequin Bowmen on the 4th of June 2022. Well done to the medal winners

Brenda Godfrey – Silver – Senior Ladies Compound

John O’Keefe – Bronze – Senior Gents Longbow

Julie Morling – Bronze – Senior Ladies Recurve

Also the team comprising of John O’Keefe, Julie Morling, Kevin Jones and Neil Ovenden ended up second place and returned with the small Diana Trophy.

Chris Roberts

We are saddened to have to announce that long-standing club member Chris Roberts passed away at the end of December 2021.  Many of you will remember him as a previous Chairman of the club and as an active member. Chris shot barebow and holds many of the club and county records. His didn’t shoot during the worst of the pandemic, and latterly due to his illness. He will be very sorely missed. 

BA Postal and Winter Frostbite 2021/22

Unfortunately the BA postal league is not running this year however the Bucks AA postal Portsmouth is taking place so do continue to submit your Portsmouth scores.

The Club Frostbite shoot is back again, on the first Sunday of each month starting Sunday 7th November, through to March 2022.

The Frostbite round is 3 dozen arrows at 30m shot in ends of 3 arrows.

Ten zone scoring with middle 10 ring to be marked as an X.

Shooting will start promptly @ 10:00. Please park in the RAF car park over the road at the end nearest the field.

The round is suitable for all abilities so if you haven’t tried it before, come along for a friendly shoot and someone will help you take part and answer any questions you may have.

This year we have Recurve, Barebow and Longbow teams in the Selby Winter League and the one big difference due to Covid, is that archers don’t have to shoot at the same time or even on the same day. The best Frostbite score for each individual each month will go towards team selection.

Indoor Calendar 2021/2022

We will again be shooting indoors at Lacey Green Village Hall for our 2021/22 indoor shooting season per the calendar here

We will be running sessions on Wednesday and Thursday evenings (dates that are unavailable are greyed out in the calendar). 

There will be three sessions, ready to start shooting each session at 5.30pm, 7.30pm and 9.30pm.  At the end of each session, if no-one has turned up for the next session, please put away all equipment, clean down as laid out below and return the key.  

Cost per session is (cash please, no cheques):
£3 Seniors
£1 Juniors
£5 visitors (must be a member of AGB and be able to prove if asked)

Please note cleaning protocols for the hall:
*  Continue to use the hand sanitiser 
* Please wipe down any surfaces that you use (wipes, cleaner all provided)
* Sweep the floor (the large broom is in the chair cupboard marked ‘posh’)
* Place all rubbish in the Grundon bin outside the hall
* Turn the lights off and heating down

COVID-19 Social Distancing & Archery Guidelines

All measures for social distancing and your safety are now in place at the field so you can book a slot to start shooting again. Please take note of the following & observe at all times.

  • Hand gel is taped to the gate for use when entering and leaving.
  • Bosses with wheels Lanes 1 and 9 are currently set at 60 yds, Boss with wheels Lane 3 is set at 100yds and the two straw bosses Lanes 5 and 7 are also set at 100yds.  They can be moved to suit but please wipe them down before and after with the spray.  Obviously if you are at the field by yourself, it will be safe to move forward 
  • The clubhouse will remain closed for the time being but on the verandah you will find hand sanitizer on the table with the spray for wiping down the faces and bosses, anything else you touch and your own equipment if you haven’t brought yours. 
  • In the box is the signing in book, scoresheets, pens (bring your own if you can), arrow jack, pins, paper roll for wiping down, bin bags etc.
  • The toilet is to be used for emergencies only
  • The booking system is now open.  You will find it on the website under Archery Field Bookings, choose your lane, date, (times shown are those still available), fill in your details and you will get confirmation immediately and a reminder the day before.
  • Get ready at home, arrive just before your start time, shoot, leave, dismantle at home.
  • Remember:  Following Archey GB guidelines and wipe wipe wipe!

Before you start shooting again please also read Archery GB’s guidance notes:

(Club Secretary)

COVID-19 Update: Outdoor field is now open

I am pleased to confirm that the field will re-open for outdoor shooting from Monday 29th March in accordance with the easing of some of the current lockdown restrictions but the club hut remains closed until further notice.  The booking system is now live.

Protocols will be the same as before; please use the hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial spray on equipment before and after shooting, and ensure you sign in and out as we are legally required to record attendance.  Only one household bubble per boss, and please maintain 2m social distancing at all times.

Archery at Lacey Green Indoor Hall Suspended for the rest of the 2020/2021 season

16-December-2020: This is to let you know that, due to the ongoing Covid19 restrictions, and the small numbers who have been shooting indoors this season making it financially unviable, the committee has taken the very difficult decision to cancel indoor shooting at Lacey Green Village Hall for the remainder of the season.  

We are hopeful that we will be able to return to normal for the 2021/22 indoor season.

Winter Frostbite & Portsmouth rounds still going ahead

Dear Club Members

As you will have read, the field is open again for socially distanced shooting from today but indoor shooting in Lacey Green is suspended till next year.  Normally at this time of the year we would have a postal Portsmouth competition , the club Frostbite competition and a postal Frostbite competition.  The good news is that all of these competitions are still taking place, but with some differences.

So if you are able to do some shooting  then give these two rounds a go.  It doesn’t matter what level you are at or whether you shoot recurve, longbow, compound or barebow.

Frostbite Round  36 arrows (+ 6 arrows sighters)                               Shooting at 30m on a 80cm target face   Scoring = 10, 9, 8, 7 etc.

Can be shot either six arrows then score OR 3 arrows then score

Portsmouth Round         60 arrows (+6 arrows sighters)   Shooting at 20 yards on a 60cm target face           Scoring = 10, 9, 8, 7 etc

Normally an indoor round shooting 3 arrows then scoring  but can be shot outdoors scoring after 3 or 6 arrows

Then send me your scores, either a pdf or similar or a photo of your score sheet or just an email.  I need score, hits and golds (just 10s), bow type and date shot.

Please send to

I will then enter scores in: The Selby Postal League – Frostbite Scores

                                                   SCAS Postal Competition – Portsmouth Scores

                                                   Club Frostbite Handicap Tournament

Please submit scores as soon after you have shot them as you can, as each competition has different rules.

Good Shooting

John O

Records Officer

Whiteleaf Bowmen