Due to the Covid 19 pandemic please note all beginner courses / have-a-go's / Coaching sessions / Taster sessions which had been booked over the past few months have had to be postponed for now.
However, we are endeavouring to complete a small number of courses over October and November but with drastically reduced attendees. Guidance from Archery GB (our governing body) has issued safety restrictions regarding what can and cannot be done at archery clubs and we are following this advice together with government legislation which currently allows archery to continue outdoors in all three categories, Medium, High and Very High. We apologise for this but it is beyond our control.
We will contact all those who have booked courses and made recent enquiries about courses, once it's deemed safe and the guidance / legislation allows us to do so.
The Valley Bowmen of Huddersfield was founded in 1963 and is a community amateur sports club (CASC) affiliated to the Grand National Archery Society and ArcheryGB (the sports governing body in the UK).
With over 100 members, a history going back to 1963, and as the only archery club in our community, the Valley Bowmen have long been a feature in the local sporting landscape. Our field on Knowle Lane near Meltham has provided an ideal, if basic, outdoor venue for archery since we acquired it with the support of Kirklees Council in 1991.
In 2013 the organising committee of the Valley Bowmen applied for and were successful in receiving an “Inspired Facilities Grant” from Sport England. The grant has been used to erect a secure store, kitchen and a toilet block including all necessary services and with provision for access for all. In total we applied for just under £50k.
Details can be found at Inspired Facilities
We run a number of beginner courses throughout the year. For more details contact us. We also run a number of “have-a-go-sessions” during the summer months, ideal for charitable organisations or groups of friends to experience archery prior to signing up for a beginners course or as a "one off" experience. These courses are designed for groups of friends / colleagues to experience the sport of archery.
We have a Private two acre outdoor archery range which is available for members to shoot at at all times. During the winter months we organise indoor shooting available to all club members.