Club Championship results

The Indoor Club Championships were completed on Sunday with the Longbow section being shot. We had a marvelous turnout with 12 longbows on the line. The champions are Denis Burns, Ann Lee, and Thomas Jones but full results are on the links below.

There is also the full championship results both Indoor and Outdoor so you can see who is going to get trophies and medals at our Presentation Evening on Saturday 9th March. Tickets from Ann and Bill

2012-2013 Indoor Championship results

2013 Presentation night

Viking Trophy

The 3rd and final leg of the Viking Trophy was shot for on Friday night and Alex Coggins has maintained her lead to win the trophy with an adjusted score of 4359. In 2nd place was Alan Dunnighan with 4287 and, keeping it in the family, Kate Dunnighan was 3rd with a score of 4285 – how close was that. The full results can be seen on the link below.


Success at the Green Lane Open

Two National Records and two 1st Places

Well done to all our club members who represented the club at the Green Lane Open Tournament shooting Bray I and II rounds.

We had Mother and Daughter success in which Zoe took 1st Lady Compound and Alex took 1st Lady Barebow and both of them took a National Record. Chris Pearce was 1st Gents Barebow and also took a National Record. Shooting in her very first Open Tournament, Caitlin Bailey was placed 3rd Junior Girl Recurve, this was a particularly proud moment, well done Caitlin. The 1st Lady Longbow was Ann Conifey and the 3rd Gent Recurve was Ian Norwood, while they shoot for Riverside, Cleadon Archers is proud to call them members and enjoy their success.

Cleadon success at Killingworth Open

Cleadon Archers had 12 entries in the Killingworth Open which was shot on Sunday, 4th November.  Unfortunately Gloria Capeling was unable to shoot due to a family illness, we all wish Brian a speedy recovery.  The other 11 archers did the club proud;  Zoe was 1st Lady Compound, Chris was first Gent Barebow, young Liam was 1st Junior Gent Compound and Ann Lee was 1st Lady Longbow and Alex was 2nd Lady Barebow.   Alan and Val Dunnighan won the ‘Jack-n-Jill’ trophy and Kate placed 4th Junior Lady Recurve won the sealed score prize.  The other members who were placed were  Alan Hudson 8th Gents Recurve, Craig Harris 8th Gent Compound and Bill Lee 3rd Gents Longbow.  Well done to all and it was great to see so many Cleadon archers on the line.

Longbow Weekend

What a wonderful weekend we had for the Longbow fraternity. Dry and sunny on both days, a ‘little’ damp under foot but not enough to dampen the enthusiasm of the hardy longbow archers who had travelled from all over the country to take part in the 2 tournaments.  The ‘Jimmy Melvin Memorial’  on the Saturday and the ‘EAF Longbow Championships’ on the Sunday. Photographs, courtesy of our judge, Steve Richardson, are on the links below.

New Trophy

There is a new trophy to shoot for this year in the Cleadon Open Tournament.

ERIC ‘The Viking’ trophy is in fond memory of Eric Coggins. The trophy will be awarded to the archer with the most Red’s – hence the Lucky 7. The lucky archer gets to have a drink on Eric, Jack Daniels was his favourit tipple, and the bottle will be replaced each year.

The tournament takes place on Sunday, 13 May, entry forms are available from the County Website and from Brian Trotter, the Tournament Organiser, or click on the link below to download a copy.

Entry Form 2012

Prog Front & Back pages 2012

Prog inside pages 2012

Grandad & Grandson Longbow Winners

Rob and Thomas with their medals

Thomas and Rob both took medals at the Green Lane Bray’s on Sunday. They both shot their Longbow and Rob came a very well deserved 3rd and ‘little’ Thomas, who is rapidly becoming the club mascot, took 1st place as Junior Boy.

Welcome to Cleadon Archers

Thanks for visiting Cleadon Archers’ website. We are a friendly club of well over 100 archery loving members, in the area between Sunderland and South Tyneside that includes East Boldon, West Boldon, Cleadon, Whitburn, South Shields and Sunderland North areas. Whether you’re an experienced archer, novice or are simply looking for information, we hope you will find it here.

Contact Us:

Club Secretary:

Brian Trotter

15 Glebe Drive,
Co. Durham

Tel. 0191 581 3857

Or see the Contact page

Family Traditions

The Archers

A Story of Sporting Families

Over the years the club has seen individual archers come and go and some have returned again, but for some it is a real ‘Family Tradition’.

There are in the club at this moment in time 2 families with 3 generations on ‘The Line’.

There is the ‘James’ family: Maureen (1st), Steve (2nd) & Andrea and Jessica (3rd), all of whom are still very active in the archery world, with Jessica representing Archery GB over the past 3 years.

The ‘Cutting’ family: Paul (1st), Barry (2nd), Katie and Daniel (3rd), again the whole family is still shooting on a very regular basis and the youngest member, Katie, has just taken her first club records keeping up with her Dad who has records dating back to 1987.

Not to labour the point about archery being a ‘family’ sport but we do have 4 families that shot together at the club on a very regular basis.

The ‘McQuillin’ family: Grandad Rob, and ‘little Thomas’.

The ‘Coggins’ family; Dad Eric, Mam Alex and Zoe; who also has represented Archery GB over the past 3 years.

The ‘Davidson’ family, Dad Ray, Mam Val and Luke.

The ‘Foster’ family, Dad Mike and daughter Liz.

And finally the ‘Rush’ family, Mam Susan with sons Peter and Michael.

There are also some very happy couples on the line, Gloria & Brian Capeling, Grant & Linda Bulman, Ian Norwood & Ann Conifey, Mike & Sheila Carney and last but not least Bill & Ann Lee, proving that Archery is a family sport for all ages and abilities.