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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.