Category Archives: Club Matters

Cancelled shoots

With deep regret we have made a decision to cancel the following shoots:

Jimmy Melvin on Saturday the 2nd July

Gosforth Arrow on Sunday 3rd July

This was a very difficult decision to make and only came at what we see as the last minute, in time to put the word out to as many as possible.

The cancellation of these shoots is down to a reduced number of entrants, a lack of adequate field party/volunteers and the clubs unwillingness to operate at a significant financial loss.

We hope to see the numbers return for these shoots next year and in the future.

Archery GB’s Big Weekend

Cleadon Archers are taking part in Archery GB’s Big Weekend on Saturday 4th June (10am – 4pm).  If anyone wants to help out please contact Paul. Below is a promotional flyer, feel free to print it out and distribute it to local schools and clubs.

Big Weekend Poster

On the day, the left hand side of the field will be taken for the Big Weekend but it shouldn’t prevent club members from shooting on the right hand side (if anything it would be good if there were club members shooting).

Committee vacancies

On Friday 15th January 2016 the following committee roles became vacant.


Junior Leader
Therefore the club and committee are looking for any member that would like to put themselves forward to take up one of these roles until the next AGM.
If you wish to be put forward for either of these roles please contact Alan Dunnighan who will inform the committee.
Many Thanks
Cleadon Archers

Presentation evening

Hello everyone

Its almost that time of year again. Presentation evening!
Starting from now to the end of next month (at the latest) can people please return trophies because I will need them engraved. I’ll be indoors most if not all sessions to collect them.

Also tickets will be available from this Sunday
£5 seniors and £3 juniors (as always)
Food, raffle, quiz and disco.
Starts at 7pm prompt for presentation and the disco is provided by fellow members Amanda and Ian

Thank you!


Hello Everyone

There is a pile of old bricks and stuff ‘dumped’ in our car park, don’t worry about it.

We have very kindly been given it and we are going to use it to hopefully level out the car park, which will hopefully improve it and make it safer, for us and our cars! (we are also using the old stuff located at the very top of the other car park)

It will be moved shortly, we would also really appreciate a few more hands when we start to break it up and spread it around, it will make the job quicker.

Let us know if you’re able to help!

OnTarget Club & Volunteer Awards 2015

The 2015 ontarget Club & Volunteer Awards aim to celebrate those clubs working hard to promote and grow archery and also honour the dedicated volunteers who give up their spare time to archery and those who work behind the scenes to help a club run smoothly. Applications will be accepted from any source, but only members, coaches, and volunteers from ontarget clubs or the club itself can be nominated.

Further information and nomination forms can be found by following this link Awards 2015

It is preferred that applications are submitted online at:

New tuning session

From the 8th of November a tuning session will now be available every Sunday from 12pm-2pm, this takes place between the AM and PM session.

Please note that the scheduled sessions, as always, will take priority over any tuning.

My advice is to shoot the morning session if you wish to put a score in, if you do any tuning or shooting before the PM session and then score a round it will not be recorded.


Also, to save another post, there is an update on the calendar page.

Halloween fun shoot this Friday 30th October

Just a reminder that this Friday we’ll be having the Halloween fun shoot again.

If anyone would like to help out, by bringing some home-made or shop bought nibbles, any help with these and some decorations would be greatly appreciated on the night.

You will be shooting at the themed targets only as it is a fun night for everyone to meet up and have a bit of fun, so no serious shooting or proper faces allowed. Fancy dress welcome.

Archery GB Handicaps & Classifications

Alan Hudson has kindly studied the Archery GB Shooting Administration Procedures and produced the Cleadon Archers guide to Archery GB Handicaps & Classifications.

The document is available on the site in the following locations:

Please read these and note the guide to filling in your score sheet correctly.

It is your responsibility to fill in your name, the round you are shooting, the date, bow style and add up your scores, hits and golds. Your score sheet must be signed by yourself and a target captain, who should be present throughout the round.

If your score sheet is not filled in correctly and signed it will be discarded by the records officer.

Target Archery National Rankings

Massive well done and congratulations to the following club members for their placements in the national rankings!

Ladies Recurve
25 Kate Dunnighan Cleadon A 4104
Ladies Compound
16 Lizzie Foster Cleadon A 4802
Gentlemen Longbow
08 Chris Evans Cleadon A 2127
Gentlemen Compound
33 Steven James Cleadon A 4858
53 Mark Speight Cleadon A 4811
142 David Crow Cleadon A 4267

Full rankings can be found on the Archery GB website.