​Fort Archers

Fort Archers is a thriving archery club based in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The club was formed around 2000 by a few local enthusiasts. We can now boast an average membership of around 40 with ages ranging from very young to very ancient and from very good looking to downright ugly. Our members come from all walks of life. Though we stringently abide by the rules of Archery, we are considered to be one of the friendliest, easygoing, light-hearted, relaxed clubs in South Wales (If your going to boast, go for it mate; THE WORLD). As long as you can adhere to the safety rules, which we are bound under, and are willing to do a weekend newcomers course, you are welcome to join us. Once the course is completed, and you decide archery is for you, you will become a member of the GNAS (Grand National  Archery Society) and as a member, entitled to enter competitions and shoot with any GNAS club.


Venues

     We are very fortunate in that we have one of the best winter practice/training facilities around. On Sunday mornings between 9:00am and noon, we have the use of the main sports hall, in Fishguard Leisure Centre, just off West Street in the town (map ref SM9523730). We can shoot comfortably up to 25 metres and still have plenty of room behind the line for equipment. Winter training is from October 1st to March 31st. During the summer months, our training ground is a privately owned field on the Scleddau to Mathry road, just off the A40 Fishguard approach (map ref SM938384). We can shoot up to and beyond 100 yards/meters with ease. We also have two well equipped and secure storage facilities for all our equipment.



​Disciplines

     As regards to the various bow disciplines, we are well represented across the range. We have Several Longbow archers, one of whom is a Master Bowman and Welsh champion. We have an ex Welsh champion shooting Compound. We have members who shoot on the Dyfed squad shooting Bare-bow and Recurve. Lots of our members shoot just for the sport and the fun of shooting.


Competition

   With competition in mind, we do try and encourage the participation by members in local and National events, but it is by no means a requirement of membership. We fully appreciate that there are those who just want to shoot purely for the pleasure of the sport and in most cases, that is how people get started, but  be warned, it can get you hooked! I can confirm that as a person who took up the sport at the ripe old age of sixty, I am one of those who are now completely hooked, and I LOVE it.


​Beginners Courses

    We run many beginners courses throughout the year, where we introduce newcomers to the sport. At the end of the course, you can decide whether or not it is for you. We have plenty of basic and beginners equipment, which can be used by those new to the sport, before they decide in which direction they want to go with regards to discipline.
            We welcome any GNAS (Grand National Archery Society) affiliated members to come along and shoot with us with the proviso of proof of membership to the GNAS.
                        Mel.


Induction Course

​If you are interested in Archery then please keep an eye on this space. We will publish dates and times here. If you are interested, then please contact us through the contacts page. The more names we get, the sooner we can organise a course.