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And so it continues. Competing in the Audrey Laurance Memorial tornament in December members of the club were succesful in winning the Team Trophy (for the forth year), gaining a first place in the Ladies Recurve and a second in the Gents Recurve.


Our success continues. At the recent Doncaster and District Archery Association competition held in November we won the Team trophy (for the second time), the Vetrans Cup and took a second place in the Ladies Recurve.

Congratulations to all!!


Once again we are running an open day event to raise awarness of Archery. This will run from 1.00pm - 4.00pm on SUNDAY 18 JUNE. The event is free and all equipment and instruction will be provided. No need to book, just pop along to our shooting range at BalbyCommunity Sports College.


We start 2017 by extending our winning run. Whilst we did not pick up any individual trophies at the Wakefield Archers Double Portsmouth comp in January we were succesful in winning the Team Recurve trophy - for the third year running!!

Congratulations to all.


Once again we must congratulate Emily for taking a prize at the recent Doncaster and District Archery Association competition, hosted by Chantry AA, on 28 November 2016. Congratulations also to Chris and Paul (holding the trophy), Darren and Chris for winning the team trophy.


Congratulations to Emily who won the lady's recurve trophy at the Double Portsmoth competition in York on Sunday 13th November 2016

August 19th 2016 : Radio Sheffield part 2

Following the invitation to try archery Kat Harbourne did precisley that. On the 19th she came over to Harvester Archers and following tuiton from Dedorah Whitehead, coach and membership secretary, she tried archery for the very first time. Follow the link below to watch the video (1st link) and listen (2nd link) to the interview to find out how she went on.

(Note - when you open the link scroll to 1 hr 40 min through the full broadcast to the relvent section. If you have problems cut n paste the link to your browser).

August 17th 2016: Radio Sheffield part 1

Listen to Deborah's interview with Kat Harbourne from Radion Sheffield. THis interview will be followed up by Kat as she visits the club and tries her hand at archery.



Members fully enjoyed the Big Weekend event we held recently. We had a lot of vistors, many who had never tried archery before and all enjoyed themselves as well.


We rounded off the indoor season with an excellent result at this years Yorkshire Championship. Andy picked up the mens recurve silver trophy with both Katie (recurve) and James (compound), who both only started shooting in September 2015, winning the novice archer awards. Congratulations to all.

MARCH 2016:

As part of the Club's ongiong development we applied to become a member of Archer GB's 'OnTarget' programme - and have been accepted!. This is great news as being a memebr of this programme will enable the Club to develop to a new level. Being a member will help us develop a strategy for growth for the coming years, develop and introduce training programmes and link us with other linke minded clubs across the UK. The result will be a stronger, healther Club and a recognised centre for archery in the area.


Great fun had by all members at our annual 'Santa Shoot' meeting. As you can see everybody dressed for the occassion


At the Audrey Lawrence Memorial competition held on Sunday 6th December 2015 the Club was succesful in winning th Team Recurve Trophy - congratulations to Chris, Deborah and Alan. Deborah also won the Lady's Recurve trophy. Congratulations to all!!

Cometition Success:

At the recent Doncaster and District Archery Association indoor competition hosted by Chantry Bowmen of Rotherham on 29th November 2015 Deborah came 3rd in the Ladies Recurve and Chris won the Veterans Cup. Congratulations to them both.

Competition Success:

At this years indoor competition at Bridlington Deborah came second in the Ladies Recurve event. Congratulations.

Unfortunatly we missed out on the Team Trophy by only 10 points!!!

Competition news:

Also at Bridlington a bitter sweet moment for Chris. He shot a 'Robin Hood' during the event which is great but expensive.

Clout Shoot - August 2015

We held our first clout shoot in August - a fun event for all club members. The team competition was won by Linda and Shelley. Congratulations to them and thanks to everyone who took part.


This was the first time we had run such an event and we pleased at the geat responce.With a mix of all ages experiancing two hours of archery prior to deciding to join a beginners course and develop their interest in archery further. Such was the standard that Paul managed to shoot a 'Robin Hood'!!!

"excellent experiance" "thoroughtly enjoyable" "very well organised and delivered" were some of the comments we recieved at the end of the session. 

Cantley Park Carnival - 30 May 2015

Members all ready to help visitors 'Have a Go' at archery. Over 150 people visited our display to experiance, many for the first time, archery and had a great day out.


On a cold but very fine day some members enjoy the first shoot outdoors. Having moved to new premises in December 2014 this is the first oppourtunity to experiance our outdoor shooting range. And the reaction - FANTASTIC!! The space availalble is amazing giving us the potential to realy develop archery on this site.


On Sunday 22nd March club members competed in our Indoor Championships. Shooting a Portsmouth round all shot close to or improved their handicaps. Congratulations to the winner Mick, to second place Ian and to third place Bryan (all on the front row).


To end the indoor season for 2015 Andy shot a very successful Portsmouth round to became the Yorkshire Archery Association Mens Recurve Champion in March.


We sent a team to the York Archers Combined in February 2015 and whilst we did not win a team trophy (non awarded) Andy was again successful in winning the mens recurve title.


Congratulations to Caroline, Andy, Chris and Brian for winning the Indoor Double Portsmouth team trophy at the competion organised by the Wakefield Archers in January 2015. Congratulations also to Andy (far right) for winning the individual men's recurve trophy.


In December 2014 members of the Club won both the individual men's recurve trophy and the team recurve trophy at the Double Worcester competition run by Chantry Archers. Congratulations to Kevin, Alan and Andy.


Just before Christmas ther Club moved to new premises - Balby Community Sports College, Doncaster

These premises gives us a much larger indoor facility as well as access to a secure field for the outdoor season. As you can see the members realy got into the spirit of the season and christened the new venue with a very enjoyable fun shoot.

Coaching success:

In June 2014 four of our club members completed and passed their

Archery GB Level 1 coaching course. Our congratulations go to:-

Grant Poppleton

Alan Warren

Deborah Whitehead

Chris Rastrick

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