Llantwit Major Archers
Field archery since 1984
Based in Llantwit Major with members from all around South East Wales. The club is affiliated to the WFAA – The Welsh Field Archery Association.
The club shoots all year round. During winter we are indoors and in the summer we shoot out side in a variety of venues.
Club bow masters
Grand bow masters
• Richard Doore
• Matthew Symmonds
• Nathan Trew
Senior Bow Master
• Teresa Goodwin
• Colin Ketley
• Jon Noman
We hold beginners’ sessions which are 8 hours long and run-on Saturday mornings at the moment. We are always looking for archers to help on these sessions, if any members are interested in learning some coaching techniques; this is a great place to start. If you can help, please speak to any of the current coaches who can provide more information.
What is field archery?
I am sure you have all seen Target Archery, a row of archers line up in a field and shoot at round targets in a line, the GNAS are the governing body of this type of archery and this is the sport that you see in the Olympics.
Field Archery is shooting mostly round targets but contrary to the name it is done in the woods.
A very common explanation for Field Archery is – imagine a Golf course – now put it in a wooded area ( preferably a valley ) that is pretty much what Field Archery is.
The course consists of two rounds of 14 targets, distances shot range from 20 feet to 80 yards. A competition is a total of 28 targets shot with 4 arrows each.
There are a number of different targets we shoot for different competitions, mostly they are the old familar round targets you would recognise. The two main ones are the Field target and the Hunter target. Both have the same scoring value – 5 for a centre, then 4 for an inner ring and 3 for an outer ring.
There are other types of targets – 2d pictures of animals for instance.
Learn more about common shoot styles.
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