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INFORMATION

   
COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  
JOHN BOSWORTH CLUB CHAIRMAN
ANGELA BRAY CLUB SECRETARY
MICHAEL TARTAGLIA CLUB TREASURER
   
SUB COMMITEE MEMBERS:  
CHRIS WEARING CRICKET CLUB REPRESENTATIVE
LEE BARRETT JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVE & CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER
SHAHRAM MONTASSER EQUIPMENT OFFICER (equip.officer@ketteringarchers.co.uk)
MARK ALLISON RECORDS OFFICER (recordsofficer@ketteringarchers.co.uk)
MICHAEL LE BRON WEBMASTER (webmaster@ketteringarchers.co.uk)
 
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THE ARCHER
 
ARCHERY GB OUTDOOR ROUNDS download
OUTDOOR METRIC ROUNDS download
INDOOR ROUNDS download
INDOOR CLASSIFICATION BADGE SYSTEM download
ARCHERY GB ADMINISTRATION PROCEDURES 2015 download
INDOOR CLASSIFICATIONS - RECURVE AND COMPOUND download
ARCHERY GB OUTDOOR IMPERIAL & METRIC CLASSIFICATIONS BAREBOW 2016 download
ARCHERY GB OUTDOOR IMPERIAL & METRIC CLASSIFICATIONS COMPOUND 2016 download
ARCHERY GB OUTDOOR IMPERIAL & METRIC CLASSIFICATIONS LONGBOW 2016 download
ARCHERY GB OUTDOOR IMPERIAL & METRIC CLASSIFICATIONS RECURVE 2016 download
ARCHERY GB RULES OF SHOOTING APRIL 2017 download
WA RULES OF TARGET SHOOTING MARCH 2017 download
NCAS CHRIS MASON LEAGUE - RULES download
GUIDE TO TARGET SHOOTING download
BOW TUNING GUIDE download
METRIC TASSEL AWARD SCORES download
FITA TARGET ARCHERY AWARDS download
GNAS ROSE AWARDS download
SIX GOLD END ACHIEVEMENT download
ENGLISH CROSS AWARD download
ARCHERY STRETCHING EXERCISES download
SCORE SHEET CALCULATOR download
EASTON ARROW SHAFT SELECTOR SOFTWARE download
 
REGIONAL AND LOCAL LINKS
   
World Archery WORLD ARCHERY FEDERATION (FITA)
   
Archery gb ARCHERY GB (GNAS)
   
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY ARCHERY SOCIETY EAST MIDLANDS ARCHERY SOCIETY
LEICESTER AND RUTLAND SOCIETY BRIGHTON BOWMAN
BEDFORD COUNTY ARCHERY ASSOCIATION TARGETCRAFT ARCHERY CLUB
WELLINGBOROUGH OPEN ARCHERY CLUB ARCHERS OF RAUNDS
NORTHAMPTON ARCHERY CLUB NENE BOWMAN
LONG BUCKBY ARCHERY CLUB MAYFLOWER ARCHERS
FINSBURY ROVING ARCHERS  
 
COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS
 
ALTERNATIVE SPORTING SERVICES ARCHERY WORLD
THE ARCHERY CENTRE BOWSPORTS
CLICKERS ARCHERY CHILTERN ARCHERY
EASTON BOW INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE
HOYT KG ARCHERY
MERLIN ARCHERY CENTRE MERLIN BOWS
PERRIS ARCHERY QUICKS ARCHERY
TARGETCRAFT ARCHERY TEN-RING ARCHERY
 
BRITISHSPORTS - LISTING OF OFFICIAL SPORTS WEBSITES THROUGHOUT THE UK
 
COMMON BOW TYPES
 
long bow Firstly the Classic English Long bow, this style of bow is that which is most commonly associated when speaking of a bowmen in the context of an English Archer. Normally constructed from a single stem of wood with notches at each end to keep the string in place. The handle grip is made from strips of leather bound around the shaped wooden timber. When removing the string from the bow, its curved characteristics disappear leaving only a straight shaft.
recurve

The Recurve or Olympic bow is the style you will most commonly see on a shooting line. A regular ‘take-down' recurve will normally consist of 3 parts, a riser (the handle) and 2 limbs (upper and lower). The riser can be made from a variety of materials, but it will normally be either a lightweight metal alloy or wood. The limbs are made by laminating several layers of material including wood, fibre-glass, ceramic, carbon fibre and carbon form.
Whilst unstrung the limbs of the bow curve away from the archer, so when strung there is a dramatic increase in power from the regular Longbow. The name of the bow is taken from its characteristics in the shape and working mechanism. Normally shot with a sight, clicker, button and stabilising rods.
The Recurve is also used as a Barebow without the aid of sights, clickers and rods.

compound Easily distinguishable from the Recurve Bow, the Compound Bow is shorter in length, has pulleys situated at the end of each limb, and has more strings (usually 3). The bow operates using an off-centred pulley at each end, with steel cables passed around opposite ends connecting them. The free ends of the cables leaving the pulleys are then joined together via the bowstring. This unique mechanism provides the advantage of a high-powered bow that is easier to draw and hold at full draw.
arrows The basic design of an arrow consists of a straight shaft with a number of vanes at the tail end to add stability in flight and a weighted point at the nose. Similar to the bows used in archery, there have been a great number advances in the manufacture of arrows. Modern materials in arrow design include fibreglass, aluminium, carbon, stainless steel, tungsten, plastic, rubber, mylar and polyurethane. However the use of traditional arrows made from brass, wood and feathered vanes is still commonly found.
 
OTHER BOW TYPES
Flatbow American Flat Bow Japanese bow Japanese Bow
Horsebow Korean Horse Bow