CMO Bowmen has been around since 1961 shooting target archery in Croydon, South London with recurve, barebow, compound and other traditional archery equipment. Our archers are of mixed ability, from beginner to County standard.
Through the ArcheryGB ontarget programme we are working hard to grow the sport of Archery at grass roots level. We take pride in the fact that we are an open and friendly club who gives a warm welcome to members and new archers from all areas of the community.
We make it as easy as we can for people to enquire and to quickly attend archery training courses and taster sessions for beginners, run by fully qualified and DBS/CRB checked coaches.
Chris sent out the call for members to shoot the frostbite round again, 36 arrows at 30 meters, and we had 13 members turn out for the first event in Feb. The compounders turned out in force with 4 archers, and they churned out some great scores, but Andrew Small with his barebow hit an astounding score of 308 to give them a run for their money. He also earned his 300 x 30m badge. We need a few more of the wooden stick brigade to come along. I was going to try with the wooden Slazenger 1960 bow that was given to me, but that exploded into 4 pieces after shooting 12 arrows. So, don’t forget to check your equipment.
Andy Gatland’s 6 golds at 30 yds, he also had a few 6 gold ends at 20 yds, which helped him to a great 408 score for a Warwick 30.
The initial Game of Arrows got the year off to a good start with the dragon picking new teams, and good to see old and new archers together. Team Leander below, wrapped up the winner’s spot as well as being suitably dressed against the elements. All combatants enjoyed pizza and friendly banter after.
Chris sent out the call for members to shoot the frostbite round, 36 arrows at 30 meters. We did have a metric day at the start of the month, but he would like a few more compound and longbow entries. A call to arms for Grant then. There is still time to submit your score this coming Saturday and Sunday for January, then it starts again for February.