Ditchling Archery Club
Welcome to the website of Ditchling Archery Club.
We are a thriving archery club in mid-Sussex with a current membership
of around 50, which includes compound, recurve, recurve barebow and longbow
archers. Many of our members have represented Sussex in County matches and
have had success as individuals representing the club in their own right.
We have five qualified coaches - including one County coach – who assist
newcomers to the club and run the beginners courses.
We shoot all year round in pleasant surroundings at Ditchling Recreation
Ground, taking part in the Sussex County Albion League and the Selby Postal
League during the Summer months. During the Indoor season from October to
March our compound and recurve teams compete in the BA Postal League.
Members also take part in open shoots run by archery clubs in Sussex and
its neighbouring counties. There are also many archers among our numbers
who shoot for nothing but pleasure.
Anyone, providing they have completed a recognised beginners course and
adhere to the GNAS motto of Union, Trueheart and Courtesie, is welcome to
shoot with us.
Our website provides information about where we shoot, membership fees,
our coaching team and our shooting calendar, together with regular updates
on the club's activities and its progress in various competitions throughout
the year. You will find relevant contact information on the site's pages or
you can visit our contact page,
where you will find contact details for various members of the club.
News for the club is posted below.
March 4th, 2014
There is a friendly Indoor Match against Blind Veterans ( formerly St. Dunstans) on Wednesday March 12th at 6.0pm. The round is shown as a Worcester, but might be changed to a Fita 25 and is a handicap shoot. Anyone who wishes to take part, can you please contact Bob asap. There are only 8 spaces available for Ditchling archers and preference will be given to the newest and less-experienced members. Sighters are at 6.30pm and the evening should finish around 9.0 – 9.30.
February 9th, 2014
The Indoor Championships are on March 23rd at Ardingly and will be a Portsmouth round. There will be 2 sessions, 11.30am and 2.30pm, with a presentation at the end, at about 5.30pm. Anyone wishing to take part, please contact Bob, stating which session you want to do and your bowstyle. Please arrive on time to help with set-up, so that the sessions can begin prompty.
Can last year’s winners please return their trophies , so they can be presented on the day.
January 25th, 2014
On December 28th 2013, Petra and Taff competed in the National Championships in Coventry at the RICOH Centre. We saw Ben and Jodie the day before when we scouted the venue and gave Jodie support for her shoot.
The Senior match was a FITA 18 on a three spot face, followed by a head to head knock out to the final in five set matches.
Taff finished in 90th out of 165 – very respectable!
Petra finished 31st, just scraping into the cut at 32nd. The head to head match was against the UK number one Naomi Folkard who proved just why she is at the top and won the match. It is something that Petra will never forget!
January 15th, 2014
We’ll done to Jodie at her first major indoor tournament. Jodie was there with about 350 other juniors to compete for the national indoor title. Jodie finished 12th after just going up to the U16 category. A great tournament we’ll done.
December 17th, 2013
On Sunday 24th November Jacki, Petra and Taff shot a Portsmouth round at the Surrey Championships in Guildford. All results are for the Open (Visitors) section
Ladies Recurve: Petra winner session B / Single round 3rd – 559 / Double round 1st – 1110
Ladies Compound: Jacki Single round 3rd – 560 / Double round 2nd – 1118
Gentlemen Recurve: Taff Single Round 30th – 538 / Double Round 13th – 1075
December 17th, 2013
On Sunday 17th November 2013, some of the club members were at Arundown Archery Club shooting a Portsmouth round. Results are below:
Ladies Recurve: Petra 1st – 255 / Double 1st 1104
Ladies Barebow: Jess 2nd- 342 (junior) / Double 2nd 634 / Triple 1st – 885
Ladies Compound: Jacki 2nd – 555 / Double 2nd 1115
Gentleman Recurve: Taff 9th – 548 / Double 10th – 1074 / Triple 2nd – 1554; Peter 13th – 537 / Double 9th 1075; Paul 24th – 478 / Double 16th 983 / Triple 3rd – 1496
Gentleman Barebow: Fred 5th – 227 (junior)
Gentleman Compound: Jack 7th – 510 (junior)
Team: 4th (Jacki, Petra, Taff) / 8th (Peter, Jack, Paul)
November 20th, 2013
Its the start of the indoor season!
Off on the trail were Jacki (compound) and Petra (recurve) at Crookhorn near Portsmouth on 3rd November 2013 -to shoot a Portsmouth!
Jacki was 5th with 550, just 11 points behind the winning score.
Petra was 4th on single round with 544, but 3rd on the double round with 1099, shooting 555 on the second round.
November 20th, 2013
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October 16th, 2013
Well done to our Longbow team for winning their division.Final (1)Selby 2013
October 7th, 2013
On Saturday 21st September 2013 Petra was at the Hampshire County Championships Record Status FITA for an extra score for her UK Ranking. Shooting 1143 was her highest score and a new Ladies FITA club record for Recurve. No medals were awarded for visitors for a single day, but the score was second for the day, by one point!
October 6th, 2013
On 8th September 2013 Ditchling club members were selected to represent Sussex at the Southern Counties Intercounties Tournament, held at Surrey Archery Club in Tolworth. They included Petra (Recurve – Hereford), Cameron (Compound – Bristol I), Jodie (Recurve – Bristol IV) and Nathan (Compound – Bristol IV)
Petra scored 1070 for a club record and was part of the Sussex Team which won the recurve title for Sussex
Cameron 1088 and Nathan 1190 were part of the Compound Junior Team which claimed second for Sussex
Jodie scored 1130 and was part of the Junior Recurve Sussex Team which claimed third for Sussex
Well done all!!!
October 4th, 2013
On 8th September 2013 3 club members were at the Woking Open Shoot. They battled the wind and heavy rain, including thunder! to make it through to the end. Well done to:
Overall Junior Girl Barebow – Bristol Round:
1st – Abigail – 605
2nd – Jessica – 526
Well done to Paul on a respectable 10th with 869 for mens recurve shooting a Hereford round!
Thank you to Cliff for Team Support!
September 13th, 2013
The winter season will be starting soon and the hall at Ardingly will be available on Thursday evenings from 18.45 to 20.45, starting on October 17th. There is also the hall at Lindfield, which should be available on Monday evenings from October 7th. This hall is very small and can only accommodate a maximum of 8 people, so if you are interested in shooting there, can you please contact Bob, to check if there are spaces available.
August 31st, 2013
Jodie Cameron from Ditchling travelled to Rayleigh Town archery club on the 31/8/2013 to take part in the 2013 Scas junior championships. This was Cameron’s last time to compete as a junior. Cameron took silver in the compound York round with a score of 970. Jodie also claimed a silver with a score of 1148 only 10 points behind the gold place.
August 26th, 2013
On Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2013, Taff, Petra, Jodie and Abi shot at Guildford’s Acorn Shoot which is Hereford and Bristol tournament.
It was a lovely sunny day with good conditions.
Petra won the ladies recurve with 1058
Taff was 30th with 896 for mens recurve
Jodie won the Bristol 4 junior recurve with 1153 and was awarded the trophy for the highest junior score.
Abi won the Bristol 3 junior barebow with 811 – outshooting the mens barebow!
Picture of the team before the shoot: Taff, Petra, Jodie and Abi – and the winners