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 one County Coach and an Archery Leader plus a number of long-standing experienced archers to help with development of 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.

Ditchling AC Windsor Shoot Results.

June 13th, 2016

The results for the Ditchling Archery Club Windsor shoot are now available for download at http://www.ditchlingac.org.uk/tournaments/windsor-tournament/

Club Indoor Champs 2016.

March 20th, 2016

The Indoor club championships were held on the 20th March.

Well Done to all the winners

Ladies Recurve Petra.
Ladies Barebow Sue.
Gents Recurve  Kevin.
Gents Compound  Colin.
Gents Barebow Iain
Junior Ladies Recurve Jodie
Junior Ladies Compound Zara
Junior Gents Compound Jack.
The Full results can be found here. Indoor Results

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DAC Coaching gets a boost

March 4th, 2016

 

Saturday 27th February saw some of us learning how to teach beginners to the current Archery GB standards at a workshop funded from our Cash4Clubs award. 1-IMG_2021
 1-IMG_2011 We had an interesting day at Ardingly College with Iain and Ben’s guidance. It was great to learn how to teach a new archer how to shoot safely and correctly in a clear and simple way. It is quite a challenge to remember everything in the right order! Iain and Ben make it look so easy!
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Blind Veterans WA25

February 20th, 2016

Eight members of Ditchling archery club made their way to Blind Veterans archery club on 18th February 2016 to take part in their indoor archery week. All of the Ditchling team shot really well with Jodie claiming a county record. But we lost but only by a close margin of 36 points handicap adjusted.

Full Results Here

Well done to Mike, Jodie Sue and Chris for making the team.

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Arundown Worcester 2016

February 7th, 2016

A big thank you to Arundown archery club for putting on another successful shoot on the 7/2/2016. Ben, Jodie, Zara, Kevin and Jack all went a long. Every one that went took away at least one medal.

Ben scored 292 out of 300 to take the gent’s recurve gold. Followed this was a gold in the double round also. Jodie took golds in the Junior ladies Single and doubles and also a bronze for the Ladies Recurve single (1 point between 1st,2nd and 3rd) and Silver for the Ladies double (Equal score but 1 less hit). Zara took gold for the Single and double Junior ladies compound and also Bronze in the Ladies Single and double compound. Kevin finished 8th overall and also pickup a gold for the team with Ben and Jodie.

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Guildford WA25

January 17th, 2016

A nice warm hall this year for the Guildford indoor WA25 on the 17th January 2016. The morning started of with snow falling in Sussex. Most of the east and north saw a few inches. The snow wasn’t a problem in Surrey though and by mid morning it had all but gone. Petra, Jodie and Ben represented Ditchling at this event.

Petra came away with a silver for the double ladies recurve, Jodie got Bronze for the Junior ladies recurve and Ben finished 10th.

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Cash4Clubs grant approved

December 14th, 2015

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Jodie Shoots for England at the Junior National Indoors.

December 1st, 2015

Jodie and Jack went to the JNIC at a new location of Stoneleigh park. This was a very big occasion for Jodie as she had been selected to shoot for the England team. Also on the England team from Sussex were Marc Charlesworth and Kai Thomas-Prause. The England team cam second to Scotland by 1 point. Jodie came 12th overall with a score of 534, a bit behind her PB but that could be the pressure telling. Jack came 7th in the U16 junior gents compound. A very good venue for this event this year the lighting was a bit better than previous years but there was much more space. The venue also hosted the indoor back to back where Petra shot. This was shot in mini leagues and Petra won 2 of her 6 matches but this wasn’t enough to get through to the next round.

 

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Success at High Wealds 1st record status Stafford.

November 29th, 2015

On the 29th November Petra, Ben and Jodie made there way across the county to the High Wealds 1st record status Stafford. This is like shooting a double frostbite but inside. Although the shoot was inside it was still a bit on the cool side, but the beef stew and tea provided we a great warmer. All of the members of ditching shot well, Petra came first in the Ladies recurve, Jodie was first in the junior ladies recurve and ben came second in the gents recurve.

Arundown Portsmouth 2015

November 15th, 2015

On The 15th of November members of Ditchling took part in the 51st Arundown portmouth tournament in Angmering.

Medals were as follows.
Golds
Jodie Single and Double Junior Ladies Recurve.
Petra Single and double Ladies Recurve.
Paul Single, Double and Triple Longbow.
Zara Single and double Junior Ladies U14 Compound
Jack Double Junior Gents U16 Compound
Also Petra, Ben and Jacki for the club team.

Silvers
Jodie single and Double Ladies Recurve.
Ben Double Recurve.
Jack Single Junior Gents U16 Compound.
Fred Single U12 Junior Barebow.

Bronzes
Ben Single Gents Recurve.
Jacki Ladies Compound Single.
Also Cameron, Kevin and Jodie for 3rd place Team.

Thanks to all that took part. Full results can be found here ->arundown 2015 results

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Selby Postal League 2015

October 30th, 2015

The final results for the Selby Postal League 2015 are in and Ditchling positions are as follows:

Recurve Division 1 (Ditchling A) 6th
Recurve Division 10 (Ditchling B) 5th
Compound Division 7 2nd
Longbow Division 10 1st

Download the full results here.

Club Championships

June 24th, 2015

Just a reminder that it’s the club’s outdoor championships on Sunday July 26. It will be a York/Hereford/Bristol, so will be an all day event. Anyone wanting to take part, please get in touch with me. Bob

Quick Results for the Windsor shoot

June 8th, 2015

http://www.ditchlingac.org.uk/tournaments/windsor-tournament/

Southern Counties Meeting – May 2015

June 2nd, 2015

On 14th and 15th May 2015, Petra took part at the SCAM meeting at Winchester, shooting a double Hereford. The first day was a lovely sunny day, but a complete change on day 2 when the weather was wet and windy. The Hereford was cut to just 4 dozen and the Championship decided. Petra retained her southern Counties Championship from last year. Well done.

Newhaven – May 2015

June 2nd, 2015

Jessica won the junior western section for junior ladies barebow

Jack was third in junior men’s compound shooting a short western

Jodie won the junior ladies recurve junior western

Jacki won ladies compound

Petra won ladies recurve

Lindsey was 10th in ladies recurve

Ben won men’s recurve

Kevin was 11th in men’s recurve, but won the handicap score award

Iain was second in men’s barebow

Paul won men’s longbow

Nathan, shooting as an adult was 5th

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