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Scorton Archers, Richmond, Yorkshire, UK
The village of Scorton in North Yorkshire has a very long association with archery spanning some five hundred years. It is recorded in the sixteenth century, that Scorton village was commanded by King Henry VIII to provide 24 sheaves of arrows, 576 in all, to his army for use at the battle of Flodden Field in September 1513. Henry Jenkins a local man, who is reputed to have lived to a great age and whose memorial can be seen in the church of the neighbouring village of Bolton-on-Swale, is said to have delivered the arrows by cart to Northallerton, where the King’s Armies passed through on the way to the battle.
In 1673 a group of gentleman archers from the surrounding area held an archery contest at Scorton to shoot for an “Antient Silver Arrow” which had been donated by John Wastrell of the Manor House, Scorton. Rules stipulate that the competition is to be held annually and can only take place within the ancient County of Yorkshire. The winner each year nominates the venue for the following year. Since its inception, the Silver Arrow contest has been held practically every year and is considered to be the countries longest continuously recorded sporting competition. In 1958 Charles Robson became the first, and to date the only man from Scorton village itself to have won the Antient Silver Arrow, albeit the contest has been held at the village several times since 1673. Current members who have won the Ancient Silver Arrow were Paul Scudamore in 1985, Andrew Stapleton in 2007 and most recently Mark Farrow in 2009.
Scorton has held a Scorton Village Feast of activities for many years and archery has been included in the feast since the last 1940’s. In 1951 Charles Robson, together with several other local persons who were interested in archery, decided to form an archery club to give support to the Antient Silver Arrow competition which was scheduled to be held in Scorton village that year.
To this end, at a meeting on 19 January held in the Royal Hotel the archery club The Company of Scorton Archers was formed with some twenty members. The club initially practised archery in a field at Tancred Grange off the Richmond road until 1956 when the venue was moved to the archery field at the east end of the village by kind permission of St John of God Hospital and where the club remains at present.
The club is affiliated to GNAS and open to adult and junior members who meet every week to practise archery. Certain club tournaments are held each year at which trophies and awards are presented.
Royal Richmond Archery Club is at Old Deer Park on the Kew Road in Richmond, London,UK
Established in 1873, and stronger than ever, with a mixed membership of all ages from 10 upwards. Foremost, we are a GNAS target archery club, but incorporate all aspects of archery. We are fortunate enough to have our own club house and field facilities in Old Deer Park, Richmond. We can shoot outdoors throughout the summer season (mid-April to mid-September) and on certain dates throughout the winter. Our main club days are Wednesday evening and Sunday, though the range is sometimes available at other times throughout the week. During the winter we have one indoor session a week on a Sunday afternoon, which is currently held at Richmond-upon-Thames College.
We currently have 5 trained coaches that help our members achieve the best results with their archery.
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Archery is a perfect way to grow and achieve discipline, confidence and focus. We are here to help all our members to achieve success in archery and contribute to their personal growth.
Our mission is to teach our members to become knowledgeable, safe and skilled in archery. We welcome any individuals who have absolutely no experience in archery but a desire to learn, as well as those who already have an archery background.
Richmond Archery is the newest and biggest indoor archery range in Richmond with USA Archery certify instructors. Our range can accommodate up to 18 archers shooting at the same time. Gum Ying Studio is located in the heart of Richmond on No. 3 road, which can be easily access by car, transit, bike or foot. We are now offering indoor archery classes. Regular archery classes operates weekly on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings.
The studio is now equipped with archery equipment and has enlisted an experienced coach/instructor to provide students his expertise in this fun and exciting program. Make the most out of your evening and weekends! Learn and discover the ancient art of archery! Let the heroine and hero of the Hunger Games in you come alive!
Last updated 02/03/2015