Welcome to Oxford Archers
Oxford RFC Grounds, North Hinksey, Oxford.
We are dedicated to maintaining a supportive atmosphere in which all can develop to their full potential, and are proud to be home to a number of nationally and internationally competitive archers.
As well as being somewhere to practice and improve, Oxford Archers is also a club in the true sense of the word. We hold regular socials, fun shoots and archery related days out!
All members are encouraged to lend a helping hand and have their say in the running of the club.
So whether you're after a gold medal or a bit of fun, Oxford Archers is the club for you!
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Do You Want To Shoot?
There are several ways we can introduce you to the sport of archery.
Our Have-A-Go events are ideal for trying archery without the commitment of a Beginner's Course - click on the link for dates of our next open have-a-go events!
We can arrange archery parties for birthdays, stag and hen parties, or as corporate events.
A Beginner's Course will coach you to the level of competence required to join an archery club. Courses take place regularly throughout the year. Alternatively you can arrange for a Fast Track Beginner's Course for up to 3 people to suit your personal requirements.
Our qualified coaches also offer private one-on-one tuition at any level - from complete newcomer up to international standard.
Oxford Archers operates a Children and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy as promoted by the Grand National Archery Society. To view this policy in full, go to the CPP page.
And you are never too old. Have a look at one of our oldest active members in action:Read more...
OA and Associates Win at Evesham
By Matt Langton
The Evesham Double 720 on Sunday was the sunny setting for yet more medals for Oxford Archers.
OA associates Matt Langton, David Timmins and Alex Smith dominated a highly competitive gent's recurve category: gold and silver for Matt and David respectively, and 4th place for Alex, along with a PB each for the 70m round. Nichola Simpson took gold in the ladies compound category; Angelina Measures (recurve) and Nigel Parkin (compound) came 4th in their categories and Thilina Abeywickrama (recurve) finished 18th place.
Congratulations all for some truly great results!
In further news the trio of gent recurve OA associates shot the world's first (possibly) and closest three way 12 doz head-2-head (by scoring each end in a set system, to add even more excitement to their day!), and sun-cream was applied by all for the first time this season.
(In short (i.e. 5-7-5 syllables)):
Two golds, one silver,
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|Sat Jun 29|
Kirtlington Village Fete
|Sat Jul 20|
Possible stag/hen do
|Oxford Archers Do Rivernook|
Oxford Archers were well-represented at the Rivernook Bowmen WRS FITA 50/70 Metre Tournament with three Compound and four Recurve archers. The Saturday ended with Gold for Nichola Simpson and Silver medals for Antje Frotscher, Nat Merry and David Timmins, with a Gold for Antje Frotscher and a Bronze for David Timmins in the head-to-heads on Sunday. Marc Tamlyn and Thilina Abeywickrama finished 13th and 14th on Saturday; Nigel Parkin, who finished 7th in Saturday's round, seeded 6th, but unfortunately went out in the 1/4 finals; and Marc Tamlyn (19th) lost against the 14th seed.
Well done, all! See here for full results.
|Racking up the Medal Count|
More shiny medals for Oxford Archers and associates at the Diana shoot last weekend, with a Gold for John Royal and Bronze for Lloyd Wallington shooting the Gents Compound Windsor, and another Bronze for Junior Thomas Kloska! Associates from Oxford University Company of Archers added an impressive haul of 3 individual and 4 team Golds as well as 2 Silvers to the tally.
Meanwhile, four members of OA had been invited to compete at the UK Masters at Lilleshall, and achieved respectable results in difficult conditions - Antje Frotscher, Nat Merry and David Timmins placed 5th, 15th and 14th in their respective categories.
|OA and Associates Win at Evesham|
Gold and Silver in the Gent's Recurve for OA associates Matt Langton and David Timmins, and Gold for Nichola Simpson in the Ladies Compound, with three more fourth places - congratulations! See here for a report on this exciting day. Full results here.
|More Medals for Oxford|
Two more medals for Oxford Archers at the Andover Spring Shoot on Sunday, with a Gold for Antje Frotscher in the Lady Recurve division and a Silver for Nat Merry in the Lady Compounds. In some nasty wind and cold drizzle, Katharina Baier just missed out on a medal in 5th place, and David Timmins and Marc Tamlyn placed well in the Gents Recurve division in 9th and 28th place respectively. Well done, all! Full results here.
In other news, the Oxford University Company of Archers beat Cambridge Universtiy Bowmen at the Varsity Match this Saturday in appaling weather conditions, with OA associates Matt Langton, Alex Smith, Kirstie Smith and Angelina Measures on the experienced team - CONGRATULATIONS!
|Newsletter - May 2013|
The Oxford Archers Newsletter for May is out and can be accessed here!
|Oxford Archers Novices’ Big Day Out|
On Sunday 28 April ten Oxford Archers novices went to their first ever outdoor competition, the WMAS Regional and Open Novices' Tournament in Leamington Spa, and came back laden with medals - well done all!
Read all about their adventures and achievements here or at the bottom of this page.
We're now back our normal outdoor sessions:
Sundays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesdays 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Fridays 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
All at our outdoor venue at the Rugby Club.Experienced members are invited to make use of the facilities whenever the field is not in use by the Rugby Club.
Please follow the Rules of Outdoor Shooting at all times when you come to shoot.
|Club Champs Results|
The 2013 Indoor Club Champs were held on Saturday March 2 - congratulations to our new Club Champions:
Thomas Kloska - Junior
Lukasz Danel - Novice
Katharina Baier - Lady Compound
Antje Frotscher - Lady Recurve
Nigel Parkin - Gents Compound
Thilina Abeywickrama - Gent Recurve
Election Results - your new committee for 2012-2013:
Chairman - Nat Merry
Secretary - Corinne Stone
Treasurer - Martin Stone
Tournament Officer - Nichola Simpson
Equipment Officer - Howard Moore
Coaching Organiser - Thilina Abeywickrama
Records Officer - Kat Baier
Child Protection Officer - Ashley Poyton
Webmaster - Alan Shanks
Communications Officer - Antje Frotscher
Male Committee Member - Carlos Soares-Vieira
Female Committee Member - Sarah Fletcher
|SCAS Double FITA Star, 21-22 July 2012|
|At the Bedfordshire FITA Star this weekend, members of Oxford Archers (and associates) claimed First Lady Compound, First Lady Recurve, and the Mixed Team trophy, as well as badges for 1000 and 1100 FITAs, several distance awards, and a 6-gold-end badge.
Well done everybody!
|County Outdoor Champs 2012|
Venimus, vidimus, vicimus! (Or something...)
A good number of Oxford Archers braved the nasty winds in Banbury on Sunday 24 July and turned up in the morning to shoot a York/Hereford championship round or in the afternoon for the National round, and came away with a goodly haul of trophies and medals. Congratulations to the new County Champions and our medal winners! Well done everyone! A special mention should go to Nigel and Carlos, who did well at their first ever tournament!
Members of Oxford's archery club acquitted themselves rather well at the Berlin Open 2012 in December.
Nichola Simpson, Nat Merry, Katharina Baier, Antje Frotscher and Marc Tamlyn from Oxford Archers travelled together with David Timmins and Angelina Measures from the Oxford University Company of Archers to compete against over 500 other archers, international champions and Olympic archers among them.
Nat, after winning the chance to compete in the finals with an exciting one-arrow shootoff, handily defeated the 2nd seed 6-4 in the 1/32 final, swept away the 15th seed 7-1 in the 1/16 final, and was only stopped in a second one-arrow shootoff in the 1/8 final which she lost by a (g)nat's whisker, finishing in an impressive 5th place with 100 Euros prize money to her name. Nichola, after similarly losing in a one-arrow shootoff with a somewhat dubious judge's decision, came 9th.
Antje and Kat, both ranked 35th in their respective divisions, went on to claim 3rd and 6th place in the Second Chance tournament, winning valuable prizes.
Full results can be found here.