Covid 19 Pandemic
As you are probably now aware, following recent government and Archery GB advice of 18th March 2020, ( see below) the Club is now closed, with immediate effect, for all Indoor, Outdoor & Field Archery. As the situation develops Archery GB will communicate developments to you, but for the foreseeable future all access to Club Facilities is suspended. No one should be attempting to come to the Club. The keycodes will be changed for the doors and gates for the duration. This therefore means the following are also cancelled:
Beginners Courses in April
SCAA Performance Coaching Course
All Clubs Nights
All Club Attendances
Please be aware that during this period all AGB insurance cover is suspended.
When things change we will be in touch, meanwhile please follow the Archery GB website, The High Weald Club website and facebook pages for further information.
From The Committee
Welcome to The High Weald Archery Club
The previously named Ticehurst House Archery Club was founded in 1989 by a small group of archers from the Friars Gate Archery Club. The club met in the grounds of the nursing home in Ticehurst for twelve years until a change of circumstance required a new venue.
In 2001 it was renamed The High Weald Archery Club after relocating to Burwash enjoying both Indoor and Outdoor facilities every Thursday and Sunday. At the start of the club’s fifth year it relocated once again to its current venue at Stonehouse Farm, on the outskirts of Hurst Green.
Current facilities enable shooting both Indoors (up to 30m) and Outdoors (up to 100 yds) 7days a week, from 7am until 11pm, although official Club Sessions are Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evening from 7pm and Sunday morning from 10am.
We currently have two Club Coaches who run Beginners Courses, normally twice a year, and a Juniors session on a Sunday afternoon. Please feel free to ask them for help whether you are new to Archery or just looking to improve on your form or bow set up as they are full of information having completed official Archery GB coaching courses.
The Club affiliates to both Sussex County Archery and Archery GB for the Rules of Shooting and Codes of Conduct. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with both of these and The High Weald Archery Club Rules.
As this is a Club, it is run by its members for its members and although there is an elected Committee, all Members should be willing to assist in the general day to day upkeep and/or help out at Events which are designed to encourage beginners, raise funds or support existing archers.
Bowstyles & Ranges
After completing a Beginners Course, you are encouraged to use Club equipment for a period of time, if available, in your chosen Bowstyle. The Club permits Barebow, Recurve, Compound and Longbow. Crossbows are not permitted.
In addition to our Target Ranges, the Club also has a Field Course nearby where targets are placed at varying distances on uneven terrain which makes the shooting another challenge and is super fun if you like the great outdoors!
We have experienced archers on hand to guide you and help develop these additional skills.
Whether you wish to shoot for Leisure or wish to become a great archer, the facilities and coaching we have available are a platform for you to select either option. Although one of them does involve a lot of dedication and training!
The Club now has several archers who shoot for Sussex County Archery Association and others who have gone on to represent their Country. Could you be next?