The Bowmen of Rutland Archery Club was formed in 1976 and is the only target archery club in England's smallest county. We have over 80 members who come from the surrounding counties of Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire as well as Rutland.

We have an outdoor range at Greetham Valley with targets permanently set out at various distances. The range is open to club members throughout the year.  During the winter (October to March) we also shoot indoors on Monday and Friday nights at Casterton College Rutland near Stamford.

Our members shoot the four main archery disciplines; these are recurve bow, compound bow, longbow and bare bow. Some members of the club will compete at County, National and International level. Others prefer to shoot for pleasure within the club.

Over the course of the year, the club arranges a number of competitions and enters team into several postal leagues. We also run a number of beginners’ courses and have a go sessions for anyone thinking of taking up archery.

We are always keen to welcome new members regardless of age, ability or disability. Integrated within the Bowmen of Rutland there are separate junior and disabled archery clubs.

Some of the Pictures in our Gallery

  • A Busy Day Indoors
    A Busy Day Indoors

    The shooting line at Casterton College during our WA Combined shoot.

  • That Winning Moment
    That Winning Moment

    Carl Harding celebrates winning a medal at the Warrior  Games in Chicago 2017.

  • Clout Shooting
    Clout Shooting

    You need good eyesight to see the flag they are aiming at.

  • All Ready for the Beginners
    All Ready for the Beginners

    Our Greetham Valley ground all set up and ready for a beginners course on a beautiful June morning.

  • Ontarget Champions
    Ontarget Champions

    The Bowmen of Rutland team winning the Ontarget competition at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

  • Robin Hood
    Robin Hood

    An expensive way to score a 10!