Deben Archery Club

Archery for All, Young or Old..

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New Beginners Course Dates Announced (All Places Taken)                      

It is confirmed that shooting will resume at our outdoor venue (Bob's meadow) from the 29th March 2021, social distancing rules will still apply and booking will remain necessary for all members.

 Book online                                                                              Look-up Who has booked when (Members Only)

  • Booked Slots only

  • Adults can Shoot any time (including under rule 301 - at the Archers own risk)

  • Juniors must have Parent/Guardian and Experinced DAC Archer Present (could be same person)

  • Rule of 6 does not apply with taking place in Organised Sport (that includes archery), however it does apply when not shooting, so don't gather in large groups to have a chat behind the line.

  • Only Active Shooters or people running the session (Parents supervising under 18s included) may be on the field

  • Bring everything you need to shoot with you (Bow, Hand Gel, Gloves, Drink Snack)

  • Social Distancing of 2M when possible, Face coverings when not possible.

  • Each Target will be placed on tramline 4M from next target

  • Each Target can be shared by 2 people (Shooting Details) or one Household / Bubble

  • Only touch own equipment, pull own arrows

  • Gloves must be worn if placing hands on the target-face to pull arrows

Internal Club Competitions are allowed (please shoot postal), take this time to get your classification scores up to Bowman

Region Competitions will follow in a few weeks, then National some time later in the year.

ArcheryGB members from other clubs are welcome to book a lane to shoot with us, contact the club to book a lane

Quick Guide to Post Dec 26th 2020 Archery in England (Includes Tier 4 Restrictions) 

Quick Guide to Post Dec 2nd 2020 Archery in England

Shooting During Covid-19 Risk Assessments - Field | Tunstall | Levington

Shooting Guidelines - Outdoors (General Rules - Maybe Superseeded by Later Posts)

Shooting Guidelines - Indoors

Welcome to the Deben Archery Club web site, from these pages you will be able to find out information about us.

We are an ArcheryGB affiliated Archery Club located in Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom that has been shooting for over 60 years.

The club currently has archers shooting Recurve FreeStyle and Barebow, Compound and Longbows. Due to the nature of our shooting venue we don't currently cater for Flight or Crossbow shooting.

If you are new or returning to archery the club has a full set of equipment available for members to borrow. We're a friendly bunch and all club members are willing to provide you with information on the latest equipment and advice if you do decide to take this sport this sport further.

Archery is an inclusive sport where young and old alike can learn together, shoot together and compete against each other in club competitions, local tournaments and on the world stage.

As well as Archers training, tuning and practicing for competitions, we have casual archers who are on the field more for the air and the light exercise than to set the world alight with record scores, all are welcomes and catered for.

The Club has ready for members use a Field with 300+ days access, Olympic-Style Targets, Clout Targets, 3D Animal Targets

If you'd like to come along for a chat or are interested in starting archery then please write to us at:

Have-a-go at Archery @ Bob's Meadow Ipswich
Date Yet to be Decided

Deben Archery Will be supporting the Kesgrave Fun Day 2022, offering Archery as an Activity
(If you are running a community event in ipswich area you think might benefit from a spot of archery contact us)