Field WorkParty

Sunday 22nd September is our “Autumn Working Party”
It’s scheduled from 10.00am to 4.00pm but if we get done early we go home!
It’s all about getting the range ready for the winter. Jobs to complete include;
Repairing the fence (20 or so new posts)
Clearing over grown vegetation
Painting the fence’s
Marking the field
Clearing and cleaning the clubhouse etc
As many hands make light work the more people that attend the quicker we will get done and off home.

Club Key Dates Aug 2019

AVA Key Dates 2019

Please note all dates are subject to change. If you would like any dates adding to the list, or deleting or notice an mistake, please email

18/08/2019 Membership fees due for payment by 31/08/2019

21/08/2019 Private taster session for CSSA – Range closed 7pm till 9pm

25/08/2019 Archery Big Weekend! – Public taster session 10am to 4pm. Outdoor range closed 9 – 5

31/08/2019 Last day for payment of 2019/2020 membership fees

01/09/2019 Club Competition at St Ives. Range closed 9am to 2pm (Date subject to confirmation) **

02/09/2019 Novices session at St Ives 7pm *

07/09/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range closed 8am to 2pm

14/09/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range closed 8am to 2pm

21/09/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range closed 8am to 2pm

22/09/2019 Autumn Working Party. 10am to 4pm. Outdoor range closed 9 – 5

28/09/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range closed 8am to 2pm

30/09/2019 Last day of 2018/2019 archery year

01/10/2019 First day of 2019/2020 archery year

01/10/2019 Indoor range opens

05/10/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

12/10/2019 Beginners course at St Ives. Outdoor range Closed 8am to 2pm

XX/06/2020 Club AGM at St Ives at 12 Noon

*   These Novice events are open to all club members. Please see Bev for more details or check notices posted in the clubhouse

** Please see notice board at St Ives for details of the competition. Club competitions are open to ALL members with distances and challenges to suit all archers!


Range Closure

All members are advised that the range at St ives will closed from 6pm to 9 pm on Wednesday 21st August due to a Taster session with the CSSA group.


May Bank Holiday Have A Go Day

We had another successful Have A Go Day on Sunday 26th.

Despite the wet start to the day a willing (?) band of volunteers arrived early to set up ready for the crowds; were not going back to bed we said!!!!

The morning was very slow due to the rain but activity did pick up after lunch and in the end about 80 members of the public “Had A Go”

A big THANK YOU to the members and friends who helped out on the day;

  • The Juniors for collecting arrows and keeping us entertained with their antics
  • The coaches for looking after the paying public and who didn’t complain to much about the weather,
  • The seniors and friends and parents who helped set up, drum up trade, and pack up at the end.

After expenses we will have raised £175 or so which the club can now use to promote and develop the club further.

Happy shooting

The AVA Management Committee

We Have 200 Club Members


Great news.

Saturday saw 37 new archers complete their 6 week beginners course and be presented with their certificates.

By Sunday morning at 9am, FIFTEEN of these newly qualified archers have joined the club and so our overall membership is now passed the 200 members, with surely more to follow.

A big thank you to all the club coaches and other archers, who help behind the scenes, to make these courses happen,enjoyable and being so successful.


Club house key safe left unlocked  and field gate lock not put in place – Please think security – lets not gift it to them – lock it.


2019 Outdoor Competitions

The club will  be running a series of competitions this summer season at St Ives
As in previous years the events will cater for all age groups, abilities and bow types

To encourage newcomers  the first event will be shot at 30 yds so there should not be a lot of searching for lost arrows !!

The first event will be  on Sunday the 21st  of APRIL and on the third Sunday of the Months after
Times are Set up 9.30am,   assembly 9.45.    sighters 10.00am      we should be finished for 2 pm

For Juniors and first year newcomers there will be the usual fun ?? Wand shoot at the lunch break ,although this is meant to be fun, some people take it very
seriously   Will the reigning champion be there to defend her crown this year ??
David Butcher
Comp co-ordinator

Club Fee invoices

Club membership invoices will be going out in july 2019 and need to be paid by 31st August 2019

Aire Valley Archers Beginners courses 2019

Aire Valley Archers will be running beginners courses  in 2019 on the following dates

Saturday March 30th

Saturday    April 6th  –

Saturday  April 13th

Saturday April  27th

Saturday May  4th

Saturday May 11th

The complete course runs for 6 weeks in two hourly sessions (12 hours of tuition in total) You must complete the course to qualify.

We aim to run two courses each saturday, the first starting at 9am and finishing at 11am and the second starting at 11 30 and finishing at 1 30 pm.

There may be another beginners course run later in the year when the times and dates are planned and confirmed.

To apply you must complete the entry form given on the Beginners Course page

Indoor Shooting range open

The indoor shooting range will be open from Tuesday 2nd October at the Keighley Table Tennis club on the second floor at Knowle Mill South Street Keighley.

shooting times as follows

Tuesday   7 to 9 pm

Thursday 6.30 to 8 pm Juniors only 

friday  7  to 9 pm

saturday 2pm to 4 pm

Sunday 2pm to 4 pm