EGM meeting

The club will be holding an EGM on 16.7.2019 at 7pm at St ives clubhouse

all members welcome


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

Key Dates 2019 updated version July 2019

AVA Key Dates (July 2019)

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Aire Valley Archers Club Annual General Meeting will be held on the 15th June 2019, 1200 (noon) at the St Ives Club House, am sure we all want to keep our club growing and being so successful. This is only possible, due to people giving up their time. All committee positions need refilling, so please send your tenders to,  or

Thank you all for your time. happy shooting.

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