Welcome to Bowmen of Petersfield

We are a friendly and enthusiastic target archery club based in the Hampshire town of Petersfield. We shoot throughout the year at The Petersfield School, with a 100 yard range on the school playing fields in summer and a 20 yard range in the Sports Hall in the winter. Our members come from across East Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey and we have recurve, barebow, compound and longbow archers shooting with us.

All of our shooting sessions are open to club members and visitors from other clubs with the appropriate Archery GB affiliation.
We run beginners courses several times a year and we pride ourselves on encouraging archery at all levels.

If you would like to join us, or if you want to find out whether Archery is the sport for you, then please come along and meet us or email us for more information.

Affiliated to Archery GB, Hampshire Archery Association and Southern Counties Archery Society. We are an Archery GB On-Target Community Archery Club


Shooting Schedule - Spring/Summer 2024

Outdoors - Sunday Morning

We are currently shooting outdoors in the School Sports Field on Sunday mornings, 10.00 until 12.30.

Club members are welcome to shoot on a Sunday whether they want to practice, attempt a 252 score or shoot a full scored round.


Outdoors - Tuesday & Friday Evenings

We are shooting outdoors on the School playing field on Tuesday and Friday Evenings, 18.00 until 20:00.

Evening sessions are ideal for practice, attempting a 252 score or shooting a full score round (time permitting).

All Sessions must be pre-booked.

ALL archers are asked to arrive for shooting sessions promptly and help set up the shooting range.
ALL archers should also help clear away the range before they leave.


Beginner's Courses & "Team Building & Corperate events"

If you have not done archery before, or have only limited experience, then the best way to get started in the sport is by attending a beginners course.

Please go to the Beginner's Courses page for more information
For futher information or to go on the contact list for our next beginner’s course then please email: secretary@petersfieldarchery.org.uk  

Please note that we normally do not accept applications for club membership unless you have previously completed a beginners course with us or with another club. Please go to the Beginner's Courses page for more information
For futher information or to go on the contact list for our next beginner’s course then please email: secretary@petersfieldarchery.org.uk

have a go

If you have a Team Building event, planning a wedding and want something differant, why not try Archery. 
Archery combines fun and tradition with the great outdoors, under the watchful eye of our professional instructors, your team will consistently be sending arrows straight down the range and splicing the target…with a little practice! For futher information please email: secretary@petersfieldarchery.org.uk  


Range Returners logo

We support the Archery GB Range Returners Campaign.

Have you previously been an archer and are now looking to get back into archery?

A simple refresher session can soon get you back up and shooting.
A single session costs £10 including coaching and a further five sessions can be arranged before you need to consider club and Archery GB membership. The cost of those sessions will depend on how much help and coaching you need.

To book your session please email secretary@petersfieldarchery.org.uk

We’re ready to welcome you back to help you achieve your sporting ambitions in a fully supportive environment.

To find out more about getting back into archery visit Archery GB Range Returners website



Bowmen of Petersfield has a number of Archery GB qualified coaches, including Level One, Level Two and Senior coaches.

The coaches run the regular beginners courses but are also available to help any club member upon request.
Coaching is normally on a Tuesday evening.

If you want help with any particular issue with your shooting, or are just looking for advice then please ask, but please remember that the coaches are unpaid volunteers and may also wish to shoot on occasions.


How to Find us

Both our outdoor and indoor shooting ranges are at The Petersfield School, Cranford Road, Petersfield GU32 3LU.

Outdoor Shooting

Outdoor shooting is on the grass playing field in the far north east of the school site.
Access to the shooting line is across the tennis/netball courts and via the small gate closest to the school boundary fence.
Please do not go onto the grassed area from any other route once the archery range has been set up.
There is no access onto the school site from the Tesco footpath after normal school hours.

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Indoor Shooting

Indoor shooting is in the school sports hall which is the large building directly opposite the main entrance into the school site. The entrance to the sports hall is on the left side, facing the main school building.

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Please observe the speed limit signs at all times, and exercise great care when driving on the site. Please park considerately and do not block any access routes.
There is no smoking allowed anywhere on the school site and dogs are not permitted (except assitance dogs).

Please note we are not a school club, nor do we have any connection with the school other than as a long term hirer of their facilities.


Shooting Calendar - Spring/Summer Schedule 2023/4

Tuesday & Friday evenings 6 till 8 pm - School sports Field

Sunday mornings 10 till 12:30 - School sports Field

How to find our shooting ranges:
The Petersfield School, Cranford Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3LU
(This is not the postal address for the club)

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