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World Archery



World Archery is the governing body for the sport of Archery that is recognised by the Olympic Games Committee and represents the largest and most common form of the sport around the world.

11 Shot Sequence



When learning archery (even when you have done it for a long time) it can seem as if there are too many things to think about and remember. The important thing to keep in mind is that you only need to think about one thing at a time. Break the shot down into individual movements.

10 - Mirror Practice



The only way to improve in this sport is to practise and a little often if far better than a lot but in frequently. Archery is about 'feel' or knowing when your body is correctly set-up. That 'feel' can take a long time to develop but only takes a short time to lose. So practise often. When you can't make it down to the range than practising in front of a mirror is the next best thing. 

06 - June -2018



Heidelberg Archers welcomes new members so feel free to come along at 7:00pm Mondays or 10am Sundays.


09 The grip



Getting the grip right is key to consistent shooting. Slight changes in how the bow is held can make large differences to where the arrows land. 

08 - The Release



One of the most common and understandable faults seen is the archer straightening their fingers to release the string. This  plucks the string causing the arrows to land left and right.

07 - Safe arrow removal



Getting shot with an arrow doesn't happen as far as I know. The majority of accidents in target archery happen when collecting arrows. From what I've seen, the back of the arrow is the dangerous bit!

06 - String-walking



When people come into Ambrose Archery the way that we show them how to shoot is with 3 fingers below the arrow. This is because it is quickest way to get up and shooting as you can always keep the arrow's point on the yellow when you aim.

At our lessons we also start this way because as you work your way through the lessons there is an opportunity to try out some of the different styles of archery.


22 May 2018



After a long break HA had the return of Felipe. From the very early days of Ambrose Archery Felipe has been a feature of the place and now joining in with HA for some competition. Great to see another compound on the line.

The recurvers saw a very close ending Simon taking 1st with 488, Glenn taking 2nd with 487 and Dougal 3rd with you guessed it 486.

With the field open in the absence of Joseph, Mark scored a 466 to take out the Barebow.

05 - Nocking the arrow



Seems like a trivial thing to write about but being able to nock the arrow properly makes life easier, your archery experience better for it and looks after your arrows.

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