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Border Reiver Archers

A target archery club in Northumberland's mid-Tyne valley

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About Us

We are a target archery club for archers from the age of 14 years. Newcomers to the sport may care to try a Taster Session or sign up for a Beginners Course.

The Club uses recurve bows and the more traditional longbow. On-going help and assistance is available, in both disciplines, within the Club and we encourage each club member to progress to their individual goals, whether this is by 'social shooting at the Club' or attending competitions.

Please contact us by email at borderreiverarchers@yahoo.com


Taster Sessions
£10 per person (pre-booking required)

A fun introduction to the sport of Archery. A one hour session designed for those with no previous experience and suited to those aged 12+

Gift Vouchers
Available on request

Why not to treat a friend or loved one to a new experience if you’re stuck for ideas at Christmas/birthdays? Suitable for those who may like to try archery at one of our Taster Sessions. If you have a specific requirement, please contact us and we will be pleased to help

Beginners Courses

Courses are for three sessions run over consecutive weeks. Please contact us for further information and an application form.

Session One
  • Essential safety
  • Shooting freestyle at 10 yards
  • Clearing the field
Session Two
  • Shooting & range set-up/take-down
  • Bow set-up/take-down
  • Scoring and rounds
Session Three
  • Shooting barebow
  • Types of archery & bow styles
  • Equipment maintenance

Minimum age: 14 years (under 16's must be must be accompanied, at all times, by a parent or guardian)


Membership Fees

The club's year runs from 1st April to 31st March and charges an annual membership fee that covers the club's running costs and subscriptions to GNAS (ArcheryGB), Region and County


Regular handicap competitions are run within the Club. There is also the opportunity to enter competitions run by other clubs, details of which are circulated within the Club and are also posted onto the noticeboard


Longbow clinics are held on the second Sunday of every summer month



We shoot outdoors from April through September on the playing field of Ovingham County Middle School, Ovingham, Northumberland, NE42 6DE

Weekly Summer Schedule
Day Start Finish
Sunday 10:00 13:30
Tuesday 17:30 20:00
Friday 17:30 20:00

We shoot indoors from October through March in the sports hall at Prudhoe Community High School, Moor Road, Prudhoe, Northumberland, NE42 5LJ

Weekly Winter Schedule
Day Start Finish
Sunday 13:00 16:00


A list of all our regular weekly shoots and special events. View the calendar or subscribe using your own calendar application.

Get In Touch!

Send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!