About Northern Archery
We do things a bit differently, and that's the way we like it!
The company was set up to bring Archery into the community for anybody and everybody. We want to break through some of the barriers that stop many people from entering into the sport.
Archery can be a daunting sport to enter for people who just want to try the sport out. A big financial commitment at the outset can be off-putting. At Northern Archery we want to be different. We offer archery on a pay as you go option as well as the traditional club option paying fees annually.
I have been shooting since 2008. I did my beginners course with Kendal Bowmen that led me into an enjoyable and absorbing hobby. Now I am the chairman of Morecambe Bay archers.
I started with a Win & Win recurve bow and shot this for 18 months to a reasonable standard. In 2010, I went on holiday to America and bought myself a compound bow just for a bit of fun, now I shoot a compound bow full time shooting a Hoyt Pro Comp Elite. I am currently part of the Cumbria Archery Association Squad. I won both the Cumbria indoor and outdoor compound trophies in 2011/2012. Both Keswick summer and winter shoots in 2013/14/15 and Beacon pairs shoot 2013/14.
In 2012 I decided to have a go at coaching so I enrolled on the Archery GB level 1 coaching course. I passed that in August 2012, I also have a CRB Certificate and Child Protection Awareness Certificate. In 2013, I decided I would enrol on the level 2 coaching course, which I passed in November 2013.
Northern Archery has been a natural step forward.
I have been involved with archery since 2007. Like Ian, I did my beginners course with Kendal Bowmen and have not looked back. I started shooting the recurve bow, but after a short time, I picked up an English Longbow and I was smitten. I have now shot Longbow over 7 years. I own various Longbows but the one I prefer is an Aidy Hayes bow. I am currently part of the Cumbria Archery Association Squad.
In 2013 I was part of the Cumbria Longbow Squad that won the Pentangle.
Completed Archery GB and 1st for Sport Archery Level 1 coaching in 2012, I Am currently completing Archery GB level 2, I hold an enhanced DBS check and Educare Child Protection Awareness Certificate.
Bow Style Shot: Recurve, Hunter, Longbow.
Member of: Archery GB, Morecambe Bay Archers.