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About Us

Founded in 1974, Priory Bowmen is one of the smaller archery clubs in Essex with around 50 members. Nonetheless we are remarkably successful: several of our members have shot for the County Team and one for the England Junior Team. We also won the Essex Summer League title 3 times in four years.
We are based near Clacton-on-Sea and are fortunate to have a private shooting range to which we have access 7 days a week. Although every day is considered to be a "Club Target Day", Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings are when most members meet up. We shoot outdoors all year round and from October to April we also shoot indoors on Thursday evenings. We mainly shoot the Olympic or Recurve style of bow but there are a few members who shoot compound bows and longbows. We concentrate on target archery but we have a small (and very enthusiastic) band of field archers.
We run beginners lessons once a year in the spring but we welcome applications to join from experienced archers at any time.