“The report of my death was greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain
On the 11th December 2020 Craigholme Sports Centre, our home of 47 years, was sold along with the rest of Craigholme girls school. The new owners turned out to be Hutchesons Grammar School who rebranded the facility and reopened the sports centre for community lets. So while we haven’t actually gone anywhere… We’d like to welcome you to our new home: Hutchesons’ @ Pollock Park or H@PP for short.
So now we’re all feeling a bit more positive about the future, perhaps you and archery are exchanging interested glances. Please, feel free to browse our site. Archery talk can get dry and dull fast but we try to give you everything in an entertaining and often funny way. Use the drop-down menu bar above (the down pointing triangle means mouse over for options) to check out our book reviews, factual pieces, the news blog for eclectic views on Toxophilia, the archery humour page or the useful pdfs (which you can download and keep for reference) all of which are definitely not your usual dry archery waffle.
So, welcome over … Glasgow Archers! We were formed in 1948 (when some of our members shot in pubs on dart boards against darts players!!!) and have catered for archers of all abilities and styles (except crossbow) throughout that time. From humble beginnings, the club has grown and contracted over the years depending on the current popularity of archery. At last count we have 66 members having recently taken on 14 beginners just starting their archery journeys and (post COVID) are growing once more. We are affiliated with the Scottish Archery Association, Archery GB and with World Archery.
From beginners to past international archers, the vast majority of archery abilities, styles and bow types (except crossbow) are present at GA and actively encouraged. Coaching and mentoring are hugely important to us with our more experienced members, in addition to our coaches, assisting beginners (as well as each other wither they like it or not ;o) as they progress. Glasgow Archers is honoured to have coach David Hutton as our chairman and coach Michael Mather (past internationalist and two time past CEO of Scottish Archery) on our team.
Thank you for dropping by and we hope you find something of interest as you browse the website. If you do find anything interesting, have any questions, fancy a gossip or just want to say hi … drop us a message.
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