“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. So, we were homeless. After a rather lengthy wait, the new owners turned out to be Hutchesons Grammar School who rebranded the facility and reopened the sports centre for community lets. They were, fortunately, unphased by the heavily armed squatters at their newly acquired facility and negotiations were opened.
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 more positive about the future, perhaps you and archery are exchanging interested glances. Please, feel free to browse the site. There’s a lot of stuff about archery in here with an emphasis on keeping articles funny and interesting, educational and hopefully helpful. 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. Thank you for dropping by, hope you find something of interest on the website. If you do find anything interesting, have any questions, fancy a gossip or just want to say hi … drop us a message.
So, welcome over … Glasgow Archers! We were formed in 1948 (back then 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 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) 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.
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