So, a little history … After 47 years of shooting at Craigholme school on the North East corner of Pollock park in Glasgow … Glasgow Archers had to close its doors for the THEN foreseeable future because the school including the sports hub had been sold. All lets were cancelled as of 11th December 2020 and so we had no home. Our last official session was Sunday 6th December 2020. The future looked bleak.
However, things have happened.
Hutchesons Grammar School are the new owners and have rebranded the facility H@PP – Hutchesons’ @ Pollock Park. Its still early days but the school is willing to have us and the club is hopeful this will usher in at least another few decades/half century of archery on the site we consider our home. We DO HAVE PERMISSION to shoot at weekends and midweek as our let is sorted out – details here. The committee hopes very soon, once negotiations re costs and schedules are concluded, to be able to paraphrase a quote from Mark Twain and officially inform everyone in Scottish archery …. “The report of our death was greatly exaggerated.”
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So … 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) though-out that time. From humble beginnings, the club has grown and contracted over the years depending on the current popularity of archery. We currently have 60 members at present and have recently taken on 7 beginners just starting their archery journeys. We are affiliated with the Scottish Archery Association, Archery GB and with World Archery.
From beginners to internationally competitive archers, the majority of archery abilities, styles and bow types are present and actively encouraged. Coaching and mentoring are hugely important to us with our more experienced members, in addition to our coaches, assisting beginners as they progress. Glasgow Archers is honoured to have coach David Hutton as our chairman and coach Michael Mather (one time internationalist and two time past CEO of Scottish Archery) on our team.
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