Overton Black Arrows
Archery is one of the oldest sports, yet in its highly modern form, it is one of the most universal. Neither age nor gender or language are barriers to enjoying this fascinating and sophisticated activity, which may be taken as a leisure activity, a recreation or as a highly competitive Olympic sport.
Originally established in 1962, the Overton Black Arrows archery club was founded to assist members in all aspects of the sport of archery, from beginner tuition through to competition coaching.
Over the last 50 years, the club has established itself as a respected international archery club, with county, regional and national champions as members. Club members have also been involved in archery as coaches at all levels, Team GB members, British Team management, organisation of World Championships and World Games.
The club is affiliated to the Grand National Archery Society (GNAS - the governing body for all archery), Southern Counties Archery Society (SCAS) and the Hampshire Archery Association (HAA).
Members currently shoot a variety of disciplines, including Target, Field and Clout, using Recurve, Compound and Long Bows. Some equipment is available for novices to use until they develop sufficient technique to warrant the purchase of their own equipment.
The club meets at its full distance outdoor range in Laverstoke (between Overton and Whitchurch) all year and also once a week at its 25 metre indoor range in Whitchurch during the winter. We also meet regularly at our Field Archery course in Kingsclere.
Beginners courses are run on a regular basis and enquiries from anyone interested in archery are always welcome.
In 2012 we hosted the GNAS All British Field Championships.