We are the Phoenix Bowmen, a target archery club based at Illingworth in Halifax, Yorkshire. We are a well-established club with a growing and active membership.
Our location is at Halifax RUFC's ground on Keighley Road (the A629). We shoot both indoors and outdoors, depending on the season and the weather. We shoot recurves, compounds and English longbows. All shooting at the club is target shooting, but our members also take part in field archery and clout archery shoots.
We usually shoot imperial rounds, but also shoot metric rounds. Our main shoot is on Sundays from 11:30 AM. We also shoot outdoors on Saturday mornings from 10:30 AM.
All practising, prospective and returning archers are welcome. We can lend club equipment to people wanting to give archery a try. The facilities are safe for children.
Please note that we do not have suitable facilities for crossbows (and our constitution excludes the use of crossbows at the club) and we may not be able to handle very large groups.
We run have-a-go sessions regularly. We have run many sessions for schools, scout groups, Boys Brigades and community groups. We often provide have-a-go sessions for individuals and groups during our regular shooting sessions.
We run beginners courses during the outdoor season - see the Beginners page for more details. Please note that for safety reasons we usually don't accept juniors aged under 11 years onto a course and never accept juniors aged under 9 years.
The May-June 2016 courses are already full. Our next courses with available spaces will start in September 2016.
Please e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register your interest. DO NOT TELEPHONE, ESPECIALLY NOT DURING WORKING HOURS. We're not a commercial organisation and the secretary works for a living. He cannot take personal calls at work about archery.
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