WelcomE to Phoenix Bowmen

Target archery club

We are the Phoenix Bowmen, a target archery club who shoot outdoors at Copley and indoors at Sowerby Bridge near Halifax, Yorkshire. We are a well-established club with a growing and active membership.

Phoenix Bowmen are affiliated to Archery GB, the Northern Counties Archery Society and the Yorkshire Archery Association.

We shoot both indoors and outdoors, depending on the season and the weather. We shoot recurves, barebows, 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.

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.

GET INTO archery with Phoenix Bowmen

There are quite a few ways you can start your exploration in the world of archery.

Phoenix Bowmen have two great ways for you to experience archery.

If you are new to archery or looking to relearn then the Beginner’s Course is for you check it out below.

And we can also run Have a Go days for you and some friends or colleagues.

Beginner's Courses

We run beginner’s courses – see the Lessons page for more details.

Beginner’s courses are running regularly. Please get in touch on the email below to find out more information. Please note that for safety reasons we don’t accept juniors aged under 11 years onto a course.

Please e-mail our Club Secretary (secretary@phoenixbowmen.co.uk) to register your interest.

Archery Taster Events

Phoenix Bowmen are available to book for Have A Go Archery sessions throughout the year.
they take place at either our indoor range at Fire and Water, Sowerby Bridge, or at our outdoor range which is located at Old Rishworthians in Copley.
If you would like to find out more check out the Have a Go Days page, or to book a Have A Go Archery session please contact our Club Secretary (secretary@phoenixbowmen.co.uk)  today.

We also have a Start Archery Week coming up in May 2024

See what our archers have said about being part of the Phoenix Bowmen.

Phoenix Bowmen Hosted Competitions

Check out our planned archery competitions here, you will find entry forms and details on that page,

Our competitions are run using Archery GB rules and are welcoming and inclusive, we’d love to see you there.