Welcome to Targetcraft
Targetcraft Archers are based in
Rothwell and Desborough which are both near to Kettering in Northamptonshire. We
are a target archery club and shoot on a regular basis throughout the
year with one venue in Rothwell for indoor shooting during the winter
months and one in Desborough for outdoor shooting.
Indoor Shooting at Montsaye Community
Our indoor season generally runs
from October to Mid April with a little variation depending on weather.
Exact dates can be found in our shooting calendar. We shoot on two
nights every week: Tuesday from 6:30pm until 9:30pm for general practice
and on Fridays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm for scoring rounds. Beginners
courses are run within our Tuesday night sessions from 7:45 to 8:45.
Outdoor Shooting at West Lodge
We are fortunate to be among the
few archery clubs who have their own dedicated archery field. This means
that our members can shoot any time of the day, 365 days per year.
Although we do have a specific outdoor season which runs from mid-April
to the end of September, this is only relevant for scheduled club shoots
and beginners courses. Our members are free to use the archery field at
any time (archery safety rules to be observed at all times). The field
is adjacent to the well known West Lodge Rural Centre and benefits from
sharing their ample parking facilities. Free access to the Rural
Centre cafe/restaurant is available to all Targetcraft members on
production of their membership card.
Targetcraft archers are affiliated to the Grand National Archery Society
(GNAS) and are
members of Northamptonshire County Archery Society
(NCAS). We are Clubmark accredited by Sport England for providing high
quality standards in club management, sport equity, ethics, duty of care
and child protection. To see our certificate in full, click on the image
on the right (pdf file)
All styles of bows are used in our
club including the Recurve (Olympic bow), Compound bow, Longbow, Flatbow
and Traditional Recurve. All age groups and all abilities are welcome at
our club. We have archers from age 8 to 80+ and from absolute beginners
to members of the GB national team. Visitors from other clubs are always
welcome to shoot with us at both venues. (normal formalities: please
have your our GNAS card with you - small shooting fee charged). If
you are new to the sport and think you might like to give archery a try
then have a look at our Beginners page for more details of how to get
Our club, just like all others, has to charge fees to
cover costs. Those fees are fully detailed here..
If you have any questions then please feel free to get
in touch. See our Contacts page for more details.
Our Statement of
Purpose (The reason we exist)
"To provide to all members the opportunity and support to participate,
enjoy and develop skills in the sport of Archery at a level appropriate
to their ambition and to encourage social interaction and family
Targetcraft Archers is a registered Charity,
Registration No: 1118371