The club has a thriving junior section with ages ranging from 9 up to 17.
Many, but not all, of our juniors take part in local and national competitions with great success. The highlight is the London Youth Games in early July every year when Chessington provide most of the Kingston archery team that competes against 32 other London boroughs. The club also hosts a junior team competition for local clubs in the run up to London Youth Games.
Well done to Chessington Bowmen winners of both the A-team trophy (in memory of Jason Griffiths) and the B-team trophy (in memory of Don Hollick). Guildford won silver and Richmond bronze in the A teams competition.
Regular training is provided by the club specifically for the juniors during the summer, this is a mix of fitness, technical bow tuning, technique and some fun events as well.
We welcome new juniors members who have passed a beginners course or at least an on-site safety test if the junior is already shooting. The club also offers beginners courses for those with little or no experience. Minimum age is 10 but this may be subject to negotiation. Interested, why not fill in the form below?
A team winners: Richmond A, silver: Chessington A, bronze: Woking A
B team winners: Chessington B
Well done to Richmond A who won the Jason Griffiths Trophy for A teams, Chessington A were second and Guildford A third. Woking B won the Don Hollick Trophy for B teams. Thank you to every at CB who helped make the event run so well.
The event is hosted by Chessington Bowmen at Kingston Rugby Club. Clubs can enter up to 3 junior teams of mainly recurve archers, not crossbow or compound. Teams are competing for the Jason Griffiths Memorial Trophy. Jay was one of our Junior coaches who passed away on June 4th 2013 and this event is held in honour of his memory.