About the club

Chessington Bowmen is a target archery club built around a sociable and fun atmosphere. We are fully committed to helping both seniors and juniors develop their archery skills, discipline and capability.

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We are a relaxed, thriving club, with a growing membership on the outskirts of South West London. The COVID times are behind us now and the club is growing again, with new teenagers, adults, and whole families enjoying the sport. We have helped nurture a successful junior team which has won many regional and national titles. This success has put Chessington Bowmen on the map. Our adults won both male and female target titles at the recent Surrey County Championships, and also the Surrey Field Championships too, as well as setting UK national records and representing team GB.

And we're a family club, where many parents enjoy the sport of archery together with their children - the social aspect is one of the things our members value most especially when we gather round for bacon rolls or homemade sandwiches on a Saturday morning.

We encourage our members to compete, either in competitions, or, in the fun events we organise throughout the year. We cater for the disabled, and have several members who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, autistic and wheelchair bound.

This year saw our 40th anniversary and we celebrated with a BBQ and fun shoot in May. You can have a look back at photos from the last 40 years in our special book - the club is very proud to be running for such a long time, we must be doing something right.

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Archery competitions.

When, where and what we shoot

We use the fantastic indoor facilities at Imber Court Sports Club and share the outdoor ground with Rivernook Bowmen. The field is open 24/7 and there are targets set up permanently throughout the year. We shoot recurve (Olympic style), compound, barebow and traditional longbows. We meet on Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm throughout the year.

From October through to Easter we also shoot indoors at the King's Centre in Coppard Gardens, Chessington on Wednesday evenings from 4pm to 8.30pm. See the location link for more details and some maps.

Club locations

Outdoor at Imber Court Sports Club

Indoor at King's Centre

The witches hat at the Halloween Fun shoot.

Club history

Chessington Bowmen was founded by Ted Bradford and Colin Stevens in 1983. Originally based in Chalky Lane, Chessington, just opposite the Zoo, we've moved grounds a few times since then. From Kingston University, Moor Lane  to Kingston Rugby Club on Hook Road, Chessington (September 2012) and our new field is at Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, East Molesey (since September 2021).

Club Constitution

The club's up-to-date constitution including it's objectives, purpose and guiding principles can be read here

Current Chessington Bowmen Committee

Chairman and Treasurer: Kevin White

Secretary: Paul Hudson

Membership: Paul Hudson

Field Captain: Iain White

Records: Andrew Ward

Junior Development and Beginners: Jo Biggs

Equipment: Paul Reed

Safeguarding: Katerina Anna - safeguarding@chessington-bowmen.org.uk

Website and Social Media: Andrew Ward

Email info@chessington-bowmen.org.uk or see our Contact Us page