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. We have a very strong and successful junior team which has won many regional and national titles. This success has put Chessington Bowmen on the map. Together with our adults who scooped both male and female titles at the recent Surrey County Championships, and have also been very successful 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.

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.

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When, where and what we shoot

We use the fantastic facilities at Imber Court Sports Club and share the 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 a Monday 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

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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 Junior School, to Chessington Cricket and Sports Club, and in September 2012 we moved to Kingston Rugby Club on Hook Road, Chessington and from September 2021 our new field is at Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, East Molesey.

The Chessington Bowmen Committee - 2021-2022

Chairman and Treasurer: Kevin White

Secretary and Child Protection: Andrew Trimble

Deputy Chairman: Peter Wood

Field Captain: Iain White

Equipment: Paul Reed

Records: Priscilla Watts

Junior Development and Coaching: Jo Biggs

Website and Social Media: Andrew Ward

Catering: Marie-Jean Jacobs

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