Etiquette, Rules & Constitution
Please use this page to check out archery etiquette as per Archery GB, Club Rules and our Club constitution
A Good Archer:
(a) Does not talk in a loud voice whilst others are shooting.
(b) Does not talk to another competitor who obviously prefers to be silent.
(c) Does not make any exclamation on the shooting line that might disconcert a neighbour
in the act of shooting.
(d) Does not go behind the target to retrieve his arrows before his score has been
(e) Does not walk up and down the shooting line comparing scores.
(f) Does not touch anyone else’s equipment without permission.
(g) Does not leave litter.
(h) When calling scores does so in groups of three, for example ‘7 -7 -5’ pause ‘5 -5 -3’.
(j) If he breaks another’s arrow through his own carelessness, pays for it in cash on the
(k) Thanks the Target Captain at the end of each round for work on his behalf.
Please use this page to check out Archery etiquette, as per Archery GB, club rules and our club constitution.
The club does not run itself! The committee are elected each year to sort the day to day issues to try to ensure the smooth running of the club.
On club shooting days there is always a lot of equipment to get out, erect and afterwards to be put away. This is the responsibility of all members that wish to shoot on that occasion.
Everyone understands that not all members can attend early or stay late to help with equipment. However, as a general rule if you cannot get there early to help put equipment out then you should be helping put it away at the end of the session. Likewise for those with junior members that cannot stay late then you should try to get there earlier to help get everything out.
In is not acceptable or 'Club Friendly Behaviour' to turn up late, shoot and then disappear without helping with the equipment.
The field we use at Bulkington is a super facility. However, the land is leased and therefore we have a responsibility to look after the ground and observe some simple good manners. The gate to the ground is an electronic gate and closes automatically at a set time. It is not possible to open the gate manually once it has closed and so please do not try. If we cause damage to the gate then our lease will be in doubt in 2025 and we are probably liable for the cost of the repairs. Please try to arrange your shooting during the 'opening' hours and therefore not inconvenience anyone else. During the summer months the gate will open around 6am and close around 9pm. That allows us 15 hours of shooting each day, seven days a week.