Welcome to Overton Black Arrows Archery Club.

Have a go!

Summer holidays!

Following the success last year of our summer have a go sessions, we will be holding a number of sessions in the school holidays. These are intended for school kids to come along and try archery, and there will be a small cost per session. No booking needed, just turn up for one or more sessions!:

  • Tuesday August 1st 11am to 1pm.
  • Thursday August 3rd 2pm to 4pm.
  • Tuesday August 8th 2pm to 4pm.
  • Thursday August 10th 11am to 1pm.
  • Monday August 14th 2pm to 4pm.
  • Friday August 18th 11am to 1pm.
  • Monday August 21st 11am to 1pm.
  • Friday August 25th 2pm to 4pm.

Archery is one of the oldest sports, yet it is one of the most universal. Neither age nor gender or language are barriers to enjoying this fascinating and sophisticated activity, which may be taken as a leisure activity or as a highly competitive Olympic sport.

Originally established in 1962, the Overton Black Arrows archery club was founded to allow members to enjoy all aspects of the sport of archery, from beginner tuition, recreational archery through to competition coaching.

Over the last 50 years, the club has established itself as a respected international archery club, with county, regional and national champions as members. Club members have coached and judged at all levels: Team GB members, British Team management, organisation of World Championships and World Games.

The club is affiliated with Archery GB, Southern Counties Archery Society (SCAS) and the Hampshire Archery Association (HAA).

Members currently shoot a variety of disciplines including Target, Field and Clout using Recurve, Compound and Long Bows. Some equipment is available for novices to use until they develop sufficient technique to warrant the purchase of their own equipment.

The club meets at its full distance outdoor range in Laverstoke (between Overton and Whitchurch) all year and also once a week at its 25 metre indoor range in Whitchurch during the winter. We also meet regularly at our Field Archery course in Kingsclere.

Beginners courses are run on a regular basis and enquiries from anyone interested in archery are always welcome.