We have a number of member only events held during the years such as the St. George’s Day shoot, the St. Crispin’s Days shoot, and the outdoor Club Championships and Barbecue. During the indoor season we take part in a Portsmouth League (indoors), a Frostbite League (outdoors), and a Worcester League (indoors). During the outdoor season we participate in the Middlesex Short Metric League.
The club works in partnership with the John Lyon School, who use the indoor range for archery lessons as part of their sports program. The club has many times in the past hosted the ancient and traditional Silver Arrow contest between John Lyon school and Harrow school.
The club has also in the past provided training facilities to the borough of Harrow for their London Youth Games team.
- Catering facilities
- Disabled facilities limited, but some access is available depending on disability.
Please get in touch with us via the ‘Contact Us’ page for more information.
- Private parking
The Bowmen of Harrow has adopted the Archery GB Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Procedures. A copy of the Policy is kept at the Club for members to look at. Information regarding safeguarding is also available on the Archery GB web site at www.archerygb.org.
Please note, all junior (under 18) members and visitors must be accompanied at all times by a parent, guardian or carer.
The clubs safeguarding officer can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
A short history written by our late Chairman and a founder member Robert Abbott. In his memory this has been preserved as he wrote it, so not everything is up to date. Comments in italics have been added where this is the case.
“The Bowmen of Harrow archery club came into being around 1975-7, but it was not known as The Bowmen of Harrow. It was formed from two groups of archers. One group from the night school classes at Barnhill school at Hayes, run by Dennis Hardinges. The other group came from the advanced classes at Queensmead Leisure centre, run by Roy Biggs of Ruislip Bowmen.”
“We formed a club at Queensmead and it ran for about 18 months. It then got too expensive to belong to, and the lateness of our shooting time made it impossible to carry on there. Whilst we were at Queensmead, we met an archer from Cheshire, David Gallegher. He was the grounds man at the John Lyon School, and he invited us to shoot with him at the school’s grounds. We did this for about a year, when he suggested if the school agreed we could and would form a club in the school grounds, and this has been our grounds for over 30 years now (at the time of writing).”
“At first we did not have an indoor shooting facility but we hired the great barn at Ruislip. One night after a shooting session some one said how great it would be to have our own indoor range.”
“We purchased 2 site huts from the large construction company John Lang. We modified the huts and had our own 20 yard indoor range. Being at the school we could shoot any out door distance we wanted: 20 to 100 yards; 18 to 90 metres. This served us well when it came to tournaments, as we had 24-7 shooting for practice.”
“We have had a great deal of success. We have had 2 of our members take part in the Olympics, Peter Knapp for rowing and Gary Hardinges for archery. Being asked by councillor Peter Pitt, Nicky and Robert Abbott reinstated the Harrow Silver arrow tournament, a tournament between Harrow school and John Lyon school, with their greatful thanks to the members of the club.” – Robert Abbott.