EFAA Shoot – 4th October

Please be aware that the October EFAA shoot at Artemis Archers is cancelled.

Thank you to all the EFAA shooters that supported us this year and I hope to see you all again in 2016.

Paul Roberts
Artemis Archers Chairman

2014 NFAS 3D Championships Results

It’s a bit late, but it’s been a hectic week. Below are the final positions for all the members of Artemis Archers that competed at the 2014 3D championships. Well done to everyone that braved the weather and the mud!

  • Kay-Leona Hodgkinson – 1st Ladies Longbow
  • Sam Gascoigne – 1st Ladies Bowhunter
  • Ben Straw – 1st Under 16 Barebow Boys
  • Jacob Whitty – 1st Under 12 Barebow Boys
  • Mark Taylor – 4th Gents Compound Limited
  • Andy Betts – 5th Gents AFB
  • Kate Meeson – 5th Ladies AFB
  • Celeste Batten – 6th Ladies Compound Unlimited
  • John Bloomfield – 6th Gents Crossbow
  • Paul Wooliscroft – 8th Gents Compound Limited
  • Emma Whitty – 9th Ladies Barebow
  • Wendy Horobin – 9th Ladies Compound Unlimited
  • John Horobin – 12th Gents Compound Unlimited
  • Jim Metcalfe – 13th Gents Compound Unlimited
  • Helen Surman – 15th Ladies Compound Unlimited
  • Ian Whitty – 21st Gents Barebow
  • Andrew Horobin – 30th Gents Barebow

Next up is the EFAA Bowhunter Champs on the 7th and 8th June, closely followed by the EBHC in Confolens. Good luck to everyone competing in those competitions.

Another Good Result for Artemis Archers

Artemis archers carried on where they left off in Scotland on Sunday, at the Duvelle Bowmen open shoot. Every member of Artemis that attended the shoot was placed in the top 3 of their respective categories.

  • 1st – Ladies Longbow – Kay-Leona Hodgkinson
  • 1st – Gents Crossbow – John Bloomfield
  • 1st – Gents Freestyle – Richard Thompson
  • 2nd – Ladies Bowhunter – Sam Gascoigne
  • 2nd – Ladies Compound Unlimited – Celeste Batten
  • 2nd – Gents Freestyle – John Straw
  • 3rd – Junior Boy Barebow – Ben Straw
  • 3rd – Gents AFB – Andy Betts

Well done everyone, keep it up. Only 4 weeks to the 3Ds

Artemis Archers Open Shoot – 27th October 2013

The WallThis was our third shoot and we hoped for good weather but it did not look good all week, but we consider ourselves lucky we had a very fine morning and early afternoon, and then the rain came. Copied this paragraph from last years report, uncanny eh?

The weather forecast did inevitably create the last minute cancellations but balanced by new requests, leaving us with a very respectable 126 archers walking out.

The course was set comprising of 27 new faces from makers

Normandie Archerie, 5x3D’s, 2x 2D’s & 2x Original Canvasses from Paul Summerfield (Druids). A lot of excitement over them all, being the first time many had seen them. The Iguana up the wall generated some laughter.

The extra 3D Targets this time, excluding Kay’s Boar in the field like Ian’s Badger on the mound were inside the wall (with backstops) hopefully giving more variety and a chance to retrieve your arrows in one piece.

We have had many compliments on the day and after, so a great success.

So a huge Thank You to Catering, Admin, Marshalls, Target Pasters, Work Parties, support workers and Course setters for all your hard work on the day, in the weeks leading up to it and working behind the scenes.

Finally, a big Thank You to all the archers. Particularly Nicola (hard terrain but you did it. Well done), Ian and Brenda who also travelled all the way from the south coast showcasing the exciting new Austrian 3D’s. We enjoyed sharing our wood with you all and for conquering our slope between 19 and 21. Not easy!

Mark Taylor



2013 Artemis Archers NFAS Open Shoot

Just a quick note to remind you all about our NFAS open shoot on the 27th October.

Bookings are now being taken via the website and telephone. To book in by phone, please contact Helen Surman on 07710 158850 (6-9pm only please).

Our shoot is always popular and fills up fast. Please book in plenty of time to avoid disappointment. More details including directions to the shoot can be found on our NFAS Page.

We look forward to seeing you all in October.


Church Hall Closure

Hello All,

Please Note the Church hall in Alvaston will be closed for kitchen renovations from 25th July to 1st September.


Club Secretary
NFAS Open Shoot Organiser
Church Hall Organiser

Archery Holidays in France

I was just looking at archery clubs in and around the midlands when I came across Artemis.

My husband Frank & I lived near Belper, more than 11 years ago , until we came to live here in Brittany France. We now have a 3 bedroomed holiday cottage for 6 people next to our own home, but with the added bonus of being able to practice your archery skills in a private environment.

We have a field course in an adjacent woodland and targets in the large enclosed garden for the sole use of our guests.

Would you like to take a look at our site  http://www.lupain-holiday-rentals.com/FR00910

Maybe your members would like to consider a holiday in Morbihan Brittany. We are only 2 or 4hrs from the French ferry ports.

Please email for further information.


Frank & Chris

3D Championships 2013

Mark Taylor

“THANK YOU Team ARTEMIS ARCHERS. A successful 3D Champs 2013 by all the feedback.

I would like to personally thank each and everyone of you for making it so. You are all stars and together I know we make a formidable team. Everyone worked hard, expressed their thoughts and listened to each other. Culminating in a course worthy of a champs confirmed by so many who know.

5 weeks of hard work later I am proud of you and “Artemis”. One memory I will hold dearly is taking the bow in front of our fellow archers with you all. Not so keen on Rhoddys and brambles! Like to forget them.

Hold your heads high guys and gals.”

I have now uploaded the photos Matt took around the course, they can be found under the Photo Galleries heading on the menu bar. Alternatively, just click here