About Ballands Bowmen

One of England's premier field archery clubs, located in historic Penselwood since 1970

Formed in 1970, the club takes its name from Ballands House, Penselwood, Somerset, where it was founded by the late Major Robin Archer. Field archery is the focus of this top UK archery club whose members have a history of achievements at National, European and World level. Ballands currently has around 40 members.


The National Field Archery Society (NFAS) www.nfas.net 

Archery GB http://www.archerygb.org/

The English Field Archery Association (EFAA) www.efaafieldarcher.com

Ballands Bowmen News

Ballands Members at the NFAS National Championships 2017

NFAS National Championships, Usk, Monmouthshire (September 2017)

Well done to the following club members:

Harry Jeffery gold, junior b/b

Simon Hake gold, junior f/s

Chris Pleasants gold, gents f/s

Marleen Toomer silver, lady b/b

Sonya Ward silver, lady f/s

Huw Vaughan-Jackson bronze, gents b/b

Ballands also won the the Barebow Team Trophy

Pictured are Jamie, Rob, Dave & Marleen

Ballands Bowmen Archery GB Shoot Results

Results of the Ballands Bowmen Major Archer Memorial Shoot held on 30th September/1st October 2017 (AGB Combined 24 Unmarked/24 Marked) HERE

NFAS Coach Training Course

Six Ballands members attended the NFAS Coach Training Course in March 2017 and all of them passed both the practical assessment and the written assignment. Penny Cox, Yvonne Oakshott, Marleen Toomer, Sonya Ward, Pauline Wells and Tim Woolcott now hold NFAS Coaching certificates. They join Ballands team of qualified AGB Coaches: Andrew, Jane, Louise and Lizzy Rees, Adam Strachan-Stevens, and Colin and Jennie Vaughan-Jackson

Ballands Bowmen Open Shoot Results: The results of our NFAS open shoot held on the 7th of May 2017 can be downloaded from the shoot results page: HERE

Ballands Bowmen Annual Awards for most improved Archer for 2016

Marleen presented awards to Sonya Ward (Wrixon cup - senior) and Joseph Rigler (Hayman cup - junior)

Izzy raised around £20 for Comic Relief from her red nose target. Sarah scored the most points and wins the bottle of wine

The winning team in the competition at Ballands Christmas party:

Richard, Clare, Colin and Di