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 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

Ballands Bowmen Recent National Results

Well done to the following club members who have done rather well at this years (2016 )NFAS national championship

Simon Hake junior bb (gold)

Harry Jeffery cub bb (gold)

Sonya Ward ladies freestyle (gold)

Chris Pleasants gents freestyle (silver)

Jamie Rawson gents bb (bronze)


Ballands Bowmen May NFAS Open Shoot results have been uploaded here

Ballands Bowmen October 2015 NFAS Open Shoot results have been uploaded here


First Aid Course

“Nine Ballands Committee and key Club members attended a one-day Emergency First Aid course on 12th September. Tamzin, our instructor from RingFenced Training, covered all aspects of emergency first aid required for the exam at the end of the course, but also considered the specific emergencies most likely to be encountered during archery practice or competition.

Everyone passed and will shortly receive recognised First Aid certificates, valid for three years. Andrew, Jane, Lizzy, Adam, Di, Pauline, Penny, Colin and Sonya now join our other currently qualified First Aiders, Jennie and Luke. Naturally we hope that nobody will require their services.


A special thank you to Penny for making this course happen, as for various reasons it turned out to be quite a challenge to organise.”

Ballands Bowmen June 2015 Open Shoot Results a full list of results from our recent NFAS shoot on the 7th of June are available to downlaod from the Ballands Open Shoots Page

Initial feedback was very positive and those who helped over the weekend had a good time too. If anyone has any pictures and would like to post them on the site please drop me an email rgilbert@ballandsbowmen.co.uk

Here are a few from Adam Strachan-Stephens.