Wherry Archers cater for all forms of target archery within the guidelines of the Grand National Archery Society (GNAS), including longbows, recurve bows and compound bows. Currently outdoors we shoot at Filby during the summer months (April - late September) on Wednesdays and Fridays (2pm until dusk) and on Sunday afternoons (1pm onwards all year). The club's grounds are situated at the Filby Village Playing Field on Main Road, Filby. We are about 300 yards East of the hump back bridge over Filby Broad, opposite the Church. During the winter we shoot at Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton from 7.30pm until 10pm on Fridays.
We have several members who regularly shoot in competitions all over East Anglia and beyond. The club also has an annual award for the most improved archer based on handicaps. In addition to handicaps archers can also gain 3rd, 2nd and 1st class Bowman, Bowman, Master Bowman and Grand Master Bowman awards either on the club grounds or at competition.
Want to become a member?
Becoming a member allows access to the equipment sheds via coded padlocks so no keys are required so you can shoot at any time during the periods set out above. Membership fees are renewable in August. Members who join later in the year are given a pro rata reduction in fees. Part of the membership fee for your GNAS membership which you require for insurance and to be able to shoot at competition level. As mentioned above we have several members who shoot at competitions although you do not have to shoot these if you wish to stay a recreational archer only. More information on membership fees can be obtained from the club Secretary, email - firstname.lastname@example.org Once you decide to buy your own equipment we can guide you through the buying process and will help to set up your new equipment. It is nice to know that we have Clickers Archery a leading specialist archery shop close to us in Norwich. We would expect that if you were serious about taking up the sport that you would purchase your own equipment within a few months so we have set a maximum loan period of club equipment to 3 months.
The Wherry Archers was formed in 1993 to cater for the void caused by the demise of the Yarmouth Archery Club. Initially we were based at Caister Community Centre for indoor and outdoor activities. In 1997 we were asked to vacate Caister Community Centre as the building was to be demolished and so we moved out outdoor shooting to Filby village playing field. Our indoor venue was moved to Hopton Village hall, we remained there until early 2009 as the village hall was being rebuilt over the winter of 2009/2010, during this time we moved our shooting to Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton.