In the early years, the club contained predominantly Police Officers, however, as time progressed, members of the general public joined and the original group of Police Officers who requested the formation of the club transferred to other forces in the country. Some 10 years ago a period of change emerged for the club as it was forced to vacate its original premises because the gym was seconded by the Police for their own use and it was no longer possible to shoot there, albeit the summer shooting was still possible.
Alternative venues were sourced and time was spent at various locations in Huntingdon before its current venue of Hartford Junior School was secured approximately 5 years ago. We now shoot here throughout the year, although visit Hinchingbrooke School occasionally during the winter season for a winter league competition. We hold various events throughout the year, including our own competitions, both recognised rounds as well as fun shoots, along with various social events such as a summer barbeque and Christmas meal or visit to an Archery shop.
Hinchingbrooke have visited various local clubs, both as a group and individually, in order to attend their competitions, as well as taking part in field and clout shoots.
There are two resident Archery GB approved coaches who undertake beginners’ courses throughout the year and they can offer help and advice with regard to the purchase of all archery equipment, as well as recommending a selection of professional shops that can accommodate both new and experienced archers. We remain a small, but friendly, club who welcome new archers into the sport and whilst a high score is always the aim, our ethos is on fun and enjoyment of our sport.
We also drink tea – LOTS of tea.