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The club was formed in 1955. The very first arrow was shot by Bert Oram, a champion archer based in Somerset, and who was the reigning English Champion.


We are a very friendly club and always welcome new members. We shoot most disciplines of archery, including longbow, recurve, and compound bows.

Shooting all distances up to 100 yards, our outdoor range is on the sports field in the beautiful setting of Wootton Courtenay.

We run a number of tasters and beginners courses throughout the year.  This gives potential new members a chance to see what we provide, to try archery and check out our facilities, and to see if our club is what they are looking for.


Beginners are loaned all necessary equipment and coaching is provided.

After the taster session you can if you wish book a beginners course.

Archery is a sport enjoyed by people of all ages. You do not need any previous experience to take part in a beginner's course.


The cost of the course is £30 for seniors and £12.50 for juniors under 18. Please note we do not coach juniors under 9. Each course consists of six two-hour sessions. After completing the course you may join the club if you wish.

To find more information on this or any other subject please go to the enquiries page.

Membership Fees

As well as our West Somerset Company of Archers Club fee the membership fees additionally comprise those mandated by the Governing Body (Archery GB), Region (Grand Western Archery Society) and County (Somerset County Archery Association) These are not optional and form the bulk of your Annual Affiliation Fee, these organisations provide a range of services including tournaments. Archery GB membership also provides insurance.

Seniors £84.00       Seniors 18 to 24  £43.00       Disabled Archers  £24.50      Juniors £29.50


See below for the breakdown of fees. 

Cost of Shooting for the Year

                                         GNAS        GWAS      SCAA        CLUB        TOTAL  

Senior 25 and above       £47.00          £6.00         £6.00           £25.00         £84.00


Senior 18 to 24               £12.00          £3.00        £3.00            £25.00         £43.00


Junior Archer                 £12.00          £2.00        £3.00            £12.50         £29.50


Disabled Archer            £12.00          £0.00       £0.00            £12.50          £24.50

West Somerset Company of Archers Committee

Accounts Auditor                       John Paterson

Welfare Officer                          Emma Cobb  

Coaching Co-ordinator              Geoff Gilbert

Coach                                       Peter Bright

Chair Person                              Tim Riley

Equipment  Officer                    Peter Bright

Event  Organiser                       Liz Scribbans

Publicity Officer                         Suzanne Harris

First Aid Officer                         Jon Cox

Range Captain                           Peter Bright

Range Lieutenants                     Michael Saunders 

Records Officer                          Geoff Gilbert

Secretary                                   Jon Cox

Treasurer                                   Peter Bright

Web Site  editor                          Suzanne Harris


 West Somerset Company of Archers

Wootton Courtenay Sports field

Brockwell Lane

  TA24 8RN

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