Caerau Dragon Bowmen
09-05-2021 Shooting Outdoors
After a successful first shoot on Sunday 2nd May and a session on Friday 7th May normal sessions will be resuming for members only.
Sessions times are 18:30-20:30 but will be dependent on the weather.
05-07-2020 Notice from the Committee
The text below was recieved from Glamorgan archery and so he club has opened for shooting, outdoors only and subject to the Archery GB guidelines on shooting after lock down. Sessions will be on weekend, for members only and subject to use of the booking system.
Dear clubs of Glamorgan
The Welsh Government has announced that from Monday 22nd June 2020 they are allowing the reopening of outdoor sports courts for non contact non team sports. Archery appears to fall within that category. But before you dust off your bows your club MUST ensure the can comply FULLY with ALL the Archery GB guidelines.(READ ALL 8 PDF DOCUMENTS). You must also confirm with your venue provider they are happy for you to return. Local authorities or schools may have to follow rules preventing an immediate return for groups hiring their facilities (e.g. the use of toilets). This relaxation applies only to outdoor venues.
Given clubs are going to be occupied making arrangements for a return to archery, we are proposing to postpone the GAA meeting scheduled for the end of June and will re-organise a date which may be more suitable. I will be back in touch again soon about that. Also, I have been asked to remind clubs to ensure their contact details are recorded with Wales Archery so you can receive bulletins directly from WAA.
Good luck with your arrangements and hope to see you soon
17-03-2020 Notice from the Committee
In light of the latest advice from Glamorgan Archery Association (see below) and Archery GB it is with regret that we will be cancelling all shoots till further notice. We share your disappointment about this decision but it is done with the best intent.
17-03-2020 Glamorgan Archery Association - Update on CORVID-19 Virus
Glamorgan Archery Association have just given an update about the Covid-19 virus:
The UK Government has announced new measures which includes advice that people should avoid gatherings and crowded places, such as pubs, clubs and theatres. Based on this advice, and following ArcheryGB's example of suspending all of it's activities for the time being.
GAA recommends clubs suspend indoor archery sessions.
Clubs should also seriously consider a suspension to outdoor archery sessions as a precaution, or a delay to the start of outdoor shooting for the summer season until Government advice changes.
The final decision about club activities is, of course, a matter for individual clubs, but it is important that clubs take all reasonable steps to reduce non essential personal contacts during this threat to public health.
If any members experience symptoms highlighted by the Chief Medical Officer, which includes a new persistent cough and a high temperature, self isolate for seven days. The same applies if you have come in contact with anyone displaying these symptoms.
Check up on your club members if you haven't seen them for a while, especially those in vulnerable age groups.
24-05-2018 New Level 1 Coaches
The club now has three new Level 1 coaches after Gina, Rhys and Tony passed their assessment on 20th May.
With our coaching team now numbering five with head coach Simon and Level 3 coach Denise we will be able to offer more beginners courses and open days and allow Simon to concentrate on improving existing club members.
05-09-2017 Three Club Friendly Shoot (3rd September 2017) Results
CAERAU DRAGON BOWMEN GROUND, ST RICHARD GWYN RC HIGHSCHOOL, BARRYDue to very wet and windy weather it was decided to use the club indoor facilities and shoot a Portsmouth round.
|1||Simon Miskin||Caerau Dragon Bowmen||554|
|1||Rhys Edwards||Caerau Dragon Bowmen||527|
|2||Tony Robinson||Caerau Dragon Bowmen||494|
|3||Gina Burton||Caerau Dragon Bowmen||487|
|4||Jon Edwards||Caerau Dragon Bowmen||478|
|5||Paul Payne||Celyn Archers||460|
|6||Dave Marsh||Archers of Underwood||454|
|7||Guillbert Benavent (J)||Caerau Dragon Bowmen||424*|
|8||Karen Jones||Caerau Dragon Bowmen||424|
|9||Megan Edwards (J)||Caerau Dragon Bowmen||397|
|10||Dan Jones (J)||Caerau Dragon Bowmen||387|
|11||Robert Marsh (J)||Archers of Underwood||271|
|12||Robin Morrison||Caerau Dragon Bowmen||Ret'd|
|13||Alys and John Turner||Celyn Archers||DNS|
* Guillbert Benavent and Karen Jones both had the same score and number of hits but Guillbert
had more 10's.
|1||Simon Stokes||Archers of Underwood||192|
We hope you enjoyed the shoot despite the change of round due to weather. Good shooting for the rest
of 2017 and we hope to meet again in June 2018 at Celyn Archers field in Cardiff.
04-08-2017 Three Club Friendly Shoot (30th July 2017) Results
ARCHERS OF UNDERWOOD GROUND, CAERLEON SCHOOL, CAERLEON
Due to the adverse weather conditions, periods of torrential rain and hail stones, the shoot had to be abandoned after the completeion of the longest distance.
The results are for 3 dozen arrows shot at the following distances.
|COMPOUND 70 METRE ROUND (3 Dozen at 70 Metres)|
|1||Simon Miskin||Caerau Dragon Bowmen||255|
|2||Denise Davies||Celyn Archers||237|
|SHORT METRIC 1 ROUND (3 Dozen at 50 Metres)|
|1||Dave Marsh||Archers of Underwood||173|
|2||Gina Burton||Caerau Dragon Bowmen||132|
|3||Bethany Marsh||Archers of Underwood||101|
|4||Jennifer Doyle||Archers of Underwood||90|
|5||Rob Owen (BB)||Archers of Underwood||77|
|6||Robert Marsh (J)||Archers of Underwood||35|
|SHORT METRIC 2 ROUND (3 Dozen at 40 Metres)|
|1||Paul Payne||Celyn Archers||65|
|SHORT METRIC 3 ROUND (3 Dozen at 30 Metres)|
|1||Simon Stokes (BB)||Archers of Underwood||60|
|2||Brianna McKeogh (J)||Archers of Underwood||34|
The next friendly shoot is at the Caerau Dragon Bowmen ground at St Richard Gwyn RC High School, Barry CF63 1BL on Sunday 3rd September.
Assemble at 13:00 to start shooting at 13:30
Hope to see you there.
17-05-2017 Winter Indoor Season Handicap Results
Results of handicaps from scores shot during the 2016/17 indoor season.
Based on 1st 3 Scores Shot
Congratulations to Megan for the best improvement in handicap.
Congratulations to Gina for obtaining the highest classification from scores shot during this indoor season. Gina is now a C class archer.
Remember to submit scores for the outdoor season, 3 dozen at any distance for handicap purposes and full rounds for outdoor classification.
10-04-2017 Outdoor Shooting
Shooting will move outdoors from Tuesday 25th April. Sessions will start at 18:30Please remember that pure carbon arrows are not allowed on the field. If it can't be found by a metal detector then you cannot shoot it. We shoot on a school field and lost or damaged carbon arrows would be putting the children at risk.
29-12-2016 Next Shoot
First shoot of 2017 will be on Tuesday 3rd January.
06-11-2016 Reminder for Tuesday Indoor Shooting
Shooting on Tuesday evenings is now from 19:00 due to the sports hall being used for football.
11-09-2016 Shooting Indoors
Due to failing light and the subsequent shortening of shooting time, shooting will be moving indoors. Our first indoor shooting session will be Tuesday 13th September 18:30-08:30.
Occasional Sunday shoots may be possible if weather and school timetable permits.
19-07-2016 Friendly Shoot at Archers of Underwood
There will be a friendly shoot at Archers of Underwood, Caerleon on Sunday 31st July. See map below.
Meet at 13:00 on the field.
Rounds available are Short Metric, Short Metric I-IV and 70 Metre round (6 dozen arrows). See information page for details of rounds.
If you are interested let Denise know which round you wish to shoot.
22-02-2016 Outdoor Shooting Reminder
It will soon be time for outdoor shooting. Please remember that pure carbon arrows are not allowed on the field. If it can't be found by a metal detector then you cannot shoot it. We shoot on a school field and lost or damaged carbon arrows would be putting the children at risk.
31-12-2015 First Shoot of 2016
First shoot of 2016 is on Tuesday 5th January. Have a Happy New Year and see you there.
03-12-2015 Date for Christmas Shoot
We will be having a Christmas shoot on Friday 18th December. Various prizes will be awarded, the most horrible Christmas Jumper amongst others! There will be special Christmas themed target faces, mince pies, hot drinks etc.
Details of other upcoming events for next year can be found on the Events page.
07-10-2015 Change to Shooting Times
Due to availablity of the hall Tuesday shooting sessions start at 19:00 from 13/10/2015.
Friday sessions still start at 18:30
27-09-2015 Beginners Courses available
Beginners courses are now available for booking. A course of 5 lessons costs £40 per person and are for a maximum of 4 people, details are on the Courses page.
Why not surprise someone with a course of lessons as a Christmas present? Archery is a great activity for young and old.
21-06-2015 Success at Neath
Club members recently took part in the Neath Open Competition at Neath Archers