Resumption of Beginners Course..... with the news that outdoor archery can resume including coaching, we are delighted to confirm a resumption of the Beginners Course started in October.  In addition we have 3 new attendees and we look forward to welcoming them.  Start time is 13:00 Sunday 6th December.



updated 01/12/2020

Shooting resumption.....(Yipee!!!!!!)

Secretaries received an update advising of details relating to a return to archery from the 2nd December with an update expected 30th November - at the time of writing (30/11/2020 22:00) none had been received and having received numerous phone-calls and enquiries TVA is providing the following which we hope will be helpfull:

  • Outdoor Archery will resume in accordance with Government Guidance relating to our Tier2 status in Devon.
  • The booking system will remain in operation and as per original requirements.
  • Outdoor Archery will resume as per rules prior to the lockdown on 5th November 2020.  Details as received via AGB addressed to Club Secretaries (27/11/2020) can be viewed here
  • AGB has published updated documents (V4 dated 27/11/2020) available here
  • AGB has published the webinar held 01/12/2020 for club officials providing supporting guidance and discussion relating to their guidance and that of the Government  to clubs on it's youtube channel - accessible here
  • (DCMS) has published "grassroots sports guidance for the public and sport providers" - accessible here


Please note changes to on-the-night shooting fees.

Members are £1/session, Associates are £3/session, Guest shooters are £5/session.  All sessions max 2 hours.  The booking system is only able to show a fee now modified to show the fee for Guest shooters.


With the nights drawing in and daylight failing, the evening slot from 7pm to 9pm has been modified to start at 6:15pm until 8pm.  As nights continue to draw in the evening slot will continue to be reduced - the Booking system will show what times are available.


AGB have published an update as a result of the government yesterday announcing some changes to the rules around social gatherings, with the number of people allowed to meet reduced to six in England from Monday 14 September. Read here.


GWAS have advised of a revised WA 1440 shoot to conform with latest AGB guidance as a WA 720 round.  Find here the entry form for the Battle of Britain shoot at Burnham, Somerset on Sun. 13th September.


Since the GWAS Intercounties cannot happen in person this year a virtual event is taking place,  GWAS is asking clubs to encourage as many of its members as possible to take part. Please click here to see about how to enter and submit scores. The event starts today and runs throughout September


New Beginners Course to commence 30th August 2020.  To express interest and reserve a place on the course please email us and subject to availability we will be delighted to confirm a place for you.


Returning to archery – Phase 2 Restricted Shooting guidance published.


We know some local clubs have difficulty shooting at their ranges. We are able to offer Guest shooting to local clubs - email to find out more if needed.


Paypal account setup for ease of of payment for courses etc.

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From 10th July we are able to offer juniors (primary school age) with the opportunity to 'have-a-go at archery with our soft tipped archery equipment specifically designed for use in schools.  This is a geat way of introducing the sport to the younger athletes.  This is available at present to those visiting as guests on our campsite. Please enquire if you are interested in introducing this to your local school or other local event.


We are excited - up to Quicks (Honiton) Friday to collect one new boss :-(  (All they had in stock!)  and another 2 more on order.  so we start the upgrade and replacement of the gratefully received Straw bosses with new 130cm Foam targets - Yipee (Gosh that hurt my pocket!)  More to come and we will continue to replace and upgrade as we can.


Our coach now has in dependant coaching insurance - providing for enhanced and additional services both on site and remotely.


Return to archery - Range established wrt AGB guidelines - Had 3 archers spending the day here from local club.  Shooting at 70m, 60m 50m, 40m, and 30m.


Return to coaching - resurrection of beginner's classes that were postponed in March.  !st student back this morning.


Introduction of on-line booking system for reserving outdoor boss, and preserving social distancing.


So with a heavy heart we have had to postpone our existing Beginners Courses and delay the scheduling of another 2.  Watch the site and this news area for details of re-scheuled courses when we are allowed to re-open.


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New Club Tamar Valley Archers to start March 2020

Registration for Beginners Courses now open

If you are new to the sport please do not buy equipment before the course.  Should you choose to join the club after the coarse you will be able to use the club equipment whilst you continue to develop and get advice from the coaches about the most suitable equipment to consider.