Founded in September 1986 by Pat and Rex Baddeley, Bill Farrant and Vic Nicolas, Margam Archers is an archery club based in Margam Country Park, Port Talbot. We are a friendly club involved in many forms of archery, including Clout, Target and Field shooting with Archers of all ages and abilities, shooting traditional Longbow and the more modern Recurve and Compound bows. We welcome all archers, beginners or long established and encourage them to enjoy their shooting whether their interest is in socialising, fun or competition. The management of the club is by the club committee.
|First Tourney –
Margam Archers, formed in November with the help of a Sports Council grant, held their first indoor tournament at Pyle Leisure Centre.
The cash enabled the club to buy the necessary equipment needed to start up and from just four members they now have 16, most of whom have never tried their hand at the sport.
The club’s indoor range is at the Pyle centre, while in the summer they will be based at Margam Country Park.
Winner of that first tournement was Howard Harding of Bridgend with Paul Sealy of Pontyclun in second place and Joy Harris of Kenfig Hill in third.
|Christmas Shoot 2005 –
We frequently host fun shoots, and on events like Halloween and Christmas we ready up in fancy dress with a themed tournament or targets. More photos of events like this can be found in the gallery.
The club stages several national Longbow competitions each year as part of the Cwmni Cymraeg-y-Bwa and British Longbow Society. These along with the club and open shoots are held throughout the year, Margam Archers are a well known and well regarded archery club. For more details on the club tournaments and events take a look at the Events Calendar.
As of September 2017, for members who wish to shoot in Archery GB tournaments we also formed East Lodge Archers – More Information
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Where we shoot
We are very lucky to have access to the beautiful Margam Country Park as our shooting grounds. We shoot in the Park on Monday Evenings in the summer (6pm Start), Thursday and Sunday’s (11am onwards) throughout the year.
Down Margam Park we have a large choice of shoots available. Mainly as we are fortunate enough to have access to the extensive east grounds we tend to mostly shoot clout distances of 180 yards for the gents and 120 yards for the women’s clout, as well as the option to shoot at all target distances.
We also regularly go on rove shoots around the park and for the brave we have the stoop shoot, which after a short trek uphill is a shoot.
During the colder weather from September to April we shoot in Tondu Cricket Club on Monday evenings. Sundays and Thursdays in the park weather permitting.
In Tondu Cricket Club we shoot at a distance of 20 yards at a standard 122cm Target.