An archery club for archers of all levels located on the border of Kent and Surrey

Shooting & Competitions

North Downs Archery Club is a friendly and inclusive club. Members shoot on an informal basis, competing for a number of club trophies every season.

Competition rounds shot vary from 2 1/2 dozen arrows to 12 dozen arrows shot over distances of 20yds to 100yds (Imperial rounds) or 18m to 90m (Metric Rounds). Various sizes of target faces are used, depending on the round.

A handicap system is used in some internal competitions to allow experts and novices to compete on an equal basis.

North Downs Bitefrost Trophy

One of NDAC’s Trophies

In addition to club trophies, members’ scores are recorded for each standard round shot and classification status is noted to enable badges to be awarded (eg, 3rd class, 2nd class, 1st class or Bowman). We also award a range of other achievement badges.

Members are also encouraged, if they wish, to enter local, regional, and national competitions held at various locations around the country. Details of these are regularly sent to the club each year and they offer the opportunity to meet and compete against members from other clubs. Some club members regularly compete, but others prefer to simply shoot with friends and family.

Click here more general information from Archery GB on scoring and tournaments.