The Club

Welcome to The Castle Archers

We promote all styles of archery: Longbow, Barebow, Recurve and Compound. Archers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join, from the age of seven upwards, and our experienced coaches are available not only to teach beginners but also to help and advise the experienced archer to become more proficient in this unique sport. Archery is an activity that can be enjoyed by participants of all ages, individuals and families alike, whether you shoot for pleasure or wish to enter tournaments.

Our very popular beginners' courses run regularly throughout the year and if you would like to know more.

Shooting is available throughout the year:

During the winter months we hold our archery club meetings in the main hall of the Leisure Centre, Newcastle Emlyn, and on the following days and times:
Sundays (1pm - 4pm)
Fridays (7pm - 10pm)

During the summer months we meet outside:
Sundays (9.45am - 1pm)
Fridays (6.45pm until dusk)
The 2016 outdoor season will commence on Sunday, April 3rd.

Registered (GNAS) members are always welcome to come along and enjoy a shoot at the club, winter or summer - (range fees are applicable).

The club is run by a group of friendly and enthusiastic members who mostly shoot Target Archery, although several members also enter Field Archery events. The club was formed in 1991 and archery was one of the first sports to take place in the new Leisure Centre. The club has introduced literally hundreds of people to archery since it was formed, and a large number have continued to shoot and have excelled in the sport. New members of all ages are always welcome and we organise many "Have-A-Go" sessions for groups from the surrounding area. Various social events are also arranged during the course of the year.

Our members enjoy aiming for the highest shooting standards and abilities and one of our members shot with Team GB representing Great Britain during the Commonwealth Games. In addition other members have represented Dyfed in the inter-counties competitions, some setting new County and National Records.


Club Officials


Chairman: Rei Kalmaru

An active member of the club since 2001, Rei shoots Barebow and takes part in many competitions, currently the Welsh Outdoor Barebow Champion, holder of the County Record for the York and recently setting a new County Record for the Hereford. A level 2 coach, enjoys coaching and helping other archers to achieve better results. Rei is also manager and coach of the Dyfed Squad.


Vice Chairman: Mike Richardson

Mike has been shooting recurve since 2001, joining his first club when living in Kent. He joined Castle Archers in 2010 and shoots with varying success in local competitions. Mike, a formidable opponent, has gained a reputation for shooting "Robin Hoods", (see photo gallery); he's now into double figures, including two in one evening (three in a week) in Dec 2012 - an expensive occurrence. Mike hasn't shot any since, but watch this space!


Treasurer: Dave Evans

Taking up Archery in 1998, shooting recurve and joining Castle Archers in 2008, Dave works tirelessly and enthusiastically in our organisation. Always eager and willing to help the club and its members, he is a leader in organising and running events, not only for our club, but also on county and national levels. A recurve archer, Dave also enjoys shooting Compound after recently taking up the style.


Secretary:Joanne Humphries

Joanne started shooting recurve in 2004 while at university and became president of the Aberystwyth University Archery club. Upon leaving in 2010 Joanne joined The Castle Archers club, competes regularly and has represented Dyfed at the Inter-Counties Tournament four times to date. A talented archer, Joanne is the holder of several county records.


Club Equipment Officer: David Eade


Club Bow Maintenance: Dave Pritchard


Webmaster: Jaime Barber





The Wales Air Ambulance Charity Fun Shoot 2013


The Children In Need Charity Fun Shoot 2012



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