What is Field Archery?
Everything you need to know about one of the most enjoyable sports there is, suitable for almost everyone!
King’s Lynn Field Archers (KLFA) are a group of fun-loving people who enjoy the sport of Field Archery – “Proper Archery” as we like to call it – as administered by the National Field Archery Society (NFAS).
We meet at our shoot grounds outside King’s Lynn on most Wednesdays and Sundays. Wednesday is ground maintenance day with a bit of practice on the butts, but Sunday is our shooting day when we hurl arrows at unsuspecting three-dimensional models of animals.
Our grounds are in a disused quarry and have a variety of landscapes. There are open grassy areas dotted with shrubbery, areas planted with young trees and a large lake.
Our members range in age from seven to well past seventy and are of all abilities. Between us we shoot many of the ten bow-styles defined by the NFAS: American Flat Bow, Barebow, Bowhunter, Compound Limited, Crossbow, Freestyle, Hunting Tackle, Longbow, Primitive and Unlimited.
The Club is lucky to have two NFAS-registered Coaches who will be delighted to instruct anyone in the sport, from complete novices to expert marksmen.
We frequently visit other nearby Field Archery Clubs when they hold Open Shoots and welcome others to our grounds when we hold our own Open Shoots.
During its short history, KLFA has enjoyed considerable success at national competitions with two junior barebow champions, one lady crossbow champion, and the first ever cub crossbow champion! We even have a European and World crossbow record holder in the ranks!
WARNING! Some areas of the quarry are out-of-bounds due to safety issues. Please respect all pre-shoot briefings, signs and barriers.