Welcome to
Border Reiver Archers

A target archery club in Northumberland's mid-Tyne valley

Border Reiver Archers logo  Beginners Welcome!

About Us

We are a target archery club for archers from the age of 14 years, welcoming newcomers from Newcastle, Gateshead, Prudhoe, Stocksfield, Newburn, Corbridge, Hexham, Blaydon and surrounding areas. If you're new to archery, you may care to try a taster session or sign up for a beginners course.

The club uses recurve bows and the more traditional longbow. On-going help and assistance is available and we encourage each club member to progress to their individual goals, whether this is by social shooting at the club or attending competitions.

Please contact us by email at borderreiverarchers@yahoo.com or through the club's Facebook group, where we also post our upcoming events.


The club will be holding have-a-go sessions at the Belsay International Horse Trials on Friday 31 May, Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June 2024. Feel free to drop in and give archery a try. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Taster Sessions
£10 per person (pre-booking required)

A fun introduction to the sport of Archery. A one hour session designed for those with no previous experience and suited to those aged over 8 years old. For full information please book your course by e-mail.

Double Taster Sessions

Two friends can both enjoy the experience at the same time and have even more fun. Even better value at just £18 for two, when booked at the same time!

Gift Vouchers
Available on request

Why not to treat a friend or loved one to a new experience if you’re stuck for ideas at Christmas/birthdays? Suitable for those who may like to try archery at one of our Taster Sessions. If you have a specific requirement, please contact us and we will be pleased to help

Beginners Courses

Courses are for three sessions run over consecutive weeks. The next course is scheduled for Sunday 23 June, Sunday 30 June & Sunday 7 July 2024 on our outdoor shooting range at Ovingham County Middle School. Please contact us for further information and an application form.

  • Essential safety
  • One to one coaching instruction
  • Shooting freestyle at 10 yards
  • Shooting & range set-up/take-down
  • Bow set-up/take-down
  • Scoring and rounds
  • Shooting barebow
  • Types of archery & bow styles
  • Equipment maintenance



We offer relevant coaching & tuition to enable archers to develop skills and maintain a positive attitude. Shooting opportunities for all archers (beginners or advanced) are provided and we give opportunities for all archers to expand their knowledge, develop their skills and share these with each other.


Regular handicap competitions are run within the club. There is also the opportunity to enter competitions run by other clubs, details of which are circulated within the club and are also posted onto the noticeboard.

Membership Fees

The club's year runs from 1st April to 31st March and charges an annual membership fee that covers the club's running costs. Archers must also have a valid membership to Archery GB, the Northern Counties Archery Society (NCAS) and the Durham & Northumberland Archery Association (DNAA). All memberships can be arranged by and paid through the club. Some of these fees are pro-rata if joining part way through the year.

Membership Category Annual Fee From April 2024
Members aged under 16 £30
Members aged 16-18 £60
Members aged 19 & over £100
Membership Category Annual Fee From October 2023
New members aged under 25 £17
New members aged 25 & over £53
New members with disabilities £17
Returning members aged under 25 £13
Returning members aged 25 & over £50
Returning members with disabilities £13
See archerygb.org for more info
Membership Category Annual Fee From October 2023
Members aged under 18 20p
Members 18 & over £2
Members with disabilities 20p
See ncas.co.uk for more info
Membership Category Annual Fee From October 2023
Members aged under 18 Nil
Members aged 18-24 £3.50
Members aged 25 & over £3.50
See dnaa.co.uk for more info



We shoot outdoors from April through October on the playing field of Ovingham County Middle School, West Road, Ovingham, Northumberland, NE42 6DE

Weekly Summer Schedule
Day Start Finish
Sunday 10:00 13:00
Tuesday 17:30 20:00
Thursday 17:30 20:00

We shoot indoors from November through March in the sports hall of Mowden Hall School, Newton, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7TP

Weekly Winter Schedule
Day Start Finish
Sunday (Mowden Hall) 11:15 14:15
Sunday (Ovingham) 10:00 13:00


A list of all our regular weekly shoots and special events. View the calendar below and subscribe using your own calendar application.

Get in Touch!

Send us an email at borderreiverarchers@yahoo.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Or contact us through the club's Facebook group