Behind the bow

I’m never sure what to write on these “About” pages, but here goes. Hopefully you find it interesting.

Sharon and I got into archery over 7 years ago after trying it out in Cornwall whilst on holiday. Since then my better half (Sharon, she is the pretty one on the right in the photograph below) and I have been to countless shoots round the country and more than a few Championships. Oh yes I’m Rob (the not so pretty one on the left).
Me (Rob) and better half (Sharon)

Taken at NFAS 3D champs in 2011

Here is a better one of Sharon without her famous pink  summer hat.

Sharon in her shoot like a girl top

Sharon in her shoot like a girl top

Since taking up archery I  have gone on to become a qualified NFAS coach (National Field Archery Society) and have an interest in learning more about coaching and the development of newbie and experienced  archers alike.

So why this blog?

Well, I started this blog a quite few years ago now, to post my thoughts and experiences of field archery in the UK. If you search the wonders of the Internet you will find loads of sites out there on all forms archery, but the majority aren’t in the UK. So I thought I would give it a go. Since starting it’s grown to include shoot reports, equipment reviews, coaching tips etc.

For those that know the NFAS and the shooting styles, I normally shoot American Flat bow (AFB) or Hunting Tackle (HT), though I also have longbow and compound. More details on shooting classes in the NFAS can be found here.

Besides trying to hit targets with arrows and help others improve, I’m also into skiing when I get the chance and try and funds allow.

Sharon and Rob in Whistler

Us in Whistler, Canada a few years back

Any question or comments drop me a line.
I also have an Instagram and Tumblr site, where I publish images and additional thoughts.

Thanks for reading.


6 comments on “Behind the bow

  1. Hi there Rob and Sharon, just found your blog, don’t know how, or if i’m going to be able to find it again !!, anyhow, thank you both I have my first open shoot tomorrow, sunday 23rd June, at Magic Dragon Archer’s, Kent. I’ve been shooting for a year now and I am looking forward to shooting in the woods, at would be (real ish) animal targets, your pics and shoot reports have been of great help, thanks again, best regards, Mark.

      • Hi Rob and Sharon, well the weather report for our area on Sunday was also wet, but we only had about 8 seconds of spitting, dreadful !. The day went very well indeed, I arrived at 08:50, a bit nervous as the car park was filling up, people, bows and arrows everywhere, then I noticed a fellow club member, and then another two, we got booked in, tea, egg and bacon rolls, the catering was great all day long.
        We got started at about 10:00, there were 5 in our group, 4 hunting tackle and 1 shooting barebow, my class was H/T, the woods were excellent and the targets a real challenge, left and right pegs, I started on the right peg and then onto the left for the 2nd session, no cut backs or too much clearing of brush or undergrowth, so very realistic, 1st session I scored 284, and 2nd session 316, so 600 total, 3 x 24s, very happy, I think there were 90 archers in all.
        Special thanks to Bruce (my instructor) and Penny, of White Horse Archery, Dave, Darren, Charlie, and Clive also of WHA, and Steve who was in our shooting group, the course makers, caterers, Marshalls, and of course the organisers of Magic Dragon Archers, hosts of the shoot, what a great day, looking forward to September 29th when it all happens again, still smiling, regards Mark.

      • Sounds like you had a great day and less wet than ours. Glad you had a good day, good score too and no doubt this will be the first of many shoots for you.

  2. Really enjoyed the blog. I was a member of TF@RA many years ago and am always looking for news of that great club. I look forward to reading your future postings.

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