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Results 2017 1st Portsmouth at Billinge

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Isabella Master Bowman

It’s official, Isabella is a master bowman! there’s no higher classification but an invite to the Masters. Well done x




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Juniors bringing home the medals

Wigan and Orrell Junior Archers had success today competing in the Cheshire County Junior Championships & Pendle and Samlesbury Novice Shoot…

At the Cheshire County Junior Championship we had 3 juniors competing:

Alexandra Myers-Bennett came 3rd in the recurve metric 3 along with a new PB; Hallie Boulton came 1st in the compound metric 4 with once again an impressive score of over 1200 and Isabella Myers-Bennett came 1st in the recurve metric 5 with a new PB.

At the Pendle & Samlesbury Novice Shoot Hannah Gardiner came 1st in the Short Junior Windsor with a new PB.

Alex’s score 1036.   Hallie’s score 1382.  Isabella’s score 1132

image imageWell done to all our juniors 😀

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A big well done to Isabella and Alexandra who achieved junior bowmen status. both  members have shown a great effort and dedication in there achievement, they were both awarded there badges today by our vice chairman Dave Nash.






Isabella with her junior Bowman badge



Alexandra also achieved first class on her way to bowman status



Hannah and Lee at the National Series

Two of our members attended the Archery GB Natoinal Series held in Birmingham over the weekend here,s what Happened

Pics from Nottingham.

While we were waiting for the afternoon matches to start Hannah and I put on the hats and Sophie took a picture which she then posted on Twitter and tagged in Archery GB. As a result we won the Silly Selfie competition and the prize was a signed Team GB shirt signed by the entire GB squad.

One of the matches we saw was the Men’s Recurve Bronze Medal match which was won by Patrick Huston of Team GB who qualified for the Olympics by making the semi finals.


At the end of the shooting he came to talk to the fans and Hannah had a selfie with him and his medals (he had earlier won a silver in the Men’s Team Recurve Final).





Stage 2 On Target inter club Competion

Today Wigan & Orrell archers attended the second round of the Archery GB On Target Competion at Assheton Bowmen Manchester. the first round was hosted by ourselves at our Wigan venue against Eccles Archery club back in April on a very windy wet and cold day but managed to secure a victory to the second round,

A completely difference day today with the sun in the sky perfect conditions to shoot 6 dozen arrows at 50m in three rounds, the scoring is a little complicated each round won by the team earns points towards the final score, but unfortunately we were unsuccessful in qualifying to Stage 3 being beaten 10 – 7 by the bowmen and ladies of Assheton. but not to put a downer on the day it was nice to be outside shooting on a lovely day meeting new people and doing what we love. Well done Assheton.


Team Wigan

Kay Boulton , Dave Clayton (Cheer up Dave Get um next time), Steve Gill, Eileen Higham


Welcome to the new website

We now have a new website which allows us to update it on a regular basis and by multiple users, Competitions information to kids having fun by kids themselves can now contribute to the site.

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Archery in Wigan

Wigan & Orrell Archers is a well established Target Archery Club founded in 1987 as Orrell Archers. After shooting at various locations throughout Wigan, we are currently based at Wigan RUFC and Aspull RUFC during the summer, with Wigan Target Sports Club and Nugent House school, Billinge serving as shooting venues during the winter.

Our Membership consists of Archers of all ranges and abilities – so don’t worry about feeling left out.
We are a friendly and welcoming club that will always try to help anyone in the sport. Help is always on hand from our qualified coaches and from our current members.

Orrell Archers has had many achievements and successes, including:
– Junior and Senior Lancashire Squad Members
– Hosting LAA and Northern Counties Shoots

We are currently planning to reintroduce regular club competitions bases on individual archers handicap scores presenting a ‘level playing field’ and therefore giving archers of all abilities an equal chance of success.