Archery is not typically a popular sport or hobby in Wales. Archery tends to be a preferred hobby in countries that relied heavily on archery in the past. Wales, however, does not suffer from a lack of archery clubs. There are a number of clubs and associations on both the local and national levels, depending on your needs and preferences. The clubs range in size and skill levels, and can accommodate multiple needs.
Southgate Archery Club
The Southgate Archery Club is a relatively new archery club and is based in Swansea, South Wales. The Southgate Archery Club considers itself to be a "small friendly club of recreational archers," according to its web site. The club features members of all ages from 8 to 80 and beyond. They welcome beginners, and offer a cheap 6-lesson set for just £10 (as of July, 2010). During the indoor shooting season they meet twice a week, and three times during the summer outdoor season.
The Wrexham Bowman archery club is situated in Wrexham, North Wales. The club shoots every weekend throughout the year to allow those with work commitments shoot year-round. The Wrexham Bowman club has over 30 members, some of whom regularly shoot in U.K.-based archery competitions. The Wrexham Bowman club also offers beginners' lessons though they warn that places in their classes are limited.
Welsh Archery Association
The Welsh Archery Association represents a number of clubs around the nation, roughly 60 around the country, and if you cannot find a club near you, this could be a good source. Like the clubs it represents the Welsh Archery Association boasts members from 8 into their 80s. Joining the Welsh Archery Assocation gives you more recognition at a national level and allows you to enter competitions and meets on national levels, no matter what your age.
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