According to the Welsh Archery Association's website, there are more than 60 official archery clubs in South Wales. Archery is an excellent sport for people of all age groups as it is a non-contact sport that relies on skill rather than strength. Clubs in South Wales are mainly set up by enthusiasts from school halls or town recreation grounds. They are, however, extremely enthusiastic and actively promote this Olympic sport by offering beginner classes to anyone who wants to give it a try.
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The Celyn Archers are a city club based in Cardiff, South Wales. They operate out of Cardiff High School and meet on Saturday mornings in the school hall from 10 a.m. to noon. From May through September, the club meets on the school's grounds for outdoor practice. The club offers beginners classes for both juniors and adults and regularly takes part in tournaments around Wales.
Cardiff, CF23 6WG
The Blandy Jenkins Archers are another target archery club based in the small town of Llanharan to the west of Cardiff in South Wales. They meet on the town's recreation ground in the town on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays. The club also offers a six-week beginners course for just £29, as of October 2010. Blandy-Jenkins is a competitive club and you can find competition forms for all local Welsh tournaments on their website. In 2010, they hosted the Glamorgan Championships set up by the Glamorgan Archery Association, where five new Welsh records were set.
Blandy Jenkins Archers
Llanharan, C7F2 9RA
Red Kite Archers Club
Red Kite Archers Club are a target archery club formed in 2007 in the town of Caersws in the county of Powys, South Wales. If you are already an archer, you can join the club for around £71 a year, as of October 2010. The club also offers beginners courses for £29 for two sessions (cost of equipment is included), as well as an outdoor range that is open year-round and a smaller indoor range available on Sunday mornings. Red Kite Archers also regularly attend tournaments all over the UK. Club shooting results are published on the club's website.
Red Kite Archers Club
Powys, SY17 5HH
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