COVID-19 19th July 2020

The club has re-opened for restricted shooting under the guidelines issued by Archery GB. In practice that means turning up for booked sessions – no socialising, just shooting, and wearing a mask while setting up and taking down.

There is hand sanitizer provided in the Trailer and in the Store for people to sanitize their hands after set-up and take-down.

To participate, please book your sessions through the OVA Community Forum. More details available in the forum.

COVID-19 24th March 2020

As of 24th March 2020 the club is closed for all activities which involve gathering.

The school has now closed to all students and the building is to be deep-cleaned pending a future return date. There are no visitors allowed on-site, including outside on the field.

Archery GB has suspended all shooting until further notice. We are already closed because of the school, but be aware that any open shoots or competitions are also suspended.

Full notice here:

We will post an update on this Notice Board when we have additional information.

Mike Rumfitt
Club Chair.

AGM 2017 – Thursday 30th November

The Annual General Meeting of Ouse Valley Archers will be on Thursday 30th November at 7:30pm at Putnoe Primary School. An agenda has been sent out by email to all members, but if you have not received this, please contact the Club Secretary and a copy will be emailed to you.

Notice and a copy of the agenda has also been posted on the Club Notice Board in the Armoury.

Please note that there will be no shooting on this evening, but your attendance and participation in the AGM is warmly invited. We are discussing some important issues and there are proposals to consider on Membership Fees and other matters. If available we will meet in the dining room where we can make use of the chairs and tables.

Hope to see you there.

Club Competition 2015 – Round 2

200px-Archery_Target_80cmThursday 21st May sees the next round of the club competition; a World Archery 70, which is six dozen arrows at 70m shot on a 122cm face (full size) in ends of six with ten-zone scoring.

There will alspo be opportunitites to shoot this round on Sunday 24th and Tuesday 26th May. Any help in setting up the field on the weekday evenings will be appreciated so that we can make maximum use of the daylight.

River Festival Have-A-Go Sessions 2014

Many thanks for your interest in taking part in one of our Have-A-Go sessions with Ouse Valley Archers. After discussing with a number of you at the River Festival, we have made an additional session available to meet the high level of demand.

Sunday 30th August. Times: 14:00 – 15:00 and 15:00 – 16:00.

There are still a few spaces on our first date of Sunday 10th August (between 12:00 – 16:00, in one-hour slots). Both dates will be held at Putnoe Primary School on Church Lane, Bedford. We are holding our River Festival special price of £5.00 for these two dates only.

If you would like to attend either of these sessions, please let us know which slot you would prefer. This will be a “first come first served” basis as places are limited.

Contact: to book a session.


Club Competition 2014 – Round 3

Ten-zone scoring, scoring Xs

For the third round of the club competition we will be shooting a Long Metric 1 which is 3 dozen arrows at 70m and 3 at 60m and a Short Metric 2  which is 3 dozen arrows at 50m and 3 at 40m.This will be ten-zone metric scoring with scores counted towards handicaps and the summer competition.

To make the best use of the available daylight any help you can offer in setting out the field as early as possible is much appreciated.

OVA Membership 2014

The club membership renewal fees for 2014/2015 are due by the end of March 2014. This does not include Archery GB fees, which are payable by Seniors, Archers and Students by September 1st 2014.

Payment can either be made in full or in three instalments, due on 1st April, 1st August and 1st December. Payment can be made via cheque (payable to Ouse Valley Archers), cash or bank transfer. If paying via bank transfer please ensure that you use your name and OVA membership number (if known) as reference. Please email me if you are unsure of your club membership number.

To ensure that our membership details are up to date, please also complete the contact information sheet included. If your renewal is not received by 31st March 2014 you will be unable to shoot at the club until your membership is renewed. Should you not wish to renew your membership for any reason, or have any questions please email

You can download a renewal form from the following link: