Committee Members:-


Chairman - Rick Seal -

A competitive archer with many medals to his name.

Member of the Glamorgan County team in 2009.

Member of the Glamorgan training squad and Level 1 Club coach for many years.

Chairman of the local sports initiative group and runs a separate RAF cadet archery group.

Jointly responsible for developing the Castle Bowmen Junior Club and structuring the beginner coaching sessions.

Also holds a number of County and Welsh Records.

Secretary - Kathy Counsell -

Enthusiastic and competitive member of the club. In her very first competitive year of archery achieved 3rd place in the Welsh Rankings, and in her 2nd year was ranked #2. Already holds many County and Welsh records for Barebow. Coordinates the Winter and Summer Postal league tournaments for the club. Current Glamorgan County Champion.

Treasurer - Stephen Chamberlain -

Level 1 Coach to pass with flying colours & very Competitive Archer with many medals. Initiated and administers the club equipment loan scheme.

Enthusiastic tournament competitor who also assists in

coordinating the Beginners coaching and helping with the Castle Bowmen Junior club.

Coaching Coordinator - Rory Simmonds -

Longest serving member of Castle Bowmen.

Level 1 Club coach for almost as long.

Held many important roles in the running of the club and always giving consistent support and assistance in everything he does.

Key organiser and first point of contact for the beginners coaching courses.

Records Officer - Mike Woodfield -

Achieved MB (Master Bowman) Classification for Recurve.

Achieved GMB (Grand Master Bowmen) for Barebow.

Many years shooting experience - Selected for the Welsh & County teams a number of times.

South Wales Champion in 2003.

Welsh Recurve Champion  2010

Welsh Barebow Champion 2016

Glamorgan  County Champion on 10 occasions.

Organiser of many tournaments including the Glamorgan County Indoor Championships many times.

Holds numerous Recurve and Barebow Welsh and Glamorgan records.

Equipment Officer - Alan Griffiths -

1st Class  Longbow Archer - Won his first medal within 6 weeks of starting Archery and has been improving ever since -  Arranges all of the clubs printing. Excellent Qualified club coach and holds some county records in two different bow types.

Assistant  Equipment Officer - Mike Willcocks -

1st Class Archer with multiple medals and trophy to his name - Awarded the best club improver award for 2012/13 indoor season. Regular member of the Castle Bowmen team for the Postal League. Also holds a number of County Longbow Records.

Assistant Assistant Equipment Officer - Stuart Howard -

Skilled archer in Lonbow and Barebow categories with many County records in both bow types to his name. Excellent carpentry skills proven by the production of most of the clubs target stands.

Junior Rep' & CPO - Jenny Cripps -

Looks after the archery needs of the junior members - informing them of junior award schemes and which tournaments would be good for them to enter. Jointly responsible for developing the Junior club coaching sessions - Also a qualified club coach for a number of years.

Social Secretary - Tina Elsen -

Competitive Archer - Part of the Glamorgan County team in 2010 - Experienced with Barebow and Recurve styles - Shot with the club for a number of years. Coming back to shooting after an injury.

County Rep’ -  Michelle Wood -

Started shooting Barebow in 2013 - Achieved GMB Classification for Barebow  - Lady Barebow Champion in the Welsh Championships 2 years in a row.  County Champion and Member of the Glamorgan County team on multiple occasions and holder of many Welsh and Glamorgan records.

We have a wealth of Archery experience in the club

        Which ensures all members interests are in good hands.

The Committee are elected each year to look after the day to day and also long term interests of the club on behalf of the members.

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Constitution - Revised March 2016.pdf