Friars Gate Archers
Archery Club in East Sussex


The Club's origin stems from 1969 and was initially established on a farm within the Ashdown Forest from where it acquired its name. Since 1987 the club has been resident at Buxted Park near Uckfield, East Sussex, and forms part of the Buxted Park Sports Association.

Club activities include target archery all year round at Buxted.

In the winter evenings we shoot indoor rounds at Great Walstead School in Lindfield. Our field archery season runs from October through to March within an attractively wooded setting in Crowborough and all year at Eastland Wood, Fletching.

There are approximately fifty active members aged from eleven to eighty. Shooting styles reflect individual preferences with equipment ranging from the traditional long bow through to the modern recurve and high-tech compound bows.

The club welcomes all archers including those with disabilities who enjoy a reduced membership fee, as do Juniors and Family groups.

Buxted Park offers an idyllic setting and the facilities available are excellent. They include a modern club house, changing facilities and a licensed bar. Shooting takes place every Sunday morning throughout the year and Thursday evenings from mid April until mid September.

We participate in the Summer Selby League and the Winter British Archer Frostbite and Portsmouth Leagues.

For those seeking an introduction to the sport a beginners' course is run in May and September of each year.


Shooting Calendar