With equipment donated by a local resident and Sway Football Field as the first venue, Steve and Shirley Gulliver founded Sway Bowmen in 1985. As membership increased the club had the use of Skanlands Farm where we held their first Club Championships. With numbers still increasing Sway Bowmen moved to a permanent site on Birchy Hill where they stayed until 1999. During this time Steve and Shirley were joined by their daughter Katie who went on to shoot for England in 1996, for Great Britain in 1997 and made the National Squad the following year. She also represented Great Britain in 2000.
Having finally moved to Great Break Field on the outskirts of Sway, the club has grown to 120 members enjoying a full outdoor season of shooting and social activities as well as the Mushroom Shoot which is enjoyed by archery clubs from right across the region.
In 2002, with immense sadness, Sway Bowmen mourned the passing of Steve Gulliver after his brave battle with cancer. The legacy he leaves behind is an amazingly successful Archery Club, an extended family of people passionate about their sport.
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Indoor shooting sessions start on Wednesday 10th October.
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Recognising the value of both staff and customers can be done in many ways.
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At Sway Bowmen we can provide the ultimate experience in projectile sports.
Catering for a minimum of 12 people and a maximum of twenty five, and with qualified coaches to recognised sporting standards and full insurance cover, we can offer the following entertainment packages for your consideration.
• An afternoon of Archery - 4 hours @ £50 per head
• An evening of Archery - 2 hours @ £30 per head
• An evening of Archery - 2 hours with Bar-B-Q @ £40 per head
• An afternoon of Archery - 4 hours, to include air pistol shooting as well as Archery @ £60 per head
• An Afternoon of Archery - 4 Hours to include air pistol shooting as well as archery with Bar-B-Q @ £70 per head
Start times for these events are 1300hrs for afternoon events and 1800hrs for evenings; times can be varied with small adjustment to suit particular circumstances such as travel arrangements.
Make an enquiry using the form below or call 01794 502248
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The summer months will soon be here, an ideal time to make use of those longer summer evenings.
Sway Bowmen is a member of ontarget,Archery GB’s Club Development Programme.
Sponsored by Hampshire County Council
Affiliated to Hampshire Archery Association
Affiliated to the Grand National Archery Society
Sponsored by the Hampshire andIsle of Wight Community Foundation
Sponsored by NFDC
Sway Bowmen is registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club.
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