Bowmen of Warrington
Secretary ... Karina Middlehurst
Head Coach ... John Evans
I'm about to celebrate 20 years as a Bowman of Warrington this year, having first joined the club back in 1996 when we were called the Warrington Wolves. I began, as do most, shooting recurve but quickly moved onto compound within about 6 months and indeed still have some of my old kit.
As I gained experience myself I began to really enjoy the coaching side and found myself becoming increasingly involved in that side of the club and completed my first leaders course in 2000. I've done various courses and am now a level 2 coach responsible for our beginners programme. I reckon I've taught about 500 new archers and am still enjoying teaching the wide range of people we get wanting to shoot - it takes all sorts as they say.
Treasurer ... David Elkin
My first taste of Archery was the Bowmen of Warrington beginners’ course, which I started in March 2011. Having joined the club at the end of the course, I’ve continued to shoot recurve bows and progressed to achieving second class classification. Archery gives me the opportunity to completely switch off from the stresses of work, so in that sense is relaxing, even if my scores don’t seem to be improving ! By helping to run the club I hope to enable our new and existing members to enjoy the sport.
BoW are proud to have a dedicated committee who have over 100 years experience between them, shooting every type of bow.
Records Officer ... Shaun Brierley
President ... Bob Miller
I shot my first serious arrow with a Degame 40 LB flat bow and joined my first club, the Worcester Company of Archers many years ago. I then joined the Severn Valley Field Archers, became chairman of the field club and qualified as a first class archer before a big change in my life when I moved to Sydney Australia. Whilst there I joined the Warringah Archery Club and actually became president. Eventually though the time came to come home and I returned to Blighty and joined the Warrington Sports Club where we managed to nurture a successful team. We also catered for disabled archers and I like to think I have used my experience to help the Bowmen of Warrington become the club it is today.
Junior Tournaments Officer ... Lyn Laitak
I've been a member since 2007 and am currently organizing our junior tournaments and coaching. I have been organising the world level junior tournament since 2010 and it's usually very well attended. Re coaching I qualified as an Archery GB level 1 coach in 2013 and help to run our beginners courses as well as providing on going advice as part of the role.
Chairman ... Matthew Blair
I started archery back in 2006 and have never looked back. I'm a level 1 qualified coach and have competed for both the Bowmen of Warrington and Lancaster University Archery Club. If you need help or have any questions about archery please come and find me at a shoot.