Welcome to the website of Hinxworth Archery Club
We are a target archery club situated in the picturesque North Hertfordshire village of Hinxworth on the Hertfordshire-Bedfordshire border and from where we take our name.
We set up our outdoor shooting range at the Recreation ground, Francis Road, Hinxworth, Nr Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 5HL. From it's start in 1999, the archery club has grown to over 50 members comprising of all ages from 10 years of age up to the over 70’s. Compound, Recurve (Olympic) and traditional English Longbows are used by the various members of the club.
All Club members have attended a mandatory Beginner’s course before joining the Club. Please contact us for details of the next beginners' course. Click here for Contact Information
Where we shoot outdoors
Every Sunday morning all year round we meet at the Recreation ground in Francis Road, Hinxworth for practice and league matches.
Summer months from April until October we continue on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6.00pm onwards until dusk (from 5pm September only).
Post Code for directions SG7 5HL
Where we shoot indoors
During the winter months mid October to end March we practice at the picturesque 17th century barn in nearby Edworth 7.00 – 9.00 pm Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Individual coaching for HAC members is available by arrangement, free of charge.
History of the Club
Hinxworth Archery Club was formed in January 1999 by archery coaches Marianne and David Osmond who had moved from Muswell Hill in North London to the Hertfordshire village of Hinxworth. They were both active members of Aquarius Archery Club in Muswell Hill but the journey to and from London several times a week was getting more and more difficult. The Hinxworth village cricket club had finally ceased to exist due to lack of members so it was suggested by ex archer Marion Ewen that we might like to start an archery club in the village. The Parish Council readily gave their approval thus Hinxworth Archery Club was born!
The first meeting was on the 9th January 1999 where the four founders formed the management committee. An open meeting at the village hall in March 1999 attracted around 50 local people and half signed up for beginners’ courses that spring and summer. By the end of summer that year we registered a total of 29 archers affiliating to:
G.N.A.S. (The Grand National Archery Society) now Archery GB www.archerygb.org
H.A.A. (Hertfordshire Archery Association) https://hertsarchery.org.uk
S.C.A.S. (Southern Counties Archery Society) www.scasarchery.org.uk