The Archery club shoots at three main ranges for training, the indoor locations of Studio 1 and the main sports hall (both located in the Sports Park at the top of Streatham campus), and the outdoor location of Duckes Meadow, located near the river.
The Sports Park at the top of Streatham campus is home to our two indoor ranges. Studio 1 is a small, multi-purpose room which can house a 10 yard range, and is our primary indoor training area. This is located at the end of the Sports Park corridor on the right, and if we are shooting will most likely have the doors open.
We also shoot in the main hall of the Sports Park giving us a 20 yard indoor range which is available once a week to us. Located on the left of the main Sports Park corridor, the main hall slightly harder to approach due to the angle of shooting, and thus if it is your first time shooting here, we recommend you arrive slightly early so we can show you around.
The Sports Park has a small car park outside, which can hold around 50 cars, although this is usually fairly busy due to other sports. As a result, we recommend walking to the Sports Park (despite the long hill climb!), particularly for those living on campus.
Duckes Meadow is our wonderful piece of outdoor shooting range, located right next to the River Exe. A private field owned by the University, it is used not only for Archery but also Football and Rugby matches, as well as a thoroughfare for walkers in the area. This gives rise to both a relaxing afternoons shooting, as well as being able to see just how unobservant some people are!
Duckes Meadow can be a little hard to find, due to it's location far from campus. At the start of the outdoor season, members of committee will be on hand leading groups and individuals down to the field. This walk is around an hour, and lets you see some of the city which you may not have found yet. For the more adventurous who wish to find it themselves, Duckes Meadow is off of Salmon Pool Lane, which turns off from Topsham Road. Go to the end of the lane and turn left between two hedges (careful, there is no pavement). Follow this round, down, over the bridge and turn left onto the rough track. Continue along here until you see a wide gate. This gate leads into Duckes Meadow.