The History of Phoenix Archers

Phoenix Archers was formed in October 2009 by a group of 14 like-minded enthusiasts who had met at other archery events.

The aim was to create a local club where we could practice the ancient sport of archery with our trusty longbows. We were soon lucky enough to find a local gentleman who offered us his eight-acre field set in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside around Smeeton Westerby, near to Kibworth.

Since that time, we have gone from strength to strength, with a well maintained and marked out shooting ground, clubhouse, toilets and storage facilities. Our membership has steadily increased and we now have a healthy mix of traditional longbow, Barebow and Olympic-style recurve archers. We also have a growing junior section, with age ranges from eight through to eighteen years old.