Rayleigh On Target

Is Rayleigh going to be Britain’s no. 1 town for archery?


If you look at the rankings here the phrase “Rayleigh Town Archery Club” turns up a lot…..

For example, 4 archers in the top 50 Junior Girls Recurve rankings are with Rayleigh:

archery rankings

More on the Rayleigh Town Archery Club Website here.

Archery GB published the Junior Target Rankings in November 2013 and we can say with pride that Rayleigh Town archers dominate the list!
Lauren, Josie, Helena, Tall, Caitlin and Alison represent in the U18, U16 and U14 categories for Girls’ Recurve while Lenni flies the flag in U18 Compound.
Elliott, Luke, Charlie, Jason, Jordan, Charlie, James and George carve up the U16 and U14 categories for Boys’ Recurve. Reese and Alex both figure in the U12 Compound.
That we have so many Junior members performing so well among many hundreds of young archers across the country is testament primarily to their enthusiasm and commitment to the sport, but also to their parents’ selfless support, and the club coaches for their encouragement and dedication.
Congratulations to all the archers for their performance and achievements in 2013!

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  1. Kristian Ives

    The club are based in Runwell nowadays so perhaps not accurate to attribute their success to Rayleigh

  2. A.mattbhews

    Bit similar to the old Rayleigh Wyverns R.F.C who were given little encouragement in the District who now play at Runwell as Runwell Wyverns .Anyone want a game of Rugby introduce yourself there on a Saturday sure you will be welcome .

  3. Annette D

    They used to be at Deans School Thundersley and they have now moved to a school in Hadleigh but still call themselves Rayleigh town archery club!

    If you wish to take up archery please contact me as I am an archery coach and will be able to help to teach you the art or archery.


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