CMO Bowmen has been around since 1961 shooting target archery in Croydon, South London with recurve, barebow, compound and other traditional archery equipment. Our archers are of mixed ability, from beginner to County standard.
Through the ArcheryGB ontarget programme we are working hard to grow the sport of Archery at grass roots level. We take pride in the fact that we are an open and friendly club who gives a warm welcome to members and new archers from all areas of the community.
We make it as easy as we can for people to enquire and to quickly attend archery training courses and taster sessions for beginners, run by fully qualified and DBS/CRB checked coaches.
It hasn’t gone un-noticed that the weather has been, let’s say, wet and miserable over most of November. However, it was good to hear that there was a fair number of archers who turned out over the last couple of Saturday’s.
The first of the frostbite friendly competitions got off to a great start with some good scores being reached, notably Tommaso Proni scoring 305 compound, Andy Small 299 with his barebow, and Neil Mason 283 recurve.
We got off to a false start with the frostbite season, the weather was in the high 20c and most of the members wore shorts. However, the real competition starts in November, and the temperature has already started to fall. One of the real bellwether tests is when Atkins have their Soup Shoot. CMO did answer the call with 5 members attending, Grant, Andy and Les Gatland, myself and Andrew Small. It was meant to be a 70s theme, but it appears no one got the message apart from Andy and I, as I kept reminding him. As usual it was good fun, and nice to meet and talk to other archers from 5 or so different clubs, with tasty grub to buy. Andrew walked of with the barebow title hitting a score of 660 for the Western, and the bottle of red for fancy dress winner, to be fair there wasn’t much competition.