About Us

A small introduction to the club and field archery

Merlin Field Archers

An EFAA club

We are a club formed by Chris and Ben Jones the owners of Merlin Archery who have a love of field archery and IFAA/EFAA field in particular. They set out and have delivered a course and club facilities to rival any other club. We have a 28 target course and practice butts set over gently undulating mixed woodland, with the construction of a tree stand and the careful placement of targets a course full of interesting shots has been created.

The club is affiliated to the English Field Archery Association the national governing body of the IFAA who outline the details of a 14 target round which is shot twice, we have two units of 14 forming a full 28 target course. Unlike other clubs in the UK our course is a continuous 28 targets with the whole course being shot at each of the record status classification events which we hold each month on the 4th Sunday

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Recent Events in the Wood


Club Days

As discussed at the AGM we would like to see the club grow and encourage members to get to know each other, shoot together and hopefully share useful tips/information.

With this in mind we will be running club days on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00am-3:00pm. These will commence on Saturday, 5th February 2022.

There will also be an opportunity, for those wishing, to shoot/score a round and where relevant claim club records.

The clubhouse will be open, kettle will be on and tea/coffee available. Please bring your own mugs.

It would be useful if you could let Carol or Chris know if you will be attending or would like to attend future sessions. We hope to see you there.




Spring Shoot - Update

Spring Shoot Final Results can be viewed here.


Classifications are back

Merlin Field Archers would like to announce that the Open Club Days will now become classification days. The following events are planned:

• 27th September, Combination Round

• 25th October, Hunter Round

• 22nd November, Field Round

This is all subject to government restrictions and could be amended.
Current start times for September will be staggered from 9-10:30, but this may get earlier at the later shoots.
It is £10 per archer for non-club members and further details can be found on here:

Guidance from the EFAA regards Classifications & Guidance for Classifications at Merlin Field Archers

All archers MUST pre-book by the Friday morning of the week of the shoot, so that start times can be published in advance.
Please email: secretary@merlinfieldarchers.co.uk to book a place or for further information.


Open Club Days

Merlin Field Archery Club will run open club day shoots on the 4th Sunday of the Month. These days will be available to EFAA members only, both club members and Guests. All spaces MUST be pre-booked as we will be operating a staggered start to the day. Archers will shoot in groups of up to two family groups, and social distancing along with EFAA specific guidelines must be followed. Archers can gain club and course records, but this is not a classification shoot, so EFAA National records cannot be claimed. Advanced online payment is preferred, £10 for guests, no charge for club members. The next shoot will be Sunday 23rd August.


Course Open

The course has been re-opened subject to COVID-19 Regulations. The course is only open to CURRENT members of the club. Updated shooting regulations have been emailed out to all members. Please contact the Club Secretary for further information.


Competitions and Classifications

All planned competitions and classifications are indefinitely postponed, following guidance from the EFAA and Archery GB.

Upcoming Events

2024 Shoots and Events

All Classification shoots
10 am Start
Tea and Coffee available
Practise butts from 8am
Adult £10, Junior/Cub £2.50

28th January 2024

International Round

25th February 2024

Field Round

24th March 2024

Marked Forester Round

24th April 2024

AGB Have-a-Go - International Round

Further information and entry available here
28th April 2024

Combination Round

26th May 2024
27th May 2024

Chris Jones Memorial Shoot

Hunter on Sunday & Field on Monday

One Day Adult £10, Junior/Cub £2.50, Both Days Adult £15, Junior/Cub £4

2nd June 2024

WA Marked Round

Entry form available here
23rd June 2024


28th July 2024

Field Round

25th August 2022

Combination Round

22nd September 2024

Field Round

27th October 2024

Hunter Round

24th November 2024

Field Round

Club and Course Records

Club Records

To claim a club record, the following conditions must be met:

  • Club member
  • Shot on an EFAA or IFAA chartered course
  • Shot at: a Merlin open club day; EFAA or IFAA classification shoot; EFAA or IFAA Club Tournament; EFAA or IFAA National competition; or international IFAA competition.

Please send a photo of your signed score card along with the category you are claiming to this address. You can only claim a record in one category per score, this should be the category you have nominated to shoot in that day.

To view the records click here

Course Records

Course records can be claimed by any EFAA or IFAA member who shoots a round at Merlin Field Archery Club. The committee aims to update these records after any Open Club Day, Classification shoot or Tournament at the club course. You can only claim a record in one category per score, this should be the category you have nominated to shoot in that day.

If you believe that your score has not been updated, please send a photo of your score card along with the category you are claiming to this address.

To view the records click here

Finding Us

Melbourne Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1RS, UK

Our access gate is on the south side of Melbourne road at reference Latitude 52.768851, Longtitude -1.418483, What 3 Words ///slowness.dancer.loosens (Carpark ///veto.shoulders.gives)

Drop us an email

Please feel free if you have any questions.

Secretary - Carol Smith: secretary@merlinfieldarchers.co.uk

Tournaments - Currently Vacant

Chair - Ash Cowie: chair@merlinfieldarchers.co.uk

Range Officer - Chris Cant: rangeofficer@merlinfieldarchers.co.uk