Bowmen of the Tors is a Plymouth based archery club shooting three times a week at Notre Dame School in Derriford.

We’re a small club with a big personality, boasting a huge range of members from 10 year old juniors to our honorary members who set the club up some 40 years ago. We are lucky enough to have access to both indoor and outdoor facilities all year round, with the capability of shooting up to 100 yards outdoors.

Our coaching team run 3 beginner courses each year and are on hand to offer support and advice to all members,  shooting a range of  bows from recurve and compound,  to traditional the English longbow.

Annually, we run two tournaments – our Agincourt Shoot which is a longbow fun shoot with Western rounds in the morning and a fun shoot at the French themed targets in the afternoon.  We also run an Open tournament with York, Hereford and Bristol rounds in the morning and Nationals in the afternoon.

Our Committee of volunteers meet regularly to run and develop the club – we are always open to new ideas and people getting involved!


The Bowmen of the Tors Committee is elected each year at the AGM. The current committee is listed below.


Chairman – Andrew Parkinson
The Chairman is the ‘manager’ of the club and the committee. They lead committee meetings and are responsible for coordination of committee tasks.

Secretary – Emma Martyn
The Secretary is the first the point of contact for those outside the club. They are responsible for communicating with members and keeping everyone up to date with club developments and news. They are the record keeper for committee meetings and general meetings. In addition, they are nominated Data Controller for the club and responsible for keeping club documentation up to date including Club Constitution and Policies and Procedures.

Treasurer – Esther Forster
The Treasurer is responsible for the administration of the club’s finances and processing new memberships and renewals supported by the Secretary. Supporting the Chairman and Secretary in their roles.

Records officer – Andrew Vanstone
Records officer is responsible for maintaining and the club records. Collects scored rounds and issues classifications and records. They also manage the club’s contribution to postal leagues.

Equipment officer – Howard German
Responsible for the maintenance and storage of club equipment.

Welfare Officer – Sophie Taberner
The Welfare Officer is the main point of contact for anyone concerned about the welfare of another member especially Junior members.

Junior Representative – Sophie Taberner
The voice of the junior members to the committee.

Co-opted Members of the Committee:

Head Coach – Scott Way
Organisation and administration of the beginners courses and any additional coaching sessions.

Tournament Officer – Currently vacant
Supporting the committee in the organisation and running of tournaments hosted by the club, as well as those hosted on behalf of other bodies.

Webmaster/Compliance Officer – Marc Williams
Tech support for the club website, email and responsible for ensuring we are GDPR compliant.

Social Secretary – Currently vacant
Responsible for organising social events for the club, such as Christmas meals, fun shoots, day trips, etc

Development Officer – Position to be considered for September 2018