Welcome to our website

Goldcrest Archers is a fledgling archery club that was set up 11.11.11. We are named after the UK's smallest bird and are a busy and fast growing club.          

In the heart of TAMESIDE we are easily located as we nest between the historic archery counties of CheshireLancashire, Derbyshire and West Yorkshire.

The club is all inclusive and all ability and members work together to help run the club for everyone's and the sport's benefit and promotion.

The club is affiliated to Archery GB,  Cheshire Archery Association and Northern Counties Archery Society.

The club has an indoor venue which consists of a full size shooting range which hosts eight targets allowing up to 16 archers to shoot at any one time.

The venue has the added benefit of a seperate training and beginners course workshop this enables the club to run continuous beginners courses therefore reducing the waiting time people may have experienced from other clubs.This seperate workshop allows Goldcrest members to shoot 24/7 uninterupted. In addition Goldcrest Archers have a quality outdoor venue that allows members to shoot all distances in target archery and most distances in clout archery. The club has members that are highly experienced in both archery disiplines.

We also have the added  benefit of an outdoor venue, at Fairfield School. Where we can shoot all outdoor rounds, members are able to shoot after school time and during holidays.( subject to commitments of Fairfield school ). A beautiful field  which we are very gratful to have the use of.

At Goldcrest Archers we are proud to have onboard a Level 2 Qualified Coach and  two Level 1 Qualified Coach's who run the beginners courses and, with our enthusiastic members, we will help all archers develop and progress.

We are a supportive club which celebrates all our members' achievements from those shooting National Records and County Records to those members who enjoy the social side of archery.

And most important of all, a caring club that always has a welcoming smile to members and visitors!





“Ontarget is Archery GB’s club development programme. Archery GB recognises the commitment and vital role that clubs play in growing the sport. A strong and healthy network of clubs is essential if archery is to grow and flourish. This ongoing programme will be the beginning of a new relationship, where Archery GB is able to offer structure and vision for club development and where ontarget will become a vital tool for archery to enhance clubs at a grass root level.”  - ArcheryGB website

Since becoming an On target club, Goldcrest has been very  active in the programme. We are proud of our club and its  members and this has been reflected in the club being awarded the Community Specialism

As we have said above, we are a very supportive club, and we are very proud of being an Ontarget club, and being awarded the Community Specialism by Archery GB

we want all our members to enjoy the sport.

More and more, we hear of people giving up their archery because they've become disillusioned.


What do we mean?

People who are disillusioned have lost their illusions. This is usually meant in a negative way, as disillusioned people tend to be a little bitter.

When you're disillusioned, you're wiser but not necessarily happier, you've learned from experience that life and your archery isn't always how you'd like it to be.

There comes a time in life when you walk away from all the drama and the people who create it.

Surround yourself with people ( or a club ) who make you laugh, forget the bad, focus on the good. Life is too short to be anything but happy.



Maybe you have been at an archery club, which has been good fun for a number of years, and slowly but surely, that fun has ebbed away, until such point that you stopped going.

You lost the love for the sport.


At Goldcrest, we want you to get that love back.

Maybe you've just been doing the same thing over and over again,never changing.


Somebody once said ....  " If you always do what you've always done; You'll always get what you've always got"


 We can help. The time to change is NOW.


We can offer .....

·        one to one coaching,

·        a friendly welcome,

·        a supportive club,

·        a chance to try other forms of archery, such as field and clout.






We want people to be happy in the sport that they have chosen to do,

                                     Don't give up. Help is here.



Please email: gogoldcrest@outlook.com  or use the contact us at the top of  the page,






At Goldcrest we can also offer: 

  • Beginner Courses
  • Taster Sessions
  • 'Have a Go' Sessions
  • Team Building
  • Group Parties
  • And Much More!

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