Firstly a warm welcome to the Pentref Bowmen home page. Pentref Bowmen was established in the Rhondda Valley in the 1950’s by a small group of like minded individuals who wanted to take part in Field archery in a safe environment.
Pentref Bowmen is renown as the home of field archery in wales and even Great Britain. It boasts a purpose built club house, indoor archery range plus the use of 56 acres of woodland for competitions.
Pentref has a diversity of membership ranging from the very young to the more venerable who are still shooting in their seventies, this mix of ages and sexes gives the club a real family feel, which means that all are given a warm welcome. Knowledge gained over the years by the older members is passed on with the understanding and expectation that those younger members are going to outdo the older generation in their archery achievements. Pentref archers hold a number of British records at all ages with members representing both Wales and Great Britain in National, European and World competitions.
Pentref Bowmen is a very well known and respected club in British and European Field archery circles having hosted the World Field championships twice and the British Field Championships on a large number of occasions.
Field Archery unlike target archery relies on the archers ability to shoot at targets in a natural environment, the targets are set either at marked or unmarked distances with the archer compensating for distance, slopes and of course the ever present Welsh weather. However our members also shoot other styles such as Target and 3D with full support of the club.
Pentref welcomes new members, so if archery seems like something that might be for you please come along (opening hours available on the drop down menu), you are assured of a warm welcome.