Falkirk Company of Archers

logoblacktransparent150squareFalkirk Company of Archers was founded in 1971 by a group of local enthusiasts and one founder member remains an active participant to this day. Since its formation our Club membership has included both Scottish and British champions. Two of our members competed in the first Commonwealth Games to host archery in 1982 in Australia and some regularly compete in Scottish and British national events. Moira Taylor, our club secretary, was the British Team manager for a period of four years culminating in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
We also have members who play an important role in coaching throughout Scotland and who have contributed towards the administration within the Scottish Archery the SAA and Archery GB bodies.
The Club continues to attract a keen and active membership with a variety of abilities and interests across the spectrum of the sport called archery.
Because of Falkirk’s strategic location the town has been influential throughout Scotland’s history. Falkirk has provided the venue for two major battles; in 1298  the first battle in the“Wars for Independence” (William Wallace); and in 1746 during the Jacobite Rebellion. Impressed by the effectiveness of the opposition’s archers we decided to develop the skills locally!
Throughout the year we hold regular internal events to provide our members with an assessment of their performance and experience competitive archery within a social environment.
Our Club supports participation across a wide-range of age groups and physical capabilities. We arrange introductory coaching for beginners and welcome visiting archers to the area.


More Medals for Falkirk!

Saturday 25th April 2015, saw the start of the Outdoor Target Tournaments for 2015 at the Silver Arrow competition run by University of St Andrews Archery Club (Saints Archery) and brought success for Nessa and Phyllis.

Nessa won 2nd place and was awarded the Silver Medal and Phyllis won 3rd place and was awarded the Bronze Medal!  As you can see by their windswept look, it was quite a challenging day!

Well done girls a fantastic result and a great start to the season, and more success for Falkirk!

St Andrews 2015


Great Result for Kay!

Recently Kay Smith shot at Glasgow Archers Spring Fling WA 18m competition, which was the last competition of the 2014/2015 indoor season.

She shot really well and put Falkirk back on the map by winning 3rd place and the Bronze Medal, unfortunately because she was unable to stay for the prize giving, she didnt receive her medal.

Well Done Kay !!


Indoor Championships 2015

Kirsten Sweeps the Board!

What a fantastic championships for one of our novices Kirsten Cassidy who not only became the Senior Novice Recurve Champion but also won the Lady Recurve Award.  In Addition to this Kirsten won the Ian Wells Handicap Improvement Trophy with a fantsatic handicap improvement of 23 points!

Well done Kirsten a fantastic start to your 1st Archery Year!

Kirsten 6      Kirsten 8    Kirsten 5

Congratulations also go to our other Champions;

Gents Recurve - Pete Clayton

Junior recurve - Vaila Campbell

Longbow - Toni Smillie

Traditional Horse Bow - Moira C Taylor

Recurve Barebow - Robyn Youdan                                                                    

Full FCA Indoor Championship Awards 25 March 2015    
1st Gent  Pete Clayton  555  Trophy & Medal
2nd Gent Brendan McRae   539 Medal
3rd Gent Peter Jack 523 Medal
1st Lady Kirsten Cassidy 541 Trophy & Medal
2nd Lady Kay Smith 512 Medal
3rd Lady Nessa Dunsmore 505 Medal
Junior Recurve:
1st Junior Vaila Campbell  259 Trophy & Medal
Senior Novice Recurve:
1st Kirsten Cassidy 541 Trophy & Medal
1st Toni Smillie 294 Medal
Traditional Horsebow:
1st Moira C Taylor 326 Medal
Recurve Barebow:
1st Robyn Youdan    362 Medal
Ian Wells Handicap Improvement Trophy:
Kirsten Cassidy – Improvement of 23


FCA Indoor Ladder Awards 25 March 2015    
1st Gent  Gerry Loggie 553  
1st Lady Nessa Dunsmore 552  
1st Junior Vaila Campbell  253  
1st Gent Chris Brind 170  
1st Lady Toni Smillie 341  
Traditional Horsebow:
1st Gent Willie McCutcheon 380  
1st Lady Moira C Taylor 393  
1st Junior Ben Kirk 339  
1st Gent Willie McCutcheon 483  
1st Robyn Youdan    418  







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