Bramcote Leisure Centre offers an extensive range of facilities, providing you with the opportunity to enjoy a healthier and more active lifestyle. Click on the link for details.
There is also a programme of Sports Events throughout the Borough during 2012 Click to get the details and to register to take part.
WHO ARE WE?
The Bramcote Archery Club is a new club with a long history. The club was formerly known as the Rolls Royce Bowmen of Sherwood but after 58 years the club was asked to move from their field at Hucknall. A new field was found in Bramcote and the club reconstituted in October 2014 as the Bramcote Archery Club. Although the venue has changed, the club’s successful legacy continues.
The club has around 50 members of all ages and abilities, often with parents and children both on the ‘shooting line’ together. A junior club is attached to the main club to support the development of young archers (and to keep the juniors’ fees low) and the club offers training to young archers, free of charge, in a couple of local schools.
The training and development of our members is supported by a team of ArcheryGB qualified and experienced coaches, two of whom have achieved Level 2 status. There are a further four coaches at Level 1 and there is usually a coach to be found whenever we are shooting to help with encouragement and advice. The support has resulted in success at local, regional, national and international levels. Two of our junior members are included in the East Midlands team and one has just been chosen for the England squad!
The size of the field has allowed the club to host a number of county and national open tournaments in Bramcote which have attract not only local archers but archers from any club in the country.
Participation in archery is not all about success in competition and many members of the club enjoy shooting for leisure, continuing the centuries’ old tradition of English archery.
WHAT STYLES OF ARCHERY DO WE SHOOT?
We shoot a number of different styles including Olympic recurve, compound, barebow as well as traditional archery of longbow and even Scythian horsebow!
WHEN AND WHERE DO WE SHOOT?
Shooting is available all year round on the field to the rear of Bramcote Sports and Community College (Moor Lane, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3GA) providing at least two fully paid adult members are on the field.
Summer season (April to end of September)
In summer we shoot on the Bramcote field. Club Nights are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We also shoot on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings.
Winter season (October to end of March)
In winter we shoot indoors at Bramcote Barn (Moor Lane, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3GA) on Monday evenings (5.00 to 9.00). We also shoot at the Greasley Sports Centre (Dovecote Rd, Newthorpe, Nottingham NG16 3QN) on Saturday afternoons (2.00 to 5.00).
Hardy souls also shoot outdoors on Sunday mornings during winter on the Bramcote field (11.00 to 13.30).
The annual membership fee covers all shooting on the field whether in summer or winter. Senior membership is currently £120 and junior membership is £15. The subscription covers membership of the club and compulsory affiliation to ArcheryGB, the governing body for archery in Great Britain.
A small additional charge is made for winter indoor shooting to help cover the cost of hiring the halls.
Visitors from other clubs are welcome at any time, whether shooting in a tournament or for leisure. The Visitors’ fee is £3.00.
HOW CAN I BECOME INVOLVED?
Get in touch!
We offer ‘Have a go’ sessions and Beginners’ Courses (dates yet to be arranged). The Beginners’ Course covers the basics of shooting with an emphasis on safety. At the end of the course you will be given a certificate of participation which acts as a ‘passport’ for joining, or visiting, an archery club.
During the course you will be using club equipment and can continue to hire this for a while after completing the course. When the time comes to buy your own kit, the club coaches will be able to offer advice on suitable bows, arrows and the other equipment that you will need.
For further information about Bramcote Archery Club contact:
See us on Facebook (Bramcote Archery Club open)
Come and meet us on the field!
To find out more about archery locally and in Great Britain go to:
Nottinghamshire Archery Society http://www.nottsarchery.co.uk/
East Midlands Archery Association http://www.emasarchery.co.uk/
English Archery Federation http://www.englisharcheryfederation.org/
Archery GB http://www.archerygb.org/
Bramcote Cricket Club was founded in 1858 and is based at Bramcote Hills Park on Ilkeston Road in Bramcote. The club currently runs two league cricket teams in addition to a friendly Sunday side and coaching midweek junior teams.
The club is open to anyone interested in playing or coaching cricket and currently has around 100 members of all ages, the majority of whom live in Bramcote and the surrounding areas. Visiting clubs from Chilwell, Attenborough and Beeston also enjoy use of the club’s facilities.
We have a mixture of experienced and young players who all enjoy playing cricket on a Saturday & Sunday and try to keep a healthy mixture of fun and competitive cricket.
If you’re interested in playing for Bramcote get in touch via the website www.bramcotecc.co.uk Click on the link for details of the club
Bramcote Youth Football Club
The Bramcote Youth Football Club was formed back in 1985 by an enthusiastic group of Dads and Mums during a period when sporting activities for children was rapidly disappearing.
The club since those early days has grown to provide a fun healthy environment for boys and girls from 5 to 16 years old to learn and develop their football skills. The club now has 8 teams who play in local leagues Young Elizabethan League and the Derby City League. The club is affiliated to Nottinghamshire FA.
The club is organised and run by volunteers consisting of parent/guardians and friends. They manage and organise the activities from training, matches to fun days.
Bramcote Netball Club was formed in January 2008. We currently have four teams – Rubies, Sapphies, Jewels and Diamonds which play in various leagues throughout Nottingham. Our members are a mix of ages and abilities, some play for fun and to keep fit whilst others enjoy the more competitive side of the sport. Click on the link in the title for more details of the club and its fixtures
Bramcote Orienteering Group – see Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club below.
We are a competitive yet friendly swimming club, based in Nottingham. We cater for all ability swimmers, from beginner to national competitor. From the young to the young at heart! Click on the link in the title for more details of the club.
A members’ club of 85 years standing. Click on the link in the title to find more details.
Catherine Hughes, Nordic Walking Instructor and British Orienteering Coach of the Year 2010 writes: Orienteering – it’s the easy way to get fit or lose weight. Orienteering is about using a map to find your way around checkpoints set out in the park; doing it on your own or with a friend or two. Bramcote Orienteering Group meet every week on Thursdays at 6.30pm for a fun evening of map reading games. All ages and abilities catered for. There is a coach who concentrates on helping people who are new and who can’t read maps. Come along with a friend or on your own and meet new people who enjoy the outdoors. The group meets in Bramcote Park during April, May, June and July (in the car park next to children’s play area).
Only £2 for adults and £1 for kids or £3 for a family (children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult). No need to book but contact Catherine on 07940 575758 or email@example.com if you want more information. Bramcote Orienteers are part of Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club, who are offering FREE membership to new members in 2012. More information about the club can be found on http://www.noc-uk.org and about orienteering in general at www.britishorienteering.org.uk.
Brazilian Football Coaching is open to all children of primary school age, on Mondays at Bramcote C of E School. This group has started recently to help children improve their technique and learn new skills through Brazilian-inspired coaching methods. All children are welcome to come along, you don’t need to belong to Bramcote C of E School. The cost is £5 per session, and you usually book for a half-term’s worth of lessons. Brazilian Soccer Schools have been operating nationally since 1996, with the Nottingham centre starting in May 2010, and the Bramcote sessions have been running since February 2011. More information can be found on the website at www.icfds.com/nottinghamsouth or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0115 922 8890 or mobile 0794 727 6045.