Archery indoors, Radford, Thursdays till July

Not specifically for home edders, but proving popular!

Date:  Thursdays, except for 2 May & 23 May, till 25 July 2019.  No session Thursday 2 May due to the hall being in use for local elections.  Similarly no session Thursday 23 May due to European elections.

Time:  1.30pm to 2.30pm (in reality about 2.20pm).  You don’t get the whole hour with a bow to yourself – it’s people taking turns through the hour.  It’s OK to drop in part way through.

Age range:  Approx 5+, up to adults.  The younger ones use sucker arrows, the older ones use pointy arrows.  Toddlers can do archery, but need one-to-one supervision, not compatible with this session.  There’s a small green park with play equipment opposite the front door of the leisure centre. 

Venue:  the indoor hall at John Carroll Leisure Centre, Denman Street, Radford, Nottingham, NG7 3PS.

Area:  Radford – not far from the junction with Ilkeston Road and Lenton/Radford Boulevard.

Price:  Free!

Booking:  No need to book. 

Facebook page (although that only shows events up to 21 March, whereas the group leader has told us it will actually run till July)

Come along to our Community Archery sessions Thursday 1.30pm – 2.30pm and meet friendly instructor Mohammad! An opportunity to try Archery in a safe and fun environment, suitable for all ages and abilities, including complete beginners.

For more information, contact 07525 466781 or email


That phone number is Mohammad himself.  It’s a good idea to let him know if anyone has special needs, as it might affect what equipment he sets up. 

The email address is the people at the council side.  “goga” = “Get Out, Get Active”.  Their role was to book Mohammad and to publicise it, not directly to organise the session, so contacting him direct is probably a better way to get any other questions answered about what would happen on the day.

Map showing John Carroll Leisure Centre:

Bigger map showing John Carroll Leisure Centre

Nearest bus stop:  “Rothesay Avenue”, via any Pink Line bus, that is 28 , 30  or 31, or Trent Barton “two”.

Parking:  Leisure Centre car park can hold maybe 20-odd cars; there usually seems to be space.

Access:  There is a ramp up to the front door of the leisure centre, and then flat access to the hall.

Update about bringing your own equipment…  Someone had asked whether it’s OK to use your own bow if you happen to have one already.  The answer from Mohammad is:  maybe.  It depends on the type of bow, because some would be too powerful in comparison to the arrows & targets.  (The distance to the target is short, because of being in an indoor hall, and more powerful bows are better suited to longer distances.)  So you’re welcome to bring along what you’ve got, and then he would look at it and say yes or no to actually using it.  Or you could bring in a photo of your bow as a first step.