A brief history.
Several estranged members of Southport Archers formed North Meols Archers around 1990. These happy few Bob Taylor, Mike Stanley and John Rothwell secured the field at Aveling Drive for archery and it has been our summer home since day one.
The numbers swelled gradually and they eventually sought GNAS affiliation as a club, though some were already shooting as individual GNAS members. More joined but the founder members left over the next few years leaving Bob at the helm.
In later years the club was run by Geoff and Kate Beattie and family for over 21 years and with them being at the helm for so long the club went from strength to strength.
Our chairman now is Richard Harrison, secretary is Hazel Harrison and our treasurer is Mike Baldwin It is now a far healthier club in many respects. We still shoot at the same field on Aveling Drive, Banks in the summer and our winter home is Banks Leisure Centre which is near the field. Many excellent archers have come and gone and fortunately some have stayed with us and we have a regular intake of new and enthusiastic archers. We have twice hosted the Lancashire Junior outdoor competitions and 2019 we will see our 22nd annual Portsmouth competition at Banks Leisure centre. The indoor competiton now requires two sessions to satisfy the demand. Our current membership stands at around 20 members with many waiting in the wings for our next begineers course.
We are a small informal group of archers who share the love of archery and great comradeship.