Established 2000



Field Archers

V10 2017

Committee Members

Chairperson: Gary Snook, 34 North Road, Bosham, PO18 8NL, 07541172378 garysnook34@gmail.com

Secretary: Peter Parker,1 Fernbank, Waterloo Rd, PO22 7EH, 01243 826386 parpetac@aol.com

Treasurer: Andy Millard, 50 Davits Drive, Littlehampton, BN17 6RU, 07543916493 andy.millard@sky.com

Executive Officer: Ken Lewry, 70 Chantery Field, Angmering, BN16 4DH, 01903 785467 kenlewry@gmail.com

Noticeboard page updated 30/11/2017

Equipment for Sale page updated 04/01/2018

Welcome to the Ratpack Field Archers Home Page.

Ratpack was formed in 2000 by five archers who wished to spend more time shooting than they did with bureaucracy.The club is affiliated to the NFAS who are our governing body and insurers.

We have about 35 acres of undulating woodland which is at Binstead near Arundel in West Sussex.

What is field archery?

Field archery was developed in the USA so that bowhunters could practise simulated hunting in the closed season.

Hunting with a bow is illegal in the UK. We shoot at pictures of animals or homemade targets.

Field archery is a bit like walking around a golf course in the woods. You go out on the course to the first target. The target has a number of pegs. Shoot from the first peg, if you miss the target you would move to the next peg and shoot again. When finished move to the next target.

All targets are unmarked distances, so each shot is different.

Club meetings are Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays, but the course is open 24/7, 365 days a year with the exception of a few closure days (see the diary page).

We except any style of bow but not broadhead arrows. Any broken carbon arrows must be taken home.

I am interested, what do I do now? Go to the Membership page for further Information.


Where are we? Club Location Map

Coming from the east.

We are approximately 2 miles west of Arundel just off the A27 in West Sussex.When coming from the east (Arundel) along the A27,leave the A27 by turning left in to Binstead Lane

(signposted Binstead).About 800yds on the right is a bridelpath. You have arrived.

Coming from the west.

If coming from the west (Chichester), turn right on to the B2132.You are now in Yapton Lane.

Take the first left (approx 500yds) off Yapton Lane .Follow the road and at the “T”junction turn left.

You are now in Binstead Lane.About 200yds on the left is a bridelpath.You have arrived.