AAC outdoor shooting ground
AAC outdoor shooting ground

We are a target archery club based in East Finchley in London, UK.

The club is affiliated to Archery GB (formerly Grand National Archery Society – GNAS) and through them our international body – World Archery (WA).

Members shoot mainly recurve bows and longbows – although other traditional bows are also used and some compound bows are shot in the indoor season.

Club members can shoot all year around, Summer and Winter, weather permitting. From Easter until September the club runs beginners’ courses for all ages.

We have a clubhouse with a kitchen, toilets and plenty of room to hold meetings, archery related courses and other club events. The clubhouse was generously donated to us after our old clubhouse was burnt to the ground by vandals on Friday 13th April 2012.

The club runs 4 open events during the year:

  • An indoor championship in February
  • An Albion on Good Friday
  • A Longbow and Barebow Open Tournament in July
  • A Double American tournament in October

Details and entry forms become available on our tournaments & results page as we approach each event.

A Short History of the Club by Tony Francis:

There has been a club on the reservoir ground since 1923. It was called “The Aquarius Lawn Tennis and Social Club”. Owing to the costly upkeep of the Tennis Courts and the decline in membership during and after the War an additional sport, Archery, was introduced in 1966. The Club was then renamed The Aquarius Lawn Tennis and Archery Club. However, with the continued decline of the Tennis Courts, the Tennis section became defunct. Another change of name followed and we are now called “The Aquarius Archery Club” (AAC). We are one of the biggest Archery clubs in London and the Southern Counties.

If you would like further information on any aspect of our club please contact us.