Welcome to the LEFA website!
Long Eaton Field Archers are a Field Archery Club that shoots in a wood near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.
We run events for our club members, visiting clubs, beginners and experienced archers alike.
Whether you are serious about winning competitions or just want to shoot for fun, LEFA would be pleased to welcome you.
See the Contact LEFA page and get in touch.
CLUB MEMBERS: Remember that to see the members-only section of the Club Info page, events in the Calendar, access the Forum, upload photos and submit articles you need to log into the site!
Field archery involves shooting at targets over varying unmarked distances, often in woodland and rough terrain (rarely in a field). The archers follow a course, shooting at typically 28 to 36 targets in sequence, each from one or more positions depending on the rules in operation. The courselayer will try to fool the archer into mis-judging the distance by subtle use of dead ground or by using natural obstacles!
A variety of bow styles may be used (more information here).
We shoot at life-size 3D animal targets or paper pictures of animals or birds.
Field archery provides exercise, builds stamina and requires self-control. But above all it's fun for all the family!
VIDEO: See how visitors from Spice East Midlands enjoyed their day of field archery with us! Link to YouTube video HERE
IMPORTANT: USE OF THE WOOD HAS CHANGED from Nov 2015
The use of the wood for club members is as follows:
Summer usage: Tues 2nd Feb 2016 to end September inclusive - every day of the week.
Winter usage: Oct to Jan - Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays on agreed dates ONLY. 2016/17 dates tba.
On other days the wood is in use by the gun club and is unsafe to enter.
Remember: for safety reasons do not shoot around the wood alone.
Solstice Open Shoot 19th June - RESULTS
Club Shoot 10th September - RESULTS