Welcome to Whitburn Archers

A family-friendly home for Archery in South Shields attracting members from all over the north-east.

Established on the 19th September 2000 by the five founding members;  Ken, Jared & Jan Thornton with Barry & Paul Cutting. Over the past sixteen years the club has gone from strength to strength and has settled this season at Brinkburn CA in South Shields as our indoor venue.

Ken Thornton remains Club President to this day bringing years of experience and knowledge to our club. Ken is also a County & Regional Judge and is a well respected member of the Archery Community.

Whitburn Archers offers a warm welcome and strives to provide a friendly inclusive environment for shooting, training and development.

Whether your interested in Archery as a pastime or as a competitive sport Whitburn is the place for you.

We are a thriving club consisting of Senior and Junior Sections, we have new members joining all the time through multiple routes. We offer regular Have-a-Go sessions, a flexible Beginners Programme and also offer Fletchlings – especially for those under 8 years old.

The club also tries to be active in the community working with youth groups, schools, fun days etc. If you represent a group or organisation who would like to have a go at Archery or work with us please get in touch.

Whitburn is delighted to have four Level 2 coaches. Abby Thornton our Head Coach has shot for England and has been instrumental in setting up The Whitburn Academy to deliver the latest group and one to one coaching techniques to our members.

Our philosophy of Performance through Enjoyment combined with our warm, family friendly atmosphere, guided by our progressive committee ensures we all have a bright future in the Whitburn Family.

Whitburn Archers
Performance Through Enjoyment