The above picture shows one of our original members who still retains an interest in the club activities and takes part in shooting on club nights.
The Society of Old Brentwoods is an outdoor shooting ground and this facility provides all members the opportunity to shoot throughout the year from dawn to dusk (weather permitting of course). Generally however, we have archers congregating on Sundays (mornings in the winter months September to April and afternoons in the summer months May to August).
The archery rounds that are shot are chosen to provide variety to the assembled archers and there are often 2 or 3 different rounds being shot at the same time, to suit the individual needs of those competing.
There are a number of trophy shoots (handicap and non-handicap) which are scheduled into the shooting calendar during the Sunday afternoon shoots. These have been part of Holdens history from way back and they still contain a competitive nature.
On August Bank Holiday we stage the Hatfield Shoot, named after two of our early founding members (Alan and Kitty Hatfield) and this shoot is open to all comers. This tournament has been staged at this time of year for over thirty years and attracts around 50-60 archers from far and wide, all in the cause of a local charity.
The competition finishes at the club house where trophies and medals are presented to the successful archers.
The Brentwood Centre is the venue of our indoor shooting on Wednesday evenings and we belong to the E.C.A.A. Indoor Postal League. For this we shoot the ‘Bray’ and ‘Andy Harris’ rounds for almost half the indoor season; interspersed with the league rounds we shoot ‘Portsmouth’, ‘Worcester’ and ‘Vegas’ rounds together with a number of fun shoots.
We are regular participants in the Navestock Village Show held at Navestock Green where we host an archery ‘Come and Try’ stand; always a popular and rewarding day. We also arrange and host annual Quiz Nights were all the profits go to local charities.