Archery club for Colchester & north-east Essex
Colchester and District Archery Club (CADAC) is a group of archery enthusiasts based in Colchester Essex UK who meet up on Tuesday evenings at the Mill Road sports ground in the summer months when the weather is good for practice and conversation. In the winter months we meet up at the Highwoods Sports Centre.
Although we're based in north-east Essex, we don't stay on our own turf: members attend shoots both target and field all over East Anglia and beyond. We often share lifts to reduce costs and provide company on long drives.
After practice on Tuesdays some members often meet up in a local pub for a chat and social (any excuse, eh?)
Here at CADAC we have members that shoot Compounds, Recurves, Barebows and Longbows. Whatever your choice you will find someone to shoot with and plenty of people willing to help out with any problems, (archery related that is) that you may encounter.
If you are interested in joining the club you can PDF download an application form. (111K bytes)
For those of you that are interested a history of the first forty years of the club has been transcribed for the web based on the booklet that was produced at the time to celebrate the event.
The club has registered its new club colours so that members can now attend shoots wearing them instead of the traditional green/white. Members can still attend shoots wearing green/white if they prefer. The picture below shows the club colours on a short sleeve tee shirt. The club has also registered all balck for the lower body garments (trousers, skirts and shorts).
If you would like to order an item of clothing in the club colours then complete the following order form and give it to Anna. Order form May 2009
"And thus I praye God that al fletchers getting theyr lyuynge truly, and al archers vsynge shootynge honestly,
and al maner of men that fauour artillery, maye lyue continuallye in healthe and merinesse, obeying theyr
prince as they shulde, and louing God as they ought, to whom for al thinges be al honour and glorye for euer.
(The Toxophilus of Roger Ascham, 1545 A.D.)
"And thus I pray God that all fletchers getting their living truly, and all archers using shooting honestly, and all manner of men that favour artillery (bows/arrows), may live continually in health and merriness, obeying their prince (Queen) as they should, and loving God as they ought, to whom for all things be all honor and glory for ever. Amen."