Braintree Bowmen have 6 fully qualified coaches, each holding a nationally recognised archery teaching qualification, have advanced DRB certification and hold Child and Vulnerable Adult certificates. All our coaches spend a lot of time teaching archery not only at the club but in the wider community including; school visits giving talks and have-a-go sessions, working with scout/guide units, we are the resident archery coaches at the Chelmsford Sports Centre and provide tuition to a wide range of charities, Torchlight, Red Balloon, Essex Social services. The club delivers training to over three hundred potential archers each year as well as running extensive in-club courses for adults and juniors. It is likely that for this event our head coach Pam Hardy and I will attend. Pam has just been award the Braintree Coach of the Year award for her work with children and the disadvantaged. Braintree Bowmen and Junior Bowmen Archery Club is one of the largest and oldest archery clubs in Essex, founded in 1952 and with a current membership of over 130. The membership includes two current national champions, 6 archers who feature in the Essex county team and 3 archers being trained by the national coaching team for places in the next Olympics.
The club has a reputation for its open friendly atmosphere welcoming all levels of archer; it is also known for its outstanding catering.