1066 Field Archery was set up by Roger Massey, himself a keen Field Archer. Roger is a member of two Field Archery clubs down in East Sussex, 1066 Field Archers and Senlac Field Bowmen in Battle. He is a National Field Archery Society (NFAS) Coach and loves nothing more than shooting with friends, wanging arrows at 3D targets in knarly woodland. Along with his son Jack, he regulalry attends competitions in the South of England, in addition to National Championships.
In 2017 and 2018 Jack won the NFAS 3D National Championships shooting in the Junior Hunting Tackle Category. In the same years Roger was 2nd both times (or first loser as Jack calls him). For the 2019 NFAS 3D Championships both made the switch from recurves to shooting in the highly competitive Amercian Faltbow category and both came away as National Champions having both shot bows made by Roger. The next time the National 3D championships were held, only Roger attended but again came away with the Gold. June 2022 Roger also attended the IFAA European Bowhunter Championships in France and was 2nd in the Longbow category.
For Roger, Field Archery offers much more enjoyment than just shooting arrows. He enjoys understanding how things work and making things. It started with arrows, then strings, then casting 3D targets and then ultimately making composite bows. "It's a lovely feeling winning at a national level knowing that you've done it using bows and arrows you've made yourself."
Roger has been lucky enough to shoot with many very experienced field archers who have been more than happy to share their knowledge gained from experience. This is something he's always more than happy to pass on.