Mark has been with the club since the very first beginners course. He has gone complete his Level 1 archery coach course and run beginners courses and sessions as well as general shooting sessions.

He also organises club competitions and looks after club records

If anyone has any questions or wants advice please feel free to ask him.


One of the club founders and has been there with every course. Sonnie has been responsible for finding new ranges for shooting and helping to improve many archers shooting.

Sonnie is a Level 2 archery coach and with his personal accomplishments he is well placed to offer friendly and valuable advice.

Our club shooters have gone on to take part in many competitions and even win!

Sonnie has become county champion and number 1, won a national series event and ranked highly in the country!

Other people who have shot with us have gone on to win and medal in many other competitions as well.

Our Mission

01. To make archery as accessible and enjoyable for as many people as possible


02. For all those who take part to enjoy the experience


03. To make sure our regular shooters enjoy themsleves and help them improve

About Us


Southsea Archery Club was founded in October 2012 by Sonnie Emeney and Thomas Pickard. It was their ambition to start an archery club in central Portsmouth that could provide archery for anyone! They got their archery teaching qualification and the rest as they say is history!

Whilst Tom has moved away, Sonnie is still very much still running the club!

He has help from Mark who was in the first beginners course that was held and many other members get involved with our courses and other events.