Welcome to the University of Nottingham Archery Club! We have represented the University in the Olympic sport of archery for many years. We are an inclusive club and we welcome anyone who wants to shoot at any level, from competing at Univeristy level competitions through to purely recreational - whatever best suits you!

We welcome new members of any skill level, ability and bow type: all beginners must complete a Beginners' Course, which we run at the start of each academic year, where all the equipment and coaching required for new members to learn the basics of archery is provided and which ensures you are safe to shoot. Archery is one of the only sports in which novices can compete in a separate category, which means anyone new to the sport has the opportunity to gain a national medal!  

Experienced archers are also welcome join the club, where they can receive coaching and compete in our experienced teams, or join the recreational side of the club.

We also run regular Engage Sessions, where anyone can turn up and try archery: look out for these events on our Facebook page , or join our Engage Group.

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Recent Achievements

Nottinghamshire County Champs:

    •  Lizzie Elmer (Female Recurve) - Gold

    •  Lydia Sinnett-Smith (Female Compound) - Gold 

    •  Damian Jameson (Male Barebow) -  Gold

BUCS Indoors Qualifiers 2018:

      • Yueh-Chia Low (Novice Lady Barebow): Gold

      • Novice Team: Silver

BUCS Indoors Finals 2018:

    •  Lydia Sinnett-Smith & Jess Wallbank (Compound                                 Team) - Bronze

    •  Ladies and Gents Recurve Teams - 4th and 6th Place                         Overall

    •  Yueh-Chia Low - Novice Lady Barebow BUCS Record

BUTTs Indoors Champs 2018: 


    •  Lydia Sinnett-Smith (Female Compound) - Gold

    •  Sesha Shayan (Novice Male Recurve) - Gold

    •  Damian Jameson (Experienced Male Barebow) - Silver

    •  Ed Dutton (Novice Male Recurve) - Bronze

    •  Novice Team - Gold & 1st Overall


    •  Ed Dutton (Novice Male Recurve) - Gold

    •  Lydia Sinnett-Smith (Female Compound) - Gold

Nottingham Varsity 2018:

      • UoN Archery victory (2:1) over NTU Archery

BUCS Outdoors 2018 (TBD):

Training Times

Winter training: indoors at the David Ross Sports Village (DRSV):
September - March

         Tuesday:                      8 - 10:30 pm

         Wednesday:                7 - 9 am and 7 - 10:30 pm

         Friday:                         8 - 10:30 pm

         Saturday:                     12 - 3 pm

         Sunday:                        4 - 7 pm

We have professional coaching from Nat Merry in the Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning sessions.


  • Tuesday evenings are Experienced Only until January and will be directed by Coaches.
  • Wednesday morning coaching is by appointment only, though free shooting is permitted as long as the Coach's timings are obeyed.
  • Sundays are Target Days, and a scored round must be shot by all.
  • NOTE: Friday sessions are subject to Sports Hall availability and will be cancelled during exam periods. 


Summer Training: outdoors at Sutton Bonnington Sports Centre (SB), and indoors at DRSV:
March - August

       Tuesday:             8 - 10:30 pm (DRSV)

     Wednesday:          3 - 9 pm (SB)

       Friday:                 3 - 9 pm (SB)

       Saturday:            11 - 5 pm (SB) 

       Sunday:               11 - 5 pm (SB)

In the run up to BUCS Outdoors, we shoot whenever we can, rain or shine!


We are part of the University's Engage programme, meaning we hold regular Have-a-Go sessions throughout the year: no sports membership is required and all abilities are welcome. With no trials or set teams, you can just turn up and try archery.  These sessions are free if you have UoN Sports membership, and cost £3 if not.  

Look out for these events being advertised on our Facebook page, and join our Engage Group!

Upcoming Engage Sessions:


  • Sunday 6th May, 7-9pm (Inclusive Session)

  • Sunday 13th May 7-9pm

Beginners' Course

Beginners are required to complete a Beginners' Course that registers you with Archery GB and takes care of insurance before you can become a member of the club.  We run our own Beginners' Course at the start of each academic year. 


Our 2017/18 Course has now finished, and due to a lack of available experienced club memebers, we will be unable to run another this academic year.  


However, you can undertake a beginners' course with another club, then shoot with us once you are registered with Archery GB.


Our Beginners' Course requires you to have sports membership in order to use the sports facilities at the University. 


Membership fees for our club are £25 for the 17/18 academic year. This includes full use of the club equipment, coaching (if you choose to be part of the team), Archery GB membership and subsidised  travel/accommodation and entry fee costs.

Please note, that UoN sports and fitness membership is also required to be part of our club. This includes:

     • Access to the new £40 million David Ross Sports                Village

     • Three fully-equipped fitness suites

     • Over a hundred weekly group exercise classes

     • 25m pool

     • Indoor sports halls and squash courts

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