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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Beginners (anyone who hasn't had formal training before) are required to complete a Beginners' Course, which registers you with Archery GB (our governing body) 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. The course costs £25, which covers: the use of equipment; training; an Archery GB membership card, which allows you to shoot at most clubs across the UK; and a technique practice band. Most importantly, once you've passed, you can the join the Club as a member! A sports membership is required. The course runs over 3 consecutive weeks and all 3 sessions must be atteneded to pass the course.
Please Note: sign-ups for our 2019/20 academic year beginners' course are now closed.
Alternatively, you can undertake a beginners' course with another local club then shoot with us once you have passed and are registered with Archery GB.
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:
Membership fees for our club are £30 for the 19/20 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. Beginners must complete a Beginners' Course before purchasing the standard Club membership.
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
The early bird offer of £209 is now available until the 2nd October 2019.
Visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/join for more details.