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.

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Welcome 2017

You can find us at the International Welcome Fair on Saturday 23rd September and at the Welcome Fair on Monday 25th September and Tuesday 26th September at the David Ross Sports Village.

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You can also find out about all sport activities during Welcome Week at

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 Beginners' Course will comprise of two groups, each attending 3 consecutive weekly sessions. Group A's sessions will be on Wednesday evenings 7-10 pm, and Group B's will be on Saturdays 12-3 pm.  Sessions will begin the week commencing 2nd October.

Alternatively 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. 

See the Beginners' Course Page for sign-ups.

Taster Sessions

If you think you might be interested in signing up to our Beginners Course but want to try it first then you're in luck! We're running taster sessions on Saturday 23rd September at 12-1pm and 1-2pm, and Saturday 30th September 12.10-3pm.  These are designed to give you the chance to find out whether archery is for you before you sign up. Come along to the Salle in the DRSV and have a go!  


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. Early Bird membership is available until 6 October and for £189 includes the following:

     • 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

Visit for more details.

Experienced Trials

Experienced "trials" are for those who have been shooting at a club with an Archery GB membership for more than a year, i.e. if you've completed a Beginners Course in the past.

If you are an Experienced archer interested in joining UoN Archery Club, then come along to the 4-7pm training session on Sunday 1st October, where we will simply assess that you are safe to shoot.  

These "trials" do not define whether you will become part of the team: the team is open to all members of the club who are willing to commit to training and improving their skills.  We also have a recreational side of the club, for those who can committ less time to training or those who simply wish to shoot for pleasure at the university.

Experienced trials will have a small fee of £2.

Recent Achievements

BUTTS Team Champs 2016/17:

      • Lydia Sinnett-Smith, Jamie Goodliffe & Charlotte                                 Rossetti - Gold

BUCS Indoors Northern Qualifiers 2017:

      • Zhen Yuan Gary – Silver, Novice Male Compound

BUCS Indoors Finals 2017:

      • Lydia Sinnett-Smith – Bronze, Experienced Female                             Recurve

Nottingham Varsity 2017:

      • UoN Archery Victory over NTU Archery

BUCS Outdoors 2017:

       • Zhen Yuan Gary – Gold, Novice Male Compound

       • Damian Jameson – Silver, Novice Male Barebow

       • Neira Miljkovic & Zhen Yuan Gary – Bronze, Compound                      Team

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.


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

       Tuesday:             8 - 10:30 pm (DRSV)

     Wednesday:        1 - 5 pm (SB) and 7 - 10:30 pm (DRSV)

       Friday:                 8 - 10:30 pm (DRSV)

       Saturday:             9 - 5 pm (SB) 

       Sunday:                9 - 5 pm (SB)

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

NOTE: Friday sessions are subject to Sports Hall availability and will be cancelled during exam periods. 


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!

Upcoming Engage Sessions:
  • Wednesday 4th October, 2-5 pm  - Inclusive Session: for students with a disability and/or a long-term health condition, we've made sure it's as easy as possible for you to get involved. See the Facebook Event to sign up or for more details.

  • Sunday 29th October 7-9pm

  • Sunday 3rd December 7-9pm


Important Notice - University Sports Membership

A full sports membership is required to use the University sports facilities in which we shoot. 

This membership covers you no matter how many sports clubs you are part of and it's cheaper to buy before the 6th of October!



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Club Development Co-ordinator
Amy Crow
Engage Co-ordinators
Rachael Louise Armitage
Equipment Officer
Damian Jameson
General Secretary
Lydia Sinnett-Smith
Jamie Paul Goodliffe
Publicity Officer
Sophie Rebecca Goodwin
Social Secretary
Eleanor Corish
Team Captain
Luke Frearson
Jessica Alice Wallbank
Vice President
Derric Lee Shaun Toh