Joining

How to Join

The club is now full for this year. When we have membership places available they can be purchased from the Archery page on the Loughborough Sport website. To join you will need to log in with your university credentials, and add club membership to your basket. When you reach the checkout you will also need to purchase membership to the Athletic Union (if you do not already have it).

Club clothing is also available for purchase on the same page, we recommend all members purchase at least a polo shirt for wearing at competitions and club events. Once you have joined the club, please familiarise yourself with our Constitution, Code of Practice and Social Behaviour Policy.

Beginners' Course

This year's Beginners' Course will run for 3 weeks on Mondays and Tuesdays starting on Monday 9th October. There will be 6 lessons in total, we require new members to attend all 6 lessons to learn the required techniques and develop their skills. You will also have the chance to try different bow styles, and participate in a practice competition.

We have an experienced coaching team, led by former GB Junior Squad Coach Maggie Squires and Archery GB Level 2 Coach Ashleigh Cowie. The coaches will be on hand throughout the course to assist new members, and will continue to provide assistance after the course has finished.

Benefits of Membership

The club can, and has, catered for all standards of archer from complete beginners to international level archers. We provide all the equipment that you'll need to start shooting. All archers are encouraged to shoot in competitions but don't worry about your scores as they will increase amazingly quickly. We compete regularly in a local league of 8 university clubs called the BUTTS League; and at 2 BUCS Championships per year (1 indoor and 1 outdoor).

We train 4 - 6 times per week, members are welcome to attend as many sessions as they like, although those who attend more sessions tend to progress much more quickly. During the first two terms we shoot indoors in the Dan Maskell Tennis Centre (see photo). During the summer term we shoot mainly outdoors on Towers Pitch, with one session per week continuing indoors.