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This page is primarily for purchasing club membership. If you're trying to find information about the club, check out our website at or, if you can't find the information you're looking for, try our Facebook page at

Due to coronavirus, the way the club runs is subject to change. This will especially affect our beginners' courses. The most up to date information can be found on our website. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the committee at or via Facebook.

Who Can Join

Everyone; we're proud to be an inclusive club and welcome anyone who wishes to join us.


We cater for both experienced archers and those who haven't picked up a bow before; in fact, all our competitions have categories specifically for those who have taken up shooting this year, so you can go from not having shot, to winning national medals within months!


For those without their own, equipment is provided as part of your club membership (novices are given priority over club bows and arrows).
We do require complete beginners to take part in a beginners' course which we provide twice a year and is available for purchase. This allows you to learn the basics of target archery, whilst being deemed safe to shoot.

When and Where

We shoot up at Coombe Dingle Sports Centre, Courts 3 and 4 on these dates and times:


Wednesday 20:00 - 22:30
Sunday AM 08:00 - 11:00 (Development Archers only)
Sunday PM 15:00 - 17:00 (Court 4 only)

During beginners' courses, Sunday AM sessions will not be available. 



We shoot in a regional league called SWWU (South Wales and West Universities) and take part in national competitions as part of BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport), so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the competitive side of the sport.


We also host our own fun-shoots within the club, as well as encourage competition between ourselves. However, we also welcome those who just want to shoot for fun!


Fees & Membership

New for 2020/21! We have several types of membership available, so there's something to suit everyone. If you have not done archery before, you must complete a beginners' course to shoot with us. These courses are normally run in October and January and will cost £30. Once you have completed a course you will be able to buy Novice membership (£10). Novice membership includes the same benefits as Development (listed below) so that you can chose how competitive you want to be in your first year of shooting. 

Follow our social media to be the first to hear about beginners' courses- they're expected to sell out quickly!

For returning members or new members that have completed a course at another club, we have three options: Social, Development, and Performance. For the 2020/21 season only, Development membership will cost the same as Social membership whilst the club runs a trial of the group coaching sessions offered. 

If you're not sure which membership suits you best, please contact the committee via Facebook ( or email ( and we'll be happy to talk you through it!

Social (£25):

  • Access to 2 sessions per week
  • Club socials
  • Archery Workshops
  • All equipment provided*

Development (£25 for 2020/21 only, predicted £35 from September 2021):

Benefits of the social membership, plus:

  • Access to a third session (to include group coaching)
  •  Strength & Conditioning (S&C)
  •  Bow Drills

In sessions limited to Development archers, athletes will be more focused on training and improving. Development athletes should consider attending S&C and Bow Drills sessions.

Performance (£50):

Benefits of Social and Development memberships, plus:

  • Regular 1-2-1 coaching
  • Priority team selection

Performance members will be expected to attend S&C and Bow Drills in addition to high session attendance. Low attendance may result in loss of Performance benefits.

Performance membership will be capped at 8 athletes and will be decided by application. Athletes wishing to be considered for performance should purchase Development membership until the application process is complete. Applications will be discussed by the Captain, Development Officer, and Competitions Officer. 


You will also need to purchase the University of Bristol sports pass, which for shooting with us you need to purchase the minimum #WeAreBristol sports pass (£5.99 per month). You can purchases sports passes here:


We aim to host social events frequently between weekly to fortnightly. We also often go for food and/or drinks after sessions, such as on Sundays.


Furthermore, we have socials corresponding to calendar events such as fresher's, Halloween and Christmas.




That about covers the basics, however, if you're looking for more then our website ( ) probably has you covered. If not, feel free to get in touch via our Facebook page ( ) or drop us an email ( ) and we'll be more than happy to help!



2020/21 Committee

Captain: Will Black

Treasurer: Albert Hadi

Secretary: Sophie Brain

Development Officer: Connor James Groves

Competitions Officer: Ben Hutchinson

Equipment Officer: Alice Bailey & Kieran Guoite

Social Secretary: Aaron Wilkinson

Social Media Officer: Callum McDonnell

Well-Being Officer: Manon Bristow

Terms and conditions

Click here to view terms and conditions


Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


Download the Code of Conduct


Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


For more information on Bristol Hub visit:


If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.