At Loughborough Students' Archery Club we have multiple training sessions each week and shoot in both inter-university competitions as well as competitions within the Leicestershire and Rutland County. The skill level of our members ranges from complete beginner all the way up to national squad level, so no matter what, you'll fit in. We have three membership types, designed to suit what you want to get out of the club.
Taster sessions will be held after Fresher’s Bazaar.
We hold 4 indoor sessions per week at the Tennis Centre. Due to COVID each member will be allocated one session each fortnight. If a session is not filled by those who have been allocated to that session, the booking form will be opened to the rest of the club to fill on a first come first serve basis. During exam season we usually move elsewhere, location TBC.
We hold 4 outdoor sessions per week on Tower’s Pitch during term 3, these usually last for 4 hours. There is also 1 indoor session per week in the Tennis Centre during term 3 up until exam season.
The membership types are Beginner, Experienced and Alumni.
- Beginner Membership
The Beginner Membership is designed for students who have never done archery before and therefore have never held membership with an archery governing body e.g. (AGB, EAF, EFAA, IFAA). The beginner’s course teaches basic archery techniques and safety whilst shooting.
As those who purchase this membership have not previously held membership with an archery governing body they must attend at least 4 out of the 5 beginner’s course sessions. If this attendance requirement is not met you will not be allowed to continue training with the club and a refund will not be given. After completing the beginner’s course, you will be allocated a regular session as detailed in the training times section above.
Due to COVID the beginner’s course will be held outside on Tower’s Pitch (opposite the Dan Maskell Tennis Centre) and will occur in all weather (except thunderstorms), as noted above these sessions are mandatory so please take this into consideration before purchasing a membership. The dates for the beginner’s course are:
· Sunday 18th October 1pm-4pm (The first hour will take place on Court 1 of the DMTC)
· Sunday 25th October 2pm-4pm
· Sunday 1st November 2pm-4pm
· Sunday 8th November 2pm-4pm
· Sunday 15th November 2pm-4pm
*These times are subject to change as the AU are still working through session bookings, due to COVID*
Beginner membership entitles you to the five-week beginner’s course, rental of club equipment for the year (this will require a £40 deposit), and 1 allocated training sessions per fortnight for the duration of COVID precautions and 4 sessions per week during term 3 (training held outdoors).
This membership will be released at midday on Monday 12th October and will cost £75 plus a compulsory £5 BUCS fee. You will also need to pay the AU membership fee (if you join multiple AU clubs you will only need to pay the AU fee once).
- Experienced Membership
This membership is for students who have previously been a member of Loughborough Students Archery Club or those who have previously held membership with an archery governing body (e.g. AGB, EAF, EFAA, IFAA). Please note that you will need to have your own equipment.
Experienced membership entitles you to 1 allocated training sessions a fortnight for the duration of COVID precautions and 4 sessions per week in term 3 (training held outdoors).
Experienced membership will be released on the 7th October at 3pm it will cost £75 plus a compulsory £5 BUCS fee. You will also need to pay the AU membership fee (if you join multiple AU clubs you will only need to pay the AU fee once).
- Alumni Membership
This is an associative membership for University Staff and Alumni. This will not include Archery GB membership and requires membership through an external club. You will need to have completed a beginner’s course elsewhere before purchasing this membership.
Alumni membership entitles you to 1 allocated training sessions a fortnight for the duration of COVID precautions and 4 sessions per week in term 3 (training held outdoors).
Alumni memberships will be released at 3pm on the 7th October it will cost £75. You will also need to pay the AU membership fee (if you join multiple AU clubs you will only need to pay the AU fee once).
If you have any questions about which membership is correct for you, please contact the committee before purchasing at [email protected]