Membership Prices 2019/20
The standard membership on offer this year is £32.50. If you have held a membership with us previously, this is all you will need to purchase. If you have not been a member with us before, then please purchase the £42.50 membership that includes a £10 beginner's course as well as the standard membership fee. This will cover a six week beginner's course to help you get to grips with the basics of archery. You do not need to have your own kit, we can supply kit for you to use until you choose to purchase your own.
The membership includes target fees for the year, so you don’t have to pay per session. All standard sessions are covered in this membership fee (2 per week). Extra coaching sessions may be arranged by the committee at additional cost depending on demand and coach availability. Membership also includes affiliation to Archery GB, GWAS, DCAS and UKSAA, as well as use of the club equipment.
Started in 1986, the University of Plymouth Archery Club is a student run target archery club welcoming people of all experience levels, from total beginner to experienced. We shoot Friday 18:30-21:30 and Sunday 10:00-13:00. We also have good links with other local clubs. We train at Lipson Cooperative academy during the indoor season which is a 20-30 minute walk from the university. During the outdoor season we have good links with local clubs who have offered us to train alongside them. We have had several very successful years, doing well across disciplines at BUCS and on the local circuit, with members on the county team.
We hold weekly socials and put emphasis on having both drinking and non-drinking socials! Examples include a trip to 'clip n climb', ten-pin bowling, a night at the movies, fireworks night, a casino night, and we have even been known to head to the theatre in the past! Socials are member driven - we listen to our members and put on the socials they want to have!
For those interested in competing either seriously or socially, we compete in the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) nationals every year. We participate in friendly competitions with the universities in South Wales and the South West (as part of the SWWU League). There are also local competitions with other archery clubs in the area to get involved with. We also hold an annual charity competition(s) where members from a variety of clubs come to shoot with us and help raise money for charity.
BUCS and SWUU competitions are almost always accompanied by a social of some sort or trip to the local spoons and they are amazing weekends away.
BUCS events and others that are limited by space will be selected on an attendance and performance basis, this allows those archers who have been putting in the hours to practice to go to competitions.
This is an ongoing leagueduring the indoor season and involves submitting your best monthly scores to the club captain which are then entered into a national e-league. We have so far been very successful with this league so let's keep it up! This is open to compound, recurve, barebow and longbow categories in Men’s, Women’s and experienced and novice categories respectively.
Results are available here.
SWUU Leg 1:
Hosted by Exeter around November/December (to be confirmed).
This is a great event to get you into competitions, not to competitive and not too far to travel.
We are also hoping to host a SWWU leg around this time, so if you don't fancy travelling to another university then this is a great opportunity to get a taste of the fun competitive side of archery.
BUCS Southern Qualifiers:
Usually takes place middle to end of February, previously hosted at Crawley K2. TBC
BUCS Indoor Finals:
Usually about 1 month after the qualifiers. Likely to be hosted at Warwick.
We have attended the British University Team Championships for the last two years and it was an amazing event, unlike any other archery competition we had been to. With the hashtag #BringTheNoise, what can you expect? The format is any 3 non-compound archers, in a seeding round, followed by a Beiter Hit-Miss round in head to head eliminations. See BUTC results here. Held around the end of March. TBC
Around June, previously hosted at Lilleshall. TBC
The past few years have been very successful. Some of our members have achieved the university Half Colours award, as well as the club itself earning most improved sports club 2017/18. Our club has also achieved Bronze Icons for two consecutive years!
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/University-of-Plymouth-Archery-Club-172807596188912/
Members Only Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2301972346565076/