Membership Prices 2018/19
There are three types of membership available this year. They all include 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.
New Member Membership: £35 Per Academic Year
If you are new to University of Plymouth or have not been part of the University of Plymouth Archery Club before then this is the membership for you. This price includes a beginner’s course to get you set up and shooting safely, as well as introduce you to other members and the committee. Please choose this membership even if you have done archery with another club before. NOTE: New membership closes on the 6th October 2018. No new members will be accepted after this date due to insurance reasons.
Returning Member Membership: £30 Per Academic Year
This is for previous members of University of Plymouth Archery Club. It does not include the beginner’s course (as returners do not need to complete it) but does include all the affiliations, use of club equipment etc.
Committee Member Membership: £30 Per Academic Year
This is for current committee members only. Please do not select this unless you are a committee member for 2018/19.
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 shoot at Widewell Primary, this is a 20-minute bus ride away, but there are usually people driving up so you can ask around for a lift. 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 white t-shirt night, 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!?Not strictly speaking a social but we have been known to use our Sunday session to run an archery assault event!
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 the 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 thing during the indoor season and involves submitting your monthly best scores to the club captain which are then entered into a national e-league. We had our best-ever year last year 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.
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. Previously hosted at Bristol. TBC
We attended the British University Team Championships for the first time last year 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
This past year has been a very successful year for the club thanks to the hard work and dedication of our committee and our members. We won the title of ‘Most Improved Sports Club’ at the UPSU Sports Awards and if that wasn’t enough, one of our members was awarded Half Colours and another was given an award for ‘Outstanding Performance’. We also achieved Bronze ICONS for the first time as a club and are looking to improve this next year.
Other achievements at competitions include:
BUCS Indoors 2018:
Men’s Barebow Gold
Women’s Longbow 4th place
BUCS Outdoors 2018:
Men’s Barebow Silver
Men’s Longbow Bronze
Women’s Longbow Bronze
Emma King (Women’s Longbow)
Alex Rowe (Men’s Recurve)
Lönja Selter (Men's Barebow)
Indoor County Championships:
Men’s Recurve Gold
Men’s Barebow Gold
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/University-of-Plymouth-Archery-Club-172807596188912/
Members Only Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PUArchery18/