Join us

We are a friendly club open to all members of the University of Southampton, including Undergrads, Postgrads and Staff. We are happy to accommodate anyone interested in just shooting for fun as well as those looking for something more competitive, with chances to enter local and national competitions from almost as soon as you finish your beginners’ course as a novice, onwards!

Taster Session

At the start of the academic year, we hold an archery taster session to give you a feel for the sport. It is absolutely free, and you need no experience whatsoever, so just turn up on the day and have a go. The next taster session will be held late September 2018.

Beginners’ Course

If you have not done archery much before, you must complete a beginners’ course before becoming a full member of the club.
This is a course of six 75-minute sessions held weekly starting in October, which costs £15 and will teach you everything you need to know to shoot safely and well. Again, you need no experience whatsoever to join this course. Upon completion of your beginners’ course, you become a full member and will be able to shoot whenever our range is open.

Experienced Archers

If you have already done a beginners’ course elsewhere in the past, just email us and we shall give you more information about getting started with us.


To shoot with us throughout the year you must be a member of the club.
If you are an existing archer or join after the beginners course, membership is £40.
If you already are a member of another UK club and have an ArcheryGB membership, you can join us as an associate member for £15.
Note in both cases you will also need a Sport and Wellbeing membership. See below.

Membership gets you:

  • Unlimited shooting time at the range during opening times
  • Weekly coaching
  • Access to club equipment including bows, arrows and maintenance tools
  • Membership to the UoS Athletics Union
  • Membership to ArcheryGB
  • Subsidised travel and accommodation for competitions and socials

To join the club you must also have Sport and Wellbeing membership. This is separate from our membership, and covers the use of university equipment and grounds.