Range Etiquette Agreement

All members of the club have signed the following agreement as part of their membership form, it is reproduced here for your reference


By printing my name below I confirm that I will:

  • Abide by range safety and archery safety rules as explained in the beginners course.
  • Follow instructions given by Coaches and Range Captains.
  • Not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol when shooting (zero tolerance).
  • Inform a relevant SUAC official(1) of any injuries or illness which could affect your archery during the session(2).
  • Raise any hazards, safety concerns and near-misses immediately with a SUAC official.
  • Ensure any equipment brought to the club is safe and if requested allow inspection by a SUAC official.
  • Treat other members of the club with respect.
  • Treat club equipment and the range with care & respect.

(1) Committee member, First aider, Range Captain, Coach.
(2) Injuries that affect archery are commonly to hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back, neck, face. Illness that may affect archery is commonly medication which a first aider may be required to locate/administer.

As an Archer I should:

  • Only offer advice/critique if asked.
  • Not touch other archer’s equipment without asking.
  • Not pull other archers arrows without asking.
  • Not distract other archers whilst they are shooting(3)
  • Know my limits as an archer to avoid holding up shooting (outdoor distances)
  • Pick up any arrows on the ground on the way to target bosses
  • Take responsibility for any accidental breakages
  • Assist with setting up and clearing away the range when able.
  • Not enter/leave the shooting line whilst the archer either side is at full draw.

(3) This applies both to noise on the shooting line and in the waiting areas/spectator areas. This includes but is not limited to loud noises, loud conversation, mobile phones.

At Competitions I should also:

  • Abide by competition rules.
  • Not pull or touch arrows in the target before scores are tallied and ask permission from archers before touching
  • Not collect arrows behind the target bosses until scores are tallied.
  • Represent the club in a professional manner.

I understand that the above rules and etiquette are for the safety, wellbeing and cohesion of the club and its members.

ArcheryGB Etiquette Expectations

Reproduced from ArcheryGB Rules of Shooting — Section 3. Etiquette

A Good Archer:

  1. Does not talk in a loud voice whilst others are shooting.
  2. Does not talk to another competitor who obviously prefers to be silent.
  3. Does not make any exclamation on the shooting line that might disconcert a neighbour in the act
    of shooting.
  4. Does not go behind the target to retrieve his arrows before his score has been recorded.
  5. Does not walk up and down the shooting line comparing scores.
  6. Does not touch anyone else’s equipment without permission.
  7. Does not leave litter.
  8. When calling scores does so in groups of three, for example ‘7 – 7 – 5’ pause ‘5 – 5 – 3’.
  9. If he breaks another’s arrow through his own carelessness, pays for it in cash on the spot.
  10. Thanks the Target Captain at the end of each round for work on his behalf.