Welcome to UWE Archery!
We are a sports club that formed in September 2015. We welcome members of all abilities, from beginners to those of whom shoot on a regular basis. Beginners will need a short introduction to the sport to ensure they shoot safely. Off The Wall sessions will also be running during the beginning of each term if you would like to try it before buying the full membership. Once you have signed up, join us on Facebook where we can keep you up to date with socials, club happenings and so on; a link to out page is in the menu bar to the right.
Archery is a great sport for boosting your mental and physical health and fitness. If you're looking to improve your upper body strength, fexibility and dexterity as well as your focus, concentration and attention then it is the sport for you! It's also the perfect opportunity to connect with other people from a variety of backgrounds. Archery provides great satisfaction in combining both mental and physical attributes to great effect. Whatever the results at the target, every archery is able to draw satisfaction from this brilliant sport!
A little bit of history...
Britain has had a long history with archery -a bow dating back to 2690BC was found in Somerset. However it was only after the Norman invasion in 1066 that the longbow was developed into a weapon of war, and archery became widely practiced. Kings went to great pains to ensure that enough men had the proper archery skills. At different times, footballs, bowls and, in Scotland, golf, were officially banned because men everywhere were playing sports rather than practicing archery in their spare time. The introduction of firearms in the 15th century rendered the bow and arrow obsolete in warfare but resulted in a national following for archery as a pastime. As early as the 16th century, societies dedicated to archery sprang up to satisfy the demand for competition, a tradition we still maintain today.
Recently the Students Union bought kit for Battle Archery! Battle Archery is very similar to Dodgeball. The aim of the game is to shoot as many people on the other team to knock them out or to shoot as many people as possible in a free-for-all. Participants are given a helmet, bow and safe arrows. Inflatable obstacles and cover provide a great arena for players to battle it out to find who has the skills to outlast the rest of the competition!
Recreational Membership - £25.00.
By purchasing a membership you are entitiled to attend all of our archery sessions until the end of the 2018-2019 academic year. You are also entitled to attend our events and socials but you will be given a ticket for this by the committee to allow you to attend.
Part of your membership fee will also go towards membership with Archery GB. Anyone practicing archery in the U.K are required to be members with archery GB for insurance purposes. The benefits of being a part of Archery GB include being able to shoot at any other archery club in the country as well as discounts provided on the Archery GB website!
Weekly Training: 16.30 - 18.30 Tuesdays at the Centre for Sport.