What we’re all about

Leeds University Archery Club is a fun and friendly group that is happy to welcome all, from those who wish to experience something new to the more experienced archers wanting to continue shooting throughout university.

We have some great coaches who attend our sessions to support each and every member of the society, whether you wish to shoot competitively or recreationally. Our members shoot a wide range of bow types, from the Olympic style recurve to the English longbow, so we welcome all archers. We provide basic recurve equipment to use in sessions, so to all those new to the sport there is no need to worry about kitting up before arriving!

Training information and times

All indoor training sessions will be held in Cromer Terrace sports centre (near the Students' Union at the back of the Refectory) and will take place during term time all year long.

Session times:

Monday 8pm-10pm
Wednesday 7pm-9pm
Wednesday 9pm-10pm (Experienced archers only)
Friday 7pm-10pm (Experienced archers only)

Please be aware that you NO LONGER NEED A SPORTS PASS. For all pre-booked sessions you no longer require any kind of Edge Membership to join in, saving you around £80. All you need to get stuck in is a membership with our society which can be bought on this webpage.

For Beginners

If you are a beginner and want to start shooting with us, please make sure that you attend the Give it a Go session on the 27th September to get a feel for the sport and see if it is for you. Once the Give it a Go has finished, Beginners Course membership will then go live. This will cost £18 and cover a six week beginners course with professional coaches and equipment (this also covers you for the rest of the year!). The Beginners Course is split into 2 sessions- a MONDAY and a WEDNESDAY, so make sure you only attend the beginners course you have purchased. Unfortunately if the Beginners Course is full when you come to purchase it, you'll have to wait until semester 2 where we will run a second course. We look forward to meeting you!

For Experienced Archers

If you have already competed a Beginners Course with us previously all you have to do is purchase advanced membership and you are free to turn up on Friday and the last hour of Wednesday sessions (once the Beginners Course is complete you can attend all sessions!).

If you shot for another club previously please contact us via Facebook or email. It is most likely that you will be asked to come along to a session to show us that you are competent before you join- please bring your AGB card if you have one! PLEASE DO NOT BUY ADVANCED MEMBERSHIP UNTIL YOU HAVE SPOKEN TO US (if you buy this instead of the beginners course accidentally and the beginners course becomes full in the mean time, unfortunately you will have to wait until semester 2).

Outdoor training

From around Easter (when the weather is better) we also shoot outdoors at Weetwood Sports Fields on Saturdays from 11am-4pm, but we will contact all members closer to the time about these sessions.


Contact Us

Captain: Tom Braxton
Secretary: Suzie Boardman
Treasurer: Dylan Patel
Social Secretary: Cara Egan
Competition Secretary: Cameron Gibb
Equipment Secretary: James Phillips
Equal Opportunities Officer: Dylan Patel
PR Secretary: Jana Fadeeva
Traditional Officer: Cameron Gibb
Beginners Secretary: Trang Kim Nguyen


Try our clubs and societies out with our Give it a Go events