What we’re all about
The LUU Archery Society is a fun and friendly group. We are all happy to welcome experienced archers and novices alike to our training sessions which take place three times a week. We provide all the basic equipment for beginners but those who have their own equipment are welcome to bring their own (after passing our 6 week beginners course). Our training is provided by professional coaches.
Our outdoor archery sessions take place every Saturday during the summer holidays, from 12-5pm at Weetwood Playing Fields.
Indoor sessions take place during term time 3 times a week at Cromer Terrace Sports Centre:
Monday 8pm-10pm (beginners course for the first 6 weeks) starting on the 11th February
Wednesday 7pm-9pm (beginners course for the first 6 weeks) starting on the 13th February
Friday 7pm-10pm (Invitation only and competition practice)
Once the beginners courses are complete then the Monday and Wednesday sessions open up for everyone to use.
We run 2 beginners courses in semester 1 and another in semester 2 with 20 places each. They consist of 6 mandatory sessions where our coaches train everyone on how to handle recurve equipment safely.
Once the course is complete then each person will gain a certificate which can be used to prove that they are safe to shoot at other archery clubs. There are no additional fees for the course and all equipment can be borrowed from our club free of charge.
Membership costs £18 for the year or £10 for each semester. There are no session fees and no requirement to have Edge membership unless you are not a student at the University.
Beginners membership: This type of membership is for those who wish to join our beginners course and are currently available to buy. Once 20 places have been sold for each course then the membership will automatically be unavailable, so register as soon as possible to guarantee a place!
Advanced membership: this type of membership is for those who have already completed an archery beginners course (including those having completed the Semester 1 beginners course). We require a beginners certificate as evidence of course completion, if this can not be provided then one of our coaches can evaluate your shooting to see if you meet our standards of safety.
Important Dates 2018/2019
Term 2 Beginners courses:
Memberships for the beginners course will open on the LUU website on Monday 21st January. Places are limited and will likely sell out.
The first sessions for the beginners course will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, and will start during the 11th or 13th February (depending on session allocation).
The course will continue like this every week until the last session.
Once the course is complete then we open up all of our weekly practice sessions for attendance.
Although it is unlikely, if we do not think you have reached a competent standard of safety to be able to shoot without supervision then we may ask that you also attend specific sessions after the course has ended so more one-to-one training can be given.
We post a lot of updates through our Facebook group, if you would like to join then the link is as follows.
Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/161320307287753?ref=bookmarks