Joining the club
We have a thriving membership of both juniors (aged 10 - 17) and seniors (aged up to 80). We have a number of members who shoot competitively, some for England, and others who shoot for recreation only and we also have an international judge as a member.
Our club is a friendly one and has a very relaxed and inviting feel to it. The majority of members shoot the Recurve bow, but the club has a strong section shooting compound bows and one or two shoot the traditional longbow.
The club supplies a substantial proportion of the Berkshire County archery team and has had a number of international representatives. Members compete successfully in open tournaments throughout the country, but others are happy simply to shoot for pleasure at the club in nice surroundings and with pleasant, like-minded companions. In the winter the club enters a number of senior and junior teams in postal leagues.
We have no facilities for clout or field shooting, although members do enter outside competitions in these disciplines.
New to Archery?
All archery clubs will insist that potential joining members have attended a beginners course before they can be admitted as members, and we are no exception. If you take one of our introductory courses you are welcome to join our club. Our certificates are usually accepted at most clubs if you choose.
Taken an Archery GB affiliated beginners course?
If you have taken a Beginners Course provided by an Archery GB affiliated Club; run with a
structured plan of tuition by an Archery GB qualified coach then you are welcome to join our club.
Former or current GNAS registered Archer?
If you are a lapsed archer then we offer a "Return to Shooting" process which includes a meeting with one of our coaches before we offer you a membership. Please contact us to request a "Return to Shooting" interview but please note we are experiencing a very high demand as a result of the Olympic Games. If you are an established archer with a current GNAS registration we can get you shooting quickly if you contact us.
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