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Archery can take place indoors or outdoors so you can do it all year round. Plus it's incredibly sociable.

An Overview of Archery

It's a very low-impact sport which means anyone can take part whatever your fitness level.

Archery involves using a bow and arrow to hit a stationary target. Points are then scored based on the position the arrow lands on the target.

Have-a-go events and beginner's courses are regularly organised within clubs, youth groups, schools and holiday camps so even if you have never tried archery before, there are lots of ways to give it a go in a friendly environment.

The Archery GB Development Team is responsible for providing support to developing clubs, supporting schools better to deliver archery and introducing new young people to the sport, and improving the capacity of the sport through the development and support of coaches and volunteers.

Archery GB has a club development programme, ontarget. Through this programme, ontarget will provide clubs with three main benefits – Recognition, Rewards, Development. All Archery GB affiliated clubs are eligible to join at any time.


  • Whole family activity
  • Upper body strength
  • Balance
  • Co-ordination


On joining an archery club, new members pay an annual subscription, which can vary from club to club. The subscription is paid to the club, county and regional associations, and also a portion is for the Archery GB affiliation fee. An annual cost of £100 for an adult member is about average, with reduced fees for juniors. Sometimes a club will offer a reduction for family membership.

For those entering the sport for the first time, archery equipment can prove expensive, but a club will lend equipment for a short time. As a guide, the cost of basic equipment (bow, arrows, arm guard, finger tab, quiver etc), will be approximately £100-£300. Second hand equipment can represent a significant saving but should always be considered only after an inspection by an experienced archer.


Clubs will provide all equipment for the beginner's course and may lend equipment for up to 3 months after joining. Most archers choose to shoot the 'Recurve' bow, the modern version of the traditional Longbow.

Find Archery Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

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Rothley Foxes Archery Club

We are a small, friendly target archery club based near Rothley. We welcome novices as well as experienced archers. Most of our members shoot just for the fun of it, but some members also shoot in tournaments. We run beginners courses, fun shoots, tournam

New Leaf Triangle CIC

We run an outdoor learning centre in the heart of Leicestershire for people of all ages with Autism, ADHD and mental health conditions. We also offer services to support the families of those effected by these conditions.

Field Sport UK

Field Sport UK Outdoor Activity Centre offers great experiences for Corporate Events, Stag and Hen parties and social get togethers. Based on Derbyshire, Leicestershire Border.

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

Ivanhoe Archers

Target Archery club

Lutterworth Archery Club

Lutterworth Archery Club has been awarded a "On Target Community Club" status by Archery GB.
The Club has members ranging from 9 to 70+. We accommodate all bow types (No Crossbows though) and offer club competition for those who wish to participate. The


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  • Sport England
    Equality Standard
  • Blaby LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Partnerships
  • Active Leicester
    Melton LSA
  • O&W LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Harborough LSA