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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.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

National Governing Bodies

Archery GB

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Archery GB General Enquiries
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01952 677 888

Active Child – Movement is Life

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 09:00

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.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

LOPC provides adventurous outdoor activity experiences designed to stimulate, educate and motivate young people and others at affordable prices in a challenging and safe environment.

Leicester Ancient Order Of Foresters Archery Club

To promote archery in all its forms. We are an ONtarget archery club.
All the disciplines are encouraged: Recurve, Compound, Long Bow and Bare Bow.
Whilst boasting internationals and World & British record holders, our emphasis is as much on fun and par

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Nexus Archery

Based in Leicester, Nexus Archery aims to make the sport of archery accessible to those in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire through the use of smaller bows, arrows with suckers on and targets that sit on the ground.

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

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 fun shoots, tournaments, Have-A-Go's,

NCS Team Leader

We are looking for dynamic, motivating and inspiring Team Leaders & Assistants to become part of our Activate National Citizen Service programme.
The NCS programme is a government funded social action programme that gives 16 -17 year olds the opportunity to embark on exciting new challenges that develop their work and life skills.


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