Whether you want to shoot for fun or wish to compete at a national level. Archery is a sport all can get involved with, no matter the age, level of experience or physical ability.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Archery Club is a relatively small and chilled club, with approximately 30 regular members and many more who are casual. Alongside our three sessions a week, we run a range of socials including regular team and post session meals and trips to various places such as bowling and laser tag.
With a team consisting of around 16 people, competing in multiple disciplines at both an experienced and novice level, we head to a variety of competitions throughout the year. We try to ensure that every member that wishes to take part in any competition has the chance to do so alongside our higher performing members. Taking part in multiple county competitions as well as two BUCS competitions and 5 BUTTS (Birmingham University Toxophily and Toucan Society) legs, which is regarded as the highest standard student archery league in the country.
All coaching is optional, we welcome archers just looking to shoot for fun! For those interested in coaching, we run a minimum of one coaching session each week.
Coach: Steve Attwood: Level 2 coach with over 40 years of experience whom brings a high level of enthusiasm and passion to our club.
British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS)
Each year we have two BUCS competitions, one indoors and one outdoors. In the past year we sent 8 members to the indoor northern qualifiers, with three getting to the final where Sarah Moon won a silver medal in Ladies Compound. With 6 members being sent to BUCS Outdoors, Sarah Moon won 1 gold and 1 bronze in Ladies Compound and Essi Peuhkuri won 1 gold and 1 silver in Ladies Barebow.
Practice / meeting schedule
Terms One and Two
Monday: Lee Westwood Sports Centre, Clifton campus, 9 pm - 10.30 pm (open to all)
Thursday: Lee Westwood Sports Centre, Clifton campus, 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm (open to all)
Sunday: Lee Westwood Sports Centre, Clifton campus, 5 pm - 7 pm (subject to change
Tuesday: Rugby field, Clifton campus, 4 pm - 8 pm (open to all)
Friday: Rugby field, Clifton campus, 5 pm - 8 pm (open to all)
Saturday: Rugby field, Clifton campus, 10 am - 2 pm (open to all)
We run our primary taster sessions the week after Welcome Week. We also run a Play-4-Fun session every Friday 5.30 pm – 6:30 pm in the Lee Westwood Sports Centre. It is a wonderful opportunity to come and try archery in a fun and relaxed environment.
How to Join
With a one-off sports club membership fee and a club sub of £15 you gain access to our range of club equipment, such as recurve bows, compound Bows and even a longbow, as well as all the other important bits of kit.
You will also need to purchase a NTU Sport Club membership in order to join our club.
Sports Kit Information
You will not need any of your own kit as we can provide bows at each session. Hair must be tied back, avoid baggy clothing and wear appropriate footwear.
Bursary / Funding Information
The Outdoor Activity Bursary is designed to provide financial support in order to assist NTU Students to achieve NGB Instructional Awards, Level 2 equivalent or higher, while studying at University. Successful recipients of a grant will be expected to play an integral part in the development and training of other students within their chosen activity and club. All applicants will be required to submit an application form.