Welcome to Royal Holloway Archery!
We are a friendly club open to all archers, regardless of ability or experience. Archery is an open, accessible sport and we take pride in these values, embracing true sportsmanship as part of RHUL Sport.
In our weekly training sessions, members can practice and learn at their own pace, reaching personal goals, recreational or competitive. We embrace both mindsets: competitive and casual and support archers of all backgrounds. We want everyone to have fun at the shooting line!
In terms of any equipment required for our sessions, we can provide the necessary gear (which will be cleaned and sanitised thoroughly before and after sessions) during training if members do not have their own. However, if members do own their own bow and arrows, they are more than welcome to bring them along for use in the sessions.
It is also essential that archers will bring their own mask and wear it when in the hall, for both waiting on the shooting line and when collecting arrows. It will only be taken off when shooting for health and safety. Masks will be available to purchase in an emergency for £1 at the beginning of each session in case a mask breaks or has been left at home. This rule will not change in relation to the law no longer mandating this - this is a club policy designed to keep everyone safe and will only change when the committee are certain that it is entirely safe to do so.
Important: Please do not forget your college card! This will be scanned when entering the hall, for track and trace purposes and registration.
If you are a beginner archer (less than 6 months experience), then we have beginners lessons that will run in term 1. We cannot allow you to shoot in regular training sessions until you finish these lessons, as they go over health and safety measures, without which you may accidentally do something which could put yourself or someone else in danger. These lessons will cost £20 for 3 lessons (once a week for 3 weeks). After you finish these lessons, if you want to continue being a member of the club, you can pay the standard membership price of either £20 for term 1 or £60 for the full academic year. Due to the need for beginners lessons as explained, we are unable to take any beginner archers in term 2 or 3.
If you are an experienced archer (more than 6 months experience) or are returning to the club as a continuing student, then you will need to buy the top-up for Experienced and Returning Members for £20 as well as the standard membership (either £20 for term 1 or £60 for the full academic year). You will be able to go straight into regular practices, as you are assumed to have knowledge of health and safety measures, as well as basic archery etiquette (such as whistle meanings).
Our training sessions are on Wednesdays from 20:00 - 21:45, and Sundays from 09:00 - 10:45. During training, we ask that social distancing be maintained between shooting and waiting to shoot.
We offer casual training sessions as well as opportunities to compete in intercollegiate and national events such as SEAL and BUCS, as well as Varsity near the end of the academic year. Additional coaching for competitive archers is also available if desired.
In the Archery club, we pride ourselves on our socials. We have staple events that we run annually, ones that unfortunately could not go ahead last year, that we are looking forward to putting on.
Social events that we plan on running include:
You can contact us on:
Registered charity no: 1141998
The Students’ Union, Royal Holloway
Egham, TW20 0EX