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University of Sussex Archery Club


Welcome to archery! Whether you're a veteran archer or keen to shoot your very first arrows, we're looking forward to shooting with you.


 The next FREE taster session will be on 28th September  2019, 3-6pm Sports Hall 2! 

 Want to give archery a try? Then come down and join us for this free session in the Sports Hall in the Sports Centre, no experience needed and all equipment is provided!


Beginner's Courses

NEW: 2019 Taster and Beginner's Course info! Details for how to get going in archery here.

Shooting With Us

If you already have some experience or have your own kit, check here for regular practice times and shooting information.


Want to test your skills and have some fun? We compete in open and university competitions.


The top 3 scores are shown for each division but all scores are kept on record. A link to the score submission form can be found on this page.

Committee & Coaches

The Archery Committee and all of the club members are happy to help, answer questions, or have a chat about archery if you're thinking of joining. Talk to the committee or coaches during practice sessions, drop by our Facebook or Twitter to get in contact, or email us.

Basics of Archery

Maybe you've seen Lord of the Rings or the Hunger Games, but you're not sure what modern target archery looks like. This will get you started.

Archery Resources

Need some tips, or want to learn more about how to improve? Here are some archery resources to get you going.


Non-students are also welcome! Having completed your beginners' course (this is the same for everyone), you need to purchase a union group associate membership before buying the archery membership - both of these are available here of the Students' Union website. Unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sports) Championships or SEAL (Southeast Archery League) but we have several other competiions throughout the year which you are more than welcome to attend. We have a diverse mix of ages and abilities, so everyone is welcome. As a club member, you are also welcome to any and all club socials!

More about the club

Archery is one of the most versatile and adaptable sports going as well as being fun! The Club has been shooting for over 15 years.

We are affiliated to the National Governing Body, ArhceryGB, ensuring that all the teaching and shooting is safe, fun, and insured. We are open to everyone interested in archery, from complete beginners to experienced archers. For the novices, we can train you how to shoot accurately, and we also provide all the equipment that you will need. Experienced archers are also welcome to join and shoot with us and benefit from the other experienced archers and coaches.

The club encourages archers of all levels to travel to and compete in competitions with other universities. We currently compete in the South East Archery League (SEAL) and the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships. You're welcome to shoot with us regardless of whether you want to compete or not.

We also have frequent socials (a target of one a week) such as pub visits, laser quest, a Christmas meal and our annual summer barbecue. All are welcome!




Leaf Awards

What is the Leaf Scheme?
Leaf awards reflect contributions of the society or sports club towards its members, the University of Sussex Students’ Union, the University of Sussex, the local community and the public. Leaves can be attained at bronze, silver or gold levels by meeting three, six or nine criteria. Leaves apply for an academic year as a symbol of what the present committee have achieved.

Groups can work towards nine leaves:

CLICK HERE to see our current ranking in the Leaf Award Leader Board.


Below are the Leaves that have been achieved by previous committees:

Inclusivity Leaf

The Inclusivity Leaf is awarded to groups who have taken positive steps to increase the diversity of their membership and include as many members as possible. They have made specific efforts to include students that don’t traditionally engage, without ignoring or neglecting their current membership or other student groups.


Student Voice Leaf

The Student Voice leaf is awarded to groups who engage their members in Sussex Students’ Union campaigns, democracy and elections and influence the way the Students’ Union is run.


Social Leaf

The Social leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to include as many members as possible and regularly engage in various social activities, including those organised by - and with - other societies/sports clubs.


Team Sussex Leaf

The Team Sussex leaf is awarded to groups who have made efforts to encourage collaboration and mutual support between Students’ Union groups. Groups who achieve this award have worked in collaboration with other clubs and societies to support a welcoming, inclusive and friendly team environment within clubs & societies at Sussex.


Development Leaf

The Development leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to develop themselves, offer development opportunities to their members, build on the successes and failures of previous years and/or worked to maintain the high standards of previous years.


Fundraising Leaf

The Fundraising Leaf is awarded to groups who dedicate their time to organising a variety of different fundraisers. Groups who have achieved this leaf will have raised money for their own group or another group at Sussex to help fund themselves to expand and develop, as well as for local, national & international.


Communications Leaf

The Communications Leaf is awarded to groups who communicate with their members and the student body regularly and in innovate ways.


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  • Archery Standard Membership£75.00

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Activities Officer - Becky Doran

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Sports Administrators - Victoria & Michael

Email: sport@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 873415
Office: Activities Centre, 1st Floor, Falmer House

Sports Coordinator - Clara Opper

Email: clara.o@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 678625
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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