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 such as pub visits, laser quest, a Christmas meal and our annual summer barbecue. All are welcome!
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:
Below are the Leaves we have achieved so far this year:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Communications Leaf is awarded to groups who communicate with their members and the student body regularly and in innovate ways.