Become A Member

Joining a club is a fairly straightforward process, and our Development Team has produced a handy guide called 'Getting Involved with Archery' which should answer your queries.

Getting into Archery

There are many benefits of archery- it’s good for your health, offers a varied sporting challenge, but ultimately it’s fun!

Archery is a sport for all ages and all abilities. You can use the Archery GB Club Finder to find clubs in your area, or you can call the office on 01952 677 888.

People get into archery for all kinds of reasons: some are drawn into it after their children get involved, some get hooked at a casual have-a-go at a holiday park or country fair, others were inspired to give it a go after watching the Olympics – but whatever your reason, Archery GB aims to make your entry into the sport a safe and enjoyable one. All clubs come under the Archery GB umbrella, and all members are also registered members of Archery GB. If you would like to know more about our Membership Benefits click here.

Beginner’s Course

Archery GB recommends everyone wishing to take up archery attends a beginner’s course run by a club. This will give you a good grounding in shooting technique, archery’s safety rules and range etiquette, and from there you can decide where you’d like to take your shooting. Most beginners courses are taught on recurve bows, but you don’t have to stick with this – you could look at diversifying into a high-tech compound or a traditional longbow. You can continue shooting target archery, or check out a field course or clout event, the options are there for you to find the form of archery that suits what you want to get out of the sport. Beginners are insured prior to becoming members of the Archery GB for a maximum of their first 6 lessons/sessions. Every shooting member must then take out a membership with Archery GB either as a Direct Member or through joining a club.

What next?

The coach running the beginners course is usually the best person to speak to about where you want to take your archery once you’ve completed the beginner’s sessions. They will be able to advise you on equipment choices, building up the strength to shoot competition rounds and point you in the direction of facilities that can offer different shooting experiences, such as clout. Don’t be afraid to ask questions; of your coach, in archery shops, or of your fellow archers. There can be a lot to take in, particularly with regards to the vast array of equipment available, so don’t be afraid to ask if you’re ever unsure of anything.

Once you have completed your beginners’ course and wish to continue shooting it is time to Join Archery GB.

How to Join

If you would like to join Archery GB, please join through a club, who will handle your club, County, Region and Archery GB fees for you.

Alternatively, if you would like to become a Direct Member, please join your County and Region yourself, then click here to join Archery GB online.  The County Secretary contacts are listed here. If you have any other issues you need help with, feel free to contact




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