University of Birmingham Archery Club are a friendly club who cater for many styles of shooting and welcome both competitive and social members of all abilities. It is also one of the leading archery clubs in the country.
The club members hold a mix of records within local league, university and national leagues including international medals and BUCS individual and team medals. Successes from last season include the Ladies Recurve Team winning BUCS Indoor Championships Gold and the BUCS Outdoor Championships Gold; both titles are 4 years undefeated!
Our sports scholar Eleanor Piper also placed in First for the BUCS indoor Championship and competed in the Archery World Cup taking home a silver medal for Team GB! If you are a student at the University of Birmingham and want to try your hand at archery, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We offer a beginners course for all at the start of each academic year – we look forward to seeing you all! Follow the Facebook and Twitter pages using the links below to get regular updates, news, events and more ways you can get involved in the club.
How to get involved
Taster session and/or trial information will be available soon. The membership fee is £115 for novice and experienced archers, plus another £40 for performance members.
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
Archery is social, competitive and inclusive to all.
3 skills this sport will give you:
Training times & venues
All sessions are in Slater Hall during the indoor season.
Wednesday Performance Team session 19:30 – 22:30
Thursday 17:00 – 19:00
Saturday 17:00 – 20:00
Sunday 15:00 – 18:00
Outdoor Season begins in April with training on the Metchley Pitches.
Originating before 1977, the University of Birmingham Archery Club is one of the oldest University archery clubs in the country.
In 1995 we created the BUTTS league (officially the BUTTS Challenge league). It has now grown into the most competitive and challenging League within student archery.
The University of Birmingham Archery Club won Performance Team of the year in 2016-17 and 2017-18 at the University Sports Awards, along with the impact award in 2018.
Level of competition/participation:
Experienced Performance team
Novice Performance team (for complete archery beginners)
Both teams can take part in the following competitions:
BUCS Outdoor weekend
BUTC (team competition)
BUTTS League (local league consisting of eight universities competing throughout the year – Birmingham, Cambridge, Derby, Loughborough, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Warwick)
Naomi Folkard – Music, 2005, four time Olympian and was set to compete for her 5th Summer games at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Ashe Morgan – BSc Physics, 2017, Represents GB for World Archery Events.
Eleanor Piper – Materials Science and Engineering, 2020, in contention for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. GB representative for World Archery Events, u21 World record holder WA70.