Club Rules

These are the rules of the Club, as set by the Committee and amended from time to time. The Archery GB Rules of Shooting can be found here.

For clarity, the term “Senior Archer” in these rules is an archer who holds “Senior” status within the club, i.e. a keyholder who has been granted permission by the Committee to act as Field Captain; not any archer over the age of 18.

1. Shooting Rules

  • All archers must be members of Archery GB
  • All archers are expected to comply with the ‘Rules of Shooting’ as regularly updated
  • Solo shooting is not permitted by new members until approved by the committee
  • All archers must enter their name in the register and pay the target fees before shooting or have made provision via the Club website
  • All shooting will be in unison, from a common shooting line, and under the control of the nominated field captain. All instructions given by the field captain must be followed
  • If necessary due to numbers attending, shooting may be in two details of three (max.) persons per target
  • All days of the year are deemed to be Target Days
  • The above provisions apply to guest archers from other clubs
  • All scores submitted as a club record must be countersigned by a club member – who must have been present when the round was shot.

2. Senior Archers/Key Holders

  • Post-beginner sessions new Club members must prove safety competence for a minimum of 8 (eight) sessions/ 1 (one) calendar month, and be ‘signed off’ for each session by a senior archer or coach
  • The committee will consider each archer individually and will award ‘freedom of the field’ at their discretion. A returnable deposit of £10 is to be paid upon receipt of the equipment container key
  • A list of responsibilities/duties will be provided with each key and a signed acknowledgement is to be returned to the Club.
  • Senior Archers must have been members of Archery GB for a minimum of 12 months and actively participated in club activities in that time. Senior status is awarded at the discretion of the Committee.

3. Juniors

  • Any member under the age of 18 is classed a junior
  • A junior archer must be accompanied by a parent or nominated adult
  • A junior member is not permitted to be a key holder
  • A junior member is usually required to be a minimum of 10 years of age
  • Solo shooting by a junior is only permitted if the parent/guardian (who must also be a member of Archery GB) is accompanying the junior archer.

4. Use of Club Equipment.

  • Club equipment is available during the course of instruction but is not to be taken home
  • Club equipment (if available) may be used until a new archer’s own equipment is purchased, for a limited period only, subject to a fee being paid
  • Club equipment must be handled with care and is not to be abused
  • The last person leaving the range should make a check to ensure containers, wooden clubhouse and stone shed are secure.

5. Dress

  • As per the current edition of the ‘Rules of Shooting’ for Club members attending tournaments
  • There is not any formal dress code for club sessions.

6. Target Fees

  • The current target fee payable is to be displayed in the clubhouse.