The club is always keen to welcome new members. As part of the GNAS rules (national archery body of which we are a part) all beginners must undergo beginner training before being allowed to join a club and shoot. We run beginners’ courses periodically throughout the year and monthly “Have-a-Go” sessions so that it is possible to try archery before committing to a Beginners Course. Please see the Beginners section for more details.
PLEASE NOTE: The minimum age for club membership is 10 years
We now offer three types of membership: Full Member, Associate Member and Non-Shooting Member. In addition to these, we welcome affiliated non-members to shoot as visitors. Please note that we can only cater for a maximum of five visitors at a time. To avoid disappointment please contact the club secretary prior to arrival. Thank you.
Please see the table below for a comparison of the membership types:
|Full Member||Associate Member||Non-Shooting Member||Shooting Visitor (Non-Member) (i)|
|Up front cost||Adult (24 plus) £125 (ii)
Adult (18 to 24) £63 (ii)
Junior (up to 16) £22 (ii)
Disabled Adult £67 (ii)
|Adult (24 plus) £58 (i)
Adult (18 to 24) £58 (i)
Junior (up to 16) £10 (i)
Disabled Adult £33 (i)
|Cost per shoot||£1 or £50 annually (iii)||£1 or £50 annually (iii)||N/A||£3 (iv)|
|Can shoot on Sundays?||Yes (viii)||Yes (viii)||N/A||No|
|Can attend End of Season Shoot?||Yes||Yes||Yes (v)||No|
|Expected to help with Summer Tournament and School sessions?||Yes||Yes||Voluntary||No|
|Can attend club social events?||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Can participate in the Tockington 200 Progress Badge scheme, Club Monthly Tournament, April to Sept Handicap Improvement competition and overall Handicap Improvement competition?||Yes||Yes||N/A||No|
|Can compete in the Summer Tournament?||Yes (vi, vii)||Yes (vi, vii)||N/A||Yes (vii)|
|Included in club communications?||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Handicaps and Classifications determined?||Yes||Yes||N/A||No|
The fee for junior full members is only £22, with the club subsidising junior archery by paying the affiliation fees for all three organisations (GNAS, GWAS, GAS) out of club funds. The fee for junior associate members is only £11. Junior members are members who are aged 10 to 17. Note: Junior members under 16 must be accompanied at all times by a parent / guardian.
A notebook to record attendance is kept in the club hut. Additionally, if you have completed our Beginners’ Course (and have joined the club as a full member) and are not yet in a position to buy your own equipment, you are welcome to continue using the club’s beginners’ equipment for a few weeks after the course has finished, but we ask you to pay £1.00 per session for this, plus the £1.00 shooting fee.
If you are interested in joining the club then please feel free to come along to any one of our evening sessions, or see the Events page for details of our have-a-go sessions.
If the application is for junior membership then please contact the club secretary.