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Whether you have never held a bow before or are a Grand Master Archer, the archery club has a place for you! Partnered with Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club (LAOFAC), we are equipped with the assets and expertise to support you from nocking your first arrow to boarding the plane to Paris 2024.

Our committed coaches run a beginner's course twice a year that takes a complete novice from holding a bow upside down to scoring six-gold ends and getting their first badge. Equipment is provided on the beginner's course and we have bow kits available to borrow beyond. When you feel the desire to draw your own bow, we give comprehensive advice and support on what's good!

Chilled socials are a weekly affair, on top of a variety of seasonal and themed events such as bar crawls, fun shoots, and inter-club events! Whether you're looking to make friends for life or just come to chill, we welcome all.

Our training schedule has been designed to suit you. Members turn up when they can and either shoot to train or shoot for fun. We’re indoors when your bow arm starts to shake and outdoors when the weather's splendid. No need to worry about training in the glorious British rain (although all the best archers brave it).

Like any sport, we like to compete! We compete in Varisty, BUCS, and BUTTS League Division 2, on top of informal competitions with DMU. If you're looking for an inclusive team that you could really be a part of, archery might just be for you. In recent years we have become the First Official winners of Butts League Division 2 with our first-time archers also winning the Novice League!

Your Training Schedule

Training sessions are open to all members who have passed the beginner's course, with no pressure to attend or penalty for not attending. We have designed our training to be able to fit the timetable or commitments of any and all students.

Charles Wilson Sports Hall:

  • Mondays - 12:00 - 15:00
  • Thursdays - 16.30 - 19.00
  • Saturdays - 12:00 -15:00
  • Sundays - 14.00 - 17.00

LAOFAC outdoor range:

  • 24/7 flexible-use grounds. No schedule needed.

Beginners courses

We offer two a year one in October another in November.

Sadly we can only offer limited places per course so join our mailing list or follow our instagram to recieve information on how to get involved!

Your Registration

  • £35
  • Any sports/gym membership (i.e. Team Leicester, Silver, Gold, or Gold+)

Please contact the secretary for details of setting up membership (contact address below).


Your Committee

President: Kishen Pankhania

Treasurer: Katie Baumber

Welfare & Inclusion Ambassador: Dan Lewis


Our Contact details

If you want to join or just have a question, please contact our secretary at

Committee distribution email:

Alternatively, DM us on Instagram and Twitter (@uolarchery) and join our Facebook group (University of Leicester Archery) for announcments.

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