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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! We are equipped to support you from nocking your first arrow to boarding the plane to Paris 2024 and beyond! Our coaches run beginner courses twice a year that take complete novices with no experience to reliably hitting the target and getting their first badges.

If you're looking for an inclusive team that you could be a part of, archery might just be for you!

Beginner Courses

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

October = SOLD OUT

November = SOLD OUT

Equipment is provided on the beginner courses and we have bows available to borrow going forward. When you desire to draw your own bow, we can give comprehensive advice and support on what's right for you!

  • Beginner courses this year will cost £20
  • You will need either a gold gym membership or a Team Leicester membership
  • Limited spaces - please join our mailing list or follow Instagram to receive updates

We do not recommend purchasing an Archery Club membership until you have a confirmed place on a beginners' course! Our beginners' courses have a limited number of places and maybe oversubscribed.


Chilled socials are a regular affair whether you're looking to make friends for life or just come to chill, we welcome all. From mini golf to study sessions, we've got something for you. We also get involved with different charity events, like Dawn 'til Dusk and other themed sessions throughout the year.


Like any sport, we like to compete! In recent years we have become the First Official winners of TOUCAN League Division 2 with our first-time archers also winning the Novice League!

Throughout the academic year we will compete in:

  • Varsity
  • BUCS
  • TOUCAN (previously known as BUTTS)

We also compete in more informal competitions with other universities known as "friendlies" - this is a brilliant way to network with the wider archery community, and make some cracking friends across the country.

From the 2023 Leicester BUTTs (now TOUCAN) leg where we had some good team and individual results 

Training Facilities & Schedule

The Charles Wilson Sports Hall serves as our indoor training space during the academic year, (appreciated by all our members in the colder months!), and an outdoor space - LAOFAC - is available all year round. No need to worry about training in the glorious British rain (although all the best archers brave it).

Training sessions are open to all members who have passed a beginner's course. We have designed our training to be able to fit around the timetable or other commitments of our members.

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Our 2023/24 training times are:

Charles Wilson Sports Hall: NOTE: Hall access will resume from 20th January 2024

  • Mondays - 10:00 - 14:00
  • Saturdays - 14:00 -18:00
  • Sundays - 12:00 - 16:00

Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club (LAOFAC) outdoor range:

  • 24/7 flexible-use grounds. No schedule, but we recommend that beginners and new members talk to a committee member beforehand


  • £40 club membership


  • Any sports/gym membership that includes Team Leicester (i.e., Team Leicester, Silver, Gold, or Gold+)
    • Standard Team Leicester Membership will ONLY cover training and matchday facility access (you WILL be able to attend competitions). 
    • Gold membership provides access to both the University Sport Centres and your club activities. The sports center facilities are great for your Strength and Conditioning Sessions, general fitness, and recovery! See the table below for more details.
Team Leicester Membership Type Price Facility Access
Standard Team Leicester £100*
  • Access to Team Leicester Club
  • Facility Access for Training/Competitions
  • Fixture Travel

Gold (including early bird) £180* or £150* (early bird)
  • Access to Team Leicester Club
  • Facility Access for Training/Competitions
  • Fixture Travel
  • Gym
  • Swim
  • Steam Room
  • Group Classes
  • Facility Hire

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

Your Committee

Alternatively, DM us on Instagram and join our Facebook group (University of Leicester Archery) for announcements.

Committee distribution email:


A few members at the 2023 Dawn til' Dusk at LAOFAC, theme 'the movies'

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