At Loughborough Students' Archery Club we have multiple training sessions each week and shoot in both inter-university competitions as well as competitions within the Leicestershire and Rutland County. The skill level of our members ranges from complete beginner all the way up to national squad level, so no matter what, you'll fit in.
We have three membership types, designed to suit what you want to get out of the club. The membership types are Beginner, Experienced and Alumni.
This membership is for students who have never done archery before or have never been a part of Loughborough Students Archery Club and believe they would benefit from the beginner’s course. The beginner’s course teaches basic archery technique and safety.
Beginner membership entitles you to the three-week beginner’s course, use of club equipment and 3 training sessions per week in Semester 1 (training held indoors) and 4 sessions per week in Semester 2 (training held outdoors).
This membership is for students who have previously been a member of Loughborough Students Archery Club or those who have previously held Archery GB membership.
Experienced membership entitles you to 4 training sessions a week Semester 1 and 2 (indoor and outdoor season). It also includes access to blank boss training sessions throughout the year.
This membership is for university Staff and Alumni only. This will not include Archery GB membership, and also requires membership through an external club.
If you have any questions about which membership is correct for you, please contact the committee before purchase at firstname.lastname@example.org
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All taster sessions are held on Court 1 of the Dan Maskell Tennis Centre on campus. Please come along to get a feel for archery and the club, you are welcome to attend all the taster sessions. This year's taster sessions are held on the below dates and times:
Saturday 29th September 12:00 - 16:00
Monday 1st October 19:30 - 22:30
Tuesday 2nd October 19:30 - 22:30
We are quite unusual amongst AU Clubs as we do not hold trials. You can join the club from Beginner level or you may already have prior archery experience. We welcome everyone who wants to get involved!
Indoor and Outdoor Season (Term 1,Term 2 & Term 3): Monday 20:30 - 22:30 @ Tennis Centre
Indoor Season (Term 1 & Term 2): Tuesday 20:30 - 22:30 @ Tennis Centre
Indoor Season (Term 1 & Term 2): Wednesday 20:30 - 22:30 @ Tennis Centre
Indoor Season (Term 1 & Term 2): Saturday 18:00 - 21:30 @ Tennis Centre
Indoor and Outdoor Season (Term 1, Term 2 & Term 3): Monday 15:00 - 18:00 @ EHB Squash Courts
Indoor and Outdoor Season (Term 1, Term 2 & Term 3): Thursday 15:00 - 18:00 @ EHB Squash Courts
Outdoor Season (Term 3): Tuesday 17:00 - 20:00 @ Towers Pitch
Outdoor Season (Term 3): Wednesday 17:00 - 20:00 @ Towers Pitch
Outdoor Season (Term 3): Thursday 17:00 - 20:00 @ Towers Pitch
Outdoor Season (Term 3): Saturday 13:00 - 16:00 @ Towers Pitch
For up to date session times and dates please see our website.
Loughborough Students Archery Club is lucky to have many coaches. There will always be a coach on hand at every session.
We are lucky to have a County Coach: Maggie Squires. Maggie has been doing archery since 1978 and has shot competitively for Team GB internationally in field archery since 1992; and represented England in target archery at the Euronations in 2000. Maggie has coached GB athletes in various capacities and began coaching at Loughborough Students Archery Club in 2010.
We have two Level 2 Coaches: Ash Cowie and Tom Richardson.
Ash is a Loughborough Alumni and shoots competitively for the Leicestershire County squad. Ash has previously helped to run BUCS (British University and College Sport) championships for Archery.
Tom is a third year Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering student. Tom started shooting in 2007; he shoots a compound bow and won the junior Cambridge County Champs in 2014.
We also have eight Level 1 coaches in the club. Many of our Level 1 coaches are current students. There will always be a coach on hand if you need help with your technique, so please ask them as they are here to help you.
Please see the Coaches Page on our website for more information about our Level 1 coaches.
The committee are responsible for the general running of the club, each with their own specific responsibilities as detailed below. Committee members are elected annually at the AGM towards the end of the spring term, with the exception of the Novice Reps who are elected at the start of the academic year.
If you would like to contact the committee, please email: email@example.com. The committee for 2018-19 is as follows:
Chair: Jordanna Marsh
Jordanna is studying for a degree in Product Design Engineering and is currently in her third year. Jordanna joined the club in Autumn 2015 as a novice, she shoots a compound bow and shot for the novice and experienced teams on several occasions; she previously served as Social Secretary (2017-18) and is a Level 1 Coach.
The Chair's responsibilities include:
- Chairing all meetings.
- Attending AU meetings and county meetings.
- Communicating with the union.
- Acting as liaison between other archery clubs and other clubs within the AU.
- Ensuring the general smooth running of the club.
Secretary: Felicity Slocombe
Felicity is studying for a masters degree in Social Sciences Research (Communication and Media) having graduated with a Bsc in Social Psychology in July 2018. Felicity began shooting in Autumn 2015, she shoots a recurve bow and shot for the novice team on several occasions. This is Felicity's second year as Secretary.
The Secretary's responsibilities include:
- Writing agendas and minutes for meetings.
- Maintaining the club's mailing lists.
- Submitting membership forms to Archery GB.
- Publicising the club with articles in WOW, Label, etc.
Treasurer: Mark Peart
Mark is studying for a degree in Materials Engineering and is currently in his third year and is on placement this year. Mark joined the club as a novice in Autumn 2016, shooting barebow. Despite being a novice, he qualified for the BUCS Indoor Final in 2017 finishing in 4th place nationally. This is Mark's second year as Treasurer.
The Treasurer's specific responsibilities include:
- Maintaining the budget and private account.
- Submitting the claim forms to the AU.
- Communicating with the AU on all financial matters.
- Deciding (with the committee) what to spend the club budget on.
Team Captain: Laura Mallinson
Laura is studying for a PhD in Mathematical Sciences (Algebraic Geometry), having graduated in 2017 with a BSc in Mathematics. Laura started shooting in July 2014 and joined the club in October of that year; she shoots a recurve bow and has shot for the Experienced Ladies Team at BUCS on several occasions. Laura has also been a Level 1 Coach since 2017.
The Team Captain's responsibilities include:
- Selecting and entering teams for BUTTS and BUCS competitions.
- Deciding (with committee) which external competition to enter.
- Organising and booking transport for all competitions.
- Organising accommodation for competitions (if staying overnight).
Development Officer: Arthur Coveney
Arthur is studying for a PhD in Physics, having completed his undergradute degree in 2016. He has previously served on committee as Team Captain 2011-12, Equipment Officer 2012-13, 2015-16, Tournaments & Records Officer 2014-15 and Chair 2016-18. Arthur shoots recurve and has represented the club on many occasions including at the 2016 BUCS Outdoor Champs where he won an individual silver and team bronze medal; he also shoots for the Leicestershire and Rutland County Team.
The Development Officer's responsibilities include:
- Bringing in new coaching opportunities
- Developing plans/apps to make other Committee positions easier
- Co-ordinating the long-term goals and aims of the club
Equipment Officer: Chris Cooper
Chris is a second year Sports Technology student, he joined the club in 2017. Chris started shooting in 2012; he shoots a recurve bow and has shot for Sussex county as a junior and senior archer, he was the Bronze medalist at the 2016 Junior National Championships and has held Sussex and Southern Counties titles in Target, Field, 3D and Clout. Within the club he was part of the 2018 BUTC team, winning a silver medal. Chris has been a qualified Level 1 Coach since 2015.
The Equipment Officer's Responsibilities include:
- Maintenance of all club equipment.
- Auditing all club equipment at the beginning and end of the year.
- Ensuring the equipment cupboard remains tidy and organised.
- Deciding (with committee) what equipment to purchase each year.
Tournaments and Records Officer: Alys Blades
Alys is studying for a degree in Product Design Engineering and is currently in her third year. Alys joined the club in Autumn 2017 as a novice, she shoots a recurve bow and shot for the novice team at every BUTTS leg finishing with two bronze medals; and the BUCS Northern Qualifier.
- Organising any competitions hosted by the club, such as Loughborough BUTTS.
- Organising internal competitions to help track novice progress and maintain interest.
- Submitting scores to the e-league each month
- Maintaining an accurate list of club records
Social Secretary: Billy Graham
Billy is studying for a degree in Product Design Engineering and is currently in his third year. Billy joined the club in Autumn 2017 as a novice. Billy shoots a barebow and shot for the novice team at the BUCS Northern Qualifier, finishing high enough to qualify for the BUCS finals in Bristol where he made it through to the Head to Head rounds.
The Social Secretary's responsibilities include:
- Organising the fresher's social.
- Collecting the Hey Ewe Sheep Packs from the AU office each week.
- Organising the post Loughborough BUTTS social.
- Deciding (with committee) what other socials to organise throughout the year.
Welfare Officer: Laura Hutchinson
Laura graduated in 2017 with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, she is now studying for a PhD in Computer Science. Laura joined the club as a novice in 2014 and has competed for the club at many competitions, initially shooting recurve, but more recently as barebow. She was part of the the BUCS Indoor Champs novice team in 2015 where she won a bronze medal. Laura has previously served on the committee as Treasurer (2015-16) and has been a Level 1 Coach since 2016.
The Welfare Officer's responsibilities include:
- Acting as a liason between the club and the AU Welfare Team.
- Promoting events orginased by the University/AU relating to welfare and diversity.
- Dealing with welfare issues concerning individual members of the club.