Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Competitive or Casual?

We cater for both competitive and recreational archers.

For the competitive:

We shoot at two BUCS events in addition to other inter-uni competitions such as SWWU. Throughout the year, we offer regular coaching sessions with professional archers to push and improve your shooting, especially pre-competition.

For the recreational:

If you prefer shooting recreationally, casual attendance to shoots are welcome and the option to attend intra-club and local competitions is always available. Furthermore, we are always open to suggestions to spice up our shoots so approach a senior during shoots if you have an interesting idea and we'll see what we can do! 

Do I need to buy anything?

Once you’ve paid for membership, the club will provide all the equipment and training you need. :)

(Click the link for more info about the Beginners’ Course and how to join https://www.thesubath.com/archery/beginners/)

How often are shoots held?

We hold shoots typically between 5 to 7 times a week, depending on availability but you are not obligated to come for all of them. Once you’ve completed the beginner’s course (if you are a novice), feel free to come to whichever shoot you like, but initially, we may limit the number of times you can attend in a week to ensure everyone has a chance to shoot.

Do you shoot indoors or outdoors?

During the colder months (September to about Feb/March), we typically shoot indoors in the STV in preparation for indoor BUCS. After which we start to run outdoor shoots on the weekends, weather permitting. All shoots are done on/near campus. 

What types of bows do you have?

We mainly shoot recurve bows, both recurve and barebow styles. However, we also have a small selection of longbows and compound bows if you are interested in those styles. If you have your own equipment, feel free to use it during our shoots.

(Click on the link if you want more info about each bow style https://www.thesubath.com/archery/generalinfo/bowstyles/)  

What draw weights do you have?

We have bow weights from light bows at 18lb to heavier ones at 30+lb so no matter your strength level, we’ll find you a bow that fits you comfortably.

What do I wear for archery?

In general, you can wear any comfortable clothing you like but nothing too loose and no open footwear. Furthermore, you will need to remove any facial piercings and tie back long hair. For outdoor shoots, make sure to check the weather before the shoot to advise your fashion choices.