Joining the club.

Experienced archers who wish to join the club will be sent a membership form. Once the completed form and fees are received by the membership sectary you will be invited to demonstrate your competence to a member of the committee, provided that this is completed successfully your application will be forwarded to the club committee for approval.

For anybody else that is new to the sport of archery or have had an introduction while on holiday etc to comply with the terms of our insurance we would require the completion of a training course as a condition of joining the club. Newbury and Thatcham Archers have always been keen to promote archery and now run beginners courses during the spring.

The course is held at one of our shooting grounds over a three week period, each course lasting about six hours in total. All equipment required is provided and instruction is given by experienced archers of the club. Safety is of paramount importance with a sport like archery and this is stressed throughout the sessions.

Due to equipment and trainer constraints there is a limit of 12 places on each course. The minimum age that we will train is 12 years old owing to the level of supervision required for children younger than this. The cost of the training course is £52 per person - this includes probationary membership of the club for the remainder of the calendar year and provides public liability insurance and full use of the equipment used during the training. We will aim for one trainer per person but there will always be at least one per two trainees. Any trainee under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during the training.

If you are considering taking up the sport of archery you should not buy any equipment until after the completion of the training course.

Should you wish to consider joining the club or attend a beginner’s course please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or please use the contact form from the menu stating your name and telephone number. You will be contacted with course details, start dates etc. - we start taking bookings in march for the courses.