So … archery might be your next all consuming passion but you have questions about clubs and how to join them? Well, being a member of a club is the best way to experience archery since it provides location, targets, beginners equipment (usually), coaching and a support framework of people who know how to answer those difficult archery questions. The process to join most archery clubs is fairly similar … however as everything is up in the air thanks to COVID, the below is subject to change and modification due to the various advisory guidances we are having to follow. Just ask if you are interested as that’s the best way to find out exactly how things are currently working … contact us here
If you are not an experienced archer, to join any Archery GB/World Archery affiliated club in the UK (such as Glasgow Archers), Archery GB require you complete a beginner’s course. This course teaches basic technique, etiquette and most importantly safety. We recommend courses run by MRM Archery and occasionally run our own courses as well. Check our Events page to see if there is a course coming up.
We do welcome archers from other clubs as guests either as a one off visit OR as associate members. If you have been shooting with a different club in the past, we will ask one of our coaches or experienced archers to perform a quick competency check and have a chat about club procedures and rules of Craigholme sports facility. Details below.
If you are interested in joining the club or would like more information, please drop us a line using the contact us form.
Fees are paid in two parts:
- Club fees cover your membership of Glasgow Archers, use of beginners equipment, coaching, kit advice and for use of the range. We supply the range, bosses, faces and pins. There are no ‘green fees’ like you have to pay at many golf courses to access the course. One up front membership fee and you are good to go. The banter is also provided free. In quite liberal doses as you’ve probably guessed if you’ve read any of the rest of this website :o).
- Affiliation fees cover your membership of the sports national and regional bodies. This means that you are insured to shoot in a club environment at the range. (outside of the designated location, you need your own insurance)
The total annual cost of being an archer is the combined cost of club fees and affiliation fees. This is the same for every club in the UK.
New members will be required to pay both club fees and affiliation fees upon joining the club (pro-rata at the date of joining). At GA they were offset by six months to lessen the initial impact (see below) although COVID has thrown this on its head with the various lockdowns. Thereafter, fees will be paid according to the schedule set out by the national bodies and GA.
Club Fees for 2020/21
Glasgow’s Club Fees are for 12 months as a full member and vary depending on age or if you are joining as a part of your family. Please ask about details for your particular circumstances.
Glasgow Archers annual club fees normally are renewed at end of February/beginning of March. Again, we do not ask for shooting or attendance fees. One annual payment and that’s it. No hidden costs. Contact us here if you would like to join us on our line.
An Associate member is one who is a member of another club but shoots at Glasgow as a guest. The Associate membership is paid per season (2 seasons per year, Outdoor and Indoor) payable in April and October. They have no say in the running of the club but are just as welcome as full members – expect some pretty robust banter though. Bringing biscuits will mitigate some of the banter! ;o)
On the Day Guest:
In addition to associate memberships, we welcome visiting experienced archers. If you are in town, have your bow with you and hanker to abuse some 10 rings, come shoot with us. Each session is approximately 3hrs long currently. You supply yourself and your bow, we’ll supply everything else. Just drop us a line, tell us you’d like to come and we’ll get you booked in. (During COVID restrictions the price is currently £10 for 3 hours. This is more than it was in the past because we have to spend to keep everyone safe with hand wash, disinfectant, wrapping the targets to ensure a easily cleanable surface, giving you your own personal face and pins to shoot with and keep etc. Also you need to book 2 days in advance for the purposes of our track and trace audit trail.)
Please note: new associate members and on the day shooters must show a valid AGB card (physical or e-card) before being allowed to shoot with Glasgow Archers. This is for insurance purposes as stipulated by AGB.
Affiliation Fees for 2020/21
Archery GB (AGB), Scottish Archery Association (SAA) and Area (West of Scotland) fees are payable in late August/early September. Due to so many possible discounts for age, family etc, please ask about details for your particular circumstances.
If you are interested in joining us, contact us on this form and we’ll work out your particular membership/affiliation cost. There are so many possible discounts and variations due to age, status that everyone’s membership can be slightly different.