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Welcome to the website of Cambridge University's archery club

We are a friendly and enthusiastic club catering for all levels, from the complete beginner up to the highly experienced athlete. Anyone is welcome, whether they wish to shoot purely for fun or desire to compete in any of the many competitions we attend. Cambridge University Bowmen have an excellent record over the years in both the experienced and novice levels of competition on the university stage as well as at county, regional and national level.

If you are a beginner interested in starting a new sport you can find out more by clicking here. Alternatively, if you are an experienced archer who has shot before, either at university or any other club, you can find out more by clicking here.

We shoot in the regional BUTTS league, as well as at the national indoor and outdoor BUCS competitions and a number of other university events. We also shoot in an annual Varsity match against Oxford University Company of Archers. In addition to University shooting, many members take part in external competitions held throughout the county and sometimes even farther afield.

Feel free to browse our website to find out more about the club from the menu on the left, or by opening the menu at the top of the page on a mobile device. If you can't find the answers to any of your questions, feel free to contact a member of the committee whose addresses can be found here. Please note that if browsing on a mobile device there is more content is available on the desktop site.

Latest News

Michaelmas Term Roundup
This term there have been two BUTTS legs - CUB started off the season in Oxford on 12/11, followed by Trent on 26/11. There have been some strong performances so far, in particular from the Novice team who were narrowly beaten to first place in the first leg (only 10 points behind serial winners Birmingham) and are currently in second place in the aggregate points scores, only 2 points behind the leaders - let's hope they can keep it up in the new year! The seniors are holding steady in 6th place, ahead of Derby and Oxford - hopefully this bodes well for Varsity later in the year, but of course a lot can change. Individually there have been a number of success and medals across the two legs, including a lady recurve silver, two barebow golds, a novice gent silver and two novice gent bronzes. Liam Pattinson also managed to set a new barebow club record on the Portsmouth round. Full results for the season can be found on the BUTTS website here.

Looking towards to next term, it's going to be a busy one, with two further BUTTS legs and the BUTTS Championships and ball, BUTTS team champs and BUTC, not to mention a new, supposedly improved BUCS format which will see the team headed to the Southern regional qualifier in Crawley in February before any qualified archers go on to the finals in Bristol in March.

Also happening next term, the social event of the year: CUB Annual Dinner! Places are filling up fast - as of writing this, there are only five spaces left, so if you want to go but still haven't notified Vamsee (social sec), please do so ASAP.

Closer to home this term we have completed our annual beginners' course introducing over 70 new people to the sport of archery. This year has been rather sucessful with over 40 new beginners joining the club. We look forward to seeing you shooting with us next term. A big thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to help out with this important piece of the club.

The final event befoer the holidays was our Christmas shoot. We all enjoyed shooting at a variety of different targets from ballons to field faces to stockings, rounded off by CUB's "Nerves of Cardboard"; a more arrow safe version of the famous Nerves of Steel! A great time was had by all, and thanks to everyone who brought along snacks.

Alumni Shoot
During the summer we held our first alumni event in recent memory. Thanks to Heather for organising and all who attended; we had a lovely afternoon shooting with a meal in the evening. Hopefully it won't be so long until the next one.

If you couldn't make it but want to stay in the loop for future events, please get in contact with the alumni liaison officer.

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Upcoming Events

Jolly Archers Autumn Shoot
Venue: Huntingdon
York, Hereford, and Bristol Rounds

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