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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

Sunburn in September! - Cambridgeshire end of Season Shoot
Our archers were out and about again this weekend making the most of the rapidly diminishing outdoor season at the Cambridgeshire end of season shoot hosted by Netherhall Archers. This was a handicap shoot, and sadly our members were all too consistent to get a look in at the medals, but it was a beautiful morning and an enjoyable event for all. Jack and Liam had a great time playing with Liam's camera (watch this space on photo of the week) and it was great to see one of this year's beginners' course graduates, Alex, attending an external shoot, even if it meant that alongside Liam and Andrew the barebows outnumbered the recurves! This also marked the last time we will be shooting outdoors with the members of Anglia Ruskin who have joined us for outdoor training this summer. We will be sallying forth for one last stand against the impending indoor season tomorrow morning before heading indoors on Monday and welcoming back our undergraduate members who have been arriving this weekend. We look forward to seeing you all again.

Jolly Archers Autumn Shoot, York/Hereford
Our archers were out and about again this weekend as the outdoor season draws to a close. Members Jack Atkinson and Liam Pattinson, and alumnus Stuart Fraser attended the Jolly Archers' York/Hereford on Sunday. They could immediately tell they were coming in to frostbite season upon arrival, and it was so misty they could only just make out the targets at 100 yards. The shoot had it all though; mist, sun, rain, a wild kite circling above... (admittedly no snow, so maybe not quite all). There were PBs for both Jack and Liam, and congratulations to Liam who came away with a silver medal for Gent's Barebow in the York after a hard fought battle for gold. This marks the end of the outdoor season for us (apart from the CAA end of season shoot in a fortnight) as we prepare to welcome our new new members and beginners in October.

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