Barnstaple Archery
Welcome to the Barnstaple Archery Club
Barnstaple Archery Club was formed in November 1999 and offers target archery in North Devon to archers of all abilities. The club currently has approximately 50 members. We have sessions 3 times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) all located at the Petroc college site in Barnstaple. 
Our membership year runs from April – March and fees are paid monthly by standing order. All shooting members will also be affiliated to Archery GB (AGB), Devon & Cornwall Archery Society (DCAS) and Grand Western Archery Society (GWAS). 
Current fees: 
Membership including AGB, DCAS and GWAS 
• Juniors - £7.50 per month 
• 18-24 yrs - £8.50 per month 
• 25+ yrs - £12.50 per month 
• Disabled – Discounted rates may be available, please ask for details of fees 
Equipment hire £5 per month 
We welcome experienced archers who wish to join our club (subject to having Archery GB or World Archery membership). Come and shoot as a visitor if you want to see what the club is like then fill in a ‘Transferring members’ form if moving clubs (and therefore AGB affiliation) or an ‘Associate members’ form if joining Barnstaple as a second club (please contact the membership secretary regarding fees for Associate members). 
Returning Archers 
If you are returning to the sport after a break (no current Archery GB membership) then please fill in a ‘Returning Archers’ form. You may be required to complete a competency assessment with one of our coaches and asked to undertake a beginners course or additional coaching if we deem this necessary. If coming from another club, we might ask your previous club for a reference. 

We meet 3 times a week at Petroc (Barnstaple College) During the winter months we shoot indoors in their sports hall. To find the hall enter the Petroc site and continue down the main road until the road splits.
The left-hand turn will take you into the long stay car park and the right hand turn will take you into the Sports Hall car park. Please be aware that parking can be limited at times due to other clubs using the hall and the gym which is located next to the hall.

We are now shooting outdoors on the main Petroc sports field. To find the car park for this upon entering the main site please take the first right hand turn and follow the road around to the smaller car park.

Current shooting times:
Tuesday: 5.30pm-Dusk
Thursday: 5.30pm-Dusk
Saturday: 12:30pm-4:30pm

We welcome experienced archers visiting Devon to shoot with us whilst here (subject to having Archery GB or World Archery membership). There is a charge per person of £3.50 per session or £5 for a whole week to come and shoot with us. 
Barnstaple Archery Club is committed to providing the local community an equal opportunity to engage in the sport, whether as participants; competitors; volunteers; officials or administrators.  
The club encourages the practice and promotion of the sport of archery in all its forms, in accordance with the Rules of County, Regional and National Societies and creating an environment which offers coaching and participation opportunities so that all members have the opportunity to achieve their full potential within the sport. 
The Club believes that when dealing with children and young people their welfare must always be of paramount importance. We are committed to providing an environment where children, young people and vulnerable adults can learn and participate in archery free from harassment and abuse.  
All those people working with children, young people and vulnerable adults have a moral responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare. This club has adopted the Archery GB Policy for Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults to ensure peace of mind for adults, children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

The Taster session is the best way to experience the sport without the commitment of multiple sessions that make up the Beginners Course.
The taster session covers the basic principles of archery and how to shoot your first arrows.
The taster session only costs £10 and if you decide to move on to the beginners course you will get a £10 discount to the cost.
Before you join the archery club you will need to complete a beginners’ course, 
which will introduce you to the sport and teach you how to shoot safely. These courses are incredibly popular 
so please contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment - our Archery 
GB qualified coaches and their invaluable helpers are all volunteers, but we try 
our best to cope with the demand! 
To get on the waiting list please email
Once you've been a member for a few months we recommend you looking at attending our improvers courses which take place on a Saturday. The course covers advanced techniques and theory and will help in identifying areas to focus on to become a better archer. 
The course is free to all Barnstaple Archery Club members.
After a successful trial shoot things are beginning to return to a new normal. Please see these instructions on how to return to the club safely and how to use the new booking system.
With social gathering rules being relaxed we are currently looking at ways of getting people back shooting. In the meantime, please see these tips from Luke about keeping yourself engaged and aid your return to shooting.
We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Estelle Marie Edwick.
A statement from the family can be found by clicking the image above and on our Facebook page. 
Want to know more? You can contact us here.

For our beginners courses please contact us here

We regularly update our Instagram page with photos from our shoots.

We also have a Facebook page which you can find here.

If you would like to take part in any of the tournaments we hold please contact for more details.
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