If you shoot regularly and have just arrived in Cambridge, or are dusting off your kit and hoping to start again, please get in touch with either the captain or committee and let us know a bit about yourself. We will arrange for you to come to one of our regular shooting sessions, where we will check that you can shoot safely and answer any questions you have about the club. We are open to both students and staff of the University of Cambridge, as well as local students at other universities (e.g. Anglia Ruskin).
If you intend to join the club, you will need to fill out a membership form and hand it in to a committee member at one of our regular shooting sessions. Your first session with the club will not require forms or payment, but you will need to sign up and pay our fees to shoot at subsequent sessions.
As CUB is a non-profit entity, all club fees go directly into the running of the club. For example, these funds are used to maintain our equipment, cover competition entry fees, insure the club, and pay for venue hire.
Basic club membership fees include affiliation to ArcheryGB (the national governing body for archery), Cambridgeshire Archery Association (CAA), and the Southern Counties Archery Society (SCAS). This includes all the required insurance and allows you to shoot at any of the sessions at the University Sports Centre or Churchill College.
The club fees for this year are as follows:
- University of Cambridge students - £60
- Anglia Ruskin students and non-students - £80
Experienced members may also shoot at the Elizabeth Way Rifle Range, provided they can shoot well enough to reliably hit their target at a distance of 20 yards (18m), and can either provide their own bow or are willing to rent one from the club. Use of this venue has an additional fee, which is paid to the Cambridgeshire Shooting Association (CSA) who maintain it. If you would like to shoot at the range, please speak to a member of the committee.
Range fees for this year are as follows:
- University of Cambridge students - £29
- Anglia Ruskin students and non-students - £58
Affiliation for non-students
If you wish to join our club as a non-student (which includes university staff, postdoctoral researchers, and club alumni) then you cannot be affiliated to Archery GB under our system, and will instead be required to affiliate either directly or through another club. Information about affiliating directly can be found here (ArcheryGB Membership Services). Most often this is done through our sister club, Cambridge University Alumni. Please contact the club secretary to find out more.
We regularly compete in a number of events throughout the year at a club, regional and national level. All members of the club are welcome to attend, subject the availability of spaces. The club covers the cost of entry fees for our main student league (the BUTTS League), but there is usually a small fee to cover transport costs.