Training Sessions

The Archery year is split in to an indoor and an outdoor season. The Indoor season runs from the start of the academic year in Michaelmas (October) until the end of Lent (March). After this we move outdoors for the duration of Easter term and the Easter and summer vacations.

Sports Center

Information about session times, locations, and dates for all of these time periods can be found below. Please sign up for sessions here.

Michaelmas and Lent Terms

In Michaelmas and Lent we shoot indoors at the University of Cambridge Sports Centre at West Cambridge and at the Elizabeth Way Rifle Range, the entrance to which is on the Cutter Ferry Path. Directions to both of these venues can be found from the interactive maps below. Use of the rifle range is restricted to members who have paid range fees, as detailed in the membership form.

  • Tuesday - Elizabeth Way Rifle Range
    17:00 - 19:00
    Novice Training Session Novices Only
  • Wednesday - University of Cambridge Sports Centre
    07:00 - 09:00am
    Priority to squad members All Members
  • Wednesday - Elizabeth Way Rifle Range
    16:00 - 17:30
    Experienced shooting session Experienced Members Only
  • Thursday - University of Cambridge Sports Centre
    07:30 - 08:30am
    Strength and Conditioning, open to all All Members
  • Friday - University of Cambridge Sports Centre
    20:00 - 22:00
    Open session for all club members All Members
  • Saturday - Elizabeth Way Rifle Range
    09:00 - 11:00
    Experienced shooting session Experienced Members Only
  • Sundays - University of Cambridge Sports Centre
    08:15 - 09:30am (Michaelmas)
    First beginners course session Beginners only
    09:30 - 10:45am (Michaelmas)
    Second beginners course session Beginners only
    08:15 - 09:45am (Lent)
    Open session for all club members, 16 spaces available. All members

We will be shooting Wednesday and Friday sessions in the Sports Centre throughout full term in both Michaelmas and Lent, including the Wednesday before lectures begin and the Friday after they finish. Similarly, Strength and Conditioning sessions will run on each Thursday throughout full term, and will also continue in Easter term.

Map for the Elizabeth Way Rifle Range

Map for the Cambridge Sports Centre

Churchill

Easter Term

In Easter term we shoot outdoors on Churchill College sports fields, situated in the grounds of the college. We use the top field near the Astronomy Department and set up beside the college chapel. Directions can be found from the interactive map below.

We have regular sessions throughout the week as listed below, where members will always be present to open up. In the event of inclement weather and the session being cancelled, an email will be sent to the outdoor shooting mailing list before 2pm that day, so please ensure you are signed up to this.



  • Tuesdays 5:00pm - Dusk
    Open session for all club members with coaching and assistance available for novice archers and archers who have graduated from their beginner course.
  • Wednesdays 5:00pm - Dusk
    Open session for all experienced/novice archers and those who have graduated from the beginners course.
  • Fridays 5:00pm - Dusk
    Open session for all experienced/novice archers and those who have graduated from the beginners course.
  • Sundays 2pm - Onwards
    Most Sundays will be relaxed shooting for all experienced/novice/graduated beginner archers. Some will be target days where we shoot an organised round and you can try for badges and classification scores. These will be publicised via the mailing list.

Map for the Churchill College Sports Ground

Vacation Periods

Shooting continues during the vacation periods as we have a large number of postgraduate and staff members. However, sessions may no longer follow the regular schedule and are instead arranged between members by use of a vacation mailing list. If you are around Cambridge in any of the vacations and wish to shoot, you can sign up here by searching for the mailing list soc-cub-vacation.

During the outdoor vacation periods we will be using the schedule of regular sessions outlined above for Easter Term.