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.

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. The sports centre are open to all members, whilst use of the rifle range is restricted to members who have paid range fees, as detailed in the membership form.

  • Mondays 6pm - 8pm — Elizabeth Way Rifle Range Experienced members only
    Experienced archers only session
  • Tuesdays 5pm - 7pm — Elizabeth Way Rifle Range Novices only
    Novice only session.
  • Wednesdays 5pm - 6:45pm — Elizabeth Way Rifle Range Experienced members only
    Experienced shooting session with coaching available to all members.
  • Thursdays 7:30am - 8:30am — University of Cambridge Sports Centre All members
    Strength and Conditioning for all club members.
  • Fridays 8pm - 10pm — University of Cambridge Sports Centre All members
    Open session for all club members.
  • Sundays 8am - 11am Michaelmas — University of Cambridge Sports Centre Beginners only
    Beginner's courses, split between 8:00 - 9:30 and 9:30 - 11:00.
  • Sundays 8am - 10am Lent — University of Cambridge Sports Centre All members
    Open session for all club members.

We will be shooting Friday sessions in the Sports Hall from 11 October 2019 to 6 December 2019 and again from 17 January 2020 to 13 March 2020. The beginner's course on Sundays runs from 20 October 2019 to 1 December 2019 and we will have normal Sunday sessions from 19 January 2020 to 8 March 2020.

Strength and conditioning sessions will run throughout each terms from 10 October 2019 to 5 December 2019, then from 16 January 2020 to 12 March 2020 and from 23 April 2020 to 11 June 2020.

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 (bad) 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 5pm - Dusk
    Open session for all club members with coaching and assistance available for novice and beginner archers.
  • Wednesdays 4:30pm - Dusk
    Open session for all club members with external coaching available some weeks by arrangement.
  • Fridays 5pm - Dusk
    Open session for all club members.
  • Sundays
    Most Sundays 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. If there is no target day then there will be shooting from 13:30 onwards.
  • Other times
    Shooting at any other time can be arranged with any keyholder. If you have a time that you would like to shoot, please send an email to the outdoor mailing list enquiring if anyone else would like to join or open up.

Map for the Churchill College Sports Ground

Vacation Periods

During the vacation periods shooting continues 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 by clicking here, and searching for soc-cub-vacation.

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