Our Courses

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Beginners Courses

Glasgow Archers does not currently run beginner’s courses, but we recommend courses by MRM Archery. You can expect a high standard of tuition with the coaches at MRM Archery and, on occasion, these courses are held at our facility in the South Side of Glasgow.

Bookings should be made directly through the MRM Archery website: www.mrmarchery.co.uk/shop.html but due to limited spaces in the club we can not guarantee a place within the club straight after completing this course.

At the end of the course should you wish, you can take your archery to the next level and contact Glasgow Archers about availability of places at the club. We would then guide, coach and challenge you to take your archery as far as you desire. Read on for more details.

(Should you join during the winter, please make yourself aware of the necessary rules we require to follow for the indoor season)

Joining Glasgow Archers

Normally joining, or shooting with, Glasgow Archers is easy. Completion of the above beginner’s course (or a short competency assessment if your beginner’s course was completed by another club) is usually all that is required to advance to full club membership. We are however at present a closed club in that we are not accepting any new members. This is because of the huge upswing in archery popularity and we only have so many spaces on the shooting line. We can take your name for the club waiting list (see the contact us menu item to the left) and hopefully there wont be a long delay before we get back to you.

Affiliated membership of the UK Governing Body (ArcheryGB also known as GNAS) which provides insurance cover and the Scottish Governing Body (SAA) is a requirement. Fees to each organisation and club fees are set annually and are payable in two parts (GNAS/SAA in September and club fees in February).

Please follow this link to fees for details of the relevant fees and charges.

All full GA members have access to our equipment (including arrows and bows) until they are ready to purchase their own kit and we can give years of experience and advice to help you in that selection.

Archery as a sport

Target Archery is a sport covered by a hierarchy of organisations ranging through local to national then International and Olympic status. Glasgow Archers form part of this chain and archers can progress their sporting career through the club as high as their ambitions and abilities allow.

Whilst archery is a minority sport it contains within its structure an easy to follow system of classification which provides progress and achievable targets for all archers.

Competitions, or shoots, are a great place to get to know archers from other parts of the country and meet people with a common interest.  For those interested there are competitions arranged around the country at very regular intervals. Some of the most beautiful of areas in Scotland host shoots. Our own ground at Craigholme abuts Pollok Park (home of the Burrell Collection and Pollok House) winner of the best park in Britain award 2007 and voted the best park in Europe 2008.