About Us

A photo of a school playing field with six archery targets
Our outdoor field

The club was formed in 2002 with the amalgamation of the two existing archery clubs: Rugby Archery Club and the Acorn Archery club.

As of January 2023, we changed our name from Rugby Bowmen to Rugby Archers, but we still retain our club ethos, community-feeling and inclusive membership. We shoot all year-round, breaking only for bad weather (we like it just right) and for Christmas and we welcome all abilities and bowstyles (though recurve and barebow are our most popular).

Our two seasons – Indoor and Outdoor – are both held at Harris Sports Centre. At the end of each season, we hold a friendly club competition. Some of our members also choose to compete in local, county and national competitions, but its not necessary to compete if you don’t want to.

We have two Session Coaches and three Instructors, and we’re currently looking at training more members as coaches and instructors.

We hold fun shoots almost every month throughout the year – again, these are optional but they can help you learn new skills and are a break from the usual targets and scoring. They’re also, as the name says, a bit of fun.

As a club, 2023 is a year of change for us as we move towards a more modern, community-focused club, and we’d be delighted if you’d like us to join us as we grow.

Contact Us

If you have questions about any element of the club or its practices, please contact us using one of the email addresses below.

Please be aware that all committee members are volunteers with other responsibilities outside of the club, so it may take more than a day to get back to you.


For all club-related questions or general information, please contact the Club Secretary at secretary@rugbyarchers.co.uk.

Membership and courses

For all information related to beginners’ courses, joining the club or membership renewals, please contact the Membership Secretary at membership@rugbyarchers.co.uk.


For all safeguarding issues, please view our Safeguarding page or contact our Safeguarding Officer at safeguardingofficer@rugbyarchers.co.uk.


If you have any problems or questions about the website, please contact the webmaster at webmaster@rugbyarchers.co.uk.