Joining the club
Everyone joining Castle Bowmen as a member agrees to abide by the club Constitution, Archery GB's Rules of Shooting and Archery GB'S Code of Conduct.
Once you have finished your beginner's course, if you want to join us as a full time member, we would be delighted to have you. Of course, as with all sports clubs, there is a fee to join; and this is explained below.
The Membership fee covers:-
Membership to Castle Bowmen
- When you join the club as a full member we can give you expert advice on which equipment would be suitable for you to buy.
We do have a number of club bows available to hire for a short time until you get your own equipment. Also we have coaches and experienced archers of all abilities and bow types who are more than happy to give new members all the advice they need to develop their Archery skills.
You will also enjoy all the shooting opportunities the club offers, which currently is up to five times a week in the summer. We have top class Indoor and Outdoor shooting facilities, so you can shoot all year round. Remember this is Wales though, you will have to shoot in the rain occasionally.
You will also receive a newsletter once a month with interesting things in it, and most importantly, the opportunity to come to the Castle Bowmen Christmas dinner. (Traditionally held in January)
Membership to the Glamorgan Archery Association
- As you work your way up, Glamorgan training squads will help you on your way with extra coaching. You can also claim county records and be part of the county team.
Membership to the Welsh Archery Association
- This allows you to compete in Welsh tournaments and claim records and achievement awards, as well as getting access to top Welsh coaches on the training squad, and even represent Wales in International tournaments.
Membership to Archery GB (The National Governing Body for Archery)
- This is Archery's National Association in Great Britain and they provide insurance and guidelines so everyone is safe and happy. Membership allows you to shoot almost anywhere in the world (subject to local rules). You can also start shooting in competitions, every weekend if you wish; and maybe shoot for the GB team (with a bit a practice of course). You can gain a UK ranking without too much trouble. You will also be sent a magazine about Archery 4 times a year.
Just ask for details of our subscription rates - Some discounts may be available
Equipment for Hire by New Members (subject to availability) = £10.00 per month