Unfortunately, as a committee we have decided not to run beginner training sessions until the January term...
As archery can be a potentially dangerous sport, we believe we cannot assure the safety of training beginners from a safe 2m social distance. In addition to this all shooting will currently be outdoors which could be dangerous to passing pedestrians and dog walkers and stressful for beginning archers. This was a difficult decision however we want to ensure the safety of all members.
We do not want to discourage archers, however. As soon as we can run beginners training safely, we will! Due to this we will also have a reduced membership fee for beginners to £20 due to only being able to shoot next term. This works out at £15 for shooting next term and then £5 for membership and socials this term! We also recommend any experienced archers who do not own their own kit to buy this membership as we are no longer able to lend out club kit. For anyone who has already bought membership fees we will happily refund these for you!
If you are still interested in shooting with SUAC do get in touch! We hope to still get you involved with the club and socials until we can train you! Drop us a message via our Facebook page and we plan on making a fresher group chat so you can meet committee and be kept up to date with socials and any changes regarding training!
We are planning on doing a zoom meet the committee social this Friday at 7pm! Check out our Facebook page to find the event and updates! This will be an informal chat, so you get the chance to meet other prospective archers and committee. Feel free to pop along and ask us any questions you may have regarding shooting, socials, the university and joining the club.
We are extremely sorry and understand some of you may be disappointed by this news, however your safety is our main concern and we want to ensure you all get the best training and experience possible which we don’t think would be met with current guidelines.
We look forward to meeting you all soon!
💚💚 SUAC 2020/21 Committee 💚💚
You can register for the club and find contact details on the official Student Union website.