Archery (Sports Union)
We welcome both novice and experienced archers to the archery club.
Archery is a sport that is worth trying at least once. It is a unique hobby that can be as relaxed or demanding of a sport as you want it to be, or because trying out a bow would make you feel a bit more like Legolas.
As a sport, archery is accessible to anyone, and the basics are easy to learn which means that many people who have never held a bow in their life start in our club each year. We also welcome experienced shooters in our club and pride ourselves in having had success in many competitions over the years among both novice and senior members. Overall, archery can be both a carefree hobby just for fun and a highly rewarding sport for competitive people.
Over the past couple of years, the club have achieved a considerable amount of success, with the Dundee team winning the first year of St. Andrews Varsity as well as winning a considerable amount of medals in SSS league matches and achieving the Gold accreditation for the last two years.
Archery is often seen as an individual sport but many notice how they have found a community not only in our club but amongst other archers as well. However, it is not only in competitions that you can test your skills against other archers, but also the social events, both big and small, whether they are as simple as shooting balloons or larger social gatherings like our annual Christmas dinner that join us together as archers and as a team. We also run fundraiser archery tag sessions regularly, where we spend the session in teams playing a series of dodgeball-like games - but with bows and spongey arrows instead of a ball.