All members are required to have completed an Archery GB Safety course before joining. This consists of 12 hours of lesson time spread over a number of weeks. Most clubs run these courses but prices can vary and will be in the region of £60-75 per person.
Newhaven Archery Club (NAC) charge £60pp and run our sessions in May/June each year. If you have missed our course but would still like to join us as members, you can complete your course at any Archery GB affiliated club in the UK and bring your certificate to us. A full list of Sussex archery clubs can be found at our county site sussex-archery.org.uk
Please note that following the recent restrictions, a lot of courses are now currently full and there may be a waiting list.
Once you have completed a course, you can apply to join NAC as a “full” or “associate” member. A full member is registered with us as their main club whereas associate members may belong to another club and just use our facilities. Visitors with an Archery GB card can join us at any session for £5 each for up to 6 visits a year.
Unless you have completed your Archery GB Safety Course with us at NAC, you will be invited to attend an assessment session. This is a short visit to the field in which we will observe you set up and shoot with your own equipment following range commands. Please note that we do not lend equipment such as bows, arrows etc for an assessment. This is also your chance to get to know us and ask any questions! Following a successful application, new members (full and associate) will be placed on a 12-signature probation period before being allowed full access to the field and target equipment. During this period, we ask you only attend the field at set times when a member of the committee team can observe and help. We are currently running these sessions 2x a week on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.
NAC Fees from 1st October 2022 – 31st September 2023:
NAC Full member Adult (18+): £12.50 per month
NAC Full member Junior (8-17): £6.00 per month
Associate member Adult (18+): £10.00 per month
Associate member Junior (8-17): £5.00 per month
Membership fees to Southern Counties Archery Society (~£5pa), Sussex County Archery Association (~£5pa), and Archery GB (~£50/12pa) may also apply.
More details regarding fees can be supplied by emailing the NAC Membership Secretary at our main email address firstname.lastname@example.org