If you would like to experience Target Archery to see if it is for you, then why not attend one of our Taster Sessions? We hold several throughout the year and it gives you the opportunity to try Archery in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
We hold them both indoors and out, depending on the time of year. Archery is suitable from age 8 and upwards. All participants must be physically able, as you will need the strength to use the equipment to allow you to gain the most enjoyment from the sport.
[10 per child/adult, 2hrs session, All equipment provided]

If, after attending a Taster, you would like to take it further and join our club then you must first complete a 6 week Beginner's Course.
The Beginners courses are run through out the year and are run by qualified coaches who are supported by experienced club members.
[60 per child/adult, 6x2hrs sessions, All equipment provided].

During the summer months (May to August) our club may also hold a "Have a Go" outdoor archery sessions. This is a pre-booked, private session which is an opportunity for a group of friends, family, or work colleagues etc to try out Archery for a couple of hrs and maybe win a medal at the end of the evening.

Please phone us on 07858 707090 or use our contact page to check availability or to send us a brief message.

Event Date Places Available Remaining
Taster Session Tues 17th Oct 2017 20 20
Taster Session Tues 31st Oct 2017 20 20
Beginner's Course Start Tue 7th Nov 2017 and runs for 6 weeks 20 20

Please note, full payment secures a place on either event although this is managed on a first come first served basis.



The Anchor Bowmen Archery Club, based in Derby in the East Midlands, is a voluntary group which is affiliated to the;

To become a shooting member of a Target Archery Club, a 6 weeks Beginners course must be completed.
You may complete a beginner's course at another club if it is more convenient for you, but the club must be GNAS recognised and you will be asked to demonstrate safe shooting before you can apply to be a member of our club.

Membership fees are paid in January and July, of which a part goes to the 3 groups that we are affiliated to.

Once you have paid your membership fee you will be issued with a GNAS card that will have your membership number on it. You will need to keep this card with you to prove you are allowed to shoot, especially when entering tournaments.

With your membership you will also be sent a copy of Archery UK magazine, four times a year.

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Club Fees (effective from 1st Jan 2017)

Membership costs, are as follows:

MemberFee due 1st JanFee due 1st JunTotalPay In Full*
Over 60's406010095*


  • *A discount of 5 will be given for those members who chose to pay the full year fee in January.
  • Membership fees include contribution to GNAS, EMAS and DCAA.
  • Junior fees will apply to members under 18 years of age as of 30th June of the fee year.
  • No fee charged for Non-shooting members and beginners.


Other fees, payable per session :

  Green Fees Equipment Hire
Seniors 0.50 2.00
Junior 0.252.00
Visitors 4.00n/a

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We shoot a variety of recognised metric and imperial rounds, up to 90 metres / 100 yards. We also shoot a Clout, annually, at 180 yards. See charts below.

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