Joining Bath Archers

Whether you are an experienced archer or new to the sport, if you would like to join the club here's how (downloads a .pdf).

If you are interested in joining the club but have never shot before, you must first undertake our Beginners Course to learn about field safety, the rules of shooting and how to shoot safely and effectively.

If you have shot before and want to change clubs or re-start archery, you will need to be briefly assessed for competency, best undertaken at one of our Taster Sessions.

If you are a current Archery GB member and would like to join Bath Archers for a short while, temporary membership is available at £60.00 for 3 months, or with guest shooting at £6 per shoot.

To apply for membership, please contact the Membership Secretary for an application form and to confirm the fee.

2023-2024 Membership Fees

New Members

The club's financial year runs from 1st October to 30th September (in line with Archery GB's year). The following table shows how much a new membership will be depending on which month you join. For example, a Senior joining in April will pay £63.00 for club membership (which will run until the end of September).

Category Oct-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep
Senior Member (Over 25s) £125.00 £63.00 £47.00
Senior (18-24, as at 1st Oct) £83.00 £42.00 £37.50
Junior (under 18s) £32.00 £16.50 £12.25
Disabled (Senior) £77.00 £39.00 £35.00

Membership fees cover your club membership, and also affiliation to Archery GB (our national governing body), Grand Western Archery Society (GWAS) and Somerset County Archery Association (SCAA). Membership of Archery GB and a county and regional society is compulsory. We arrange this for you. New members who are already members of Archery GB are requested to contact the Membership Secretary to confirm fees.

Beginners Course discounts

Discounts are available for new members who join following completion of a Bath Archers Beginner's Course.

  • Joining in Oct–Mar: £30 adult, £20 junior.
  • Joining in Apr–Sep: £20 adult, £10 junior.

Additional members at the same address

A discount is available for members at the same address (see Renewals section below for details).

Discount combinations

Beginners Course discounts may not be claimed as well as additional member at the same address discounts. Only one discount may apply per membership application.

Renewing Members

Renewal fees will be due on 16th Sep for the forthcoming year (to be paid between 1st Aug – 16th Sep).

Category Club Fee AGB Fee GWAS Fee SCAA Fee Total
Senior Member (Over 25s) £60.00 £50.00 £6.00 £6.00 £122.00
Senior (18-24, as at 1st Oct) £60.00 £13.00 £3.00 £3.00 £79.00
Junior (under 18s) £10.00 £13.00 £2.00 £3.00 £28.00
Disabled (Senior) £60.00 £13.00 No charge No charge £73.00
Social Member £5.00 Not included Not included Not included £5.00

We assume/require that all renewing members have current AGB membership, valid at the time of the renewal. If you are unsure about this, please contact the Membership Secretary.

Additional members at the same address

First adult pays full price, additional Seniors receive a discount of £10, and additional Juniors receive a discount of £5.

Life Members

Life members are entitled to free club membership, and only affiliations to Archery GB, GWAS and SCAA are due. No discount applies to these fees. If any life member also affiliates directly or through another club, please contact the Membership Secretary to confirm this.


Members who affiliate to AGB, a Region and/or County directly or through another club are only required to pay the club fee. Please note, it is then your responsibility to re-affiliate in time for the new AGB affiliation year. You may be asked to show your AGB card to prove that your AGB affiliation.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact the Membership Secretary.