Welcome to Knights' Archers.

We are a student run club, offering membership to both University of Reading Students and Non-Students.

As a club we primarily use the Olympic style recurve bows, however, we cater for other styles such as longbows. We recognise that as a student club we may be the first experience of archery most people will have, as such all ability levels are welcome and coaching is given from our more experienced archers to help train new members to become proficient in archery.

The club own a number of right and left handed recurve bows, a selection of arrows and other equipment for members to use. However, members are more than welcome to bring their own equipment, and many of our archers choose to purchase their own when progressing in the sport.

During the first two terms we practice indoors at the SportsPark, whereas in the summer we venture outside where we take advantage of the longer days and warmer weather. 

If you wish to participate in our freshers events please email so that we may have an estimate of numbers. News of our upcoming events and shoots can be found on our facebook page at . We look forward to seeing you there! 


Shoot Times

Autumn Term:

25th September 2017 - 8th December 2017

Indoor shoot times:

11:00-13:00 Tuesday
14:00-17:00 Saturday
12:00-15:00 Sunday

Beginners Course: 30th September & 7th October


Membership Fees
Student Members: £45. This includes beginner training. Experienced archers are expected to attend the first session to famillarise themselves with the club safety and policies. Once assessed for safety these archers are not required to fulfill the beginners course.
Associate (Non-Student) Members: £50, This is for anybody wishing to join who is not a student at the University of Reading. This also includes the beginners course, which runs the same as the previously mentioned and same rules apply about new experienced archers.
Associates will also be required to pay the equivalent Archery GB fees assuming non-direct membership which can be found below.
Archery GB Membership Category: Full Year Pro-rata
Club Member - Senior (aged 25 and over) £42.00 £21.00
Seniors members aged 18 to 24 (inc) - all categories £10.50 £5.25
Archers with Disabilities - all categories £10.50 £5.25
Returners: £40, this is the membership fee for existing Knights' Archers members only.
Sports Federation Insurance: £15* must be purchased alongside membership 
Sports Park Membership: £5* In the Autumn and Spring terms we shoot indoors at Sports Park. To access the Sports Hall, members will require a Student Sports Club membership purchasable at Sports Park or online.

*For more information this visit: One payment of Sports Federation Insurance will cover you for multiple sports.

The Knights' Archers membership includes membership to Archery GB, the national governing body for archery which is worth on an individual basis around £49. It also includes all shoot time, equipment use and coaching.

The club enters into competitions throughout the year, including BUCS (British University & College Sport) indoor and outdoor competitions and the South-East Archery League (SEAL). We also run a club ladder system inside the club, so we can add a little friendly competition between members. See below for current results.

We also have regular socials throughout the year, from fancy dress nights to formal end of term meals. These are prime opportunities to build on friendships within the club.

The club is supported and funded by Reading University Student Union, and is a member of Archery GB, Berkshire Archery Association (BAA) and the UK Student Archery Association (UKSAA).

To find out more and keep track on the club ladder, shoot updates, socials and more, join us on facebook ( rchers/).

Recent Events:

Casino Night: We had a fantastic evening at Wessex Hall where we played various casino games such as Texas holdem, black jack and roulette (the chips we gambled with were included with the tickets price, so we weren’t gambling real money!)

Board games night: The night was held at eclectic games, playing various board-games that the shop had in the library.

Pizza and Film night: We had a relaxing, fun evening, watching deadpool (the film was chosen on the night) whilst enjoying Tops pizza.

AGM Meal: Our annual AGM meal was at Bill’s this year, it was a lovely evening with delicious food.

Archery Tag: This exciting, action packed game (similar to dodgeball but with bows and foam-tipped arrows) was held outdoors, it was a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable afternoon.

Summer Meal: We had an evening of delicious food at Zizzi’s.

Upcoming Events:

Our annual Christmas meal! This year we are going to Ask Italian at the start of December to celebrate the end of term and the holidays. It's always a lot of fun, so we hope to see you there!



President Emma Brand
Treasurer Christopher Viney
Secretary Ellie Chaston
Team Captain Maria Jacob
Armourers Oliver Tse
  Ciaran Wells 
Field Warden Rob Adams
Social & Welfare Anthony Yu




Competition Results 2017/18

South-East Archery League:




Position University 1st Leg 2nd Leg 3rd Leg 4th Leg 5th Leg Aggregate Points
1st Southampton 1st 3rd 2nd 1st   8690 57
2nd London 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd   8657 56
3rd Imperial 2nd 1st 3rd 4th   8649 54
4th Sussex 5th 5th 4th 3rd   8422 47
5th East Anglia 8th 4th 5th 9th   8159 38
6th Surrey 4th 7th 7th 8th   8104 38
7th Portsmouth 6th 8th 8th 5th   8082 37
8th Reading 9th 8th 6th 7th   7939 33
9th Anglia Ruskin 7th 6th 12th 6th   7855 33
10th Queen Mary 10th 11th 9th 10th   7312 24
11th Kent 11th 10th 13th 11th   7260 19
12th Brunel 13th 12th 10th 12th   6780 17
13th Brighton 12th 13th 14th 13th   6355 12
14th Essex 14th DNS 11th DNS   3373 7


Position University 1st Leg 2nd Leg 3rd Leg 4th Leg 5th Leg Aggregate Points
1st Imperial 1st 1st 1st 1st   5761 60
2nd Portsmouth 2nd 4th 4th 2nd   5295 52
3rd Surrey 6th 5th 2nd 4th   5142 47
4th Queen Mary 4th 6th 3rd 6th   5001 45
5th London 5th 3rd 6th 11th   4544 39
6th Southampton 9th 2nd 10th 5th   4435 38
7th Sussex 11th 7th 7th 3rd   4703 36
8th Brunel 3rd 12th 8th 9th   4090 32
9th East Anglia 12th 9th 5th 7th   4426 31
10th Anglia Ruskin 8th 8th 9th 8th   4197 31
11th Reading 7th 11th 12th 12th   3380 22
12th Kent 14th 10th 14th 10th   3138 16
13th Brighton 10th 13th 13th 13th   2207 15
14th Essex 13th DNS 11th DNS   1727 8


Senior Outdoors    Novice Outdoors 
1     1  
2     2  
3     3  
4     4  


Club Ladders:

Ranking       Recurve Ladder (Indoor)        Barebow Ladder (Indoor)           Pool Ladder         
1 Simeon Adejumo   Zoe Laing
2 Chris Viney   Joe Murray
3 Harry Gill   Peter Jackson
4 Ellie Chaston    
5 Zoe Laing    
6 Maria Jacob    
7 Emma Brand    

*(A) denotes associate member, (N) denotes a novice

Ranking Recurve Ladder (Outdoors) Barebow Ladder (Outdoors)




  • Archery Beginners Membership£40.15
  • Archery Non-Student Membership£45.15
  • Archery Returners Membership£35.15
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Team Captain



Social and Welfare

Field Warden



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