Together, We Achieve.
The University of Huddersfield Archery Club (UHAC) is run for students, by students.
Have-a-go sessions are perfect if you are new to the sport, or if you are unsure if archery is for you.
This is a single, no-commitment session where you can meet our experienced Level 1 and 2 coaches to see if archery is for you.
You’ll have 2-hours of hands-on, 1-2-1 coaching followed by a debrief from our captain. If you enjoy it as much as we do, you’ll be invited to take the next step and enrol on one of our Beginners’ Courses.
If you’ve done archery before or know that you want to get involved right away, come to our Beginners’ Course.
When you’re ready to make a commitment, then a Beginners’ Course is for you. We run Beginners’ Courses in September (Freshers) and January (Re-Freshers).
The Beginners’ Course complies with Archery GB regulations; 6 x 2 hour sessions of 1-2-1 coaching and independent shooting give you the required 12 hours of coaching to take you from a complete novice to a safe archer.
If you demonstrate safe independent shooting, the course ends with a shiny certificate and an offer of membership with us at Hudds Archery.
We accept new beginners for the first 2 weeks of the course. After the first 2 weeks, we cannot accept new beginners. Please check the club calendar for the dates of our Beginners’ Courses.
Experienced Archer Assessment
If you’re already an experienced archer, contact us to arrange an assessment.
Once organised, bring along your AGB card (or other proof of AGB membership) with your own equipment and join us as a guest for a quick shoot. One of our experienced coaches will check that you comply with our safety standards, and upon successful completion you will be invited to join us immediately.
The UHAC elite squad flying the Huddersfield flag at BUCS 2019
For those who enjoy competing, we have lots on offer.
As a club we compete in the North of England University Archery League (NEUAL). This is a friendly indoor league between other university clubs, culminating in the NEUAL indoor championships in March.
Additionally, we take part in the British University Championships (BUCS), both indoors and outdoors.
We also run friendlies between ourselves (like our Head-2-Head in January) and other clubs (like our UHAC vs Valley match) which take place throughout the year.
If competition isn’t for you, don’t worry, we’re also social birds!
We practice thrice a week during both the indoor and outdoor season, running a variety of shoots from Portsmouths and WA18s to fun shoots and balloon-popping competitions.
We also run regular socials on Thursday and Sunday nights, and occasionally host special socials between other university clubs (like our UHAV/Hudds Drama social in February).
An example of our “Skills with Phil” workshop, with specific coaching focusses
We are home to a plethora of in-house coaches who are always on hand to help you improve.
We run dedicated coaching sessions both in and out of the range, and 1-2-1 coaching can be organised at request.
A word on EQUIPMENT
Hudds Archery provides you with all the equipment needed to get you through the Have-A-Go sessions, Beginners’ Courses, and about the first 6-8 months of your archery career.
When your coach thinks you’re ready, we’ll invite you to come on a trip with us to our favourite archery supplier who will sell you all the gear you will have been using with us.
While it is okay to buy some archery gear online (personal equipment, such as arm guards, chest guards and fingerlings),
PLEASE DO NOT BUY BOWS FROM ONLINE SHOPS SUCH AS EBAY.
Welcome to our club!
Follow us on social media, links below, to keep up to date with what we are doing.
Continue reading below for more information about our committee and what we do.
If you have any questions, contact us and we’ll do our best to help you.
We look forward to meeting you in the future.
Meet The Committee
Welcome to UHAC! My name is Philip, and I’m the club Captain. I’ve been an archer for 12 years and have held various positions across many club committees, most recently Equipment Officer here at Huddersfield.
I am a Level 2 coach, and will be going through the process of becoming a county coach candidate in November of 2019. I run coaching sessions throughout the year, supported by the small army of Level 1 coaches we have at Huddersfield.
In my academic life, I am entering my 3rd year of a music degree, and I may often be spotted playing ridiculously old instruments!
See you in the range, happy Shooting!
Hi! I'm Dave, I am the current vice captain of archery, and have been shooting apart of this club for 3 years now. Amongst that time, I've also been treasurer and social sec.
I am also a qualified Level 1 coach, so feel free to ask me about anything archery related!
Outside the club I am in my 3rd year of a mechanical engineering degree, and am also a part of the uni's Ice Hockey team.
Happy shooting! Dave.
Alex has recently progressed from the honour of “novice” to “experienced”, having joined the club only a year ago. Since then, he’s been something of a dark knight, rising through the competition ranks to shoot with our elite team!
Alex is a masters student, and looks after all our finance.
He’s friendly and approachable, so do give him a wave in the range!
Social Media Officer
Dónal has 3 years’ of archery experience under his belt, and has taught archery in America as part of a “Camp America” excursion.
This year, he will be boasting our successes on facebook, twitter and instagram, so make sure you follow us to keep up to date with our activities!
Chris Achieved his Level 1 Coaching qualification last year, and is a crucial member of our coaching team.
He looks after our records, making sure data is inputted correctly and that our roll of honour is kept updated.
He is also President of Ice Hockey, so you might see him looking a bit flustered with all his responsibilities!
Membership & Welfare Officer
Phoebe has been an archer here at UHAC for three years, but has been an archer for n years.
She has held the responsibility of Membership and Welfare officer for the past year, and did so well that we’ve got her to do it again!
Phoebe is on placement in Slough this year, so while she is a remote committee member, her experience and judgement is a vital part of our club’s running, and we all depend upon her council.
Contact Phoebe if you have any member welfare concerns.