University of Warwick Archery Club

The University of Warwick Archery Club (or UWAC) is an informal sports club providing a friendly atmosphere for its members to meet, socialise and shoot together.

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Beginners' Course & Taster Sessions 2017

By Sarah Allaway on
Beginners' Course & Taster Sessions 2017

Welcome to the University of Warwick and to one of its most successful sports teams, the University of Warwick Archery Club (UWAC). If you’re interested in joining our club we're sure you’ll have a few questions and we hope this post will answer a few. Clothing Requirements Participation in both Read more »

UWAC Charity Balloon Shoot!

By Sarah Allaway on
UWAC Charity Balloon Shoot!

This time last year (early summer) UWAC decided that we would choose to support Helen and Douglas House – a charity that provides hospice care for terminally ill children. To start a tradition on the 21st June this year (2017) the Club held another charity shoot. The day was particularly memorable as being Read more »

BUCS Outdoor Championships 2017

By Sarah Allaway on
BUCS Outdoor Championships 2017

Cover Photo Credit: David Richardson This year, 18 University of Warwick archers competed in the BUCS Outdoor Championships hosted at Lilleshall National Sports Centre on the 10th-11th June. The weekend was a successful one, with UWAC securing podium positions in both Team and Individual categories despite the challenging weather conditions that persisted Read more »

Leamington Open Novice Tournament

By Sarah Allaway on
Leamington Open Novice Tournament

On the 7th May 2017, eleven UWAC novices participated in the West Midlands Archery Society Open Novice Tournament, hosted by the Royal Leamington Spa Archery Society. The Tournament, which was attended by nearly 40 archers from 15 different clubs, consisted of a Western round, involving 4 dozen arrows at both 60 and Read more »

UWAC Outreach Programme 2017

By Sarah Allaway on

For the 5th year running, the UWAC Outreach Programme has enabled students at Ninestiles Academy to try their hand at archery as a part of their GCSE PE qualification. As well as providing valuable coaching experience for our more senior members, the Programme is a fantastic opportunity for the club to engage Read more »

Beginner's Course - Term 2, 2017!

By Sarah Allaway on

Yes you read that correctly! This academic year UWAC are trailing running a second, smaller, beginner’s course that will run across four of the Wednesdays in term 2. If you’re interested in taking part I’m sure you’ll have a few questions and I hope this post will answer Read more »

Warwick Open Novice Tournament 2016

By Sarah Allaway on
Warwick Open Novice Tournament 2016

Warwick Open Novice Tournament or WONT for short happened last year on the 3rd December. This year, for its third year of running, the event attracted 64 entrants (people who shot on the day) from 6 different clubs. The round was a Portsmouth (60 arrows at 20 yards). Southampton’s Lukas Bastow Read more »

B.U.T.T.S 2016: Legs 1 & 2

By Sarah Allaway on
B.U.T.T.S 2016: Legs 1 & 2

Leg 1 With a new team assembled Warwick headed to Oxford for the first leg of the BUTTS competitions this year, on the 9th November 2016. Warwick having the morning session meant a chirpy campus rendezvous at 08:00 before heading to oxford to shoot. Our experienced team placed first with a Read more »

W.O.N.T. 2016 Invitation and Entry Form

By Claudia Williams on

Saturday 3rd December 2016 will see the return of our annual Warwick Open Novice Tournament! The round to be shot is a Portsmouth, and entrants will be accepted from the following categories: University Novice - All who have been shooting at their University club since the start of this academic year (September Read more »

UWAC Joins the Warwick University Combat Sports' Union

By Sarah Allaway on
UWAC Joins the Warwick University Combat Sports' Union

In August UWAC was asked, by the fencing society, if they would like to join the Warwick Uni Combat Sports’ Union (WUCSU). WUCSU describes itself as “a sports organisation for all kick-ass combat sports/martial arts at the University of Warwick” on its Facebook page. The union at present comprises: Fencing, Aikido, Read more »

Charity Balloon Shoot!

By Sarah Allaway on
Charity Balloon Shoot!

The sun held out for UWAC’s first charity shoot on the 27th June. It was in support of Helen and Douglas house, a charity who provide hospice and end of life care to children and young adults. We raised £152.06 in total. Participants paid £3, were given a brief safety Read more »

Warwick - Birmingham May Friendlies

By Claudia Williams on

To increase the number of opportunities to get involved in outdoor competitions this season and to give more archers a chance to make a qualifying score for BUCS Outdoor entry, this month UWAC teamed up with the University of Birmingham Archery Club to host two friendlies. Each friendly competition was open to Read more »

BUTTS Leg 4 and BUTTS Indoors Championships

By Sarah Allaway on
BUTTS Leg 4 and BUTTS Indoors Championships

BUTTS Leg 4 The final leg of the inter Midlands university competitions took place on the 21st February and was hosted by The University of Birmingham. Warwick and Birmingham had the morning slot and Oxford and Nottingham Trent the afternoon. After shooting Warwick hauled out in the pub awaiting the end of Read more »

UWAC AGM 2016

By Sarah Allaway on

Another year, another AGM, and this year there was much to review and discuss from the previous year, from successes to voting in our new Executive Committee. The AGM was held on the Friday 11th May (week 9 of term 2). Club Achievement Review Outgoing developments officer, Tom Hall, and Field Captain, Read more »

BUTC 2016

By Sarah Allaway on
BUTC 2016

This year BUTC was hosted by The University of Derby on the 5th March. UWAC brought a record number of 22 people, with only six competitors! 32 teams from 21 different universities competed at the event. With the club being awarded a 2nd, B team, two teams were sent to compete for Read more »

BUCS Indoors 2016

By Emma Davis on
BUCS Indoors 2016

We enjoyed a hugely successful day at BUCS indoors this year, retaining titles and taking home a total of 40 BUCS points and many medals. Firstly the men’s experienced recurve team defended their title from the previous year, taking home the trophy with a combined score of 1718 out of 1800. Read more »

Archery World Cup Stage 3: Nimes

By Sarah Allaway on
Archery World Cup Stage 3: Nimes

Cover photo credit: World Archery Over the past few days, Tom Hall was shooting at the Nimes stage of the World Archery Indoor World Cup! At the first day of qualifying, Tom ranked 21st in the Gents Recurve category with a score of 575. Come the end of qualifying on the second Read more »

National Indoors 2015

By Chris Woodgate on
National Indoors 2015

Cover image credit: John Stanley. On the 6th of december 11 archers from UWAC took part in the Archery GB national indoor championships. The tournament is open entry and consists of an 18m ranking round with the top 32 archers in each category moving on to head to head matchplay. The level Read more »

Warwick Open Novice Tournament

By Claudia Williams on
Warwick Open Novice Tournament

On Saturday 5th December, UWAC held their annual novice tournament. In its second year, Warwick Open Novice Tournament (or WONT for short) welcomed archers from across the Midlands whom had been shooting for less than a year. The round was the ever familiar Portsmouth round (60 arrows at 20 yards). In the Read more »

BUTTS 2015 Leg 2: Loughborough

By Sarah Allaway on
BUTTS 2015 Leg 2: Loughborough

The second BUTTS league leg took place last weekend. UWAC were shooting with home side Loughborough as well as Birmingham and Derby archery clubs. UWAC again enjoyed success on Sunday in both experienced and novice categories. The experienced team beat Loughborough, Birmingham and Derby to come first, and the novice team came Read more »