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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Beginner's Course & Taster Sessions 2016

By Eleanor Blakey on
Beginner's Course & Taster Sessions 2016

Welcome to Warwick University and to one of its most successful sports teams, the University of Warwick archery club (UWAC). If you’re interested in joining our club I’m sure you’ll have a few questions and I hope this post will answer a few. Clothing Requirements Both our taster sessions Read more »

UWAC Joins the Warwick University Combat Sports' Union

By Eleanor Blakey 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 Eleanor Blakey 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 Eleanor Blakey 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 Eleanor Blakey 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 Eleanor Blakey 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 Eleanor Blakey 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 Eleanor Blakey 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 »

Novice Session Update

By Eleanor Blakey on

Now that we’re nearing the end of term we are opening up more sessions which novices can attend. If you completed the Beginners Course at the start of the term you can now attend the following sessions, all located in Westwood Games Hall: Monday 1pm-3pm Tuesday 8:30am-11am Wednesday 1:30pm-5pm Read more »

BUTTS 2015 Leg 1: Nottingham

By Eleanor Blakey on
BUTTS 2015 Leg 1: Nottingham

This weekend saw the start of the indoors season for UWAC with the first BUTTS League leg hosted in Nottingham. UWAC enjoyed success on Sunday in both experienced and novice categories. The experienced team beat Loughborough, Nottingham and Nottingham Trent to come first, and the novice team came second only to Loughborough. Read more »

The Warwick Open Novice Tournament

By Eleanor Blakey on

The Warwick Open Novice Tournament (or W.O.N.T. for short) is back again this year! The Warwick Open Novice Tournament is a novice-friendly tournament, aimed at new archers looking to get some competition experience. Its a friendly shoot with prizes and a raffle. The shoot is split into two sessions Read more »

Performance Team & Grip Making

By Emma Davis on
Performance Team & Grip Making

Hi All! This year the club is part of Warwick Sport's Performance Team program. This means that we receive fitness training support, extra funding and some preferable treatment for things like session allocation. The performance team is made up of around 15 of us. These volunteers are people who are volunteering their Read more »

How to Join

By Eleanor Blakey on

This year the SU have changed how to join sports clubs. This will be a step-by-step guide on how to join archery. The guide assume you've not bought any sports club memberships for this year. Warwick Sport Membership The first part to joining any sports club this year is to buy a Read more »

Beginner's Course & Taster Sessions 2015

By Eleanor Blakey on
Beginner's Course & Taster Sessions 2015

The club will be running a set of taster sessions and a beginners course throughout term 1. Details can be found below. Taster Sessions There will be 2 taster sessions on Wednesday 7th and Sunday 11th October 2015 (Week 1). These will be hosted in the Westwood Games Hall and open to Read more »

New Website!

By Eleanor Blakey on

We've been hard at work over the summer to upgrade the website and records system. We've revamped our look to bring it in line with the club's new colours, too. Over the coming weeks, we'll be updating the site with information regarding how to join the club through the new Warwick Sport Read more »

Heading for Korea – Selected for the World Uni Games!

By Eleanor Blakey on
Heading for Korea – Selected for the World Uni Games!

UWAC Archers Tom Hall and Matthew Dale have both been selected for the world university games this July, being held in Gwangju, Korea! Both archers and Jorge Lindley attended the ArcheryGB selection shoot in late April for this year’s world championships and came out with outstanding scores. All archers shot 2 Read more »