Since its founding in October 2010 by David Leen, the UCC Archery Club has established itself as a successful body both in UCC and in the greater archery community. The club has gone from strength to strength in a short space of time, hosting national competitions as well as taking part in intervarsities throughout the country. Every year since 2011, the club has hosted the National Student Indoor Championships (NSIC), the largest archery intervarsity in Ireland, which is usually held in Nemo Rangers GAA club.
Archery is unique hobby, more like an art than a sport. The Club is very accessible, catering for people of all physical abilities and experience. With over 200 students signing up last year, our Club is made up of both experienced and beginner archers so there are plenty of opportunities to meet new people while learning how to shoot. We have a relaxed atmosphere in the Club; whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned archer, the Club facilitates a variety of options.
Come and visit the coaching sessions every Wednesday night in Room L2 of the Electrical Engineering Building, where the Club’s experienced archers and coaches will teach you how to shoot! You can compete in our National Student League throughout the year or just come to weekly training and shoot at your own pace while making some friends along the way. Each new archer to join the Club will receive a 6 week course training them in the basics of archery resulting in a beginner qualification recognised by the national body, Archery Ireland. With experienced, friendly trainers, a good atmosphere, all the equipment provided and the opportunity of competing nationally, what more could you want in a club?
From 2016, we are delighted to have been able to secure a training session in the Mardyke Arena every Tuesday where our squad trains for our many competitions and we run our beginner coaching course.