OUCofA is the archery club of Oxford University and membership is open to everyone studying or working at the University (students from Oxford Brookes are also welcome). We have practice sessions several times a week, primarily at the university sports centre, inside in the winter and outside in the summer. We run a structured beginner’s course in Michaelmas Term, but also have a smaller novice intake in Hilary Term. The first team is very competitive at the national level, regularly making the top 5 at BUCS. There are also many opportunities for those of all standards to compete as well – from County level and higher, to complete beginners.

We currently have well over 100 members and are always keen to welcome new members.

Training times and venues




Training type

Sunday 17:00 – 19:30 Sports Hall, Iffley Rd Experienced
Monday 10:00 – 12:00 Sports Hall, Iffley Rd Experienced
Tuesday 13:00 – 16:30 Sports Hall, Iffley Rd Novice
Wednesday (Michaelmas only) 21:00 – 22:30 Cricket School, Iffley Rd Experienced
Thursday 13:00 – 16:30 Sports Hall, Iffley Rd Novice
Friday 06:30 – 08:30 Sports Hall, Iffley Rd Novice
Saturday     (Michaelmas only) 13:00 – 15:30 Cricket School, Iffley Rd Experienced

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President: Simon Eberz (St. Cross)
Treasurer: Elizabeth Carr (St John's)
Secretary: Callum Henfrey (Exeter)
Social Secretary: Augustinas Silale (University College)

Men’s Blues Status – Half Blues awarded to up to 4 of the Varsity Match team, provided they beat a pre-set standard. Criteria – 650 points (to be reviewed)

Women’s Blues Status – Half Blues up to 4 Awards maximum. Awarded to Varsity Team Members who achieve GNAS’s 1st Class standard score. Discretionary Full Blue may be applied for if the following criteria are met:
– Achieves a score of 860 or above at Varsity (Windsor Round) and/or a score of 1100 or above (FITA round) at the outdoor BUCS Competition.
– Achieves a top 10 placing at the indoor and/or outdoor BUCS Competition.