Membership and Fees

Comment: When you look at the fees stated below, they may seem complicated, that is because they are!

Explanation: The 3 complicated parts are those mandated by the Governing Body, Region & County, they are not optional and form the bulk of your Annual Affiliation Fee, we do not see that money. What we see is the provision of services from those organisations, with varying levels of value for money!

The Deer Park Archers element of your Annual Affiliation Fee is only £20 , yes Deer Park Archers annual membership is just £20.


Check out other local clubs, we want you to find the best fit to give you the best experience!

Gloucestershire is fortunate to have many good archery clubs, each offers something different, so we encourage potential members, to ask questions, visit other clubs and ensure you make the best choices for yourself. Facilities, club culture, session times, coaching capacity, club aims, cost, diversity, inclusivity, competition, recreational and social activities, impact on the environment etc may be important to you. Make sure you check them out before you make your decision. The best way is to visit, talk to existing members, search for information on the web etc.

If you decide we are the best fit to meet your needs then having asked the question “What can we do for you” then please ALSO ask the question “What can you do for us!” We arte run entirely by volunteers, join us and we hope you become one of them!

Shooting Members

To be able to shoot with any Archery GB club, individuals must have successfully attended a recognised ‘Beginners Course’. As a club we run regular courses, and also, subject to checking back with other clubs delivering beginners courses and following our own assessment, individuals can join the club. Likewise for individuals that have been out of the sport for a period, we conduct an assessment to identify a development plan and determine the best way forward.

Want to know more about beginners courses offered?

It should be noted that any assessment is about safe practices, particularly range safety and basic technique, we do not turn interested individuals away because they are not shooting high scores!

For juniors age 8, we do conduct a pre-beginners course assessment to ensure they are ready to complete a course.

Fees – Governing Body, Region & County

ArcheryGB/GWAS/GAS 2024/2025 membership fees vary according to the time of joining and can be seen on the ArcheryGB website, however time of year/Region/County fees etc are not displayed so our STRONG advice is request up todate information from our Club Secretary (secretary@deerparkarchers.co.uk).

Weekly Target Fees

I am sure we all agree that the shooting and membership fees are an absolute bargain for the facilities we offer.  It is £4 for one or more attendances in a given week (‘Pay as you go’). With a reduction to £7 for 2 shooting members from the same family and even less if you opt to pay by standing order! If you do not attend in any given week you pay nothing.

The system of paying by Standing Order is encouraged and does offer reductions (Just £12 per month, reduces to £10 if more than one family member). Let the Club Secretary (dpalsecretary@gmail.com) know if you want to take this option up.

Please note that new members that have graduated from the beginners courses are welcome to use equipment provided by the club, there is no charge for this however the following should be noted:

Equipment will remain at the club and will be used for all ‘pay as you go’ members. If members want to take equipment away and be the sole users of that equipment then they will need to pay by standing order for their monthly fee but the hire of equipment remains free of charge. This arrangement is subject to availability of equipment.

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Non-Shooting Members

Non-Shooting members are essential to the club’s future, there is no charge for the honour of being a club volunteer and you will be covered by AGB insurance as a volunteer supporter!

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Other Memberships Available

Separate membership arrangements apply to those that want to apply to become an Associate Member. Details on application.