How to become a member of Thirsk Bowmen
Anyone who has successfully completed a Beginners' Course either at Thirsk Bowmen or another club (to a recognised standard) is eligible to join the club.
If you are already a member of another club and wish to join Thirsk Bowmen as an Associate Member, in order to make use of our (nearly) 365 day access to shooting, please go straight to the Contact Us page, and drop us a line.
Membership fees currently stand at £105 for Adults, £90 for retirees, £30 for students and £26 for Juniors under the age of 18. The membership fee includes subscription to GNAS (Grand National Archery Society) and public indemnity insurance for all archery activities both at the club and in competitions.
For anyone joining partway through the year, a pro rata system applies. The actual cost will vary according to your status in the categories above, and will be explained to you on an individual basis when you apply.
As well as membership fees, members are required to pay a shooting fee each time they shoot. This fee is to cover the replacement of targets and to maintain the club facilities.
The shooting fees currently stand at £1 when shooting outdoors and £3 for seniors and £2 for juniors when shooting indoors.
After completing the Beginners' course, many new members prefer to join our equipment hire scheme whilst their shooting style settles down. This also allows time to decide what bow type they wish to shoot.
The club operates an equipment hire scheme which costs £25 per year. The club has a range of bows suitable for gents, ladies and juniors. The cost includes all of the equipment you will need to get started and it also covers any damage to equipment, such as broken arrow feathers.