Novice archers

Bow display

After the successful completion of your beginners course, you may want to apply to join Reading Archers.

Membership fees are as follows:

Adult aged 24 and older – £110.00

Adult aged 18 to 24 – £75.00

Child under 18 – £65.00 (the minimum age is 12 years old)

Please note – Archery GB have changed some fees for Adults over 24 years of age.

If you are joining Archery GB for the first time, you will have to pay an additional £22.00 registration fee on top of the membership fee i.e. £132.00.


The membership fee includes the following:

  • Subscription fees payable to GNAS (Grand National Archery Society), SCAS (Southern Counties Archery Society) and BAA (Berkshire Archery Association)
  • Indoor shooting over the winter period (mid September to late March)
  • Free use of the club bows which will allow you time to build up your strength and skill before investing in your first shiny new bow

The membership year starts on the 1st of June every year with subscriptions due by the 31st of May every year in order to continue to shoot.

Entry for novice archers is from the 1st of June to the end of August each year.

Once registered, you will receive your GNAS card from Archery GB within a two or three months. You should keep with you at all times. More information on the benefits of GNAS membership, including the insurance cover, can be found here…

The Reading Archers membership form can be found here

If you have completed your beginners course and want to join then email us at to arrange to meet on a club night to go through the application etc.


Experienced archers

Experienced archers who are current members of the GNAS will normally be accepted as club members without attending the beginners course but may (along with those who’s GNAS membership has lapsed) be asked to demonstrate competence to the committee.

If you are an experienced archer wishing to join the club, again contact us via our membership email address at stating your name and Archery GB Membership number. A committee member will contact you to discuss joining.

If you have lapsed your Archery GB membership in the last 18 months, with any Archery GB affiliated club,  the fee for the first year is £152.00.