WFA membership requires you to be a current NFAS member. For further details please visit the NFAS website. Please note it is your responsibility to keep your NFAS membership up to date. For new NFAS members you will need a sponsor to sign you off as safe and competent. WFA can do this.
Note you will need your NFAS card to be able to go to Open Shoots.
NFAS membership is from April to March.
WFA membership runs from June to May
Membership will allow you to shoot at the woods Tuesdays all day, Thursdays after 16:30 and Sundays all day. There is also a regular get together at the Queens Arms Pitminster most Fridays with an indoor boss and fun.
Remember the full cost of membership includes the NFAS membership. Annual [April-March] NFAS membership is:
- £20.00 per adult/per year.
- £10.00 per child [under 16]/per year
Annual [May-April] WFA membership is:
- £45 per adult
- £5 per child
- £80 per family [2 Adults & 2 Children].
There are no session or further fees to pay during the year.
Note: for new members who have no archery experience or who want to go through an introduction training course we charge £30 for a three week course. This is discounted towards annual membership.
Membership Forms can be found on the downloads page.
Note, all new members must first join the NFAS before being applicable to join WFA. This will provide you with the base insurance to allow you to attend the club and go through the safety and/or training assessment needed to join WFA. NFAS offer a temporary membership while this process takes place. Once completed a WFA sign off will allow you to get full NFAS membership. For further details please visit the NFAS website.
If you are interested in joining please contact the club Chairman or Secretary via our Contact Us page to book an assessment or training course. A WFA membership form and a copy of our club rules can be found on the downloads page.
Training Courses are run from April to September each year. They are 3 separate days which include tuition and shooting the course. While new to archery members are only accepted during this period experienced archers can join at any time during the year as long as they are existing signed off NFAS members.
As part of the safety assessment you will need to shoot round the woods with one of the WFA committee members. This will be done once for established NFAS members, and up to three times for members of other archery organisations and trainees.
Please note WFA is unable to accept children under the age of 16 years as a member except as part of a family membership. We do not recommend training children under the age of 8.
The WFA reserve the right to chose who they allow to join the club.
Renewing your WFA Membership
WFA membership runs from June to May. You will be reminded by the club in advance. You will need to have renewed your NFAS membership by the end of March to be eligible to renew your membership.
Training and Have A Go
We welcome new and enthusiastic new members but taking on new members who are not experienced archers is time consuming, therefore, we will not take on individual “Have a Go” requests. We will, however, run some “Have a Go” sessions and all are welcome to those.
We will take on anyone who is honestly looking to take up the sport by offering new members who have no archery experience a £30 three week training course. This is refundable towards annual membership. For more details download the Training Course Overview. This course is also open to archers wanting to be re-introduced to the sport.
When you are new to archery we recommend you do not go out and buy a bow [or at least an expensive bow] until you have had some experience to build up your form, strength, style and get to know your true draw length. We will [kit levels allowing] let you train and shoot with us using club equipment until you are ready.
Membership is very reasonable and covers you for shooting at the club. You can kit yourself out with reasonable set of kit for around £150 or you can go to the top of the table for £1000s. It will be your choice. However, be warned it is the archer and form that gets the good shot not the expensive kit.
If you want to visit the club go to our Visitors page.