The "About Us" pages contain various types of information about the club, that might be useful to members and prospective members of the club.
There are various fees associate with the club:
Club fees are evaluated and may be changed as necessary at the club's AGM, normally held in February. At the current time, the club fees are:
|Full Bowmen Of Leeds Club Fees|
|Annually (March)||Per Month [ 4 ]|
|Senior [ 1 ]||£60.00||£5.00|
|Student [ 2 ]||£40.00||£3.50|
|Junior [ 3 ]||£30.00||£2.50|
|Outside Membership Fees|
|Annually (March)||Per Month [ 4 ]|
|Senior [ 1 ]||£40.00||£3.40|
|Student [ 2 ]||£30.00||£2.50|
|Junior [ 3 ]||£20.00||£1.70|
[ 1 ] Senior = 18 and over
[ 2 ] Student = 18 - 24 in full time education
[ 3 ] Junior = 17 and under
[ 4 ] If joining mid-year (up to next February inclusive).
Club fees run from March (to follow the AGM) to February. People wishing to join mid-year need only pay from the month of joining to February (inclusive) at the rate shown in above tables.
GNAS National Fees
Anyone wishing to shoot at the club is required to be GNAS registered (for insurance purposes and more). Their Fee year runs from October to September. Full and current details can be found on the GNAS Fees page. Briefly, from October 2018 GNAS fees are:
- £46.00 Senior Club Member 25+
- £12.00 Senior Club Member 18 - 24
- £12.00 Junior
- £12.00 Disabled
- £54.00 Senior Direct GNAS Member
- £12.00 Junior Direct GNAS Member
They run a half-year pro rata joining scheme for people who have never been a member previously or not been a member for 18 months or longer, who join through a club at between April and September. Full details can be found on the Archery GB Fees page. Briefly:
|Month of Joining|
|Oct - Mar||Apr - Sep|
|Club Student (18 - 24)||£12.00||£6.00|
|Club Junior (under 18)||£12.00||£6.00|
From October 2019, the Senior's fee (25 and over) goes up to £47.00. Student, junior and disabled stay the same.
Local Affiliation Fees
In 2016 Archery GB rules insist that you must also join your County and Regional archery affilications. The club is affiliated with the Yorkshire Archery Association (YAA) and Northern Counties Archery Society (NCAS). Fees for their affiliation is also required. These are paid annually (no pro rate scheme). Full information can be found on the YAA Administration page. Briefly for 2018-2019 season:
YAA and NCAS years are in line with the Archery GB year: October to September.
Club Juniors Combined Package
With the changes to junior membership by Archery GB/GNAS in 2016, the junior block fee has been abandoned. So the Bowmen Of Leeds Junior subscription package which includes GNAS fees plus YAA and NCAS Local Affiliation fees has been replaced by individual payments since 2016. In 2017, the GNAS and YAA combined fees were reduced from £5.00 to just 50p combined for juniors.
Annual Fee "Summery"
|Annual fee (Full year)|
|Full Senior 18+||£60.00||£46.00||£3.00||£2.00||£111.00|
|Full Student 18-24||£40.00||£12.00||£3.00||£2.00||£57.00|
|Outside Senior 18+||£40.00||£46.00||£3.00||£2.00||£91.00|
|Outside Student 18-24||£30.00||£12.00||£3.00||£2.00||£47.00|
For further information about the various fees, please contact the Club Treasurer using the form on the Contact Us page.
Hire of Equipment
Members joining through the Beginner's Course may continue to hire the equipment they used during the course from the club, so that they can build up muscle and improve technique before considering the purchase of their own equipment. We strongly advise waiting a minimum of still six months, before considering the purchase of your own equipment, as your body will continue to develop and your technique will change during these initial months, meaning that any equipment purchased during this time will very quickly become obsolete to yourself. Yes, you can upgrade the limbs and change the arrows, but all this is extra expense that could be avoided by waiting until such time as you are properly ready. In the meantime, equipment can be hired very reasonably as follows:
|6 Months Hire|
Note: Hired equipment is only to be kept and shot at the club, not taken home.
We will continue to change your equipment as you improve your stature and technique though the period of hire. Once you are ready to purchase, we will be happy to give advice and measure you up to ensure you get the perfect bow and arrow combination for yourself, and if requested, an experienced member may even be able to accompany you on your initial purchase to provide any assistance if needed.
At each session in the Miner's Welfare Hall Garforth, we charge everyone a 50p "Face Fee" at each session you attend which goes towards the costs of replacing target faces and other minor club costs. However a refreshment drink is made available during the session free of charge. Currently we do not charge a face fee at Gt. Preston because the equipment costs there are covered from the Hall face fees. This may change in future if we find costs at Gt. Preston are exceeding current expenses.
Visitor Shooting Fee
We ask visitors to pay a small Visitor Shooting fee at each session they attend, of £3.00 per person. A refreshment drink (tea, coffeé or juice) will normally be made available during the session free of charge.
Note: Due to the size limitations of the hall, advanced booking for visitors is required. Please contact the club secretary.
For our outdoor shooting sessions, we use the grounds of Great Preston Cricket Club. In return the club asks our members to join their Social Club schemes if you wish to shoot there. This provides access to their facilities and supplemented bar prices. So if you wish to shoot at Gt. Preston with our club, we ask that you join the scheme. These are only a few pounds for a year's membership and are well worth the extra costs involved. Membership can be arranged at the bar of the social club on your first visit, and you simply show your membership card to obtain access and great prices on subsequent visits.
By having our members join their scheme, the club also allows our club to use their facilities for our own social events if we like.