Formed over forty years ago and now one of the largest archery clubs in Kent

About the club

Thanet Archery Club has been giving Thanet people the opportunity to partake in the sport of Archery for over 70 years. In those 70 years, the club has moved about the area shooting in Cliffsend, Broadstairs, Birchington-on-Sea and now St Lawrence College, Ramsgate. During this time the membership has fluctuated but recently the membership has grown and the club is flourishing.


The club caters for all ages and abilities having been the starting point for several county target archers and even to National and International level. During the clubs existence it has catered for disabled archers, people with learning difficulties and sight impaired archers. We have links with TADSAD Archery (Thanet and District Sports Association for the Disabled) with a number of our members also members or volunteer helpers at TADSAD. Recently the club has a strong junior membership.


The club runs a myriad of novelty, internal, open and inter-club competitions and have, in the past, hosted county and UK record status shoots. 


The club offers the opportunity to try target, clout and field archery and welcomes Archers using compound, recurve and longbows.

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When do we shoot

Summer Programme (April - October)

Saturday: 10.00-14.00 or 15.00

Evening: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 5.30-8.30 (May – August only)

Winter Programe (November - March)

Winter:  Saturday 10:00 – 12:00

Indoor shooting - 18:00 - 21:00

Indoor shooting takes place at Ursuline College in Birchington. 

Ursuline College Winter shooting facilities

For those who would like to shoot indoors on a Tuesday eveing during the Winter but have not been before, please follow the directions for car parking and the sports hall.

When you arrive at the college you will come to a gate. Please push the sports hall button on the panel (number 3) and wait for the gate to open.

Follow the green arrow on the map until you get to the car park. If the car park is full there is also space next to the school minibuses you passed on the way in.

Once you are parked please follow the yellow dotted line to the sports hall entrance. 

On your way out, follow the red arrow. There is another gate at the end. This will open automatically.

Thanet Archery Club Ursuline College Indoor Shooting