Welcome to Barnsley YMCA Archers

Barnsley YMCA Archers is a friendly, members-led club open to archers of any ability and experience shooting any bow style accepted by Archery GB. Members are accommodating and supportive of other members archery needs and are encouraged to take an active part in the running of the club, its events and the maintenance of its facilities and equipment.

We are located in the heart of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK. As an officially affiliated club with ArcheryGB, the national governing body for archery in the UK, we take pride in promoting the sport of archery and fostering a thriving community of archers of all skill levels. We are also members to our more local governing bodies, Yorkshire Archery Association (YAA) and the Northern Counties Archery Society (NCAS).

Indoor shooting takes place at the well-equipped Barnsley YMCA Sports Hall, conveniently located on Blucher Street in Barnsley (postcode: S70 1AP). Our indoor facilities provide a comfortable and safe environment for archers to practice and refine their skills throughout the year.

For those who prefer shooting in the great outdoors, our outdoor shooting location is situated at the Rockingham Centre on Sheffield Road in Hoyland Common, Barnsley (postcode: S74 1DQ).

Whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced archer looking for a new club to call home, we invite you to join the Barnsley YMCA Archers and embark on a rewarding and fulfilling archery adventure. Explore our website to learn more about our club, events, training opportunities, and how you can become a part of our vibrant archery community. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our passion for archery!


Being a member of an archery club can be exhilarating, the camaraderie among fellow archers is supportive and you exchange tips and techniques to improve your skills. Whether a beginner or seasoned enthusiast, you all share a passion for this ancient art, fostering patience, discipline, and self-awareness. Barnsley YMCA Archers provides not only a thrilling sporting outlet but also a place to connect with like-minded individuals who understand the unique allure of this age-old sport.


Unleash your inner archer! Join our beginner’s courses today. Experience the thrill of mastering the bow and arrow, guided by our friendly instructors and fellow enthusiasts. Get ready for a journey of focus, precision, and camaraderie. Start hitting the gold with every shot. Join now and embrace the adventure!

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๐Ÿน๐ŸŒŸ We're thrilled to share some fantastic feedback from one of our recent beginners in our archery course at Barnsley YMCA Archers! ๐Ÿ˜Š

"Evie really enjoyed the balloon and paper targets day and assembling the bow. I liked all the aspects of trying to achieve the correct technique and gaining muscle memory to repeat the same shot/grouping of arrows. Thank you, Barnsley YMCA Archers, for the brilliant beginners archery course. Me and my daughter Evie (age ๐Ÿ˜Ž) really enjoyed it, and we would highly recommend it to anybody young or old."

We couldn't be happier to hear about Evie's enthusiasm and the positive experience they both had during the course. It's wonderful to see both young and old archery enthusiasts having a blast! ๐ŸŒž

If you want to try your hand at archery or have friends and family interested, our doors are always open for new members. Come join us and experience the joy of archery for yourself! ๐ŸŽฏ๐Ÿ’ช Complete the form on the below link to register your interest: barnsley-ymca-archers.co.uk/beginners/
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๐Ÿน Calling All Range Returners! ๐Ÿน

Are you eager to rediscover your love for archery? It's time to dust off your bow and get back on the shooting line! ๐ŸŽฏ

Returning to archery after a break may feel challenging, but we're here to make it easy for you. Whether it's been a year, a decade or more, our Range Returners program is designed just for you. ๐Ÿ’ช

Don't wait any longerโ€”get back to the sport you love! ๐Ÿนโค๏ธ Read more and enquire here: barnsley-ymca-archers.co.uk/range-returners/

#rangereturners #archeryrevival #getbackontheline
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3 weeks ago

๐ŸŒŸ Are you searching for a unique experience that will make your community event unforgettable? Look no further! ๐Ÿน Barnsley YMCA Archers are here to add excitement to your gathering. Discover the magic of archery with our Have-A-Go sessions. ๐ŸŽฏ Join us to create lasting memories and stronger community bonds. Learn more in our blog post! โžก๏ธ barnsley-ymca-archers.co.uk/community-events/ ... See MoreSee Less
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