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oldnut

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evening all. I am going to join a local longbow club. I am a member of archery gb, but the new club are not sure if the archery gb insurance will cover me as they are not a archery gb recognised club, could anyone please help....
 


I and a few pals have hired a wood to shoot field archery in. We are all members of Archery GB but had the same problem as you with insurance.
I found a company on the web that gives instant cover very reasonably. You can have just Public Liability or add personal cover as well.

 


oldnut

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I and a few pals have hired a wood to shoot field archery in. We are all members of Archery GB but had the same problem as you with insurance.
I found a company on the web that gives instant cover very reasonably. You can have just Public Liability or add personal cover as well.

thanks I will have a look
 


TJ Mason

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evening all. I am going to join a local longbow club. I am a member of archery gb, but the new club are not sure if the archery gb insurance will cover me as they are not a archery gb recognised club, could anyone please help....
No, you won't be covered in this case. The insurance covers activities within AGB-affiliated clubs or the AGB "environment", plus promotional-type activities at schools or in the community where the activity has been approved by the AGB-affiliated club's committee. There are some further exceptions for coaches, but not for people just shooting.
 


oldnut

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thanks, I ended up joining the british long bow society, only £20 and covers me up to 60# bows
 


ben tarrow

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I and a few pals have hired a wood to shoot field archery in. We are all members of Archery GB but had the same problem as you with insurance.
I found a company on the web that gives instant cover very reasonably. You can have just Public Liability or add personal cover as well.

Field archery is included in Archery GB's activities.
Why didnt you get your club to declare your wood as a recognised range? Then you would have been covered at no extra cost
 


Field archery is included in Archery GB's activities.
Why didnt you get your club to declare your wood as a recognised range? Then you would have been covered at no extra cost
For a couple of reasons Ben;

1) We don't want to form a "club" as such and want to keep it as just a few friends shooting socially. That way we can keep control of numbers and reduce hassle. There are currently nine of us and we don't want to go much beyond that. We definitely don't want a committee and titles, just everything done on a joint decision.

2) The field archery club we are members of is not run very democratically to be honest. The committee makes decisions and the "customers" are told of them. We "customers" have often made suggestions in the past and are just ignored or told "Not happening". This is why we decided to branch off on our own. We all feel that if the club was involved it would soon just become a branch of the club.

For both of the above reasons at least four of us are contemplating not renewing our club membership in April and indeed possibly giving up target shooting all together. Field is much more fun and more relaxed.
 


ben tarrow

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For a couple of reasons Ben;

1) We don't want to form a "club" as such and want to keep it as just a few friends shooting socially. That way we can keep control of numbers and reduce hassle. There are currently nine of us and we don't want to go much beyond that. We definitely don't want a committee and titles, just everything done on a joint decision.

2) The field archery club we are members of is not run very democratically to be honest. The committee makes decisions and the "customers" are told of them. We "customers" have often made suggestions in the past and are just ignored or told "Not happening". This is why we decided to branch off on our own. We all feel that if the club was involved it would soon just become a branch of the club.

For both of the above reasons at least four of us are contemplating not renewing our club membership in April and indeed possibly giving up target shooting all together. Field is much more fun and more relaxed.
I dont see the difference between a "club" and a friends shooting together. A club can be as formal or informal as you wish and its up to you who joins and who doesnt.
Except if you and your friends called yourself a "club" you could benefit from AGB (or NFAS or whatever) insurance and all the other help you can get if/when you need/want it
 


I dont see the difference between a "club" and a friends shooting together. A club can be as formal or informal as you wish and its up to you who joins and who doesnt.
Except if you and your friends called yourself a "club" you could benefit from AGB (or NFAS or whatever) insurance and all the other help you can get if/when you need/want it
I suppose it could be the negative experience we have had with the target club we are currently members of and I guess we could be called a club of sorts. We have all agreed that we don't want a hierarchical system where one persons opinion is stronger than someone else's.

As for benefits of Archery GB I don't see any. Our insurance costs us each £16 a year for Public Liability or £26 a year if you add personal injury. In four years of shooting and being a member of Archery GB I honestly can't see the benefit apart from insurance which we have sorted.
 


ben tarrow

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I suppose it could be the negative experience we have had with the target club we are currently members of and I guess we could be called a club of sorts. We have all agreed that we don't want a hierarchical system where one persons opinion is stronger than someone else's.

As for benefits of Archery GB I don't see any. Our insurance costs us each £16 a year for Public Liability or £26 a year if you add personal injury. In four years of shooting and being a member of Archery GB I honestly can't see the benefit apart from insurance which we have sorted.
The benefit of Archery GB is that you are already members, so already could have the insurance at no extra cost.
Register your club with AGB, move some of your members to the new AGB club, register your wood with AGB and you're covered.
All depends whether you're all still intending remaining members of AGB to do other AGB things like tournaments (target AND/OR field)
 


The benefit of Archery GB is that you are already members, so already could have the insurance at no extra cost.
Register your club with AGB, move some of your members to the new AGB club, register your wood with AGB and you're covered.
All depends whether you're all still intending remaining members of AGB to do other AGB things like tournaments (target AND/OR field)
Well that's the problem. Most of us are considering giving up the target club and we don't want them involved with us shooting in the woods as we know that the people running the target club would start interfering. They know that we are shooting in the wood and I don't think it will come as any surprise when we don't renew in April.
Believe me Ben there are two senior committee members that would ruin everything if they had the opportunity.

I see where you are coming from with keeping membership of Archery GB and using their insurance and will definitely look into that when we come to renew the rental of the woods in October.
 


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