Membership costs £50, and is open to current students and staff of the University of Cambridge and its affiliated research institutes. Entry is open during Michaelmas term but closes in Lent term to enable the Club to focus on Varsity training.
Payment is by bank transfer to the club account:
Sort code: 30-90-99
Account number: 32489768
Reference: surname + date
Alternatively, for members without a UK bank account that wish to avoid international transfer fees, see the PayPal link at the bottom of the page.
We hold taster events during the first few weekends of Michaelmas term, which are a great way to try out our sport in a low pressure environment with other beginners and no expectation of commitment.
If you are interested in signing up for one of these taster events, or are already an experienced shot, come visit us at the Freshers' Fair or the Sports Fair to sign up to the mailing list, or get in touch with us by email:
Below is some information about the events that we organise as a club, and links to our social media pages:
We train at Cambridge Gun Club, near Cottenham. It is a 20-minute drive from Cambridge to CGC. Transport is organised amongst members, with taxis arranged when needed - a flat fee of £8 is charged regardless of whether you are in a taxi or another member's car. We meet for transport at 9:30am, We are usually back in Cambridge by around 1:30pm.
We typically offer training on Saturdays and Sundays every week during term time; there is no expectation to attend both days, nor every weekend - many of our members only shoot for fun so may only attend once a term, others that are committed to Varsity training tend to go most weeks or at least every other week.
A round of 50 clays + transport: ~£33.00
A round of 100 clays + transport: ~£58.00
The Club holds regular informal socials at The Maypole most weeks during term time. These are a great way to catch up with friends within the Club, and to meet other members who might train on a different day to you. During the warmer months we also host BBQs and picnic events as well, which are a nice way to chill out after exams.
The highlight of each term is a black tie dinner. These tend to occur towards the end of each term, and are how we celebrate all the hard work everyone has put into training during the term, and all of the work that the committee has done during that time as well.
These dinners are typically held in private dining rooms within one of the colleges, with an effort made to hold them at a variety of different colleges throughout the year, and to provide vegetarian and vegan options at all dinners.
The typical cost for one of the black tie dinners is £55-65, depending on the college, and your choice of food and drink.