TThe club has been in existence since the 1970's and has passed through generations of change in history. Prior to 2000, the club actually existed as two clubs, Sydney University Archery Club, and the Sydney University Women's Archery Club. When the amalgamation between Sydney University Sports Union and Sydney University Women's Sports Association was successfully completed, the club followed suit to merge as the current club, Sydney University Archery Club and the constitution currently reflects the important aspects of the merge such as not having more than 70% of the club executive of one gender.
It was also during this period in 2001 when the first steps were taken by Alex Norman and Dan Bray to participate in State level events that lead to the club becoming an affiliated club with Archery NSW and Archery Australia, the governing bodies at the state and national level. Every year, members who wish to represent and compete for the club at state and national level affiliate to both bodies.
The traditional training grounds for the club used to be at the Square, located in between the Physics building and Education buildings, also hemmed in by the Manning Tennis Courts and the Arena Sports Centre (formerly known as the Women's Sports Association building, and older university folk still call it Women's Sports Centre). In 2004, the university risk management department determined it to be too dangerous for the club to operate at the Square due to the human traffic across the field during our training times and we were relocated. Luckily for the club, St Paul's College and Sydney University Sport were agreeable to us using the current training located, on St Paul's College Oval, located just off City Rd, and behind the Physics and Edward Ford Buildings.
Today, the club has continued to grow, the new location enabling us to train up to 90m (which is the furthest distance for Open Men's FITA events) and members now regularly competing in state and national level event.