Welcome to the homepage of Archery Club Wilhelm Tell Helsinki. On this page you can find information on the club as well as some help in starting archery as a hobby.
A great way to try out archery is to attend our beginners' hours. No sign-up is required, you can just show up at the practice! Please be on time for the start. Our teachers will get you started with a recurve bow and give you a good foundation for learning archery. No prior experience or special equipment is needed - you can use the club's equipment. First 24 participants will fit in.
Beginners' hours are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 17.00.-18.30 (Note! Beginners' hours will not be held on July) at Katri Valan Väestönsuoja (Katri Vala's bomb shelter) in Sörnäinen, near the city center. The entrance is on Vilhovuorenkatu 9-11.(Google Maps) There is a sign on the door saying "Jousiammuntahalli" (archery hall). Press the doorbell next to it and you'll get in.
The fee for attending beginners' hours is 10 €. Payment only in cash.
Note! Beginner's hours are open for everyone from 16 years and over. Aged 10 to 18 are welcome to try archery at our juniors' hours on Wednesdays between at 16.30.-19.00. (see age groups from calendar) and on Saturdays at 14.00.-15.30.
Archery since 1951
Founded in 1951 in Helsinki, Wilhelm Tell is one of the oldest archery clubs in Finland. The most famous archer from our ranks so far was Tapio “Tapsa” Rautavaara (who was also a talented actor, singer, and athlete). He was a part of Finland's gold-winning team in the Brussels World Championships in 1958. The two other archers in this spectacular team, Olavi Kallionpää and Väinö Ansala, were also members of Wilhelm Tell. Another of our more famous members is Tomi Poikolainen, who started his career as a junior in Wilhelm Tell and won gold at the 1980 Olympics in men's individual archery competition.
Our equipment and practice facilities
As a member of Wilhelm Tell, you have full use of the Ruskeasuo archery range as well as our own archery center in Talosaari in the summer. In Talosaari, there is also a full-scale field course for practicing and competition purposes. Both ranges are open for use every day. In the winter, the indoor range at Katri Valan Väestönsuoja is open to all of our members during hall supervision hours.
The club owns a large selection of bows as well as other equipment, so no matter your age, you're sure to find a bow to begin practising with. Most of the bows are instinctive recurve bows.
The benefits, such as the use of the archery ranges, are limited to paying members of the club. If you are interested in joining, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us!
Fees and charge
Joining fee 40 €
Annual club membership fee: Adults 110 € / Students 55 €
Joining the club on September or later the year will halve the club membership fee. Joining fee is always 40 €.
Indoor range fees:
One time charge with club equipment 10 €
One time charge with own equipment 5 €
Full season (calendar year) Adults 180 € / Students 100 €
(People with disabilities and retirees pay the student price)
Outdoor ranges are free for use without a charge for all club members.
Use of the indoor range is also free for all underage members.