Woodbrook is an excellent club, great mix of people and very beginner friendly.
To get started with a club you normally have to do a beginners course to ensure that you are not a danger to yourself or anybody else!
After the course you can then go onto join the club attend events etc. T
Woodbrook have a beginners course due to start in a couple of weeks.
The most important thing at the moment is that you do NOT buy a bow!
A lot happens in your first few months of archery and the bow that feels right now will feel like a toy in a few months time, conversely if you buy a bow that you think that you will "grow into" then you will probably hurt yourself (muscle injury) and/or get browned off chuck it in.
To get beginners past that point clubs run a beginners course using light training bows to make sure that you develop correct form in the critical early period. After the beginners course you can then rent a bow through the club for a while to give yourself time to figure out what you need and what type/s of archery you prefer.
When you decide to buy a bow there is always plenty of advice on hand to point you in the right direction. As most people follow that path you will find that there is usually a good bit of second hand kit available especially at the beginner end of the scale as people are progressing from lighter poundage limbs to heavier limbs as their strength develops and they fund/ pacify the other half by flogging off their old kit!
I can only speak as a member of Woodbrook but the variety of disciplines available on your average Wednesday night is enough to cover most bases and keep most people going for a long time!
Generally there are both Target and Field targets set out, there are recurve, compound, barebow archers training and normally at least a couple of traditional/ self built bows & arrows in evidence, if you have the interest then the guys are more than happy to talk to you and advise about their particular discipline.
It is great to see built from scratch bows shooting beside compounds that have more toys hanging off them than your average Apache Gunship!