Beginner courses are usually held on Monday evenings from 8pm and consist of four weekly 90 minute sessions. Please have a read of our FAQ for more details about the course.
The main objectives of our initial training is for you to be able to shoot safely and unsupervised at 20 yards. Advanced techniques, competition practice and scoring will be covered when you have developed basic skills to a good standard. We have experienced members currently shooting at an international, national and county level who will be happy to provide help and guidance when asked. The only limitations to successful shooting will be the time and effort you are prepared to put into the sport.
After completing the course, for you to continue shooting with us you will need to officially join the club and be affiliated to Archery GB for your insurance, which we will arrange for you.
As mentioned before, for you to progress as an archer you will eventually need your own equipment. You can rent out club bows until you are ready to commit to your own equipment. We can provide advice when you are ready to purchase your equipment so that your bow is matched to your individual requirements. For an idea of costs and what is currently available, please check out the links page for local shops.
£105 for adults – this covers the whole course (+1 week during a regular club session) and equipment loan.
£70 for juniors (under 18) – this covers the whole course and equipment loan.
Beginner’s Courses 2020 – CalendarAll beginners courses for 2019 are now finished but if you are still interested in attending any of the 2020 courses please register your interest below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Please note that juniors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult whilst in the centre and our minimum starting age is 10 years old.
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