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Beginners Course

At our club we are very keen to let anyone and everyone try their hand at archery (from aged 10 upwards). To that end we have designed our Beginner’s Course to enable those interested to shoot with us under fully safe coaching conditions. The complete course is held over a total of Five Sessions lasting 2 Hours at a total cost of £50 per person.

Taught by our Archery GB level 1 or level 2 coaches (who are all advance DBS checked), with all the equipment needed for the course provided by ourselves.
We only ask that you wear reasonably tight clothing so the bowstring won’t catch on the sleeves, tie back long hair and do not wear opened toe shoes if its warm weather.

At the end of the course you will be issued a certificate of completion and invited to join our Club as a new member. We anticipate that after the five weeks and you will have passed the certificate and are at a stage where you can shoot safely with our regular club members who will be able to further help and advise you as you require, along with the club coaches who are always available to offer advice.

Archery is a sport that you never stop learning once the basics are understood. Many members shoot just to relax, others to push themselves to gain better scores, and some to compete at the many compertitions arranged locally, regionally, nationally and even (if they are good enough) internationally!

For further details on what the beginner’s course entails please go to the Beginners Course Complete Information Page

Further information about archery can be found in our downloads section where we have downloadable pdf’s relating to all equipment, types of archery, stringing a bow, and shooting a bow, amongst others.

Note: Course places MUST be pre-booked, we are unable to accommodate beginners who wish to just turn up to a session hoping to be included.

Course Bookings

Course sessions are always on a Friday 6.30pm to 8.30pm or Sunday from 1pm to 3pm

We work down our waiting list in date order once we arrange the course start dates and availability with our club coaches.
Use the declaration of interest form below and we will be back in touch with you regarding the booking of places.
We typically have 50+ people awaiting a start date and this usually means a delay between requesting a course place and the actual start date.
During the Autumn/Winter period we run small indoor courses that consist of around 3-4 attendees.
In Spring/Summer we can run larger batches of up to 12 attendees on a separate outdoor field to the main club.


Current Courses & Available Space

Beginner Course A

Start date Sunday 12th May 2024


Beginner Course B

Start date Friday 17th May 2024


Beginner Course C

Start date Sunday 16th June 2024


Beginner Course D
Start date Friday 5th July 2024
Beginner Course E
Start date – To Be Confirmed
Course Space Available

PLEASE NOTE: Following the issues we all had due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a shortage of available coaches within our club.
This has meant that we are actively looking to convert some of our club members to coaching status. This takes quite some time and willingness from our members as it’s purely voluntary and at a large financial cost. All this has an impact on the attendance limits and quantity of courses we run over a year, and we apologise in this respect.

Beginner Course Declaration of Interest Form

Our main priority is always to ensure we coach safely and correctly, so our course numbers are kept to a level that can be safely managed by our coaches that are available. We apologise that we must work on a waiting list basis, but this is the only fair way we can work through the continued interest we have in starting archery at our club. Our available spaces are taken very quickly.

Please use our contact us form to get your name(s) added to our waiting list. We need to know your name(s), age(s) if under 18, and if you are normally left or right-handed as this helps us allocate club kit. Also, any further information that might have an impact on your ability to learn archery or any adjustments we would need to make.