Beginners & Courses
Ever wondered where to start?
Hopefully this page will provide you with sufficient insight and information to make contact with us and come along to see if Archery is for you.
Most 'newcomers' come to archery having tried it at an activity centre, the scouts or at a simple 'Have a Go' session. If you are new to the sport then you are going to need a beginners course. This course gives you the safety aspects of shooting, some rules to shoot by and an understanding of basic technique to start you on your way.
We run beginners course throughout the year. Courses are always very popular and it is not unusual for places to be booked severel months ahead of the course date.
Most courses are run over 4 x 1 1/2 hour sessions and you really need to attend all 4 sessions to pass the course. We can usually make alternative arrangements if you have to miss one of the days and fit in an extra day somewhere for you and so if you wish to do a course but struggle with the dates then please make contact with us and we'll see what we can do to help.
We also usually run courses on a Monday evening, or occasionally Saturday or Sunday for those that can't make Mondays. So gain if you are having difficulty in finding suitable dates then contact us and we'll see what we can do to help.
We can also arrange 'Taster' sessions for those that are not sure about whether archery is for them or not and before booking a beginners course. These taster sessions cost £10 for 45 mins and should be booked via the website or by coming down to the club during a club session. (Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6.30 - 8.30 and Satuday 10.30 - 12.30)
Course numbers are restricted to ensure a very goodinstructor/student ratio. All equipment can be borrowed from the club for the duration of the course so there is no need to buy anything before committing yourself to the sport. In fact, we would recommend that you don't buy anything until after the course. The equipment required is very specific to you and your needs and it's not a case of 'one size fits all' You could therefore find that buying equipment too early could prove to be a mistake.
If you are unable to make a course on a Monday evening then please make contact as other times/days are available from time to time.