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.
Most clubs will run their beginners courses in the spring time. This keeps the summer months free for competitions (and so the coaches can also shoot once in a while!)
They also try to avoid the cooler winter months as most courses are outside and getting cold and wet is not always the best way to learn.
Beginners courses in all clubs book up very quickly so if you are interested and you see a course being advertised you should book your place on it whilst it is available!
COURSE DATES ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2014 AND FEBRUARY 2015
Course 1: 6th, 13th and 20th October COMPLETED
Course 2: 27th October, 3rd and 10th November FULL/COMMENCED
Course 3; 24th Nov, 1st Dec, 8th Dec FULL
Course 4: 9th, 16th and 23rd Feb 4 PLACES LEFT
If you are interested in one of these courses please use the 'contact Us' button on the front page for more details.
Course numbers are restricted to ensure a very good instructor/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.