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!
Due to the increased demand for courses we are currently training another coach and planning on running courses in May, June and July. These courses always book very quickly and are nearly always over subscribed. If interested please use the contact page to let us know. We will get back to you within a day or so with the latest information.
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.
Please use this link to take you to our course booking system
The above link will provide details on any available courses. It will also allow you to provisinally book a place if there are places available. However, before your place is confirmed it will have to be paid for. We are sorry to have to do this but experience has shown that the only way we can guarantee people turning up is to take their fee before the course starts. Running courses with spaces is just a waste of a place. If you have been looking around you will already know that places on beginners courses are hard to find and so please help us not to waste any of them.
To pay for your course, the current fee is £60, you will need to either pop along to the club on a Tuesday or Thursday evening between 7 and 9pm or on a Saturday morning between 10am and 12.30pm. Once the booking form and your fee have been received you will get an email confirming all the details. If you cannot get to the school to drop the money off it is always possible to drop it in at the secretaries home at 8 Higham Lane, Nuneaton.