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!
Our beginners courses are now finished for 2013
Our next courses will commence around April 2014
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.