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.
May/June 2016 Course runs on the 23rd and 30th May, 6th and 13th June from 7pm till 8.30pm
June/July 2016 Course runs on the 27th June, 4th, 1th and 18th July from 7pm till 8.30pm
August 2016 Course runs on the 1st, 8th, 16th and 22nd August from 7pm till 8.30pm
There is a slight chance we might be able to run a course on Saturday morning from 11m till 12.30pm on the 14th, 21st, 28th May and then finishing on the 4th June. (Places are limited on this course and so if interested please make contact before the 7th May)
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.
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.