Beginners courses

If you fancy having a go at archery but are not sure if it is the sport for you the Beginners Course is a good way of finding out more.  The course runs over 6 weeks split into around six, two hour sessions. 

The timetable for the course looks at little like this:

Week 1

Introduction to shooting. All archers taught point of aim technique using a basic training bow.

Week 2

All archers move on to recurve bows.

Week 3

Technique improvement.

Week 4

Further technique improvement for all archers and a talk on the different bow types available to shoot.

Week 5

Further technique improvement for all archers and a talk on different types of archery.

Week 6

Normally this involves a short competition, followed by advice on buying your own bow and club membership.

The cost of the course is £60 for adults and £30 for under 18’s.
(Adults will receive a £10 discount on there 1st year of membership of the club, should they decide to join).

To apply for a place on the Beginners Course please download and complete the application form. Download the application form
If you have any questions you wish to ask or any additional information regarding our beginners courses please contact Mark Gill - Tel: 015395 53994


The club supplies all the equipment you need on the course and we have bows to match all sizes and physical abilities. It does not matter if you are not very fit.  Archery is a sport that can be enjoyed by all ages. That said,for safety reasons, we do have a lower age limit of 11 for beginners courses.  You must do a beginners course to be allowed to join a GNAS affiliated club.

We welcome disabled archers and have the coaches trained to deal with most disabilities but please feel free to ring and discuss your needs before signing up for a course.  We also welcome archers from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Having successfully completed the course you have the opportunity to join the club. You will be welcomed into the club and the club coaches will continue to help you improve. You will be able to continue to use club equipment for up to another 3 months so there is no urgency to get your own kit.

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