Anyone wishing to take up Archery as a sport must first successfully complete a Beginner's Course. If you are already a member of Archery GB and wish to join our Club, please come along to one of our shooting sessions or contact us via the web form page. ...more
Our beginner's course is an introduction to archery for people who are interested in taking up archery as a sport. The course is spread over 6 weeks and consists of six 1-hour sessions focusing on recurve target archery, as seen at the Olympic Games. These sessions are structured with the emphasis on shooting, to maximise the time you will actually spend shooting with a bow under the supervision of a qualified coach.
On completion of the course you will:
The course starts with a safety briefing, which will explain the layout of the archery range, the signals that need to be followed and the general do’s and don’ts of archery. You will then be equipped with a bow, arrows and safety equipment before starting to shoot a recurve bow in the bare bow style with an instructor.
All the equipment needed for archery is provided by the club. You should however wear comfortable clothing that is not loose fitting (no baggy sleeves) and footwear that covers the entire foot (no sandals or open-toed shoes).
For courses taking place during the outdoor season, please bring a raincoat and/or sunhat and sun cream as appropriate, depending on the weather forecast. You may also wish to bring a snack and a drink.