Anyone wishing to take up Archery as a sport must first successfully complete a Beginner's Course.
Our beginner's course is an introduction to archery for people who are interested in taking up archery as a sport. The course consists of six hours of coaching, focusing on recurve target archery, as seen at the Olympic Games. During the autumn/winter months the course takes place indoors and is spread over six weeks, with each lesson lasting one hour. During the spring/summer months the course takes place outside, over three or four weeks, with each lesson lasting either one and a half hours, or two hours. The 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 of 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 flat heeled footwear that covers the entire foot (no sandals, open-toed shoes or high-heels).
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.