Beginners course information

This page provides more information for people interested in our forthcoming beginners course. Below is information on the course curriculum and what you will need to bring to the course, if you should choose to attend.

Course content

Every beginners course takes place under the supervision of an Archery GB-licensed coach with the assistance of experienced archers.

During the outdoor season the course is run over 3 consecutive weekend afternoons (weather permitting). During the indoor season the course is run over 4 consecutive Saturday mornings.

During the indoor course, candidates will be instructed in how to shoot barebow and freestyle target archery using a recurve bow. The outdoor course will also include a chance to try clout archery and demonstrations of other bow styles (depending upon availability).

During the indoor season, each of the 4 course training sessions lasts about 2 hours while during the summer outdoor season each of the three sessions lasts approximately 3 and a half hours including a break for refreshments.

What to bring

Course attendees do not need to bring any special equipment as all equipment is provided by the club.

You should 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. If the weather is particularly bad, we will postpone the session.

Refreshments are provided during outdoor courses. You will need to bring your own drink and snack, if desired, for indoor courses.

While you are attending the course, you will be covered by the insurance provided by Archery GB.

Please Note: All juniors must be accompanied by a parent / guardian.

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