Archery – Getting Started – Beginners

If you are interested in taking up the sport of archery then why not enroll on one of our beginners courses? All courses are run by qualified Archery GB coaches and all the equipment you will need is provided.

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Our courses are suitable for ages 10+. All juniors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

If you have a physical disability which you think might affect your ability to shoot, please contact us to discuss this before booking.

Archery Taster Session

We normally run a taster session annually in April. This takes place indoors and comprises 30 minute slots allowing you to try archery and discover if you’d like to take it further.

Archery Have -A-Go Session

We attend various Fetes and other events during the year to host the archery-have-a-go stall. Dates for these events can be found on our Events page. Booking not required.

Archery Beginners Course

We run our archery beginners course annually in May.  This takes place outdoors and is spread over several weeks with sessions on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Our coaches will teach you about different styles and bow types, safety and shooting etiquette. At the end of the course, you will be presented with a certificate of completion. Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance by contacting the secretary.

Our next archery beginners course is at Arley Sports & Social Club, Upper Arley, DY12 1RZ and starts on Thursday May 9th at 6pm, followed by Saturday May 11th at 2pm, Thursday May 16th at 6pm, Saturday May 18th at 2pm and Thursday 23rd at 6pm. Each session lasts approximately 2.5 hours. All equipment will be supplied.

Please contact our secretary Pat Wilkinson on 01886 889242 for further details or to book your place.

Join the club

We are happy to accept new members who can demonstrate that they have completed an archery beginners’ course either with WFCA or elsewhere, or archers who are members of GNAS and can produce a current membership card. Our membership prices can be found here. If it has been a while since you last shot you may be asked to undertake a short assessment with one of our coaches.

Find Out More

For further information on course dates, availability, booking or on joining the club, please contact our Secretary, Pat.