If you want to take up archery, or simply want to find out whether it really is as interesting as it looks, the best thing is to go to a local club:
- AGB Club Finder Club Finder
Most run beginners’ courses to teach you the basics and will supply a bow, arrows, and other accessories for use during the course. Availability of beginners’ courses varies from club to club and depends on local demand and the availability of suitable trainers; they are often organised at very short notice, so it is not currently practical to hold a central list of courses – you will need to check with the individual club.
Once you have completed a course, you have the opportunity of becoming a member of the club and to start the journey to the gold.
As a member, they will advise you what equipment should best suit you (and your budget). Don’t be tempted to go and buy your own equipment beforehand – it is likely to be an expensive mistake!
Some clubs do also run “Have-a-Go” events at local festivals, fairs, and so on, but these normally only give you a relatively brief taster.