Club information

Introduction

If you want to take up archery, or simply want to find out whether it really is as interesting at it looks,the best thing is to go to a local club:

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.