Courses

You can apply to attend one of our courses here.

Dates and times of our beginners courses

The courses are run on Tuesday evenings at the RBL from 20:00hrs and lasts for four consecutive weeks; each session lasts for around two hours.

Cost of the Course

The cost is £40 for the whole course which should be paid at the start of the first lesson.

Gift vouchers

Vouchers for future beginner's courses can be purchased at a cost of £40 each, if you would like to give these as a gift to friends or family over 12 years of age who are interested in taking up the sport of archery. Please contact us here with the person's details, and a personalised voucher will be sent to you once payment is received. Arrangements for reserving a place on one of our courses will then be made. Please be aware that vouchers will only be valid for a year.

Names of the tutors

We have a number of coaches including Phil, Russ and Tom. Both Russ and Tom are Level 1 coaches who will endeavour to teach you to shoot up to a reasonable club standard by the end of the course. Contact details and further information will be given to you at the start of the course.

Brief Course Overview

Session 1
  • Safety rules
  • Setting up
  • The range
  • Introduction to archery equipment
  • The basic shooting technique
  • Retrieving your arrows safely
Session 2
  • Sights - how to use and adjust them
  • Target technique
Session 3
  • How to score your arrows
  • Archery rounds
  • Types of archery
  • Types of bow
Session 4
  • Shooting a short scoring round
  • Selecting and buying your own equipment
  • Beginners to help take down equipment
  • Feed back
  • Presentation of certificates
  • Give information on joining the club and how to get further help and assistance
  • End of course