Archery Beginners Course

Note:  The next course is now full. If you wish to add your name to the waiting list, please send an email to the club secretary

Have you have been inspired by the 2016 Olympics, or fancy yourself as the next Hawkeye or Katnis. Maybe you have previously attended a Taster/Have a go session or tried Archery whilst on holiday. Either way we welcome everyone young or old who wants to try out archery with a view to taking it up as a hobby or sport.

The beginner's Course takes place over 4 sessions of approximately four 3 hour outdoor sessions at the Bowmen of Warfield field. You will need to attend all 4 sessions to in order to complete the course.

Next Course Dates:

  • Sat 6th July 2019 - 10am to 1pm
  • Thur 11th July 2019 - 6pm to 8.30pm
  • Thur 18th July 2019 - 6pm to 8.30pm
  • Sat 20th July 2019 - 10am to 1pm

The Course

We provide all the equipment so there is no need to buy anything.

Our group course consists of 4 lessons each of 180 minutes. We only run two courses each year. Both are held on Saturday mornings

If it is necessary to cancel a lesson due to bad weather then it will be made up at a later date.

Our GNAS qualified Coaches will teach you the right technique and ensure that you know how to shoot safely. We'll also tell you all about target archery including

  • Safety, etiquette and the rules of shooting
  • Shooting rounds and scoring
  • The handicap and classification scheme
  • Introduce you to all the Bow Styles


£60 per person for juniors and Adults. £20 Non-refundable deposit when you register. £40 payable one week prior to the start of course. Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions for booking and attending a course these are detailed below.


Places are limited and each year we have a waiting list of people waiting to attend our courses. Please complete the following form and either email to the club secretary at or post to

FAO: BoW Secretary
2 Rufford Gate
RG12 2AD

Application Form

Application Form Summer 2019 (PDF)
Application Form Summer 2019 (DOCX)


We welcome juniors from aged 10 and above onto the beginner's course. Parents/Carers/Guardians please be aware that Archery does require discipline as well as commitment and enthusiasm we may ask Juniors to complete a suitability assessment, this is a very laid back hour with our coaches more a have-a-go than anything. In exceptional circumstances if a Junior is unable to shoot and use all the equipment safely then it may be necessary to advise that they cannot continue the course, in such circumstances course fees will be refunded.

Be aware that all juniors attending a course are required to be under the supervision of a Parent, Carer or Guardian at all times. All young people are regarded as juniors until they reach their 18th Birthday (No Exceptions) you cannot drop your son or daughter off to attend a course, so when booking for juniors please be aware you will have to attend all the sessions with them.

Clothing & Footwear

Please wear closed in shoes, no flip-flops or open-toed sandals or heels allowed. Trainers or walking shoes are preferred.

You should wear comfortable but close-fitting clothing. Preferably please wear a tight fitted long sleeve top.

In particular, it's important that you avoid wearing loose clothing. Don't wear jumpers or jackets with baggy sleeves as the bowstring tends to catch on them and spoil your shot!

If it's chilly, it's better to wear several thin layers rather than one bulky one and perhaps bring a woolly hat.

Terms & Conditions

  • An application form must be completed and posted to the club secretary along with your deposit fee in order to book a place on a course.
  • All medical conditions relevant to participating safely during the sport of archery must be disclosed on the course application form, at the time of application. (We do not discriminate on any medical condition we only require this information to ensure that relevant safety measures are in place for all course attendees. All medical information relevant to you completing a course is held in the strictest confidence and is only disclosed to the coaches/helpers teaching you).
  • The balance of the course fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the first lesson.
  • Beginner's course fees are non-refundable.
  • Attending a Beginner's course does not automatically entitle you to membership of the Bowmen of Warfield Archery club.
  • All juniors attending must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian who must remain present throughout the duration of each session of the course.
  • All coaching and shooting will be strictly in accordance with GNAS rules, regulations and practice. Any contravention of shooting or safety rules will result in immediate suspension from the lesson.
  • The Bowmen of Warfield cannot accept any responsibility for damage, loss or injury sustained whilst at the range or when entering, or leaving, the ground.
  • The Bowmen of Warfield reserve the right to exclude students from a beginners course should they persistently disobey the safety instructions or Rules of Shooting.
  • Membership of the Bowmen of Warfield Junior and Senior Archery club is at invitation on the full completion of a Beginners course.

Please make cheques payable to: "Bowmen of Warfield"


If you require any further information not detailed on this page then please feel free to contact the club secretary by email at:

After The Course

Once you have completed the course and become a member,  the coaches will be on hand to guide you through the next phase of your archery life. To begin we have created a handy New Members Handbook, which you can download here, which explains how the club and archery in general works, amongst other things.

You can also record important information in the booklet.

Of course, if you have any questions, just approach a coach or a member of the club who will be only too happy to explain things.