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Outdoor beginners course details


  What: An archery course of 2 x 3 hour weekly lessons for beginners

The course will provide plenty of hands-on target shooting using modern trainer bows and cover topics such as setting up, use and care of equipment, shooting different bow styles, scoring, etiquette and, most importantly, safety. A certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the course enabling the beginner to apply for Club membership.


  When: Actual course dates will be as shown on the Training page.
Courses are usually held on two consecutive Saturdays, from 10:00am to around 1:30pm (often a little later) and both sessions must be attended.
If a session has to be cancelled or abandoned, eg due to really bad weather, then it will be rescheduled to the following Saturday.


Northfleet School for Girls, Gate B, Hall Road, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 8AQ
(about half a mile east from the A2 Pepper Hill junction)


  Who: Anyone interested in trying their hand at this sport
No previous experience necessary

Note - minimum age 8 years and persons under 18 must be accompanied at all times by an adult having parental authority


  Cost: 60 per person, 50 if under 18 and parent/guardian is also doing course

Note - the course fee also includes free hire of the equipment for the first month if you join the Club, unlike some other clubs who leave you to buy your own equipment before you can start shooting!


  Equipment: All archery equipment will be provided


  Training: All training will be given or supervised by Archery GB qualified coaches


  Dress: Comfortable/casual clothes and footwear, but not baggy tops or open shoes like sandals. Light garden style gloves would be useful for when lifting wooden target stands and bosses.

Note - this course will be held outside on grass, so be prepared  for the weather of the day - anoraks or sun cream!


  Refreshments: Bring a packed lunch and refreshments as required as the course will continue into the afternoon



Demand for our courses is always high, so there is often a waiting list.
Places are offered to those on the list in date order until the course is full.
Sometimes people drop out and places become available at short notice,
so the sooner you get on the waiting list the better your chances!

Contact our Training Officer to reserve a place or go on the waiting list.
If a place is offered and you accept, you will be sent an application form.
If you cannot attend, you will retain your position on the waiting list.
Application forms and payment must be returned no later than 2 weeks before the course starts to confirm the booking.