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Beginner's Courses - £50 for six sessions of two hours each

Our second beginners course of the summer has now started and will run once a week throughout July and August. There are no places available on the junior (U16) course, but there are still some places on the adult course.

The last course of 2021 will be run in the autumn, by when we will be shooting indoors in the school sports hall. The dates will be confirmed in September.

To enquire about our courses and to join the waiting list please email: secretary@petersfieldarchery.org.uk
Please note that we do not ask for a deposit to join the wait list, and no payment will be requested from you until the course is confirmed. Payment can then be made by cheque or bank transfer (preferred).


Beginner's courses cost just £50 for 6 two hour lessons. This covers all coaching, use of facilities, use of equipment and insurance. All the necessary equipment is provided – all you need to do is turn up.
Our normal course is run as one session per week for six weeks and the course dates are confirmed when the course is offered to the waiting list. During the spring we also occasionally run a compressed course with two sessions per week for three weeks.

There may be occasions when a session has to be postponed due to inclement weather or because the field or sports hall is unavailable to us or because the club coaches are unavailable. In these circumstances an alternative date will be arranged as soon as possible.

Beginners will get most out of the course if they can attend all six sessions and we ask those enrolling on a course to be confident that they will be able to make most of the dates planned.
At the moment we are unable to guarantee that it will be possible to organise additional sessions if a beginner misses one or more sessions of their original course.

Children over the age of 8 are particularly welcome on beginners’ courses, although those under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. There is no upper age limit.

During the six weeek course we will teach you the key safety rules for archery and will get you shooting safely and to a reasonable standard using a recurve bow in both barebow and sighted styles of shooting.

We provide all the equipment and strongly recommend that you do not purchase any bows or arrows yourself until the end of the course, when we will be pleased to offer you any advice and support you may need when buying your first bow. However, if you have already got your own equipment you are welcome to use that on the course provided we can confirm it is suitable for you and safe to use. Please note that any such equipment must be in good condition. For safety reasons we can not allow the use of glassfibre or 100% carbon fibre arrows on the outdoor range.

The courses are run by club members holding coaching qualifications awarded by Archery GB, and operate in accordance with the Archery GB rules of shooting. All students on the beginners course are given temporary membership of Bowmen of Petersfield and are then covered by the insurance provided by Archery GB for the duration of the course.

At the end of the course, and provided you have attended the majority of the sessions, we will invite you to join the Bowmen of Petersfield archery club and carry on shooting with us. Alternatively, if you wish to join another club then we will provide you with a certificate confirming that you have successfully completed the course. This should be accepted by other Archery GB affiliated clubs as evidence that you have been taught to shoot safely.

For further information please email: secretary@petersfieldarchery.org.uk

If you are unsure whether you wish to commit to the full 6 week course, we can offer a single taster session at a cost of £10 for two hours. After this session you can upgrade to the full course by paying the remaining £40.
These taster sessions are by prior arrangement only, and priority will be given to those booking the full course.

These courses are very popular and must be booked in advance.