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Coronavirus Update

Archery at our range at The Petersfield School reopened in April 2021 after an extended lockdown and we are currently shooting three times a week as per our normal outdoor schedule.

However, stringent new hygiene rules are in force and the number of archers per session is strictly limited.

Unfortunately due to these restrictions we are unable to offer any beginners courses at this time.

Beginner's Courses - £50 for 6 weekly two-hour sessions

Our courses run regularly and are held on Tuesday evenings. During the indoor season, these sessions run from 7 to 9pm in the Sports Hall.

To enquire about our courses please email: secretary@petersfieldarchery.org.uk
Please note that we do not ask for a deposit when making a booking, and no payment will be requested from you until at the first session of the course. Payment can then be made by cash, 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.
The six weeks don't have to be consecutive allowing for holidays etc and we try and be as flexible as we can, though we do ask that you plan to complete the course within 12 weeks.

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 reason 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 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.

Download our flyer for the summer (outdoor) courses
Download our flyer for the winter (indoor) courses

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.