Interested in taking up Field Archery?  We run Beginners Courses!

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BEGINNERS COURSE

Beginners Courses are run by National Field Archery Society qualified archery coaches from Pennington Archers for people, 10 years of age and over, who have a genuine interest in learning about archery and how to shoot safely. They are open to those who are new to the sport or for individuals who may have shot before but need a refresher course.

Each course will be held outdoors on set dates and times over 3 two hour-long sessions regardless of weather. We will not turn anyone into an expert archer in this time but the content of the sessions should give prospective archers enough basic knowledge to shoot safely and to have a good idea of archery in the broadest terms.

Archery is potentially very dangerous. Despite this, there are very few archery shooting accidents – This is due in no small part to the emphasis we put on SAFETY. Safety has to be taught as a good habit from the very start.

Beginners will also become familiar with the Pennington Archers club format and in the final session a mini competition will be held and individuals assessed on their competence.

 

The format of the Beginners Course will generally be as follows:

 

Session 1 (2 hours)

  • Introduction to Archery and explanation of the Beginners Course
  • Safety Rules
  • Clothing
  • Introducing Equipment
  • Setting up and taking down procedures
  • First steps to shooting
  • Shooting Etiquette
  • Shooting Practice

 

Session 2 (2 hours)

  • Safety Rules refresher
  • Setting up
  • Shooting Practice
  • Archery Governing bodies
  • Pennington Archers Club structure
  • Shooting Styles and Disciplines
  • Inspection of different bows
  • Taking down

 

Session 3 (2 hours)

  • Safety Rules Refresher
  • Setting up
  • Mini Competition
  • Assessment of Competence
  • Taking down
  • Results
  • What’s next?

 

 

Cost of the Beginners Course is £45.00 per person.

 

This cost covers training by a qualified coach, the use of club equipment and all necessary insurance for the duration of the course.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, OR TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST, CONTACT THE CLUB AT THE E-MAIL ADDRESS BELOW:

 

OR,

 

Fill out the application form below:

Beginners Course Application Form
To be completed by all prospective beginners and brought along to the first session of the course.
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Our next course will be held on the 28th/30th April and 5th May 2017.