Beginners Course waiting list

If you’ve been on this site recently, you’ll have seen that we closed the beginners course application sign up.

Our next Beginners Course is full so any applications now will be handled as a waiting list. When a new course is scheduled we’ll contact anyone who’s put their name on the list to see if the scheduled dates are convenient.

We cannot say yet when the next beginners course will be. It’ll be down to several factors.

  • How any current beginners have integrated into the club and are now self-sufficient.
  • Venue availablilty
  • number of people on the waiting list

If you wish to be added to the waiting list please sign up here.

Paralympic Archery Medals

A huge congratulations go out to TeamGB’s Paralympic Archery medal winners.

Phoebe Paterson Pine for winning Gold in the Women’s Individual Open Compound. ArcheryGB Article

Victoria Rumary for Bronze in the Women’s Individual W1 event. ArcheryGB Article.

This adds to the fantastic success the UK has had in Para-Archery in the past. GB Archers have brought home 68 medals from 1960 to 2020, leading the medal table for Archery in the Paralympics.

I could fill this post with a list of every single medal winner but it would go on for pages. Each medalist has overcome tremendous disability to achieve their accolade and I admire every one of them.

Have-a-go was a great success

Many thanks to those who helped during the Have-A-Go session on Sunday.

It was a roaring success with great feedback for those that participated.

Here is some feedback:

Many thanks to you and fellow volunteers yesterday. William very much enjoyed the experience of shooting at the targets. Hopefully he may pursue Archery as time goes by, but more probably here in the Wirral. But you all certainly gave him a good taste of it. – Geoff

and

Thank you so much for a lovely morning, we all really enjoyed it. – Kate

We now have a full Beginners Course as 7 participants signed up on the back of the course and 4 parents have also signed up.

Next Have-A-Go at capacity

Update: This have-a-go session is now full! Thank you to everyone who has shown an interest.

We will be having further have-a-go sessions in the future, so keep an eye on the website and we’ll publish them as soon as a date is confirmed.

For those unsure about wanting to join our club and take up archery but have always wanted to try shooting a bow and arrow, then this is another opportunity.

On the 22nd August during our morning shooting session we have set aside an area for non-members to have a go of shooting a recurve bow. You’ll have a dozen arrows under the instruction of either a coach or an experienced archer.

The cost is £10. During the session you’ll be able to talk to the club members and find out about this unique sport.

outdoor targets

Brief History of the club

Corus (Deeside) Archery Club has been in Shotton for over 50 years.

We have gone by several names during that time including John Summers and British Steel Archers.

We have been on the current grounds at Rowley’s Drive since it was used as British Steel’s Sports and Social Club, when the company helped sustain the club whilst we didn’t charge membership fees to British Steel employees.

When British Steel was sold to Corus, we became Corus (Deeside). Since then Corus has cut ties with the club but we retain the name until we see the need to change it (and we find a fitting replacement).

We have always supported our archers, some of whom have gone on to tournament winning careers shooting for county and for Wales.

Celebrating the restart of shooting

In celebration of restarting outdoor shooting after a long absence we are inviting any lapsed members of the club and members of the public to a have-a-go on the 11th July 2021.

This will be held on the outdoor grounds on Rowley Drive, Shotton from 10am to 2pm.

Registration is now closed! We look forward to seeing those who have registered on the day.

What do I need to bring?

Question: I want to go on a beginners course, but I do not have any equipment!

Answer: That fine, we provide all the equipment to enable you to shoot safely during the beginners course.

Whilst on the course we will advise you on the best equipment to suit your pocket and style and when to buy.

Please do not purchase any equipment upfront as it may be unsuitable.

On the day of the course please bring a light rainproof jacket and wear a close fitting top, as the bowstring can catch on baggy tops. Also open-toed sandals are not permitted on any archery field.

If you have long hair, it is advisable to secure it, so that it doesn’t catch on the bowstring.