Have a go winter sessions 2019-2020

The Corus Deeside Archery Club winter ‘Have a Go’ session timetable is now available.

Date Time
Sunday November 17th 2019 11:45 – 12:45
Sunday February 2nd 2019 11:45 – 12:45
Sunday February 23rd 2019 11:45 – 12:45
Sunday March 22nd 2019 11:45 – 12:45

 

The cost will be £10 for an hour long session.
If you decide to follow one of our beginner courses after attending one of our ‘Have a Go’ sessions you will receive a £10 discount on the beginner course.

Pre-booking your place on one of these sessions is mandatory. Contact us here to book your place.

Please book early to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.

Beginners course late September 2019 – 28/09 – 29/09

Next beginners course for all those interested in starting this wonderful sport that is archery, will be held on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of September 2019.

The course will be held on the morning of the Saturday and then all day Sunday.

This course is now full and any further applications will be added to the waiting list for the next course scheduled for early 2020

Please use the online form to contact us.

Joining the club

There are three ways of joining the club, depending on your experience.

Beginners course

If you have no experience then sign up for a beginners course. This is your best way as we teach you the basis of shooting safely and if you pass at the end you can join the club immediately. Check the beginners course page.

Active ArcherGB member

If you an experienced archer with a valid ArcheryGB membership card and you wish to transfer your membership to our club, then use the contact information on this website to arrange to meet a club officer on one of our shooting days. Contact information.

Archer with previous experience

If you are a lapsed member of ArcheryGB (or GNAS) or have previous experience of shooting with a bow and arrow, then we will need to do a safety assessment before you can join. We’ll evaluate your current knowledge to ensure you understand the basic etiquette of archery and understand the need to practice archery in a way that is safe to you and others. Contact us to arrange this with a coach.

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.

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

We provide tea & coffee in the break.

Children and Beginners Courses

Question: My Son/Daughter would like to learn to shoot.

Answer: Welcome, but there are a few things you should know.

Archery is a demanding physical sport. Whilst we do not run or jump around with lots of exercise, the repeated action of pulling a bow can be physically demanding and the concentration involved means we have to put a lower limit on the age of a child that we feel comfortable teaching.

Currently we consider 8 years old as the very lowest age we can teach this sport to a child.

In additional, due to the nature of our sport, we ask that a parent or guardian be in attendance at all times. The coaches will be in control of the beginners whilst they are active engaged in shooting, but at all other times, the parents should be responsible for their child.

We recommend that an adult from the family take up the sport. This allows the family to understand more fully the highs and lows the junior archer is facing as they develop. Archery is a sport which all the family can partake in and get enjoyment from.

We cannot stress enough the advice that equipment purchases should only be undertaken after the beginners course is completeand the coaches have had a change to assess the correct parameters. Buying the wrong equipment without taking advice and training could cause damage or harm (potentially permanent), or simply discourage a beginner from taking the sport up.

Beginners Courses Costs

To take the beginners course you only need to pay once for the entire course, which covers the provision of the venue, coaches and hire of the equipment for the entire course.

The fees are as follows:

  • Adults £65
  • Juniors (under 18) £45
  • Two adults £110
  • One adult plus one junior £90
  • Additional adult + £45
  • Additional junior + £25

If you attend one of our Have-A-Go sessions (£10 per person for an hours individually coached shooting) and sign up for a beginners course then the £10 fee will be deducted from your beginners course fees.

To join the club as a member, additional fee’s are required.