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Adult Introduction Course

2024 Beginners ' .Shooting is outdoors for all courses so please wear suitable clothing and footware for the time of year and weather conditions. NO OPEN TOED FOOTWARE.


All equipment supplied

Beginners courses  & Refreshers Courses  the next course and last one this year  will be on 3rd August  2024 on a Saturday Morning Starting at 9.00am.

The Prices for 2024 Beginners, refreshers courses will be £70.00  places can be booked on Saturday mornings  between 9.00am - 11.45am all equipment for the course will be allocated on this day. Next Beginners Course will be on 3rd August 2024, a gift voucher is available at the club on Saturday mornings.

Courses Start Dates 
Saturday  3rd Augustl 2024 9am start.
All courses are on a pre booked and pre paymant bases only Places Will NOT be allocated unless paid for in advance

Limited number of people per session. Be down 9.00AM Saturday morning for a prompt start..
The course is 4x3 hour lessons.our qualified Coaches run the beginners and refreshers classes.
Please Make sure you can complete the 4 week Course in the sessions provided for your course 

All coaching is delivered by Archery GB qualified coaches.
Please dont buy any Archey Equipment before taking the coures,we dont want you to wast your money.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How old does my child have to be to do archery.

    We welcome junior archers over the age of eight. If a junior does attend the course we require a parent or guardian to also attend the course.

    There is an Archery GB stipulation that all children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at ALL times whilst they are on the field.

    we require a parent or guardian to join the club to supervise their children.

  • Can I leave my child and collect at the end

    If a junior does attend the course we require a parent or guardian to also attend the course.

    There is an Archery GB stipulation that all children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at ALL times whilst they are on the field.

    Although they are under the instruction of a Qualified Coaches, we do require a parent or guardian to be present at all times.

  • Do I need to do a beginners course

    To join us or any other Archery GB affiliated archery club you will need to have completed an archery beginners course first this usually comprises of 6 two hour lessons.
    A course will give you a good basic shooting technique and teach you all of the necessary safety rules

  • I shoot years ago, will I need to attend a beginners, or a refresher course.

    If you attended a course some time ago, or are an experienced archer who has not shot for years you may not need to attend a refresher course.
    Please contact us to arrange a time where one of our coaches can chat with you about technique and safety and stay with you for the first few ends.
    This just allows us to see if you can shoot safely and understand the rules of shooting.

  • What if I have a disability

    Archery is an inclusive sport and we will try to accommodate archers with any disability.
    This is why we ask if there are any medical conditions or disabilities on the application form so that we can make appropriate provision.

  • Do I have to Join after completing the course

    Although we would like you to join, there is no obligation to join St Helens  Archers after completing one of our beginners’ courses.
    At the end of the course you will be presented with a certificate saying you are safe and competent to shoot.
    You can take this certificate to any AGB affiliated club and apply for membership.

  • Do I need my own equipment

    You don’t need your own equipment to attend our course. We provide all of the equipment necessary to participate in the course.
    and offer a hire system for new members joining the club after the course has finished.
    Because Archery equipment is tailored to individuals, We would  advise you  to wait until you are more familiar with the sport before buying any equipment.

  • How soon should I buy my own equipment?

    It’s generally not a good idea to rush out and buy a new bow straight after completing a beginners course.
    There are a number of reasons for this, but in the main, it is because your technique and strength will be still be developing and you run the risk of buying a bow which is too heavy to pull and causing injury.

    Juniors can be particularly at risk of using equipment which is not suited especially if they are undergoing a growth spurt.
    In both cases, it’s always best to consult a coach before buying any equipment and they may be able to accompany you to a local shop when purchasing your first bow.

    The club offers a bow rental scheme for three months where we can provide you with suitable equipment when starting out.

  • Are our coaches qualified?

    All of our coaches are fully trained by Archery GB to either Level 1 or Level 2 standard.
    We occasionally have senior archers helping at our sessions, but all are under the supervision of a Level 2 coach.

  • How much does Archery cost?

    There are two elements to taking up archery and joining a club:
    1.Club Fees – Our current fees for a full year can be found on our Membership Fees page. We also charge a fee for each Indoor Session in addition to the year membership fee.
    2.Equipment – can range from £150 to £550 for a beginners kit, to well over £1000 for more advanced equipment once you become more involved in the sport.
    There are a number of local archery shops who provide complete kits and we can advise you on which may suit.

  • What clothing should I wear?

    When you are attending the sessions please wear close fitting clothing and good footwear no open toed sandlas or shoes and tie back any long hair, it is essential to stop the bow string catching on loose clothing and hair when you shoot,
    and it enables the coaches to ensure you are using the correct muscle groups when you are shooting.
    Please also remove any long earrings and piercing which may also catch on the bowstring.

  • Do you offer extra coaching

    We run regular performance coaching sessions. By a Level 2 Coach If you would like one to one coaching this can be arranged.

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