Beginners Archery Courses
Gosport Bowmen run Beginners courses throughout the year, this is dependant on the availability of our coaches.
Applications for a course should be made via the website as soon as possible. Numbers are very limited and places go quickly. The course costs £45.
Each course lasts two and a half weeks and covers the basic principles on archery, safety, equipment and shooting technique. The courses are run by GNAS qualified club coaches.
Beginners lessons are always held on Wednesday and Friday evening either indoors or outdoors depending on the time of year. The club provides all the archery equipment you will require: we strongly recommend that you do not purchase any archery equipment until you have completed the course. The club coaches and members can offer advice on the purchase of equipment.
At the successful conclusion of your Beginner’s course you will be invited to apply to join the club and the GNAS. Membership of the GNAS provides you with ongoing liability insurance: an essential requirement if you wish to shoot. You are not permitted to shoot at any venue, including the club ground, if you do not have GNAS membership.
Club equipment is available to members who have just completed a Beginner’s course. There is a £30 fee for a 6 week hire period or part thereof. An extension of that period may be allowed subject to availability.
Please note that Juniors attending a Beginners course (those under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or designated guardian.
For further information on Beginners’ courses and to arrange a place on a course, please contact the Club Secretary.
For those wishing to give archery a try before committing to a full Beginners course, we offer a two hour session for £10 by arrangement with the Club Secretary. If you then wish to take up a Beginners course you will receive £5 discount off the Beginners course. Please note that demand is high and early pre-booking is essential.
Upcoming Beginner Archery Courses
We run Beginners courses on a monthly basis currently to meet the high level of demand, usually beginning on the first Wednesday of each month over a 2 1/2 week period on consecutive Wednesday and Friday evenings 7.30-9.30pm. Places are limited to 4 each month to offer a quality course to Beginners. Places fill quickly. Please email [email protected] for an application form so you can be considered for a course or placed on our waiting list.
If you have any questions you would like to ask about our Beginners courses, please use this form and our Secretary will be pleased to come back to you.