Beginners Archery Courses
Gosport Bowmen run Beginners courses throughout the year, this is dependent 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.
We can take children from the age of 8 on our courses. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult throughout their course.
Course costs £45
Each five-session 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.
These beginners’ lessons are always held on Wednesday and Friday evening either indoors or outdoors depending on the time of year.
One-Day & Two-Day Courses
Course Cost £45
During the warmer months, we hold one-day courses (can be adapted to a two-day course for juniors). These courses are held outside and cover the same content as our five-session course. These courses are held at the weekends and are run by GNAS qualified club coaches.
For all our courses, 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 Beginners 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 Beginners 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 using the form below.
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.
Booking a Taster Session or Beginners Course
If you have any questions you would like to ask about our taster sessions or beginners courses or would like an application form for the course, please use this form and our Secretary will be pleased to come back to you.