If you’ve ever considered archery, now is the time to get in touch! We run beginners courses throughout the year from age 10 upwards. Our courses run in 2 hour sessions for 6 weeks, and are run by qualified Archery GB coaches and you will be eligible to join our club on completion.
All our courses follow the guidelines as laid down by Archery GB and our club coaches are qualified Archery GB Coaches. From time to time junior assistant coaches, trainee Level 1 coaches and un-qualified experienced archers may be involved in coaching.
All the necessary safety and shooting equipment needed for the course is provided for you, though we do ask that you wear footwear with flat soles, tie back long hair and avoid loose clothing as this could result in you being unable to shoot.
On our beginners courses the use of our club recurve bows is mandatory. we aim to have our students shooting with confidence both with and without sights out to a distance of 20 yards.
Archers and the Parents/Guardians of junior archers are reminded that under no circumstances are under-18s allowed to shoot without supervision of at least two adults; a Parent/Legal Guardian and an Archery GB registered archer who is willing to take responsibility for the safety of the junior.
The coaching of beginners through Wearmouth Archers must be arranged through, and formally sanctioned by, the club’s committee for insurance purposes.
Our beginners courses for 2022 /23 seasons are reduced in priced to £50 per person for the 6 week course, if you would like further information please get in touch. Payments can be taken using BACS, or cash/cheque and information about this will be provided when you sign up for one of our courses.
Archery GB have produced a beginners guidebook for those taking up archery lessons, you can find more information on this link.
If your an existing archer or wanting to get back in to archery after a break please fill out the form on our Membership Page. We will be in touch with more information.
Our beginners course schedule is as follows.
Indoor course start dates for 2022/23 are; Saturday 8th October, Saturday 26th November and the 28th January. These will be held at our indoor range at Lambton street Youth Centre and run from 4pm to 6pm.
Beginners course dates for our next outdoor season starting May 2023 will be updated here as soon as we can confirm dates. Our outdoor beginners courses are held at our outdoor range at Thompson Road Cricket Ground and are usually run on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm.