How To Get Started

How To Get Started

To arrange a beginners’ course or taster session, please contact the club secretary.

Beginners Courses
Rivernook Bowmen run beginners’ courses for anyone between the ages of 8 and 80 who are relatively fit and active. The courses consist of six hours tuition, held at a mutually convenient time – weather permitting!  

The course is £60.00 (non-refundable). This fee covers coaching by the Club’s experienced Instructors in:

  1. Range Control
  2. Shooting Technique
  3. Main Elements of Archery
  4. Basic Archery Rules
  5. Use of Club Equipment
  6. Insurance covered by Archery GB

Rivernook Archery Club’s aim is to get beginners onto the shooting line by the end of the course, shooting safely alongside more experienced club members. On successful completion of the course, beginners are awarded a signed certificate of achievement.

Taster Sessions
If you aren’t sure that you want to sign up for a whole beginners’ course, then we also offer a 1-hour Taster Session which is £10.00 (non-refundable).

This covers the same ground as the first hour of the beginners’ course to ensure that you can experience archery in a safe and controlled environment and includes use of club equipment.

If, having experienced the taster session you wish to continue with the full beginners’ course then this can be arranged at £50.00 (non-refundable) for a further 5 hours tuition.