Beginners’ Courses

Stratford Archers invite all newcomers to our club. Training Courses are arranged periodically throughout the year and details are posted on this page. Unless a person is an experienced archer, this is the only way to become a shooting member.

Course Beginners' Course in Target Archery
GroupAdults and Juniors (aged 9yrs+)
Start Dates (2021)Course 1 (Completed)
13th, 20th & 27th June & 4th July, from 1pm
(Sunday afternoons, 4 sessions of up to 3 hours)

Course 2 (In progress)
7th, 14th, 21st & 28th July, 4th & 11th August, from 6pm
(Wednesday evenings, 6 sessions of up to 2 hours)

Course 3 (Full)
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th August and 5th September
(Sunday afternoons, 6 sessions of up to 2 hours)

Adhoc Course (booking available)
By agreement, from 10am
(Tuesday &/or Friday mornings, 6 sessions of up to 1.5 hours)
LocationThe Home Guard Club in Tiddington.
Prices£90 adults, £70 juniors (under 18)
EquipmentAll equipment for training courses is supplied by the club
AvailabilityPlaces currently available
ContactCourse Organiser

To enquire about beginners’ courses, please apply to the course organiser above.

The courses are led by members who are qualified to a minimum of GNAS level 1 coaching qualification. At times they may be helped by other club members who are experienced archers.

All equipment is provided by Stratford Archers.

The course covers the following topics:-

  • Safety
  • Whistle commands
  • Warm up and cool down excercises
  • Basic point of aim technique
  • Use of take down recurve bows and sights
  • Scoring
  • Demonstration of other bow types

We recommend that close fitting clothing be worn suitable for the conditions ie outdoors. Long hair should be tied back.

Juniors may enrol on the course only if they are aged 9 or above. Our child protection policy requires that juniors aged 9-15 inclusive should be accompanied by an adult at all times, the adult does not have to be on the course. Juniors aged 16-17 must provide written parental consent to attend the course without the company of an adult. Any junior remains the responsibility of their parent or guardian.


Stratford Archers follows a strict safety code and any person found to be in breach of this may be asked to leave the course.


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