- We provide all the equipment, so you don't have to bring anything along except yourself.  

- You'll be taught by Archery GB (the national governing body for Archery) qualified coaches in all aspects of archery

- The structured course covers all the safety aspects of archery and basic techniques to get you started in this fun Sport.   

- After finishing the course you'll receive a certificate to take home to say you've completed an archery course with Castle Bowmen  

- We can also explain which equipment would be best for you if you choose to continue and join the club.

~ When enquiring, please include your full name(s), age (if your enquiry is for a junior) and contact details  Thank You  ~  

If you fancy having a go at archery - just let us know -

Just drop an e-mail to our beginners co-ordinator Rory -   castlebowmen@live.co.uk


Full Information for Beginners

Whether you are a complete novice, or someone that has tried archery but received no formal training; prior to joining any archery club, you must undertake a Beginners Course.  Castle Bowmen delivers about 10 courses per year.

Our course fee is £35.00 per person and the structure is as follows:


Week 1: Lessons 1 & 2  (Approx’ 2 hrs) - Full Safety & Equipment instructions. Shooting Barebow style (without sights).

Week 2: Lessons 3 & 4  (Approx’ 2 hrs) - Safety recap, Shooting Recurve style (with a sight). Archery Ettiquette

Week 3: Lessons 5 & 6  (Approx’ 2 hrs) - Safety recap, Scoring, rules & mini-tournament


Our Coaches & Experienced Archers will answer any questions about Archery so don’t be afraid to ask as you have your lessons.


If you would like to reserve a space on our Archery Beginners course, then we will require a non refundable deposit of £5.00 per person*. On receipt of the deposit, we will confirm that your name has been added to our beginner list for the dates specified.

If we need to change the dates of the course, we will offer you a new date or a refund. If you are unable to make the agreed date, we will offer you alternative dates, but we will not refund the deposit.

About three weeks before your reserved date, we will contact you to confirm the booking, asking for the remainder of the agreed course fee of £30. On receipt of the course fee, we will issue your joining instructions.


 


 


 


 


 


 



During the outdoor season (April to September) we teach our courses at Heath Park on Wednesday evenings from 18:15 onwards. Throughout the indoor season (October to March) courses take place on Sunday afternoons from 15:30 at St David’s College in Pen-y-lan.



Usually the minimum age for Junior archers to be taught by Castle Bowmen is 8 years old - exceptions may possibly be made for a single have-a-go event, but that would be at the discretion of the coaching teams assessment of the individual child.



For all courses, we provide all equipment. Our courses are taught with Recurve bows. After completing a Beginners Course, anyone wishing to join the club, depending on availability, we do have an equipment hire scheme so you do not have to rush out and buy your own bows and arrows etc. We have found this hire scheme beneficial as it saves parents the expense of purchasing archery equipment only to find their child loses interest after a few weeks.
































Our Course dates are as follows:


2017 Summer Season Outdoor Course Dates [Wednesday Evenings]: (max 12 students per course)  


Summer Course 1 commences 12th April  2017– Completed

Summer Course 2 commences 10th May  2017– Completed

Summer Course 3 commences 7th June  2017– Completed

Summer Course 4 commences 5th  July  2017– Completed

Summer Course 5 commences 2nd August  2017– Completed





2017/18 Winter Season Indoor Course Dates [Sunday Afternoons]: (max 12 students per course)  


Winter Course 1 commences  October  8th 2017–  IN PROGRESS

Winter Course 2 commences  November 5th 2017– limited spaces available

Winter Course 3 commences  December 3rd 2017 – spaces available

Winter Course 4 commences  January 7th 2018– spaces available

Winter Course 5 commences  February 11th 2018 - spaces available

Winter Course 6 commences  March 4th 2018 - spaces available





2018 Summer Season Outdoor Course Dates [Wednesday Evenings]: (max 12 students per course)  exact dates tbc


Summer Course 1 commences   April  2018– spaces available

Summer Course 2 commences   May  2018– spaces available

Summer Course 3 commences   June  2018– spaces available

Summer Course 4 commences   July  2018– spaces available

Summer Course 5 commences  August  2018– spaces available









While we try to keep course availability as up to date as possible, some cancellations do occur. Therefore please enquire about your preferred course as previously reserved places may have become available before the latest updates to this page.



*Deposits are non-refundable. However should you be unable to attend lessons as planned, we will do our best to reschedule and fit in all lessons even if it becomes necessary to span multiple courses if you are a shift worker or simply unable to make it to consecutive lessons. As long as you keep us informed, we will do our utmost to accommodate your schedule.




For more information, Questions or to book a place on a course, e-mail our Beginners Coordinator Rory at: castlebowmen@live.co.uk




************** Important **************

When emailing castlebowmen@live.co.uk please add this address to your safe senders list. people have, unfortunately, missed out on course bookings because replies have sat unread and unnoticed in their Junk folder.




** Also PLEASE BE AWARE - Some e-mail providers; especially colleges or universities, have very stringent controls over accepting emails.


**If you have not had a reply to an enquiry where you have used a .ac.uk email address, within 4 days, it is likely in your college or universities Junk Folder.

** Please use a personal email account, if possible, as opposed to a school one to contact the club regarding beginners course bookings.


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During the outdoor season (April to September) we teach our courses at Heath Park on Wednesday evenings from 18:15 onwards.

Throughout the indoor season (October to March) courses take place on Sunday afternoons from 15:30 at St David’s College in Pen-y-lan.




Usually the minimum age for Junior archers to be taught by Castle Bowmen is 8 years old - exceptions may possibly be made for a single have-a-go event, but that would be at the discretion of the coaching teams assessment of the individual child.




For all courses, we provide all equipment.

Our courses are taught with Recurve bows.

After completing a Beginners Course, anyone wishing to join the club, depending on availability, we do have an equipment hire scheme so you do not have to rush out and buy your own bows and arrows etc.

We have found this hire scheme beneficial as it saves parents the expense of purchasing archery equipment only to find their child loses interest after a few weeks.