** PLEASE NOTE **
We have now restarted beginners courses though we still have a bit of a waiting list so you may not get on a course immediately, but if you contact us, we can add you to the waiting list and let you know when spaces become available.
During the indoor season, courses take place at our indoor venue on Friday evenings from 18:30 to 20:00. In the summer, they take place outdoors on a Wednesday evening. These sessions are suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 to 80 years old, who is relatively fit and active. The programme consists of six 90 minute sessions.
We offer several courses per year throughout both the indoor and outdoor seasons. These are popular and, as spaces are limited, they are often over-subscribed (although we do hold a waiting list in case of drop-outs).
Any enquiries about the dates of our upcoming beginner's courses and the availability of spaces on them should be addressed to email@example.com.
The cost of the course is just £50 per person. The first session is an opportunity to see you if you like it and so you only pay £10 for the first week. If you wish to continue (and we are sure you will!), the balance of £40 will be taken on the second session.
Please note that we expect you to complete the course within eight weeks from your first week, although if you let us know you are unable to complete the six sessions within that time, we can usually make a separate arrangement with you.
This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable, and covers:
- Training by the Club’s Level 1 Coaches
- Loan of Equipment
- Archery GB insurance cover
- Temporary membership of Staines and Laleham Sports Association
- Archery for Beginners handbook
The programme provides an introduction to the sport, covers range safety and provides beginners with instruction so that they can safely participate in Archery.
The course looks at:
- Safety and discipline
- Range control
- Shooting technique - with and without bow sight
- Basic archery rules
On successful completion of the training programme, beginners who join the Club may shoot alongside the seasoned members, and start to hone their skills.
All successful beginners (i.e. those who can demonstrate the required level of competence) will receive a ‘Certificate of Achievement’ from the Club, whether or not they choose to join Laleham Archery Club.
Please note that, once the beginner's course is over, access to Club equipment for new members is limited to Club nights and organised Club shoots only. New members are encouraged to obtain their own equipment as soon as possible, in order to make the most of their membership. For beginners who do decide to join the Club, coaches and experienced members are available to give advice regarding the purchase of equipment.
If you are interested in taking the course, please fill in the form below, giving us the name of those wishing to take part, and if they are under 18 years old, please also let us know their age.
PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited, so fill out the form below to reserve your place or email firstname.lastname@example.org