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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is archery safe?

A: Archery is indeed a very safe sport when performed correctly. I am a level 2 Archery GB qualified coach with plenty of years of coaching experience with adults, children and disabled archers. I can provide expert coaching to people who have never shot archery before and are coming for any of my recreation sessions or parties, and also provide experienced archers with expert coaching to improve their own techniques. All of this is performed in an approved location for safe archery.

Q: Are you insured?

A: Yes, Targeting Archery has taken out insurance specifically designed to cover the sport of archery in all the various formats that we offer.

Q: Can anyone take part?

A: Almost anyone can take part in archery. However, children should be at least 10 years old, or possibly as young as 8 years old after first seeing them in person to check that they meet all the requirements to be suitable to start archery (sorry no younger exceptions). Many disabilities can also be catered for (including wheelchair users). However you should notify me in advance so I can ensure the disabled archer is suitable for my offerings here, and also so I can arrange for any specific equipment that might be needed for the session.

Q: Can I leave my child with you and collect at the end?

No. Where juniors archers (under 18) are involved, my insurance requires that a responsible person (minimum 18 year old) must stay and supervise throughout the whole session. For parties, one responsible person for every four children is required to stay and supervise during the whole party.

Q: Do supervising adults get refreshments?

A: During courses and shooting sessions, supervising adults can be offered tea or coffee.
For Childrens' Parties the prices only include lunch boxes for the children. If any of the supervising adults would like to join in the refreshments, extra food boxes can be arranged at a cost, but these must be arranged with me at least three working days in advance. However tea/coffee can be offered at no extra cost.

Q: How do I pay?


Q: Can we bring alcoholic drinks to a party?

A: No. As with all sports involving weapons, it is not permitted to drink alcohol during an archery session. We reserve the right to refuse archery to anyone we believe may be under the influence of either alcohol or drugs, or who attempts to take them whilst shooting is ongoing.

Q: Are there any special clothing requirements for archery?

A: There are a few clothing rules that should be adhered to:

We reserve the right to refuse archery to anyone whose clothing does not confirm to the above requirements.

If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact me and I will try to assist wherever possible.