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 the formats that I am offering here.

Q: Can anyone take part?

A: Almost anyone can take part in archery. However, children must be at least 8 years old (sorry no 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, I require a responsible person (minimum 18 year old) to supervise throughout the whole session. For parties, one responsible person for every four children are required to supervise for the whole party.

Q: Do supervising adults get refreshments?

A: Party 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.

Q: How do I pay?

A: Payments for parties are by cash or cheque and must be paid (and cheques cleared) at least a week before the party. Contact me for payment arrangement details. Individual coaching sessions can be paid for all up front by cheque, or at the start of each session by cheque or cash.

Q: Are there any special clothing requirements for archery?

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

  • For outside events wear clothing suitable for the conditions of the day.
  • For sunny days, don't forget sun screen and good quality sunglasses if preferred.
  • For cold days, we recommend layering up clothing.
  • Whatever the conditions, clothing should be comfortable, but not be too loose so as not to get caught in the bow string.
  • No loose articles of clothing or jewellery that may get caught.
  • No hoodies allowed.
  • Footwear must be strong and fully enclose the toes. Walking into a arrow that is partially buried in the grass can be extremely dangerous, so ensure all footwear is made of a rugged material with no open-toes.
  • Archery etiquette requires that shoulders and tummies must be covered.
  • No logos on display with offensive or inappropriate logos.

I 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.