Q: Is archery safe?

A: Archery is indeed a very safe sport when performed correctly. Karen is a County Level Archery GB qualified coach and an Archery GB Talent Coach with plenty of years of coaching experience with adults, children and disabled archers. Ken is a Level-1 qualified archery coach with many years of similar experience and we also encourage other club members to take their coaching exams if they would like to participate in the coaching side of the club as well. So you can be assured that you will be getting experienced, qualified coaching at all times. All of this is performed in approved locations for safe archery.

Q: Are you insured?

A: Each club member is required to be individually registered with Archery GB through the club which then provides their own insurance. An annual Archery GB fee applies (collected in September to be paid before October 1st)

Q: Can anyone take part?

A: Almost anyone can take part in archery. However, children must be at least 10 years old to complete a Beginners' Course and join the club (younger archers may be able to shoot with our parent company, Targeting Archery). Many disabilities can also be catered for (including wheelchair users). However you should notify us in advance so we can ensure the disabled archer can be suitably catered for here (the outside field can get soft when wet and not suitable for wheelchairs, for example) and also so we can be sure we have any specialist equipment available that might be needed for the session.

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

A: No. Where juniors archers (under 18) are involved, we require a responsible person (minimum 18 year old) to supervise throughout the whole session. One responsible person for up to four children is acceptable.

Q: How do I pay?

A: We prefer payments by bank transfer, but cash is also acceptable. Contact Karen for details. We no longer accept cheques nor do we have any form of card payment facilities.

  • Archery GB / YAA / NCAS membership fees must be paid by 1st October each year so are collected in September.
  • Club Membership fees must be paid by 1st April each year, so are collected during March.
  • A 'Face fee' is payable at the start of each club session.

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 of clothing rather than a thick, single layer.
  • Whatever the conditions, clothing should be comfortable, but not be too loose so as to get caught in the bow string.
  • No loose articles of clothing or jewelry 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 or stuck low down into a stand 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 slogans or designs.

We reserve the right to refuse archery to anyone whose clothing does not confirm to the above requirements. Please contact in advance if you have an questions regarding clothing or footwear requirements.

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