Taster sessions are all about getting you to shoot lots of arrows, after we’ve given you the minimal instruction so you can shoot safely.
We will supply all the archery equipment including bows and arrows. All you need to bring is closed footwear (we can’t allow you to shoot in flip-flops, sandals or other shoes with open toes), suitable clothing (bulky jackets and sweaters can catch the string), good spirits and some small change: We only charge £10 per person for these sessions, payable on the day – no need to book.
Our next taster sessions will be on Saturday March 25th 2023. One morning session (10am-12pm) and one afternoon session (1pm-3pm).
We also organise single-day beginners courses, intended for those who are thinking about joining an archery club. The next one will be on Saturday May 13th, 2023. This is a full-day course from 10am till 5pm.
The cost is £60 per person. If you’d like to register your interest, please email [email protected]
At our courses you will be taught the right (recurve freestyle) shooting technique, how to shoot safely alongside others at a typical club shoot setting, and the basics of handling your equipment as well as the targets. After finishing this course you should be able to shoot to a level that will allow you to join St. Neots Bowmen, or any other archery club associated with ArcheryGB (the national body for the sport).
Again we will supply all equipment—even though you might be very enthusiastic about archery, we would recommend that at this stage you do NOT buy your own equipment.
Beginners courses must be booked (email [email protected]) and paid for in advance.
Other clubs in the area
If you can’t make our taster sessions or beginners’ courses, there are other clubs in the area:
- The Jolly Archers – Huntingdon/St. Ives
- Kestrels archery club – Sandy/Biggleswade
- Ouse Valley Archers – Bedford
All these beginners’ courses are to Archery GB guidelines, which means that you can do your course at one club and then join another as a member.