Beginners Courses

Next Intake - 30th April 2018 (Outdoors)

How much does the course cost?

Payment of £55 per person.


Payment details can be found on the application form at the bottom of this page.

Gift Vouchers
If you wish to purchase a gift voucher for one of our beginners courses for either a friend or family member, please contact us using our Contact Us section on our site and specify "Gift Voucher" in the subject line. 

Minimum Age Requirements

The minimum age requirement for juniors which we recommend is 9 years of age. It is important when juniors take part in the course that they are patient and are willing to listen to instructions from our coaches especially around the use of the bow and safety towards others. 

Length of Course

The course lasts for 6 weeks of Monday evenings.  Arrive at 6:30pm to set up your equipment and start shooting at 7:00pm.  The session will last approximately 1 1/2 hours.


What should I expect to learn?

  • You will be taught basic techniques on how to safely shoot a recurve bow.
  • You will learn about different bow types and styles (compound, longbow, horsebow).
  • You will learn how to score in a tournament and will take part in a mini tournament at the end of the course.
  • At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion as proof that you have completed the Beginners Course. You can then use this certificate to join any archery club.

Location of Course

Outdoor Sessions take place at CACSSA - Cotswold Area Civil Service Sports Association, just off of Tewkesbury Road in Cheltenham
 

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For satellite navigation purposes only, enter the postcode GL51 9SL


There is free on-site parking available at but please be aware that spaces cannot be guaranteed during busy periods so please allow plenty of time for parking. 

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Click on the file to download the course application form.

Beginners Form April 2018 (doc)

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Beginners Recurve diagrams and warm up guides Courtesy of Jessica Emmett Illustrations

Previous Courses

Apr-Jun 2017

We had 8 students on our outdoors summer course, with particularly good weather for the final shoot and certificate presentations.  We are delighted to welcome 2 new club members from the course: Chris and Illyana.

Jan-Mar 2017

Unlucky for some, but not for the 13 great students we had on our indoors winter course we ran at the start of 2017.  All graduated with flying colours and 5 students have now joined the club: Helen, Alice, Nigel, Stuart and Alun

Oct-Dec 2016

A large class of 15 students graduated off the autumn course 2016.  Welcome to another 7 club members: Sue, Damien, Leighton, Michael, Diarmuid and mother-daughter combo Katherine and Elizabeth.

2016

We ran an indoor course Jan - Mar 2016 and an outdoor course Apr-June 2016 which saw another 7 members join including Adam, Ash, Anne, Clive, John and father-daughter combo Chris and Kitty.

Oct-Dec 2015

Another keen group of students saw 7 new club members including 2 couples - Vicky & Mike, Katy & James, Tracey, Mark and Russ.

Apr-Jun 2015

Great weather for our summer course saw 12 students enjoying the evening sunshine on the field at CACSSA. 2 members enjoyed it so much they joined the club!  Welcome Roger and Lee.