We will advertise again later in the year when our next schedule of beginners courses will be open for registration.
Payment of £55 per person.
Payment details can be found towards the end of the application form and also just below for quick reference:
Payment Ref: (Example NOVBEG, JANBEG, MARBEG)
Account Name: Black & Gold Archers
Sort Code: 30-91-87
Gift Vouchers - (Not applicable at this time)
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.
The minimum age requirement for juniors (previously 9 years of age) has now been changed to 11 years of age. We have made the decision to increase the age limit as most 9 year olds struggled to use a basic low poundage bow. It is also 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.
Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian who must remain for the duration of the course.
The course lasts for 4 weeks on a Friday 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.
Indoor sessions take place at the School Gym located in Dean Close School, Hatherley Road Cheltenham, just up from the Bacon Theatre.
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If travelling by car please note that the School Gym hall is just a few meters up from the Bacon Theatre which is a short drive from the Junction 11 on the M5 and only 1½ miles from Cheltenham town centre. The Bacon Theatre entrance can be accessed via the Hatherley Road entrance to Dean Close School. Simply follow the brown tourism signs from either end of the Hatherley Road. For satellite navigation purposes only, enter the postcode GL51 6EP.
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.
9 students from our indoors winter course we ran in November 2021. All graduated with flying colours.
17 great students from our indoors winter course we ran at the start of 2019. All graduated with flying colours.
Basic Recurve Terminology Diagram
The following sequence of videos provided by Archery GB is a useful resources for Beginners and Coaches