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Information for Beginners

Archery Taster sessions and Beginners courses are run on a regular basis both at our outdoor and indoor shooting venues.

Taster Session
The taster session will provide between one and one and a half hours of Archery tuition with a qualified and DBS checked coach. The session will provide information on range safety plus guidance on how to hold, draw, aim and loose an arrow and its safe collection.
The current cost of the taster session is £10.00 per person
For 2022 – 23 we will be holding taster sessions on the following dates:
2022 - Indoor at Montsaye Community Spots Centre – Rothwell – 6.30pm
October 4th
November 1st
2023 - Indoor at Montsaye Community Spots Centre – Rothwell – 6.30pm
Feb 7th
2023 - Outdoor at West Lodge Rural Centre – Desborough – 6.30pm
May 2nd
August 1st
If you are interested in a taster session, please contact secretary@targetcraft.org stating which date you would prefer with the following information:
Your Name and or names of additional people wishing to take part.
Your e-mail address / Your best contact number/ Male or Female / Junior or Senior (if junior (under 18) please state age, For all participants please state Right or Left-Handed.
This information will enable us to have the correct equipment available for your session.


Beginners Course:
The Beginner Course provides your best route into the sport of Archery. The course is accredited by our governing body Archery GB and provides over 6 hours of tuition with a qualified and DBS checked coach. The course covers:
• Personal and Range Safety
• The identification of shooting components including assembly and disassembly
• Shooting technique (Barebow)
• Shooting technique (Freestyle – With Sights)
• Etiquette
• Archery rounds and scoring systems
• Other bow types and styles (Longbows, flatbows, horse bows, compounds often with the
.. opportunity to shoot them)
• Other forms of Archery in the U.K and some archery related history.
On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion that is accepted nationally by all clubs affiliated to Archery GB.
The cost of the course is currently £65.00 per person (adult) and £45.00 per person (junior (under 18))
The courses are either run as a one-day course (weekends) or over 4 successive Tuesday evenings dependant on the time of year, availability of coaches and which suits you best.
All necessary equipment will be provided. Please complete the on-line beginner course application form and submit to secretary@targetcraft.org

Our next beginner courses will be held:
Course 1 - Indoor at Montsaye Community Spots Centre – Rothwell
2022 - 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th November
Course 2 - Indoor at Montsaye Community Spots Centre – Rothwell
2023 - 14th, 21st, 28th March, and 1st April
Course 3 - Outdoor at West Lodge Rural Centre – Desborough
2023 - 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th June

  We reserve the right to alter course dates and times at short notice due to inclement weather or other factors outside of our control.

Once you have completed your beginner’s course and joined the club our coaching team will be there to support your journey and help you achieve your goals in this great sport.
Ongoing coach support is available free of charge to all members






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