Before you can join an archery club, you must first go on a beginners course. Bromyard Bowmen run beginners courses during the year, click here to check for dates and to apply.

Successful completion of a course will allow you to join any archery club in the country, we hope, of course, that you join Bromyard Bowmen!

What To Expect

All equipment is provided. We actively discourage you from purchasing any equipment at this stage.

Course Outline

Session 1

  • Introduction to the Olympic style Recurve Bow and protective equipment
  • Safety aspects including whistles and verbal commands
  • Warming up / Cooling down
  • Barebow shooting demonstration followed by barebow shooting session (with individual coaching)
  • Shooting demonstration with sights with individual coaching
  • De-stringing a bow

Session 2

  • Stringing a bow
  • Shooting session
  • Retrieving and scoring arrows
  • Demonstration of different bow types and accessories
  • Discussion on types of archery
  • Shooting session

Session 3

  • Rules of etiquette
  • Governing body –  Archery GB
  • Explanation of how archery tournaments are run
  • Beginners’ Tournament
  • Presentation of tournament medals and course certificates

Next Steps

Find out when the next beginners course is taking place by clicking here. In the meantime why not follow the links to our other pages and learn more about the sport of archery.