Beginner’s Courses

St. George’s Archery Club usually runs a minimum of three Archery GB-approved beginners’ courses each year. Courses can be run outdoors at our Allerton Park ground or indoors at a local facility – usually St John Fishers High School, Harrogate. 

Courses are relaxed and fun and comprise four weekly sessions coached by Archery GB-qualified coaches assisted by experienced archers. All shooting and safety equipment is provided. To complete your course, you must attend all the scheduled sessions. At the end of the course, you will:

  • be able to shoot a recurve bow using barebow and freestyle technique
  • have a sound knowledge of basic technique, safety and etiquette to the level required to join a club
  • receive a certificate of attendance, which can be used to join any archery club in the UK

Beginners’ courses cost £75 per person for adults and £50 for juniors. Full payment will be requested with your course application.

Children (under 18) are welcome to participate in the club’s Courses from the age of 8 years. In accordance with Archery GB and club policies for the protection of children and vulnerable adults, all juniors must be accompanied throughout the course by a parent or a responsible adult. All our coaches are DBS-checked.

Beginner’s Course Enquiry

Please complete this form to tell us that you are interested in attending a beginner’s course or if you have questions.

    Please only use this form for enquiries about beginners courses.

    If you would like to register your interest, please complete the form below. We will contact you when we are in a position to offer you places.

    Juniors must be at least 8 and under 18 at the time of the course commencing.

    I thoroughly enjoyed it and all of the coaches were very knowledgeable, patient, friendly and welcoming. I would recommend this course to those wishing to try another sport 
    Thanks to all the coaches. I have enjoyed the beginners course, meeting new people and being part of the archery community
    Found it enjoyable and learnt new things. Made new friends and socialised. Really nice place to be
    Well done to everyone. Hard to fault