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Written by Patrick Beckett   
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 09:58

Corus Deeside Archery club has a waiting list for members of the public to attend our beginner's courses.

Please fill in the online Application Form to register your interest. When the next course is organised you will be contacted to confirm your availability.

Beginner's Course Information Sheet PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 June 2014 10:07

To help prospective beginners we have put together an information sheet which summarises the information about the beginner's course.

You can download and print this off for reference before joining a beginners course.

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Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014 10:17
What do I need to bring? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Lewis   
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 22:44

Question: I want to go on a beginners course, but I do not have any equipment!

Answer: That fine, we provide all the equipment to enable you to shoot safely during the beginners course.

Whilst on the course we will advise you on the best equipment to suit your pocket and style and when to buy.

Please do not purchase any equipment upfront as it may be unsuitable.

On the day of the course please bring a light rainproof jacket and wear a close fitting top, as the bowstring can catch on baggy tops.

We provide tea & coffee in the break .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 09:53
How much will it cost? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Lewis   
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 22:42

To take the beginners course you only need to pay once for the entire course, which covers the provision of the venue, coaches and hire of the equipment for the entire course.

The fees are as follows:

  • Adults £65
  • Juniors (under 18) £45
  • Two adults £110
  • One adult plus one junior £90
  • Additional adult + £45
  • Additional junior + £25
If you attend one of our Have-A-Go sessions (£10 per person for an hours individually coached shooting) and sign up for a beginners course then the £10 fee will be deducted from your beginners course fees.

To join the club as a member, additional fee's are required.

A breakdown of Club and Association fee's are found in the attachment below.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 09:53
What to do first PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Lewis   
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 22:41

Question : I want to start Archery. What should I do first?

Answer: Find a club and go on a beginners course.

By finding a club which is affliated with the governing body (GNAS) who can be assured that you will get good advice and access to coaches and be able to shoot safely.

To shoot in the UK, you should (though a club) become a member of the GNAS which will entitle you to shoot at an archery club with insurance cover, enter tournaments both in the UK and abroad.

In order to join a club you must attend a beginners course where you will be given a introduction to the sport and taught to handle and shoot a bow safely. The course is generally 3 sessions of about 3 hours shooting during which you will learn to consistently hit the target!

We, at Corus Deeside Archery Club, run regular beginners courses. Contact the club using the contact form found in the 'Club Contacts' section to find out about availability of places on the courses.

The following link shows photos from a recent beginner's course. As you can see its all quite informal & friendly.


Last Updated on Saturday, 06 October 2012 20:22
Children and Beginner Courses PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Lewis   
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 22:38

Question: My Son/Daughter would like to learn to shoot.

Answer: Welcome, but there are a few things you should know.

Archery is a demanding physical sport. Whilst we do not run or jump around with lots of exercise, the repeated action of pulling a bow can be physically demanding and the concentration involved means we have to put a lower limit on the age of a child that we feel comfortable teaching.

Currently we consider 8 years old as the very lowest age we can teach this sport to a child.

In additional, due to the nature of our sport, we ask that a parent or guardian be in attendance at all times. The coaches will be in control of the beginners whilst they are active engaged in shooting, but at all other times, the parents should be responsible for their child.

We recommend that an adult from the family take up the sport. This allows the family to understand more fully the highs and lows the junior archer is facing as they develop. Archery is a sport which all the family can partake in and get enjoyment from.

We cannot stress enough the advice that equipment purchases should only be undertaken after the beginners course is complete and the coaches have had a change to assess the correct parameters. Buying the wrong equipment without taking advice and training could cause damage or harm (potentially permanent), or simply discourage a beginner from taking the sport up.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 09:50

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