AC Delco Bowmen Archery Club
Information For Beginners
Introduction to Archery Course
Anyone new to archery has to complete a beginners course before they can join the club.
The course consists of four 2-hour sessions usually held on consecutive Saturday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm or Sunday afternoons from 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm on our outdoor field at Highbridge Farm in Allbrook.
(If for whatever reason you cannot attend any of the sessions - work commitment, holiday etc - we will always let you make up the lost time at a later date.)
Once you have completed the course, you will be able to apply for membership of the club.
Places are usually limited to 12
We ask for joining forms and course fees to be submitted in advance
Please arrive 30 mins early for the first session so that we can fit you out with suitable equipment
Course fees cannot be refunded if you cancel within a week of the course start date
1:1 sessions can be arranged, subject to coach availability
The fee for the four week course is £60.00 per adult (over 18) and £50 per junior (under 18)
This must be paid by bank transfer prior to the first day of the course.
If you would like to give the course to someone as a present, we can provide a personalised Gift Certificate but for this we do ask for payment in advance, please.
Dates for 2023
April/May: (Sundays, 13:00 - 15:00) 30th April, 7th, 14th, 21st May
June: (Saturdays, 10.30-12.30) 3, 10, 17, 24th
August: (Sundays, 13.00 – 15.00) 6, 13, 20, 27th
November: (Saturdays, 10.30-12.30) 4, 11, 18, 25th
These dates are subject to change/addition
To Book a Place
If you would like to book a place on the Introduction to Archery course or need more information please e-mail:
Young archers tend to start from about 8 years upwards, but we don't actually insist on a lower age limit.
The determining factor is whether the child can follow instructions and observe safety rules.
We do however have to insist that junior archers (anyone under the age of 18) are at all times accompanied by a parent or nominated adult.
Our club has a strong team of highly experienced, nationally qualified coaches enabling us to offer one-to-one instruction on the shooting line. Our primary concern is to make sure you shoot safely but having fun comes a very close second. Motivation is everything. We believe that anyone can be taught to shoot a bow – all you need is the desire to do it.
The club will provide you with all the necessary archery equipment, leaving you to focus on what you'll need for your personal comfort – warm clothing, food, drink, chair etc.
Beyond the Course
Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive a nationally recognised certificate, confirming that you are ready to progress. We then invite you to become a member of the club for which there is an annual fee.
Rest assured we will continue to support and advise you, at whatever level you want to shoot, with whatever type of bow.
The major asset of our club is the willingness of our coaches and members to help you with all aspects of archery and to answer any questions you may have.
As for purchasing your own bow, this is a big decision not to be taken lightly and we actively discourage new members from buying equipment until they know precisely what they want. When that happy moment eventually arrives, we will give you informed advice and even come with you to the shop to ensure you get kit that is matched to you as an individual. As with wands, the bow chooses the archer!
Archery is a great activity for a one-off group event, such as a birthday party, company awayday or maybe even a stag or hen do (but prior to the beer or Prosecco stage, please!).
Contact us if you would like to talk over what you have in mind and we'll try our best to work something out with you.