Whether you have never shot a bow before, or you have 'had a go' at archery at an activity day or whilst on holiday, we at Bracken Company of Archers welcome anyone 8 years or over who would like to give archery a try with a view to taking up the sport.
Within our club we have experienced, qualified coaches who will guide you from the basics, teaching you the right technique and ensuring you know how to shoot safely and have fun.
Our beginners' courses are held during the summer months at our shooting ground on the playing fields of Cranborne Middle School and consist of 2 x 4 hour sessions typically on consecutive Sundays.
It should be noted that, unless due to unforeseeable circumstances, i.e. illness or bad weather, you must ensure that you are available for both sessions. If you are aware you will miss more than one week due to other commitments, please let us know when you register your interest so we can discuss alternative arrangements.
What To Wear
When shooting it is important to wear comfortable, but close-fitting clothing, as jumpers and jackets with baggy sleeves will impair your shooting ability. If it's cold, several thin layers are better than one bulky one. Please note that footwear must fully enclose the toes (i.e. no sandles).
Juniors are welcome to join our beginners' courses providing they are between 8 and 18 and are accompanied by a parent, or approved guardian at all times. In order to ensure your child's safety and to allow our coaches to adjust teaching methods / course content accordingly, it is essential that you advise us of any learning / medical conditions they have before they commence the course.
The fee for the course is £65 for seniors (18 and over) and £45 for juniors, including use of all equipment. We ask that this fee be paid in full at the start of the course.
After Your Course
After completing your beginners' course we will be delighted to welcome you as a member of Bracken Company of Archers (annual membership and Archery GB fee payable). If you are unsure about buying your own equipment we can offer bows for hire or advice to help you purchase your own. We can also offer more advanced coaching to help you improve your technique and progress on to competitions.