Beginners' courses - an introduction
Designed and developed to suit candidates of all ages (juniors and adults alike, 7 years upwards) and those with special needs, our ever popular Beginners' Courses are held three or four times during the year and are spread over the winter and summer months. The course consists of 4 sessions held over a 4 week period when all the basic principles of archery, including safety, are covered.
Our Grand National Archery Society (GNAS) qualified coaches, together with experienced senior archers, run the courses and all necessary equipment is provided by the club; all that participants need do is to attend! From the safety point of view, a word about clothing..........suitable clothing should be worn (no baggy tops or open-toed shoes).
Juniors (the under 18s) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or responsible adult.
Beginners' Courses run in tandem with our club meetings at the Newcastle Emlyn Leisure Centre on Sundays and Fridays (* see below for dates and details) and during the final session participants will be assessed on the basic rules and safety aspects of the sport.
The cost of the Beginners' course is £40 and bookings should be made and paid for at least one week in advance.
On completion of the course we encourage new members to participate in the FITA Feathers Programme, an entry level programme designed to motivate all new archers. Once a new archer has gained a first award, they can further develop at their own pace to enjoy archery for pleasure, or for the more ambitious, to take part in the many tournaments held by our own club, neighbouring clubs and on a county level or nationally. The sky's the limit!!
Course participants deciding to join "The Castle Archers" archery club, may, (for a nominal fee), continue to use the club equipment. Archery equipment is widely available for purchase from a wide variety of suppliers throughout the UK, (check under the "HELPFUL INFORMATION" tab for more information) and when you're ready to purchase your own, our experienced archers can help you choose the correct kit to suite your physique and strength. Hiring archery equipment can also be a useful alternative rather than committing to a purchase right away, therefore hiring new bows and equipment from certain manufacturers can be the way forward.
As a club member you will always find a friendly helping hand from our coaches and experienced archers as you improve and develop your skills. The aims of our club are to promote and enjoy this friendly unique sport, whether you shoot for pleasure or wish to enter competitions.
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