FAQ about your Beginners’ Course

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught by our team of qualified Archery GB coaches.

Sean Fox – County coach

Frank Moore – Level 2 coach

Maureen Pellett – Level 1 coach

Jenna Ramsey – Level 1 coach

Dennis Williams – Level 1 coach

Laura Wright – Level 1 coach

How long is the course?

The course lasts for a minimum of 6 hours of structured lessons. The 6 hours will either be over a weekend, or during the evening. Your learning is however ongoing, and our coaches are always on hand to help.

Where do the lessons take place?

Beginner courses are currently held at our outdoor venue: Grey Goose Archery, Mill Drove, Blackborough End, PE32 1SW

Are the lessons indoors or outdoors?

All lessons take place outdoors, however we do have shelter from the weather.

What happens in bad weather?

A decision will be made if it is safe to shoot or not. In the event that a session has to be cancelled additional dates will be offered.

What should I wear?

Clothing should be well fitting tops, not loose sleeves or baggy jumpers. Comfortable flat shoes or trainers (no open-toed footwear please).  Long hair should be tied back away from the face. You are shooting outside, so be prepared.

Is there an age limit?

The recommended minimum age is 10 years due to the physical demands of archery and no maximum age limit.  Any juniors under the age of 14 must be supervised on the shooting line by a parent or guardian.

Do you have a child and vulnerable person protection policy?

Yes, and we also fully comply with the ‘Safeguarding Children and Young People’ policies and guidelines issued by Archery GB. The club has a Safeguarding Officer.

Will I need to bring any archery equipment of my own?

No, it is all provided by Grey Goose Archery

What sort of bow will I be shooting?

We only teach beginners using the “Recurve” style of bow. This will give you the “basics” of shooting and enable you to shoot other styles such as longbow, flatbow or compound later.

Is shooting strenuous?

Archery is a physical sport and will require a degree of mobility and strength. Our bows come in a wide variety of strengths and you will be matched to a bow that suits your individual abilities. Should you feel any pain or muscle ache please tell your coach immediately. If you have a disability which you think may affect your training, please inform the course organiser when you book onto the course.

How big a group will I be trained in?

There are normally about 12 booked onto each course. We aim to deliver coaching on a one-to-one basis. This is not always possible and sometimes one coach will look after two students.

Will there be any physical contact between the coach and the archer?

Yes, a degree of physical contact will be necessary during the tuition.

What happens at the end of the course?

All successful candidates are awarded a certificate.  This can be used to prove a basic level of competency to join an archery club.  During the course, you will be given information about joining Grey Goose Archers as a full member.

Refunds

Refunds are only offered in exceptional circumstances or when cancellation is more than four weeks before the start date of the course.

Data protection

Grey Goose Archery are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Personal information will be stored and handled in line with GDPR.

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