Beginners' Courses

 Tuition in earlier days    

Before you can join this, or any other Archery GB affiliated club, you will need to attend a recognised beginners' course.

The club usually runs 2 or 3 beginners' courses each year. These take place over 4 weeks in the gym at Loreto College in St Albans.  They are on Saturdays from 2.30 - 5.30pm (with a break in the middle of each session). The cost is £75. 

We will usually accept juniors from the age of eight (if they are mature enough to take instruction). For children under 14 years old, a parent/guardian or responsible adult designated by the parent/guardian must be present at all sessions. 

Seniors and juniors are taught together.


All necessary equipment is provided by the club.  If you subsequently join Abbey Bowmen we have a free equipment loan scheme which covers the first couple of month's of your membership.  After this you will be expected to buy your own equipment, but coaches will give you advice on this. 
     How to get into Archery - download handout

 To join the interest list for future courses

please sign up HERE


The next course will run on 9,16,23,30 November 2019.

Booking now open. Sign up to the interest list to get details.

You may want to try other clubs or archery shops if you do not want to wait until then.

(Do note that if you subsequently want to join Abbey you must have done a course with at least 4 sessions of tuition, not on one day or over one weekend).