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Learn how to shoot with AC Delco Bowmen

The Beginners Course

We run courses for absolute beginners throughout the year, whatever the weather. The Beginners Course consists of four 2-hour sessions held on consecutive Saturday mornings from 10:30am to 12:30pm on our outdoor field at Highbridge Farm in Allbrook. If for any 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.


The fee for the four week Beginners Course is £50.00 per person (adults and children). This can be paid by cash or cheque on the first day of the course. If you join the club after your Beginners Course, you will get a £10.00 discount on your first year's club fees. If you would like to give the course to someone as a present, we can provide a personalised gift certificate but for this we ask for payment in advance. One of our beginners viewed from behind whilst aiming for a target with balloons on it.

To book a place

For further information on the Beginners Course and to book a place or arrange a gift certificate, please contact Nick Coe by sending an e-mail enquiry to: or by ringing Nick on 07926 994405. You can find the start date for the next beginner's course in the event calendar.


Our club has a large team of highly experienced, nationally qualified coaches and so we are able to offer one-to-one coaching on the shooting line. Our primary concern is to make sure you shoot safely but having fun comes a very close second. 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 so all you need to think about is your personal comfort - warm clothing, food, drink, chair. Purchasing your own bow is a big decision not to be taken lightly and we positively 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.

Beyond Beginners

Once you have successfully completed the Beginners Course, we invite you to become a club member for which there is an annual fee. You are most welcome to carry on using the club equipment and you can join the Saturday afternoon Improvers Session where there will always be further coaching available. A key asset of our club is its large coaching team and we will continue to support and advise you, whatever level you shoot at.

One of our coaches coaching a beginner on the shooting line.

Does archery suit a particular type of person?

Yes - you! The fact that you are reading this means that you have what it takes, namely interest. There is no age restriction and, contrary to popular belief, you don't need a strong arm or a good eye. We have many club members with disabilities - wheelchair users, people with visual and other impairments - and it is a sport that appeals equally to men and women, boys and girls. This makes it the ultimate family sport.

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