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Beginners Course

An archery beginners' course is a prerequisite to joining any archery club. The primary aim of a beginner's course is to ensure that you can shoot safely.  
The format of the Thirsk Bowmen beginners' course is 2 hours of online virtual sessions to cover book work and 8 hours of practical sessions at the club’s outdoor field to cover the physical aspects. To successfully complete the course, you’ll need attend all the sessions.


For 2024, 3 courses are planned as follows:


Course 1


•    30/04/24 19:00-20:30 Virtual Session via Zoom
•    04/05/24 14:00-18:00 Practical Session at the field
•    05/05/24 14:00-18:00 Practical Session at the field
•    08/05/24 19:00-19:45 Virtual Session via Zoom


Course 2


•    21/05/24 19:00-20:30 Virtual Session via Zoom
•    25/05/24 14:00-18:00 Practical Session at the field
•    26/05/24 14:00-18:00 Practical Session at the field
•    29/05/24 19:00-19:45 Virtual Session via Zoom


Course 3


•    18/06/24 19:00-20:30 Virtual Session via Zoom
•    22/06/24 14:00-18:00 Practical Session at the field
•    23/06/24 14:00-18:00 Practical Session at the field
•    26/06/24 19:00-19:45 Virtual Session via Zoom


A device capable of using Zoom video communications will be required for the virtual sessions. All equipment is provided for the physical sessions. 


Among other things, the course covers:


•    The different types of Archery and Bows  
•    Equipment, how to select it and identify damage/faults 
•    Range Layout, Commands and Safety Procedures
•    Shooting Technique 
•    Scoring and Progress/Achievement Awards


The courses are open to anyone over the age of 8. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also taking the course.
The course costs £60 for adults and £45 for under 18s.  Please note that the full fee is required at the time of booking. Cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of the course will receive a refund of the course cost, less a £10 administration fee. Cancellations made within 14 days of the course will not receive a refund. Bookings and enquiries can be made by contacting the club secretary at tb.secretary@outlook.com.


Further information on joining fees is given here.

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