Welcome to our sport. Whether you’re interested in taking up archery as a serious hobby, having a quick go, or even booking a coach and equipment to put on Archery at an event, here is what you need to do to.
The best way to start archery is with a beginners course with a club. The Archery GB course runs for six one and a half hour sessions and is more or less standard throughout the country. It gives an excellent grounding in correct technique and safety.
You will be taught two styles of shooting, recurve and barebow; how to use sights; how to shoot accurately and consistently; breathing techniques; safe practices of shooting and much advice regarding equipment. For the course, all equipment is provided, and there is normally a good range of equipment available to try out before deciding what to buy.
After completing the course you will be issued with a certificate which allows you to shoot at and join any club in the country (preferably ours).
Of course, you could always just buy a bow, arrows and target and practice in your garden. The trouble with this however comes with the wish to be any good. Without correct technique arrows will always fly randomly and archery will soon become dull for you. The right equipment is harder to come across than you might imagine as well, arrows must be matched to the bow and archer, in terms of length, stiffness and type. It makes a big difference.
Gronant Bowmen teach beginners courses at the Rhyl Leisure Centre, Grange Road, Rhyl. The cost is £60 for the whole course. We can take children from the age of about 8yrs, (parental presence will be required for under 16s), and we can cater for most disabilities.
Our safeguarding children policy
- The course is a scheduled programme of 6 sessions, which run alongside the club shoots on Saturday afternoons.
- Do not go out and buy a bow before the course. The specific details of which bow, size, weight etc. is very complex. Wait to consult us first, we can save you money and disappointment.
- Payment needs to be made in advance. This confirms your place on the course.
- Please use the contact form below to enquire about a space on one of our beginner’s courses, one of our coaches will be in touch.
We occasionally run “have a go” sessions for members of the public to come along and try archery, without committing to joining a club or enrolling on a course. It is an excellent chance for you to experience the sport and potentially get involved with the club. Keep an eye on our Facebook group and news page for updates regarding have a go sessions
We can run some corporate events, for example have a go sessions at schools or tourist attractions. To enquire about what we could put on for you, please contact us.