Beginners Courses 2020

COVID-19 Update

Following Government and Archery GB advice, we regret that until it’s safe to resume teaching newcomers to our wonderful sport, our beginners’ courses are postponed.

Further announcements to follow, hopefully in the near future.

Please take care of yourselves, follow the advice and, above all, stay well!

Our beginners course will teach you how to shoot safely and independently — and, of course, have fun doing so. The cost is £65 each per adult and £45 each for juniors (i.e. those under 18 years of age). We provide all the necessary equipment. Courses are held at our field, which is between Faringdon and Lechlade.

Our course is not a series of drop-in sessions — it is structured because there’s quite a lot more than meets the eye to learning how to shoot, but if it was easy it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun. Please check the dates carefully in the tables below and do not book a place if you will miss either the first session or more than one of the others. Payment for your place(s) is due in advance of your first session.

For 2020 we are offering weekday courses on Monday/Thursday evenings. We welcome disabled students, but please be aware that we are located in a field and have no disabled toilet facilities.

To book your place, please either email the course administrator — Pete Wright — at or call him on . If the available courses are fully booked please check back here at a later date.

Once your course fee is received the course administrator will confirm your place. If you are paying by internet bank transfer, please email him to let him know you’ve done so.

All our beginners’ courses are led by Archery GB qualified coaches.

Please do not buy any archery equipment beforehand!

Monday/Thursday Evening Courses

These courses run for six two-hour sessions and are held over three weeks on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Availability Places available Places available Places available
Session May June August Time
1 Mon 4/5/20 Mon 1/6/20 Mon 3/8/20 6:30–8:30 PM
2 Thur 7/5/20 Thur 4/6/20 Thur 6/8/20 6:30–8:30 PM
3 Mon 11/5/20 Mon 8/6/20 Mon 10/8/20 6:30–8:30 PM
4 Thur 14/5/20 Thur 11/6/20 Thur 13/8/20 6:30–8:30 PM
5 Mon 18/5/20 Mon 15/6/20 Mon 17/8/20 6:30–8:30 PM
6 Wed 20/5/20* Wed 17/6/20* Wed 19/8/20* 6:30–8:30 PM

*N.B. The final session takes place on a Wednesday evening.

In the event of bad weather, an affected session may be rearranged to take place at a mutually convenient time.

Buscot Park Archers Beginners Course Handouts