Beginners Courses 2019

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.

For 2019 we are likely to be offering weekday courses on Monday/Thursday evenings, but the Saturday courses will be held ONLY if there is sufficient demand. The Saturday sessions are longer than the weekday evening ones but the course content will be the same. 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

Ideal if your weekends are full. 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 A June A August A Time
1 Mon 6/5/19 Mon 24/6/19 Mon 29/7/19 6:30–8:30 PM
2 Thur 9/5/19 Thur 27/6/19 Thur 1/8/19 6:30–8:30 PM
3 Mon 13/5/19 Mon 1/7/19 Mon 5/8/19 6:30–8:30 PM
4 Thur 16/5/19 Thur 4/7/19 Thur 8/8/19 6:30–8:30 PM
5 Mon 20/5/19 Mon 8/7/19 Mon 12/8/19 6:30–8:30 PM
6 Thur 23/5/19 Thur 11/7/19 Thur 15/8/19 6:30–8:30 PM

Saturday Daytime Courses

If you really can’t attend a weekday course, then if there is sufficient demand, we may run these Saturday courses. These courses are held over three sessions, which are longer than the weekday ones but the course content is the same. There will be a break in the middle of each session, so you may wish to bring something to eat and drink.

Availability CANCELLED Places Available Places Available
Session May B June B August B Time
1 Sat 11/5/19 Sat 29/6/19 Sat 3/8/19 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
2 Sat 18/5/19 Sat 6/7/19 Sat 10/8/19 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
3 Sat 25/5/19 Sat 13/7/19 Sat 17/8/19 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Buscot Park Archers Beginners Course Handouts