Beginner Courses

Our Next course is due in the Spring of 2024, email:-


Archery Beginner Course

For contact details please see the end of this page.

The course consists of 4 lessons of approx 2 hours each, which take place over a four week period. If it is necessary to cancel a lesson due to bad weather, then it can be made up later. We could not repeat more than one week for individuals unless we consider there are special circumstances. So please, when accepting a place on a course you must be sure you are available to attend all 4 lessons. We cannot accept beginners into the Club unless they have attended a full course.


Our next Group beginners’ course is in the Spring of 2024.  The fee for the full course is £80.00. The fee must be paid prior to the start of the first lesson. Confirm that you have a place on the course before sending payment. Payment is non refundable.


Unfortunately we are only equipped to train students aged 12 or over. For safety & safeguarding reasons, all under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times when at the archery club & they can only shoot when another adult club member is present. 


We provide all the necessary equipment for the course. Please, do not buy any equipment yourselves. If you join the club after the course,  you can carry on using the club equipment until you are ready to buy your own & advise is available.


You should wear comfortable but close-fitting clothing. If it’s chilly it’s better to wear several thin layers rather than one bulky one & perhaps bring a woolly hat. In particular it’s important that you don’t wear jumpers or jackets with baggy sleeves as bow strings tend to catch on them & spoil your shot. Similarly long hair may need to be tied back and nose, ear, eyebrow etc piercings removed for safety. Please wear suitable footwear ie. not open sandals etc.


The South Oxon outdoor shooting range is located on the B481 at Reading Abbey RFC, Rosehill, Oxfordshire, RG4 8XA. Between Sonning Common and Emmer Green. Please note that this is not a postal address.  An online map of our location is available on the Contacts Page.

Our clubhouse can be seen over on the righthand side of the drive as you approach the main Rugby Club building. Parking & toilets are available on site.

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