Beginners courses

We are offering 4 indoor courses in December/January and January/February (subject to lockdown ending on Dec 2 as planned).
Currently, there are just a few places remaining – email beginners.rickyarchers@gmail.com for an application form.

We hope to be able to offer outdoor courses in 2021, please register your interest by emailing beginners.rickyarchers@gmail.com if you would like to be sent the dates as soon as they become available.

Rickmansworth Archery Club is proud to deliver expert tuition to those new to archery from the club’s Archery GB qualified instructors.

All those new to archery need to complete a beginners course to receive an Archery GB qualified Beginners Certificate, which enables them to join any Archery GB affiliated club – including, of course, Rickmansworth Archery Club.

We hold beginners courses over both the indoor and outdoor seasons, and supply all the equipment needed for the course. All you need to do is arrive wearing clothing suitable for archery (explained in the joining notes).

If, upon completion of the course you are ‘hooked’ on archery (we think you will be) and wish to join the Club as a Member, instructors will be giving you advice on how to set about the purchase your own archery equipment.

Indoor courses 2020-21

We have managed to secure the use of a small hall in Hemel Hempstead which is otherwise closed to the public for Tuesday and Thursday evening use in Nov/Dec and Jan/Feb.

We will supply all the equipment needed for the course, making sure that it is all clean and disinfected. All you need to do is arrive wearing clothing suitable for archery (explained in the joining notes) and wearing a face covering.

With two tutors per course, sessions will be limited to just 4 ‘beginners’. Each session lasts 2½ hours and there are 4 sessions per course.

Venue: Frogmore Paper Mill, Fourdrinier Way, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP3 9RY

Course 1 – Tuesdays – Dec 8,15 and Jan 5, 12 – 18.30 until 21.00
Course instructors: Peter Burford & Anoosh Liddell
TWO PLACES REMAINING
Course 2 – Thursdays – Dec 10, 17 and Jan 7, 14 – 18.30 until 21.00
Course instructors: Peter Burford & Anoosh Liddell
FULLY BOOKED
Course 3 – Tuesdays – Jan 19, 26, Feb 2 and Feb 9 – 18.30 until 21.00
Course instructors: Peter Burford & Anoosh Liddell
FULLY BOOKED
Course 4 – Thursdays – Jan 21, 28, Feb 4 and Feb 11 – 18.30 until 21.00
Course instructors: Peter Burford & Anoosh Liddell
FULLY BOOKED

Course fees

£95 per person.

Cancellation

If you have booked a place and are unable to attend the course, we offer a full refund if you cancel more than 2 weeks before the course start date, and 50% if less than 2 weeks but more than 1 week. There will be no refund if you cancel less than a week beforehand. However, if we are able to fill your place with another participant before the course starts you will be offered a full refund. If Government guidelines change such that the course cannot take place, you will receive a full refund.

Please note

  • In accordance with our Child Protection Policy all juniors under the age of 16 years attending our Beginners Courses must be accompanied by a parent/adult legal guardian at all times.
  • Participants’ own archery equipment may not be used on our Beginners Courses and we strongly advise against purchasing any equipment before attending a Course.
  • Long hair should be tied back and closed toed foot wear must be worn at all times during shooting.
  • Please be aware that only 1 additional teaching or optional free shooting day will be offered to participants not able to attend and only in cases of extenuating circumstances

To book a place

Please email beginners.rickyarchers@gmail.com for an Enrolment Form. 

To secure a place, the course fee must be paid in full and an Enrolment Form submitted. As places are limited they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

More courses may take place outdoors in 2021, please register your interest if you would like to be sent the dates once available.