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Beginners courses

High Elm Archers beginners courses are run over three consecutive Sunday afternoons (weather permitting, during the outdoor season), each session lasting 3 hours, with a fourth session allowing student archers to gain experience of shooting in a club environment. To complete the course, candidates must attend all three of the instructional training sessions.


The courses are run by our qualified archery coaches, Graham and Mike, with the assistance of experienced club archers.


During the course, candidates will be instructed in:


   range layout and safety

   how to assemble a recurve takedown bow

   barebow recurve archery

   free style recurve archery using a sight

   introduction to archery tournaments and rounds.

Taster Sessions

If you can't attend a beginners course or just want to try archery, why not book a place on one of our taster sessions? This allows you to shoot for a full hour under the guidance of an experienced archer.

If you are interested in an archery beginners course or a taster session please contact our membership secretary, Ralph Parkinson, on

01704 831605, email us at [email protected],

or use the Contact us page.

Cost: £6 per person

Forthcoming courses

Starting Dates: 

Beginners course information

At the end of the course you will receive a certificate that allows you to apply for membership of any Archery GB-affiliated club in the UK.

Courses cost £50 per person.

Do you want to join an archery club in the Merseyside area or just want to try archery?

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Forthcoming sessions:

Photos - Beginners April 2018

Please note that due to Covid-19 we are not currently running beginners courses

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Please note that due to Covid-19 we are not currently running taster sessions

See the box below for the date of the next pre-bookable session.