Beginners Course FAQ
Q: Is archery safe?
A: Archery is indeed a very safe sport when performed correctly. We have several fully qualified ArcheryGB coaches in the club with plenty of years of coaching experience with adults, children and disabled archers. We can provide expert coaching to people who have never shot archery before and also provide experienced archers with expert coaching to improve their own techniques. All of this is performed in an approved location for safe archery.
Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes, Bowmen of Leeds has insurance through ArcheryGb specifically designed to cover Beginners' Courses of this nature.
Q: Can anyone take part?
A: Almost anyone can take part in archery. However, children must be at least 10 years old. Many disabilities can also be catered for (including wheelchair users). However you should notify us in advance so we can ensure the disabled archer is suitable for our offerings here, and also so we can arrange for any specific equipment that might be needed for the session.
Q: Can I leave my child with you and collect at the end?
A: No. Where juniors archers (under 18) are involved, we require a responsible person (minimum 18 year old) to supervise throughout the whole session. You may arrange for one adult to be responsible for up to four juniors if this helps.
Q: Do supervising adults get refreshments?
A: Yes, refreshments are also made available to the "responsible person" looking after a junior on the course, at no extra cost.
Q: How do I pay?
A: We accept payments by cash in person at any of our shooting sessions, cleared cheque or bank transfer.
Payments for courses are to be made in advance and are not refundable (except in exceptional circumstances). Exact payment details are emailed out to all people on the Course Waiting List when we make the official announcement of the next course.
Q: How do I get onto the Waiting List?
A: Simply complete our Student Enrolment Form. We will confirm by email when your form has been received and your name added to the list.
Q: Are there any special clothing requirements for archery?
A: There are a few clothing rules that should be adhered to:
- Clothing should be comfortable, but not be too loose so as not to get caught in the bow string.
- No loose articles of clothing or jewellery that may get caught.
- No hoodies allowed.
- Footwear must be strong and fully enclose the toes. Walking into the end of an arrow that is stuck low in the leg of a target can be extremely dangerous, so ensure all footwear is made of a rugged material with no open-toes.
- Archery etiquette requires that shoulders and tummies must be covered.
- No logos on display with offensive or inappropriate logos.
We reserve the right to refuse archery to anyone whose clothing does not confirm to the above requirements.
Q: Where can I get more information?
A: Further information about the course can be found on our website Beginners' Course pages. If you have a specific question not covered there, you can contact our coach using the contact page of the website with your question.
If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact the club and we will try to assist wherever possible.