Archery is a sport for all

There are two types of archery, target and field, both have the same aim (literally).

Most beginners start with target archery, which can be done indoors or outdoors. Here you’ll shoot a set number of arrows at targets which are set at distances from 10 to 90 metres.

Field archery is set up over woodland and rough terrain. Here you may have to shoot uphill or downhill at targets of difference sizes and distances, a real challenge both mentally and physically.

It is a very sociable sport and provides the opportunity to join a club, shoot in a social setting and participate in friendly club and inter-club competitions (indoor in winter, outdoor in summer). Whatever your need, you will find that archery provides a balance between fun and fitness no matter what your ability.

Why is it good for me? 

Archery helps to build strength and coordination, and is a great way to socialise and meet new people.

How much does it cost?

There are beginners courses available all over the country, prices will vary, but should include all of the equipment you need to get started.

What equipment do I need?

A bow, arrow and arm guard, which will be provided by the course organiser.

As you progress you may want to hire or buy your own kit.

Getting started

Find your local provider, some suggested weblinks below.