Beginners

Interested in joining?

In order to join the club, prospective members will need to attend and complete a beginners course. This course is designed to provide an in depth introduction to the sport, teach you the method used in shooting and impart range/bow safety & etiquette.

Details on our courses can be found below.

BEGINNERS COURSES 2017

  • Friday 19th / Saturday 20th May     Postponed due to Inclement Weather
  • Friday 16th / Saturday 17th June     (Re-scheduled course from May)
  • Friday 4th / Saturday 5th August

Due to high levels of interest in the club, we are operating a waiting list for places at present.

Email enquiries@crawleyarcheryclub.co.uk with your contact details, the club will be in contact to reserve your place.

Beginner course details

The price for the full course is £65.00 and both sessions must be attended to complete the course.

The course will progress to teach entrants Point-Of-Aim and Olympic (Freestyle) styles of archery, and will also cover bow maintenance, scoring methods and competition types. As ability over the two day course improves, the targets will be moved further and further back, the target faces growing smaller. At the end of the course, entrants will be sufficiently competent to join any archery club.

When a course is announced, the club will ask you to reserve your place with a confirmation email with your details.

The venue in the Winter season( October to March) is the Copthorne Preparatory School, Copthorne. For directions, see our Maps page.
Please note: The indoor hall can be cold, so please bring layers in order to keep warm.

The venue in the Summer season (March to September) is Hazelwick School, Crawley (near Tescos).

Attendees finishing the course are issued with certificates and are subsequently eligible to join any Archery GB club.

Children under the age of 18 must be initially accompanied by an adult and then a written in loco parentis form completed if they need to be left for any time. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

There may be restrictions on the Junior places (below 12 years of age) as this is an intense course and therefore less suitable for Junior Archers.

Our coaches

Our coaches come from a variety of backgrounds, and this gives each coach a distinct approach to their coaching. Overall, the knowledge they impart to the archer will be the same, however, like any good comedian, it’s in the way they tell ‘em. It’s this diversity of approach that makes Crawley Archery Club one of the strongest in the county.

Shaun Duggan – Level 2
Andy Galley – Level 2
Anthony Jerome – Level 1
Brendan Cerff– Level 1
Steve Goodall – Level 1
Neil Seymour – Level 1
Rob Cottrell – Level 1
Trevor Strudwick – Level 1