Marshland Archers welcomes anyone who would like to try archery with a view to taking up the sport and joining our club. Our coach led beginners’ course will teach you correct shooting technique and ensure you know how to shoot safely within a club environment.
The course runs over 4 sessions with a minimum of 6 hours’ tuition, usually spread over 4 weeks at our The Paddock Middle Drove, Marshland St. James Wisbech PE14 8JW or Alive Downham Leisure, Bexwell Road, Downham Market Norfolk PE38 9LL venues. If it is necessary to cancel a lesson due to unforeseen circumstances, an alternative session will be scheduled. If you know in advance that you will have to miss a session, please let us know – the missed lesson can be made up later at the coach’s discretion. We cannot accept beginners into the club unless they have received a minimum of 6 hours coaching and gained our official beginners’ certificate.
Dates: Various start dates are available, which are always on a Saturday 10am – 12 noon, Outdoor Season or Sunday 3.30pm – 5.30pm Indoor Season (See booking dates and calendar).
Cost: The fee for a course is £50 for Juniors & Seniors
Juniors: We allow juniors of 8 years and above to join a beginners’ course. In general,
acceptance of a junior on the course is subject to the approval of the lead coach.
Juniors under the age of 12 must be accompanied by parents, at all times.
Equipment: We provide all the equipment for the course. Please do not buy any equipment
yourselves. Once you have completed the course and joined the club, we can offer
advice to help you purchase your own equipment.
Clothing: You should wear comfortable, close-fitting clothes. If it is chilly we recommend you wear several thin layers rather than one bulky jacket, and to bring a woolly hat.
Please avoid wearing baggy jumpers or jackets as bow strings tend to catch on them,
and spoil your shot!
Venue: The Paddock Middle Drove, Marshland St. James Wisbech PE14 8JW or Alive Downham Leisure, Bexwell Road, Downham Market Norfolk PE38 9LL
If you have any queries, please e-mail our Coaching Organiser