Have a Go Sessions

About Our Have A Go Sessions

Whether you have shot before or are completely new to the sport, one of the best ways to get yourself started in Archery is to attend one of our Have A Go Sessions to see if the sport is for you or may be you just want to try archery out. It can then lead onto to a Beginners Course, if you wish.

Is Archery for me?

A typical session lasts 2 hours. A qualified coach will explain essential Safety and Archery Etiquette, explain the workings of a basic bow, and of course show and guide you how to shoot properly. There will be plenty of time of shooting practice for you, plus answers to any questions you may have. Free tea, coffee and soft drinks are available during the session.
We will hold numerous Have A Go Sessions throughout the year depending on demand. During the summer months, they will be shot outdoors at Chepstow Athletic Club. During the winter months, the sessions will be held at Caerwent Community Centre.
The Have A Go sessions will run along side our regular Sunday Club where other Club archers will be shooting their own bows (compound, sighted recurve, barebow and longbow) and are approachable if you want to find out more about the sport and bow types.
Due to the limited number of places and equipment available, places are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Please read our terms and conditions below.

Contact Our Organiser

Full Name *

Email *

Phone

Subject

Your Message

 

Course Details

When
Sunday Afternoons

Time
2pm to 4pm.

Where
Caerwent Community Centre or Chepstow Athletic Club (refer to our Course Venues below).

Length
2 hours.

Cost
The cost of the session (currently £10 per person) will includes all tuition, insurance and equipment hire for the duration. The course can be paid for in the form of cash on the day. If you fail to give notification of non attendance, the option will be removed and payment in advance will be requested.

Number of Places
The sessions will be run depending on demand. On each session we can accommodate up to four people. Due to the limited number of places and equipment available, places are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Equipment
All equipment is supplied by the club so please do not buy anything for yourself until you have completed the course.

Training
Your session will cover how to shot a modern bow safely, simple shooting technique, scoring, safety and the rules of shooting. All training is provided by accredited coaches.

Insurance
Archery GB’s insurance covers you for the duration of the session that you receive at the club but if you wish to continue shooting after that, you must do a beginners course so you can become a member of Archery GB and/or a club.

Juniors
We welcome all ages from 10 years up. Children under the age of 18 must have a ‘Designated Responsible Adult’ (DRA) present for the whole of the session. A Designated Responsible Adult (DRA) is a parent, legal guardian or other adult approved (in writing) by a parent or legal guardian to look after the interests of a minor or vulnerable adult in accordance with the Child Protection Act.

Clothing
Please wear close fitting clothing during the event. This helps to prevent your clothing being caught by the bowstring when shooting the bow. Footwear should be fully enclosing (not open-toed). No long earrings or upper body piercings please.

Course Venues
Caerwent Community Centre
Lawrence Crescent
Caerwent
Caldicot
Gwent
NP26 5NS

SAT NAV/Google Maps NP26 5NS

Please note: The course is held in the Community Centre not the Village Hall.

View Larger Map

Directions from Newport/Cardiff(Westbound)
From the A48 heading towards Chepstow, before you reach Caerwent look out for The Northgate Inn on your RIGHT hand side. At the lights, take the next LEFT into Dinham Road. Take the SECOND RIGHT into Lawrence Crescent. On your RIGHT you’ll see a small brick building with a car park just to the left of it. Take the SECOND RIGHT into the car park.
Directions from Chepstow/London (Eastbound)
From the A48 heading towards Newport/Cardiff, just after passing through Crick you’ll pass a turning for Dewstow on your left. Carry straight on. Immediately after the 30mph sign you’ll see a set of traffic lights and a slip road to the right. Take the next RIGHT into Dinham Road. Take the SECOND RIGHT into Lawrence Crescent. On your RIGHT you’ll see a small brick building with a car park just to the left of it. Take the SECOND RIGHT into the car park.

Chepstow Athletic Club
Mathern Road
Bulwark
Chepstow
NP16 5JT

SAT NAV/Google Maps NP16 5JT

View Larger Map

Directions
From the main “Larkfield” A48/A466 roundabout (1 mile from junction 2 of the M48), take the 4th exit signposted Aust Cycle route (the exit after Chepstow). After 100 metres turn left into High Beech Lane. At the T-junction in 300m, the entrance to Chepstow Athletic club is in front of you on the T-junction.

Terms and Conditions

Availability

  • Due to the limited number of places and equipment available, places are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Payment and Registration

  • The cost of the session (currently £10 per person) which includes all tuition and equipment hire for the duration of the course and can be paid in the form of cash on the day. Booking for the day must be made via the web site.
  • Payment is usually by cash.
  • A completed Registration Form confirms your place at the event.
  • If you cannot attend, please ensure that you cancel your registration as soon as possible so that we can offer your place to another person on our waiting list.
  • When a course date has been organised an email will be sent to the first four people (We can do group booking if you make it known when you book) on the waiting list, requesting them to register.  If they do not respond within two weeks, their name will be removed from the waiting list and their place will be given to the next person on the waiting list. So, please check your emails often!

Juniors

  • Children under the age of 18 must have a ‘Designated Responsible Adult’ (DRA) present for the whole of the session. A Designated Responsible Adult (DRA) is a parent, legal guardian or other adult approved (in writing) by a parent or legal guardian to look after the interests of a minor or vulnerable adult in accordance with the Child Protection Act.

Equipment

  • All equipment is supplied by the club for the session.

Insurance

  • Archery GB’s insurance covers you for the 2 hour session that you receive at the club but if you wish to continue shooting after that, you must do a beginners course to become a member of Archery GB and/or a club.

Some of Our Reviews from our Beginners Course

    • “Thanks guys – the Beginners Course was everything I hoped: informative, friendly, safe and welcoming – with plenty of hands-on time. I’m particularly pleased by how patient the instructors were both with me (a slow learner) and my ten-year-old son. Can’t wait to come along again!“

 

    • “brilliant loved every second even if it was cold. The coaches were very knowledgeable and very friendly can’t wait to go back for the second session“

 

    “Thanks very much for the fantastic beginners course on the weekend and well done all my fellow beginners for doing so amazingly well and being incredibly safe.“