Frequently asked questions
Where are you based?
We are based at the Archbishop's School in Canterbury, St Stephen's Hill, CT2 7AP. There is plenty of parking available.
When do you shoot and at what time?
During the summer season, (beginning of April to end of October) we shoot on Saturday, Sunday and Friday evenings.
How do I learn to shoot? / How do I join?
For those wanting to learn the basics, we offer a beginners course which runs twice a year in June and August. This is a four week course and must be completed before you can join the club. If you have completed the beginners course with another archery club you will need to show your certificate to us before you can join.
Are children allowed to join?
Yes, we accept anyone who is 10 years or older* although we ask that anyone under the age of 18 is accompanied by an adult.
What should I wear?
It is important that you wear shoes that fully cover your feet (no flip-flops of sandals). We advise that you wear close fitting clothing so no baggy sleeves.
Will I need to bring any equipment for the beginners course?
No, all the equipment you need will be provided by the club. There are drinks and light refreshments available on the day.
What about people with disabilities?
The club welcolms all archers including those with disabilities and we try to accomodate people where we can. If you are interested in doing the beginners course, please contact the club secretary in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
What are the dates of your beginners courses?
We run two courses a year that run for 4 weeks on Saturdays.
Am I too old for archery?
We have no maximum age. Plenty of people take up the sport after retiring.
I have poor eyesight, can I still do archery?
Yes, you are still able to shoot with poor eyesight. Visually impared archers use foot locators to ensure their feet stay in the same position for each shot. A tactile sight on a tripod can also be used to help line up with the centre of the target and a sighted assistant (known as a spotter) to help the archer shoot safely.
What kind of bows do you shoot?
We have archers that shoot a range of bows including recurve, compound, longbow, barebow, primative and flatbow. On the beginners course you will be using training recurve bows.
What should I be aware of?
Please remember that we are based on a school ground. This means no alcohol, smoking or vaping is allowed on site.