*Please note: Due to COVID-19, Reading Archers will not be running any courses or experience sessions this year. We are continuing to follow government advice; please check our Facebook page for the latest updates. We do plan sessions for 2021 and so please keep in touch.

July 2014 (45)Our beginner’s course can accommodate up to 24 people. The courses are held at Crosfields School, over four consecutive weeks.

Instruction is given by qualified coaches and experienced archers, and all equipment is provided by the club.

The course commence at 18:30 and continue until approximately 20:30. Courses will run even if it is raining, so please dress to suit the weather!!

You will be taught the safe use of the bow and the fundamentals of shooting technique in a very sociable atmosphere. Light refreshments will be available during a short rest period.

The courses for 2020 are…

  • Course 1: Wednesday in June – 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th – CANCELLED
  • Course 2: Wednesdays in July – 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd – CANCELLED

The course costs £50 per person (non-returnable).

If you have an interest in attending these courses or simply wish to get some information about them, please e-mail us at archerybookings@outlook.com

Notes for beginners course

  1. Course Programme
  2. Important Information
  3. Reading Archers safeguarding policy

Please follow the following link for the latest codes of conduct for young and adult archers…


The following are mandatory requirements for successfully completing the course and being eligible to become a member:

  • Attending the 1st session of the course
  • 6 hours of minimum attendance – 3 sessions
  • Minimum age for anyone attending is 12 years old and, for any attendee under 18 years old, a parent or guardian must be present at all times in the immediate vicinity of the shooting range. This criteria also applies even after the attendee joins the club.