What should I wear?
Clothing should be well fitting tops, not loose sleeves or baggy jumpers, comfortable flat shoes or trainers, possibly a hat if you wish. Enough to keep you warm and dry should it rain; remember this is an outdoor activity. In the early part of the season the field can be a bit wet and muddy, please bear this in mind when choosing footwear.
Is there an age limit?
There is no age limit but children under the age of 8 years must have a parent or guardian remain with them at all times
Will I be able to buy food and drink at the venue?
Yes, hot drinks and cans are available in the club house along with crisps and chocolate bars.
Will I need to bring any archery equipment of my own?
No, it is all provided by Long Mynd Archers
How big a group will I be trained in?
Each course can accommodate 16 pupils. Coaching is given by qualified Coaches or Coaches under training.
What sort of bow will I be shooting?
We only teach beginners using the "Recurve" style of bow. This will give you the "basics" of shooting and enable you to shoot other styles such as longbow, flatbow or compound later.
Is it strenuous?
The training bows are light weight, but yes it is a "physical" sport. Should you feel any pain or muscle ache please tell your trainer immediately. If you have a disability which you think may affect your training, please inform the course organiser when you book onto the course.
Does Long Mynd Archers have a Child Protection policy?
Long Mynd Archers has signed an agreement to abide by the rules as laid out by the Child and Vulnerable Persons Protection Act, a copy of which is available for inspection in the club house. Long Mynd Archers has a child protection officer and a deputy, if you have any CP or VP issues please ask to speak to one of these people (see contacts page for details). Persons under the age of 18 are classed as "Juniors", parents/guardians will have to sign an agreement to enable the junior to shoot.
Can I join the Long Mynd Archers on completion of the course?
At the end of the course you may wish to apply for membership of Long Mynd Archers, details and advice will be available from the secretary or treasurer of the club.
Archery can cater for all ages both male and female, able bodied and disabled people.