Training

New archers enjoying a training session on a lovely summer's evening

Beginners’ Course equipment provided.

Cost £50

ALL ARCHERS UNDER 18 MUST HAVE A PARENT OR NOMINATED PERSON WITH THEM AT ALL TIMES

Contact training@ballandsbowmen.co.uk for course details. Please note that Ballands Bowmen are currently appointing new Training Co-ordinators and therefore it is unlikely that there will be any Beginners’ Courses starting before January 2020. However, we still welcome enquiries and will keep you informed as to when courses will take place.

After the Beginners’ Course you may be invited to join Ballands Bowmen.   The cost of joining Ballands Bowmen: Adults £35 or Juniors (under 16) £17.50  (2019 Fees).

At this stage you need to purchase your own equipment.  It is advisable to do this with the advice of a senior Club Member.  Costs vary depending on what type of bow you select.

Membership will enable to you to shoot with supervision at any of the Club Venues but you will not, at this stage, be able to enter Open Shoots. You may continue to shoot at Club venues only.  However, if you want to shoot in open competition you will need to do an Outdoor Course at Penselwood; the number of sessions needed will depend on the individual. 

Once you have reached a satisfactory standard and wish to take part in National Field Archery Society (NFAS) Open Shoots you will need to join NFAS. The annual cost of membership is Adult £20 and Under 16 £10 (2019/20 Fees).  Members who are under 18 will need a Parent to accompany them at Open Shoots and that Parent needs to be an Associate Member of NFAS which costs £5 at 2019/20 Fees.

Here is a series of technical talks and articles written by Ballands member and osteopath Andrew Knight D.O.

Andrew has kindly made these articles available to all to read and share, but asks that if you wish to use or share them, please credit him as author. Thank you. Click the links to download the articles