The Club

We are a friendly club and offer beginners archery courses in a relaxed environment, with all equipment provided for you to progress and enjoy the sport until you purchase your own. Our members are always willing to advise and help you.

The club offers a free introduction session on any Sunday morning, basic shooting technique and use of equipment. We have qualified Archery GB Level One Coaches on hand to guide you.

Beginners Introduction Course

We currently offer a three-week induction course on a Saturday or Sunday morning. After completion you will be able to become a member of the club, and with our support you can progress at your own pace and in your own direction

This course will show you the basics of shooting, etiquette, safety, setting up a bow, etc. You can shoot for a week as a guest, but then must join and become an Archery GB (GNAS) registered member for insurance to cover you.

Experienced Archers Welcome

If you have shot before you will be assessed by one of the coaches and will be able to join immediately.


All basic equipment is available for members use; Recurve (Olympic) style bows, Alloy arrows, Arm guards, finger tabs, floor quivers. sights, and targets. Newcomers and members are welcome to bring and use their own equipment, but please check it with a senior member first.


Flat soft soled comfortable footwear is best suited for indoor, stilettoes should not be worn as this can damage the floor surface, sandals or open toed shoes are not allowed on safety grounds. The hall can get chilly at times so tighter fitting layered clothing is best, but try to avoid baggy and furry/fluffy clothing, as this can easily get caught in the bowstring. Loose jewellery is not recommended, and long hair should be tied up, out of the path of the bowstring.

Key info

Location - Cleobury Mortimer Sports and Fitness Centre.
Dates - Please check the Events to see the future course dates.
Coaches - Oliver Lewis, Una Leigh.
Cost - £30 per person.

About the course

The aim of our beginner’s course is to provide anyone looking to get into archery with the core skill you need to progress, including stance posture and techniques.

Archery can be incredibly rewarding, this is something we have incorporated in our beginners course with games and prizes at the end of every session, also finishing with an indoor competition and prizes.

Most importantly, the course aims to be fun and to bring out the spirit of shooting with the Cleobury Country Archers!

Safety In Archery

At Cleobury Archers we have taken all required measures to ensure a safe and friendly environment for all ages and backgrounds.

The safety of all our members and students is of the highest order.

It is important that any medical issues are reported to one of the coaches so we can ensure you get the full benefits from the course and most importantly enjoy yourself without any risk of injury.

Book a Beginners Course

If you are interested in trying out archery and wanting to join a friendly club, why not book yourself on to our Beginners Course. The course will provide anyone looking to get into archery with the core skill you need to progress, including stance, posture, techniques and safety.

There are only 12 available spaces on each course run, so don’t wait!

Please check the Events to see the future course dates.