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.

Joining the Club

Our memberships run from April to April covering both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

All members must have completed an approved Archery GB beginners course either at this club or elsewhere. This is a requirement before anyone can shoot or be accepted as a full member of any club.

If you are an existing archer you can apply for immediate membership, however, as a practising archer or beginner your application must be approved by the committee before you allowed to shoot or become a full member.

Membership fees are payable annually prior to the A.G.M. which is normally held in April.

Only Archers who have a valid Archery GB membership are insured to shoot on Cleobury Country Archers grounds.

Club Fees 2019-2020
Beginners Course £35 for 4 sessions (subject to availability).
Full Member Annual fee is £12 pcm or a one off payment of £140 on 1st April. This covers all fees for indoor and outdoor sessions, no unexpected additional charges. Memberships are for a 12 month period.
Members Archery Sessions Inclusive in the annual membership fee.
Competition Entries Seperate cost, specified by event organisers.
Casual Member £50 joining fee, weekly shoot fee £4. (Proof of Archery GB membership required)
Second member discount 20% reduction applies to family / partners.
Archery GB Membership Archery GB Fees.
Club Attire Club Attire.

Beginners Introduction Course

After completion of the course you will be able to become a full 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.


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 the indoor season, stilettoes should not be worn as this can damage the floor surface. During the outdoor season, flat sole shoes / trainers / walking shoes are recommended. Sandals or open toed shoes are not allowed indoor or outdoor on safety grounds. During winter 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.

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.

Location - Cleobury Mortimer Sports and Fitness Centre.
Coaches - Oliver Lewis, Andy Godfrey, Una Leigh.
Cost - £35 per person.
Session Dates - Wednesday 8th 15th 22nd April and Sunday 3rd May
Session Times - Arrive 6/6:30 till 8:00pm then 10:00am till 12.30pm on Sunday 3rd May

More Details

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

Please check the Events to see the future course dates. If there are no beginners events listed, please register and we will be in touch.