Gipping Valley Archers - sorry our planned training events for 2023 are now all fully booked, following exceptional interest in Archery this year. The club will have a new programme of training next year both Taster Sessions and Beginners Courses.
In the meantime, we are leaving all the following information available so you can see what the club offers.
Whilst you can’t book training at present, we encourage you to join our waiting list for training at the following link - Register
That way you will be first to be offered training next year.
Thanks for your interest.
Beginners Courses - 4 consecutive weekly session of 3 hours, adults £60 under 18’s £40.
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Taster Sessions - 3 hours, adults £15 and under 18’s £10.
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Gipping Valley Archers is an independent club that hires facilities from Stowmarket Golf Centre. All GVA Club member are volunteers and are unpaid. All money raised from training is paid into club funds so that we can promote archery in the local community, pay the costs of range hire, maintain our equipment, and replace consumables. All club coaches are Safeguarding Trained and DBS checked.
"The beginners course was fantastic. Delivered at a perfect pace with good humour and lots of support. I enjoyed it enormously. In particular I appreciated the Gipping Valley Archers training team volunteering so much of their own time to allow others to obtain an insight into archery. Before the course archery seemed a daunting sport to take up. By the end I could see that it is an accessible sport that has something to offer everyone, regardless of age and experience. Every trainer's passion for the sport shone through and was infectious. Superb value for money."
"What an amazing afternoon! Coaches were awesome with the children and all 4 managed at least one gold. Coaches realised when the bows weren't quite right for the children and swapped them for different ones which made their experience so much better. Couldn't recommend GVA enough!!"
"I found the taster session a perfect introduction for anybody interested in taking up archery ". "Very good experience, and good value for money"
"If you are looking for a taster experience in archery, then Gipping Valley Archers is the place to try. All equipment provided, great friendly team with clear instructions and the opportunity to ask questions. All health and safety procedures strictly followed. Can also cater for people with back issues or needing to do sat down archery. Well worth the money. Fantastic experience. Highly recommended".
“I went on a recent taster and was happy about the instructor to person ratios in the group. The instructors were very friendly and knowledgeable and engaged both me and my son giving us handy and encouraging tips to improve".
June 2023 - Team Building Event
“I must say a very big thank you to the Gipping Valley Archery who kindly welcomed our team into their range for some archery practice. Most of us hadn’t had any prior experience with archery, however, were all shooting with confidence by the end of the session. The group was dedicated to safety and extremely patient with all of the different abilities within our team. I am very grateful to them for making everyone feel included and welcomed and to have found such a fantastic new activity in archery.”
“The enthusiasm, knowledge and patience of the instructors was exemplary, and they made the day a really fun experience without overburdening us. They made the day really interesting by providing a series of different activities rather than just shooting the same fixed targets. Would strongly recommend to anyone looking to try something different and getting out of their comfort zone.”