For or those interested in giving archery a try, our Taster Session gives you a basic introduction to archery. All necessary equipment is provided at no additional cost. We cater for age ranges from six upwards but all under 18's must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.


The taster session runs for three hours and includes getting kitted out with a bow and arrows based on your reach, strength and dominant eye along with safety equipment.


Book Taster Session


The session is run by one or more (depending on availability and numbers of participants) of our qualified coaches and instructors and will cover the basics of:


  • Recurve bows, arrows and other required equipment

  • Rules and safety

  • Shooting technique including stance, positioning, options for aiming

  • As many questions as you can come up with over the course of the session.


Booking is required as places are limited and a £5.00 deposit will be required. The session is £15 per adult and £10 per child (under 18)  with the remainder being paid at the start of your session.    The fee cover all aspects of the course including equipment hire, insurance cover and general wear and tear to equipment. The deposit is refundable under cirtain circumstances or if GVA is unable to hold the event.


Should you wish after your taster session to continue your training and if there is space available you could move to the Beginners Course and complete three further sessions at either £10 or 15 each (depending on age).


The good news is if you then decide to become a member of the club the cost of the Taster Session and the Beginners Course is discounted from your first years membership fee, provided you sign up within 6 months of completion.