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BEGINNERS

One of the best aspects of archery is that it is a sport for everyone, adults and children (from the age of about 8) can take part meaning it's a great sport for families and friends to enjoy together, and for those shooting on their own. Kettering Archers is a place where you can meet and make new friends.

We run several competitions throughout the year both indoors and outdoors for which medals and trophies can be won, but if you prefer not to compete, you can come along and shoot for the enjoyment of the sport.

So if you or someone you know is interested in becoming an Archer, the next step is to attend our next Beginners Course or 'Have-a-go' events (see 'ARCHERY COURSE').

EQUIPMENT

basic set  

There is no need to buy any equipment to experience archery. For every course that we organise, all the required equipment, trianing Recurve bows and safety protection will provided by the club.

We would recommend that on attendance to a 'have-a-go' shoot or on a beginners course, that you do not wear any loose or baggy clothing on your upper body.

If you decide that archery is the sport for you and you wish to join the club, you would then be required to purchase the basic equipment although the club has a limited supply of equipment that can be borrowed.

As a general rule we would suggest that you always talk to an experienced archer, either within the club or at a retail outlet before making any purchases.

Equipment can become expensive especially for junior members if careful choices are not made. An initial start-up cost for equipment will usually be around £150, however this can be considerably less if second-hand items are available. Remember ask for some advice from a club member before you part with your money when buying second-hand equipment.