Beginners Information

First things first, getting started

Contact your local club - hopefully City of Belfast Archers, but if not you can use either

Please bear in mind our club is run by volunteers so you will find a form and email address on our contact page. We will hopefully offer you a beginner’s course, the first step into the world of archery

Beginner's course? What is that?

Our beginners course are 9-12 hours of "lessons" over six weeks covering all the basics you need to get you shooting, from safety to rules, understanding technique to different disciplines within archery. At the successful completion of a beginner’s course you will be issued with a certificate.

How much does it cost?

City of Belfast Archers charge £45 per person for a beginner's course. There is a reduced rate of £30 for Junior's. Juniors are classed as being from 8 to 18 years of age.

I'm interested, now what?

Contact us ASAP. At City of Belfast Archers we ask that you return a completed booking form with a cheque and which courses you can attend. Please be aware that courses book up very quickly and we cannot guarantee a place on the course you want, but we will do our best to match you with a suitable course.

When are courses run?

During the winter (September to May), beginner's courses are held at our indoor venue - S13 Boucher Road, Belfast, from 19:00 to 21:00. From June to the end of August, we are outdoors at Boucher Road Playing Fields.

Acceptance onto the courses will be on a first-come, first-served basis after the details are posted, so please keep checking back. For a more indpeth description of our Beginners course follow the link below, or contact us to ask to be put on our waiting list.

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S13 Boucher Playing Fields

Beginner Courses 2018

Please note our next beginners course starting on 17th January is full. Anyone interested will be added to the waiting list.

In order to help with your request to join a beginners course, please download and fill out this form on your computer and email it to This form is required to be filled out as it will provide City of Belfast Archers with only the important and relevant information and consent needed to begin your archery journey.

Application For Beginners Course