Beginners Courses

If you are interested in starting archery it is recommended that you try it out first by undertaking one of our beginners courses. This will give you an introduction to the sport to enable you to shoot safely and to make the decision whether archery is for you..but beware it can be addictive. The club runs beginners courses at least twice a year. For further details please contact Andrew Chappell

Each course consists of four sessions, each lasting three hours and will cover:

The next course starts on 27th January 2013. The course will be held at our indoor range at Dean School, Dean. The sessions will start at 9am and finish at 12pm on four consecutive Sundays.

Please Note: This course is now fully booked, but places can be booked for following courses which are to be planned.

The course costs £35 per person for both adults and juniors.  All archery equipment is supplied and instruction is provided by our qualified GNAS (Grand National Archery Society) coaches.

Archery is suitable for all ages and abilities.  If you would like to discuss any ability or accessibility issues, please contact our chairman Craig Ball - we are always happy to help.

After completing the beginners course, you can then join the club.  As a member of the club, coaches will always be there to help and advise you in your further development as an archer, whether for recreation or at a competitive level.

Have A Go Sessions

The club offers group and individual have-a-go sessions. Over the past few years, we have provided these for local schools, Scout and Club groups, Rotary clubs, and the Carlisle Actionnaires Club. Individual sessions cost £5.00. Group costs are dependent on numbers and location. If you have a suitable indoor shooting area, we will bring the equipment to your premises. For more information, please contact our chairman Craig Ball


Please Note: In regards to coaching juniors

Cockermouth Company of Archers will provide instruction to juniors at our discretion.  Juniors will be accepted on a beginners course only if they are accompanied by a parent/ guardian at all times, in accordance with the GNAS and club Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy.  Junior archers under 11 may be accepted if a parent also becomes a member and they pass an initial assessment.  The assessment is to ensure we have equipment suitable for them, they are able to use it safely and correctly, and that they understand the basic rules of shooting within the club environment.  Cockermouth Company of Archers is a GNAS affiliated club that follows recognised beginner training procedures and is covered by the society's public liability insurance policy.