Our club's mission is to keep costs as low as possible, for club members as well as those who sign up for our beginner's course. Our course fee covers the training, the use of quality archery equipment, access to the venue and insurance too.
All that trainees have to purchase separately from their course fee are personal protective items that will protect the fingers of the hand that draw the string ( click here & here for examples) and also an 'arm-guard' which protects the soft tissue of the forearm from accidental contact from the bowstring as it flies by after being released. This rarely happens but does so usually because of an error in technique. We used to loan this type of equipment to those on the course - Covid-19 put a stop to that. However the two items you need to buy will serve you well in the future.
Our club has organised two beginners courses for late March 2023.
We didn't advertise those courses here on our website or elsewhere, they were already over-subscribed by those who had already registered their wish to take up archery.
We don't anticipate being able to deliver the next beginner's course until at least May 2023 or possibly later.
Once we are in a position to set dates for the next beginner's course we will announce it on this page.
We've kept the same prices for the beginner's course for several years, with children under 18 (minimum 10 years old) enjoying a 50% discount on the adult fee.
For East Durham Archers, it's not about the money, it's about sharing a great Olympic sport that is one of the most inclusive and our club has been successful in our efforts to make it as financially accessible as possible for our community.
We process the payment of fees manually by bank transfer, it's more work for us but this saves you paying fees of £5+ to a ticket agency, that's got to be good!