Membership of Worthing Archery Club is open to anyone over the age of 10 years (younger children may be accepted at the discretion of the Committee). Any person wishing to join the Club must: have successfully completed a recognised beginners course; or be a current member of Archery GB and undergo an assessment by one of our coaches. All members and beginners must abide by the Archery GB Rules of Shooting and follow all safety requirements and any specific club rules.
Our beginners courses are designed to not only get you shooting quickly, but to do so safely. The courses take place during the summer months and typically run for two half days over a weekend. All necessary equipment is provided. The courses are amongst the most popular in Sussex and fill up fast. We recommend joining our waiting list so that we can get you on the first available course. You can do this by contacting our Secretary.
Beginner Courses Cost £65* and Include the Following
* the course fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
After The Course
On completion of the course, all successful beginners, i.e. those who are able to demonstrate the required level of competence, are issued with a certificate, and are then eligible to join the club (or any other Archery GB affiliated club in the UK).
All members are expected to have their own equipment. The Club runs a short-term bow hire scheme (subject to availability) and we highly recommend new members take advantage of this opportunity. Purchasing your own equipment when new to the sport can be costly and you will outperform this equipment quickly. Within a few weeks/months of regular practice your technique and strength will improve. At this point you will be able to make properly informed choices. Our coaches will happily talk through your options and needs before purchasing your first bow.
The Club’s target field and field course are open to members seven days per week during daylight hours* and all members are expected to comply with Archery GB’s solo shooting rules. Our members are a friendly bunch and if you have any queries (no matter how apparently minor) then simply ask them or contact our coaches. They can usually point you in the right direction.
The Club has a Junior Section and Junior members usually shoot on Sundat mornings, with sessions led by one of our qualified coaches. Of course, outside the managed sessions Juniors are welcome at the club at any time, but those under 16 years old must be always accompanied by a parent or guardian when shooting.
* The Club’s facilities are occasionally closed during the pheasant season (October to February) and may occasionally be closed due to other specific events.
Feedback From Previous Courses
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt more than I thought possible in a two-day course.
I completed the beginners course at the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. So much so that I signed up and borrowed a bow and equipment there and then!
People were all welcoming, Communication was on top form. It was very well coordinated. All instruction were very clearly made and all WAC members were very happy to help
..excellent knowledgeable coaching, no judgements just encouragement.
The clubs website is excellent and gives a favourable impression of a club that is well-organised and managed.
The coaches on both days were friendly, knowledgeable and enabling. They pitched the level of tuition perfectly so that I didn’t feel overwhelmed by new information but was sufficiently challenged by the content to engage with the process and think about what I was trying to achieve. Really excellent and much appreciated.
We all had a fantastic time despite it being a bit cold. Everyone enjoyed the course and all seem to have caught the archery bug.
Thanks for making us very welcome. Thank you to all the coaches.
Amazing! I love it so much I want do archery every week.