Beginners' Courses


North Cheshire Bowmen run courses during the winter season on either a Wednesday evening or Saturday morning in the purpose-built indoor range attached to Knutsford Sports Club. The courses run for 6 weeks and each session is approximately 2 hours long, with all equipment provided. We appreciate that you may not be able to make all the sessions, so we are flexible and run additional sessions to ensure you get the full training.


Course dates for this coming winter are as follows:

Course Availability Day Start End Remedial Session Times
37 Full Wednesday 07 September 2022 12 October 2022 19 October 2022 7-9pm, 6:30 first night
38 Full Saturday 22 October 2022 26 November 2022 03 December 2022 9:30-11:30 am, 9am first day
39 Full Wednesday 07 December 2022 11 January 2023 18 January 2023 7-9pm, 6:30 first night
40 Spaces Saturday 04 February 2023 11 March 2023 25 March 2023 9:30-11:30 am, 9am first day
41 Nearly Full Wednesday 15 March 2023 19 April 2023 26 April 2023 7-9pm, 6:30 first night

Dates are subject to minor changes if things crop up. Some of these already have breaks in for things like Christmas :)

(A) - Course 32 was interrupted by lockdown, and will resume or restart once possible with those originally booked getting first refusal on resuming their place.

Age limits and juniors

Note: All coaches are CRB checked; parents / guardians attendance is for safety and encouragement reasons.


Each beginners course is £60 per person. However, where you have two adults from the same family on the course then any children are charged a nominal fee of £15.

Come and Join Us!

Once you have completed the beginners course, we hope you'll want to carry on archery and apply for membership at NCB. Membership affiliates you with Archery GB, entitling you to shoot at many competitions all over the country and bringing you the benefits of Archery GB membership. Alternatively, you can join Archery GB directly, or apply to other clubs, for whom your completion of our course should be sufficient, depending on the other club's policy.

Course Details

Each course is led by a qualified L1 coach, with a helper for each shooting point used on the session plus anyone else we can get along to help hand out tabs bracers etc. Many of the helpers tend also to be coaches or preparing to take the training.

Saturday courses are aimed at 12 trainees (numbers vary slightly with sudden groups and booked people dropping out) and utilize all 6 shooting points in the range.

Wednesday courses are smaller, with 6-7 trainees, run by three people - one an L1 coach. Wednesdays we use 2 shooting points so as to allow regular archery to continue as the course is running.

Booking onto a Course

If you would like to join the waiting list for the course, could you please email me with the following information:

Alternatively, you can download the application form in Word format or PDF and send it to me. You can pay by BACS and email the form back if that's easier for you (it is for us!)

Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

If you would like more information or discuss this further, please contact me on

or 07979-537-532 (note, evenings are the best time to contact me)

Hugh Foster
Club Coach