Taster Sessions

There are no taster sessions on the RLSAS calendar at the moment. Please continue to look here, where new dates and any other changes will be posted.

Taster sessions are “open days” when non club members are given the chance to shoot a bow and arrow to see if this is the sport for you.

You will be able to shoot a minimum of a dozen arrows, and if it is busy you can rejoin the queue to shoot again.

You will be able to chat with club members about the sport of archery, the types of equipment used, club membership and shooting times.


Beginners Courses

We hope to be running two or three beginners course in 2024

A typical Beginners Course will be six hours of coaching with one of four AGB Qualified L1 or L2 coaches and the help of very experienced club archers, run over a Wednesday evening / Saturday Afternoon / Wednesday evening, so it is all over in one week. All six hours of the lessons must be completed to pass and be given a Certificate, but catchup is available. There will be no more than two archers per coach and you will be instructed in all aspects of modern recurve archery, including safety, warm up/down exercises, equipment, competition and much more. All equipment will be provided by the club.

On successful completion of the course you will be invited to join RLSAS, where you can continue with free coaching at whatever pace you decide upon.

Places on the courses will be limited so please only apply for one if you wish to become a member of the archery club, these are NOT “taster sessions”.

If you wish to be kept informed about future “Taster Sessions” or “Beginners Courses” please contact the Beginners Co-ordinator to be added to the waiting list.

Joining RLSAS

Just Finished an RLSAS Beginners Course

If you have completed an RLSAS beginners course in the past and would like to join us you would be most welcome. Please email the membership secretary at    to leave a message and your details.

Experienced Archers and having completed a Non-RLSAS Beginners Course

We are quite happy to accept new members who have previously been members of the AGB and those that have recently completed an approved beginners course.  It is important to note that it is a condition of the AGB insurance that all archers must have completed an approved beginners course.  In both situations we need to check your ability and as such please email the Club Coach  to book a time for an assessment.

Please allow 7 days for a reply.

Note for archers joining RLSAS form a “non-RLSAS beginners course”

We would always encourage archers to join the club where they have done their beginner course. The coaches at club will know you better and they will be able to advise what kit to get. You can always join a different club the following year if you wish to.

Having said the above, new archers wishing to join RLSAS after completing a beginners course at another club are very welcome, but you will need to have your own kit prior to an assessment with the Club Coach – RLSAS do not provide kit for your assessment.