Taster Sessions

We will be running two taster sessions to let adults and children over the age of 10 try their hand at archery. These sessions are primarily for those who wish to then do a “Beginners Course” with us and then join the archery club. To book onto one of the taster sessions please go to this link

If you have a question regarding taster sessions arising from the above links, please contact the Beginners Organiser at


Beginners Courses

We will be running two beginners course starting in June 2022 and will be accepting applications for these courses after we have run the Taster Sessions in May. We suggest that you book onto one of these sessions, via the links in the paragraph above, to try it first to see if archery is the sport for you.

Places on the courses will be limited so please only apply for one if you wish to become a member of the archery club.

As soon as Beginners Course details become available they will be posted on this page – if you want one of the places then apply and pay straight away.

If you wish to be kept informed about future “Taster Sessions” or “Beginners Courses” please contact the Beginners Organiser to be added to the email list.

If you have emailed RLSAS prior to March 2022 to enquire about a place on a beginners course then you will already have been contacted by email to invite you to the “Taster Session”, it is suggested that you respond to the invite or contact the beginners organiser.

A typical Beginners Course will be six hours of coaching with one of four AGB Qualified L1 or L2 coaches and two 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 gbe 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.

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 novice 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 Novices

Novices who have completed an RLSAS beginners course may use the club bows for a few weeks during club sessions before purchasing their own equipment.

Novice archers wishing to join RLSAS after completing a beginners course at another club are very welcome, but they will need to have their own kit prior to an assessment with the Club Coach.

Have-a-go events

RLSAS will not be running any “Have-a-Go Sessions” until summer 2022.

To enquire about Group HAG’s or Drop In HAG’s that we may be running in the future please email the organiser  .