Frequently asked Questions
Can I do archery?
Archery is a sport that is available to everyone; from the very young to the very old. It is a sport that can be participated in by the less-able bodied as well as the able. Our club can facilitate everyone.
How do I get into archery?
If you are interested in becoming an archer then you will need to complete a Beginners course. We do have a waiting list for our beginners courses; if you would like to put your name down please contact us through the contacts page.
What do I need to wear?
You must always wear closed toes shoes, to protect your feet from stray arrows in the ground. To practice we advise that you do not wear loose clothing, as this can get in the way of the string and hinder your shooting. Otherwise there is not a huge restriction. Whilst at competitions Archery GB do have strict regulations on what can be worn - Archery GB Rule 307
What do I need?
As a new archer we will supply everything you need whilst on your beginners course. Once you have completed the course and are a full member then you are free to get your own kit. We don't recommend buying your own bow until you have been shooting regularly for at least six months, as your strength will increase, altering the weight of the bow you will require. You will be able to continue to use the clubs bows until then.
What bow can I shoot?
Here at Eastbourne archers we accept archers shooting all bow types and styles except for crossbows. There are the traditional wooden Longbows, Recurve Freestyle (like you see in the Olympics), Recurve Barebow and Compound bows. The different bow types will be explained to you in your beginners course.