Beginners Course

Newcomers to any sport will benefit from early professional tuition and archery is no exception.  FGA has operated a successful beginners course for many years which has provided hundreds of archers with their initial grounding in the fundamentals of the sport.


The May course is now running, Next course will be in September dates TBC

Each course is run over three Sundays starting at 9:15 am and finishing about 11:30 am at Buxted Park.


Please register your interest in the course by contacting the course administrator ( who will confirm spaces and issue with the forms.


You are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Completion of a beginners course at FGA or another club is a pre-requisite to joining the club. The course will be led by qualified coaches and all equipment will be provided.  A certificate of basic competancy will be issued to each delegate on successful completion of the course.


The course fee is Juniors £45 (11 to 18) or Seniors £75 (18 and over) and due to the limited number of places available, spaces will be allocated strictly on a first come first served basis.

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The minimum age to join the Course and Club is 11.

All Juniors aged 14 and under must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian.

All children aged 15 to 17 must have suitable means to contact their parents, and contact details must be left with an adult member.


On going advice and coaching will be available for those keen to progress and who wish to acquire their own equipment.  Every encouragement will be given to course delegates to join the Club on conculsion of the course.


Beginners who join the club will be free to use club equipment until they purchase their own.  Any member wishing to use club equipment away from Buxted Park (e.g. Fletching or Friars Gate Farm) will be required to arrange with a senior club member to transport the equipment to and from locations.

Gift Voucher

A gift voucher is available where participation in the course is presented as a birthday, Christmas gift etc.  

Please contact us for further details.

Privacy Notice

Friars Gate Archers (FGA) are committed to protecting your personal information.


When you register for one of our beginner’s courses we collect your personal information including name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth (if you are under the age of 18). FGA use consent to store your personal data for use by the FGA coaches so that they can administer your booking, and contact you with information regarding the course and any changes to the programme. Your personal data will not be passed onto other members of the club, external organisations or be used for marketing purposes.


You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal, amend your details, or request that your personal data is deleted.


We shall retain your personal data for up to 6 months after the completion of the course, after which time it will be destroyed.


If you have any questions about the continuing privacy of your personal data please contact your coach or Friars Gate Archers at