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When will the next course start?

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We run courses in the summer season – usually between Easter and September.

We normally run them, weather permitting, until September – when the poor light in the evening becomes the limiting factor. Contact us for further information.

Course dates for 2018 were:

First course: 25th April 2018, 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May

Second course: 6th June 2018, 13th June, 20th June, 27th June

Third course: 25 July, 1 August, 8 August, 15 August. This was a combined adults and juniors course starting at 7pm and running until (approximately) 8:30pm. Ideal for families who want to learn our sport together.

There will not be any further courses this year, courses will begin again after Easter 2019.

Where are the courses run?

All of our courses, for both seniors and juniors, are run on the Covered Reservoir club site in East Finchley.

A map, full postal address and other contact details are available.

What does the course consist of?

The course is usually spread over 4 consecutive weeks, subject to light and weather conditions.

Courses usually take place on Wednesday evenings. Start times are 6pm for juniors and 7pm for adults.

How much does it cost?

The fees for 2018 are £85 for adults and £60 for juniors. The fee includes all equipment hire and insurance.

How do I enrol on a course?

If you are unsure which course to sign-up to please contact us and we will do our best to help.


The lessons will provide instruction and supervised practice in the basic technique of the sport of archery – modern recurve bows and longbows only. All equipment is supplied and beginners are strongly advised not to purchase any equipment before the course.


Lessons are normally on Wednesday evenings from 7.00 pm onward. Sessions will be a minimum of 90 minutes, but may run longer – especially if the light is good. In order to join the club after you have finished the course you must successfully complete all 4 sessions.


Junior Archery is encouraged at the Club (minimum age 8 years) but certain restrictions do apply for safety and insurance purposes.

The junior course usually runs from 6.00pm to 7.00pm on Wednesday evenings.

For children under 16 at least one parent or legal guardian must attend for the duration of the training session.


In damp or drizzle we carry on regardless, if it is pouring with rain then the lesson will be postponed to the following week. In the event of the lesson being interrupted by adverse weather then you will receive an extra lesson in lieu.


Correct upper body clothing is very important, especially a tight fitting top. In cold weather a thermal vest under a tight top is ideal. No baggy sleeves, neckwear, bulky or loose clothing as the bowstring will catch and ruin the “shot”. In warmer weather polo shirts are ideal. It does get cold during the spring/autumn evenings so bring layers to keep warm. A soft brimmed hat is also a good idea.

For more detailed information on the courses and club membership contact us.