Beginners Courses

Available Beginners Courses

Currently available courses are listed here and on the Home page under Illawarra Archers Events. Select the course from the list, then select the link in the popup window to register and pay for a course.

Courses depend upon the availability of our volunteer coaches. If no courses are listed, please check the website now and again for future available courses.

If a course is listed below, select the link for the desired date. This will take you to a registration page. Select the start date in the calendar on the  initial registration page, then follow the prompts to enter your details and submit payment. In some cases, there may not be a calendar - select the <Book Now> button near the top of the screen and follow the prompts.


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The Archery Beginner’s Course is a pre-requisite to joining Illawarra Archers. The course usually consists of three 3-hour sessions held over consecutive Sundays. From time to time, additional Beginners Courses may be arranged. For example, mid-week during school holidays. 

The course is the gateway to your journey into archery, consisting of:

All equipment is provided, and the course is led by accredited Archery Australia Coaches.

We have bows that are suitable for right and left-handed archers and have light enough draw weight for most beginners.

You must be at least 10 years old and must be physically fit enough to use the equipment. You must be able to concentrate for the duration of the session. A child under the age of 14 must be under the supervision of a responsible adult.

On completion of the course, you will have learned the basics of sighted recurve archery and you will have demonstrated the skills and competencies to allow you to apply for membership of the club. We will also measure you up and provide you with information to help you to purchase your own equipment with confidence.

Cost: $125 for adults, $100 for minors aged 10 to 17 years (Minimum age 10).


A private Beginners Course may be arranged, for an additional fee. Timing is dependent upon availability of a certified coach, but otherwise may be at any mutually agreed time. These are generally shorter than the regular course due to the one-on-one focus of the training.