FAQ's - Wellingborough Open Archery Club

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Archery Lessons

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?

Will I need to bring any equipment?

What happens if the weather is bad?

Is there an age limit?

Do I have to stay with my children?

Do you  have a Child Protection Policy?

What if I miss a lesson through work, illness etc.

Do you have an Equity Policy?

Is it suitable for women and girls?

What sort of bow will I be using?

What about people with disabilities?

Can I join the club on completion of the course?

When will I need to buy my own equipment?

 

What should I wear?
There are no special clothing requirements but a 'Close Fitting Top' i.e. no loose sleeves or baggy jumpers. Comfortable shoes / trainers.
Please be aware that it can rather cold in the evening when we are outside.

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Will I need to bring any equipment?
No all necessary equipment to allow you to shoot is provided by the Club for the duration of the lessons.

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What happens if the weather is bad?
If the weather is very bad i.e. heavy rain and the Gym is available for use we will continue indoors. If the Gym is unavailable we will not continue the session.

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Is there an age limit?
In general terms the minimum age limit would be 9 years but they must be physically capable of drawing the bow and have a reasonable understanding of how to behave and follow instructions. We will accept children at a younger age but normally make an assessment of their capabilities on their first night.
There is no upper age limit.

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Do I have to stay with my children?
A Simple answer 'YES' if they are under 16 years.
Although all our Coach's are Criminal Record Bureau checked, through the National Governing Body, we are not a youth club and can't take parental responsibility whilst at the club.

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Do you  have a Child Protection Policy?
Yes. We work to the National Governing Body for archery and their Child and Vulnerable Adult policy. A copy of the policy can be found on this link

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What if I miss a lesson through work, illness etc.
Within reason we will work around any issues of missed lessons

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Do you have an Equity Policy?
Yes. We work to the National Governing Body for archery and their Equity policy. A copy of the policy can be found on this link

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Is it suitable for women and girls?
Yes. It is a sport that can be enjoyed by all.

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What sort of bow will I be using?
Recurve bows are used for training purposes although some members later switch to longbows or compound bows.
Please be aware that it can rather cold in the evening when we are outside.

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What about people with disabilities?
Please contact the Club Secretary to discuss.

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Can I join the club on completion of the course?
At the end of the course you may apply for membership.

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When will I need to buy my own equipment?
We allow new club members to continue to use the club equipment for a short period but the expectation is that you must purchase your own equipment within a reasonable period of time.

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