Beginners Courses

Learn the sport of archery. Cost £60, all equipment provided.

The dates and venues for our next beginners courses are as follows:

 October February
Testbourne school gym, 7:00 - 9pm
Testbourne school gym, 7:00-9pm
 October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
November 3rd, 11th, 17th
 February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
March 2nd, 9th, 16th

Courses lasts 6 weeks, during which you will learn and become proficient in a variety of techniques and disciplines as well as gain a thorough understanding of archery safety and shooting etiquette. All equipment is provided during the course. A GNAS approved certificate will be issued to all those who have reached a suitable standard. This certificate is evidence that you have completed the course to the national standard required for membership of a GNAS affiliated archery club.  FITA badges may also be achieved during and after the course.  Note that there are 7 dates published to allow for some flexibility

To book or for more information contact:  Peter on 01256 893638 or use the contact form to send a message to 'Beginners'.  Please note: While we welcome children they must be 10 or over and accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Have a go!

Throughout the year we hold "Have-a-go" sessions for members of the public to come and try Archery.  Some are held at our own range, others at local schools, fetes and other events.  This year, we are planning session on the following dates/venues:

 Date Venue Details
Sunday 29th April
 Oakley primary school field.
 Part of the Oakley sports weekend, we will have 3-4 targets set-up and cater for all ages!

3-5 coaches and members will be present.
 To be announced/confirmed
 Micheldever Fete
 16th/17th April
 Overton Black Arrows, Laverstoke range
 Archery GBs "Big Weekend"; we will have full size targets at various distances, catering for all ages.  Our coaches will be present and members quite often shoot at the same time, allowing people to see different equipment and shooting styles.
 To be announced/confirmed Whitchurch silk mill
28th July

St Mary Bourne  

 To be confirmed

Monday 6th 1400 - 1600

Wednesday 8th 1100 - 1300

Friday 10th 1400 - 1600

Monday 20th 1100 - 1300

Wednesday 22nd 1400 - 1600

Thursday 23rd 1100 - 1300

 Overton Black Arrows, Laverstoke rangeAfter the success of 2017, we are holding sessions for kids during the summer.  However, anyone may come and try the sport during these times.
Improvers course

David Backers will be running a course for current members seeking to improve their archery, on the following dates.

It is aimed at club members of at least six months, who are shooting fairly regularly with their own equipment.  Eight persons required for us to run the course. 
Cost £30.00p, for the whole course to be paid before commencement.  Please book as soon as possible.

December: 1st, 8th, 15th, January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Coaching Details

  • Members: Open practice every Wednesday evening.  A club coach is always on hand to assist with technique and tuning. 
  • Beginners: Courses are run throughout the year, usually on Friday evenings, by qualified and approved coaches or experienced club archers.

Corporate Events

Overton Black Arrows can provide an Archery Experience to most types of corporate event.

Participants need no previous experience.  All equipment and instruction is provided.  Our coaches are internationally approved and hugely experienced, ensuring your attendees have a safe and enjoyable time.  Activities can be tailored to suit all needs (including disabled). Sessions can be at your own venue or one of a number that we can arrange for you, both outdoors and indoors.

Examples of clients and locations that we have already worked with are: Royal Patronage events, multi-national companies, team building event organisers, stately homes, local hotels, sports fields, schools, youth organisations (Scouts  / Guides).