Get Involved

There are a variety of ways to get into archery at Deer Park Archers whether you want to shoot socially, competitively or importantly be involved voluntarily to assist with many aspects of club operations.

Have A Go Sessions

Our Have A Go Sessions often see 30+ members of the public of all ages, abilities and experience attend to learn how to shoot and take part in fun challenges.

A great place to try out Archery is in our Have A Go Sessions. Regularly through the summer we put on Saturday afternoon sessions at our ground in Shurdington where members of the public can turn up and shoot. We provide everything you need and you will work with our excellent team of coaches and volunteers. We cater for all levels of experience from novice to regular archer and it’s great fun for all the family. From age 8 up, archers will shoot in the main session while under 8’s can take part using adapted kit. We have a wide range of experience working with archers with different abilities and impairments so it really is an inclusive activity. You can just turn up but to ask any questions, let us know of any special requirements or just to avoid disappointment, fill in the registration of interest form below.

In 2019, we also began a monthly indoor Winter Have A Go programme. If you are interested in these, please contact us using this form so we can let you know when the next available session will be.

We will not use your details other than to let you know about upcoming Have-A-Go Sessions.

Some of our amazing Coaching Squad that support our community have-a-go session.

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Starting out

Our policy is to welcome ALL those interested in archery and wanting to complete a beginners course. It is not a problem if on completion of the course you intend to join another club who are not able to provide a course to suit your timescales or budget.

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Join the club

If you decide that you would like to join Deer Park Archers you will need to fill out the membership form and provide this to the membership admin team before you commence shooting with the club.

Membership Forms and current fees available from the club secretary (dpalsecretary@gmail.com).

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Developing your skills

After you have joined the club, coaches will usually be on hand to respond to your questions and offer help and advice on an adhoc basis.  If you would like to have a little more focused coaching the club offers additional coaching courses which can be used to help improve your shooting technique. Want to know more about Coaching?

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What Can I Do If I Don’t Want To Shoot?

We also encourage those interested in being part of a vibrant club that do not want to shoot but simply enjoy the social side or want to volunteer! We are happy to train individuals to become part of our volunteer workforce or utilise skills they may already have. See details of our ‘men in sheds’ group and our Short Mat Bowls Club.

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Volunteering

We encourage parents of our junior members to get involved even if they are not interested in shooting themselves. This not only helps the club, but also allows parents to build an understanding of the sport their children have taken an interest in. Volunteering can take the form of helping setup and take down equipment at club practice, through to training as a coach or judging. Playing a role on the committee, helping with land or equipment maintenance, we all have skills so sharing yours with the club will help us to continue our development. Just to say volunteering can be on an ongoing basis or simply on an occasional basis, we all have other commitments and that is understood. Find out more about the different volunteer roles here.