Information for Beginners

Archery is a sport for all people and abilities. See our Calendar page for when club shoots are held.

Our Clubrooms and shooting grounds are located in the Adelaide Parklands, at the comer of Bundeys Road and War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide.

Beginners’ Courses

The Club runs beginners’ courses throughout the year. Dates of upcoming courses are listed on our website, here. Click on a course with dates that suit you, then proceed to online registration and payment.

These courses introduce the beginner to the safe and correct use of target archery equipment and teach you good technique. You will start shooting at 5m and by the 3rd week be shooting at 20m. You will learn all about archery equipment. You will be shooting a recurve bow, have an opportunity to shoot a longbow, and be provided a demonstration of a compound bow. You should wear a reasonably close-fitting top, enclosed shoes and be sun safe. The fee covers tuition, equipment and insurance.

They are also a way to “try before you buy” as students completing the 3-week course may apply to join any club in SA, although there is no obligation to do so. 

Options 1: Sunday Courses   2: Saturday Courses for Juniors
Info Available to anyone 12 years or older. A parent/guardian must be in attendance for any child 14 and under.   Juniors are between 9 – 18 years old (their parents are allowed to register as well).

Our Adelaide Junior Archery Development (AJAD) program has coaches dedicated to encouraging archery in youngsters. 

When 3 consecutive Sunday mornings
9:30 – 11:30am.
  3 consecutive Saturday mornings
8:30 – 10:30am.

Beginners should arrive 30 minutes early to sign in and be fitted for equipment.

You will receive a reminder email from the Coaching Coordinator closer to the date.


Wet weather policy

Archery is not a sport that is greatly affected by rain. For intermittent rain, the session will go ahead. Only strong winds and heavy rain are likely to lead to a cancellation.

Hot weather policy:

Beginners’ courses are in the (cooler) mornings, however if the maximum temperature forecast for the day on BoM is for 38°C or above, the course will be cancelled.

In the event of a cancellation, the Club will attempt to notify you by email and/or phone (an alternative session will be arranged).


Click here for dates of upcoming Beginner Courses