Caerau Dragon Bowmen


We offer a beginners course of 6 lessons of 1 hour each on a Tuesday evening by Archery GB qualified coaches who will instruct you as you progress, covering range safety rules, warm up exercises, bare bow & sighted shooting, etiquette, scoring & an explanation of equipment.

All equipment is provided by the club during your lessons & for a few weeks after completion when you will need to consider purchasing your own.

We can advise on equipment & specialist archery shops where you will get expert advice on your purchase but please do not be tempted to purchase on-line or from eBay, you could end up with a very expensive mistake!

On completion of the course you should have a good appreciation of archery safety and basic awareness of good shooting posture. After the course you have two options, either stop shooting or we hope that you will register as a club member and continue to shoot independently.

The club is affiliated to the Glamorgan Archery Association, the Welsh Archery Association & Archery GB the national governing body for target archery in the UK. As a member of Archery GB you will be able to shoot at any other Archery GB affiliated club, this is useful when on holiday or if you go off to university.

We regret that we cannot offer lessons to children under the age of 8.

Course Fee

Cost for the full course of 6 lessons is £60, payable in advance of the course start date to secure your place. Numbers are limited so that quality coaching & individual attention can be given.

The course fee includes insurance, coaching & all equipment hire during your lessons.

Archery Beginner Course Start Dates

All beginners courses for 2019 are fully booked.

We currently have 2 courses on offer for 2020.

These courses will be held on our indoor range and are limited to 4 places on each course.

Course 1Tuesday 7th January - 11th February 20202 Places available
Course 2Tuesday 25th February - 31st March 20204 Places available

Please note that these courses are very popular & so places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

All enquiries for beginners courses please e-mail:

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the lesson. For your comfort and safety, flip-flops or open toed shoes may not be worn and long hair must be tied back.

The Coaching team are looking to run a beginners course during the summer, please check back for details.

Archery Development Courses

These courses are more suitable for those archers who have been shooting for several months after their beginners course.

They will be designed for archery improvement and will concentrate on correct posture, technique, anatomy and an individual equipment check.

Dates and course fees to be announced.