Caerau Dragon Bowmen


The Club has been running very successful beginner's courses for the past 15 years both outdoors during the summer & indoors during the winter months.

For 2023 we offer a beginners course of four 2 hour sessions on Friday evenings run 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 & (subject to availability) 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 10.

Course Fee

Cost for each course is £60 per person, payable in advance to secure your place.

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

Archery Beginner Course Start Dates 2023

Only 1 place left on course No. 8

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

Course 3Friday 17th March - 7th April 2023Fully Booked
Course 4Friday 21st April - 12th May 2023Fully Booked
Course 5Sunday 21st May - 11th June 2023Fully Booked (Outside)
Course 6Sunday 25th June - 16th July 2023Fully Booked (Outside)
Course 7Sunday 30th July - 20th August 2023Fully Booked (Outside)
Course 8Sunday 3rd September - 24th September 20231 Place Available (Outside)

Courses 3 & 4 will consist of 4 x 1.5 hour lessons each on Friday evenings run by Archery GB qualified coaches who will instruct you as you progress, covering range saftey rules, warm up exercises, bare bow and sighted shooting, etiquette, scoring and an explanation of equipment.

Courses 5, 6, 7 & 8 will be held on Sunday afternoons on our outdoor range.

If you are interested then please e-mail us for more details & a booking form:

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.