Beginners' Courses

Learn to Shoot With a Traditional Longbow

Please note the SLA Committee is asking all members and visitors to confirm that, should they have been offered, they have had at least their first Covid vaccination.

This ruling excludes anyone in a category not yet invited for the Covid vaccine.

The club will hold a beginners’ course in 2022 – dates will be provided later.  Keep checking.  Social distancing rules prevailing at the time will be followed.

Would you like to learn to shoot safely and competently with a longbow?

Our Club normally runs beginners’ courses between April and August. We provide all the equipment and coaching. Courses last six weeks and are held at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Union ground where we shoot outdoors.

To begin with you will be shooting at 15 to 20 yards and once you have mastered the technique you will be able to shoot at longer distances.

Book in advance by downloading and completing the application form. For further information, please telephone Alan Cowie on 01772 743916.

Payment by cheque to Samlesbury Longbow Archers with your form
by BACS sort code 77-26-27 account number 35297868



Course dates are:

  • Saturday morning 10.00 am to noon 28th August to 2nd October 2021

Courses include:

  • Tuition in longbow shooting technique
  • Use of the club’s equipment
  • BLBS insurance
  • Instruction in Safety and BLBS Rules of Shooting

Total cost is £60.00 per person.
Special offer for parent and child [aged 11 – 17] – cost £90.00
Special offer for couples – cost £90.00
Other special offers may be available. Please enquire.

Minimum age is 11 and anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.

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