Range Returners

Are you looking to get back into archery? A simple refresher session can soon get you back up and shooting. We’re ready to welcome you back to the shooting line so you can continue with the sport you love.

Returning to archery after a break can feel daunting but many archers come back after years, or even decades off the range. For people thinking about getting back into archery, even if they haven’t been on the range for a decade or more, it’s now easier than ever.

What is Range Returners?

A report on people’s sporting journeys found that 48% of women and 42% of men will stop doing physical activity at some point in their lives. This means that potentially millions of people are likely to take a break from their main sport during their sporting journey. That’s a lot of people who aren’t finding time for that fun activity that helps them socialise and feel great.

That’s why ArcheryGB developed the Range Returners, to help lapsed members return to the sport they love, to enjoy guilt-free activities that help them to take a break from day-to-day pressures and connect with others socially, and to feel part of the archery family. 

Our Range Returners consists of between 1 and 3 sessions, depending on the Returner and the club. If a Returner has extensive archery experience, they’ll probably only need one refresher session, but if they’ve completed a beginner’s course and then stepped away for a year or two, they’re probably going to need a bit more support and a few more sessions. Sessions will be delivered by one of our club coaches.

Range Returner Session vs. Beginner’s Course

When you already know about archery, repeating a beginner’s course can be an unnecessary obstacle. That’s why providing Returners with a refresher session can be a more effective way of getting people back into archery.

We can help you pick up where they left off without the need to repeat a beginner’s course and you are given the chance to meet volunteers from the club, ask questions and generally socialise with other club members as the sessions are usually conducted at our normal club session times.

Fill out the below form to enquire about doing a Range Returner session.

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