Serving the needs of archery in Harrow, Middlesex and London.

Archery Courses
Book your 2024 full beginner course or taster session now.

Winter 2024
Beginner Course
February 10th, 17th, 24th, March 2nd & 9th.
Spring 2024
Taster session
April 20th.
Spring 2024
Beginner Course
May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th & June 1st.
Summer 2024
Taster session
June 15th.
Summer 2024
Beginner Course
July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th & August 3rd
Autumn 2024
Taster session
October 19th.
Autumn 2024
Beginner Course
November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.
Winter 2024
Taster session
December 7th.

Archery course update!

As of 2024 we are modifying our archery courses – we will be moving from 4 to 5 sessions to make our graduates more knowledgeable and even better at archery when they finish their course with us, the Bowmen of Harrow.

Meet some of our coaching volunteers!

Irene: Training Officer & Level 1 Coach
Peter: Session Coach
Ben: Session Coach
Alfie: Session Coach
Jon: Session Coach
Kathy: Session Coach
Kyri: Session Coach
Martin: Session Coach
Nikhil: Session Coach
Pascal: Session Coach
Sanjay: Session Coach

Applying for our Archery courses

In order to apply for our Archery courses participants must complete our web application form, when doing so please indicate whether you wish to take a taster session, a full course, or are open to both options. Parents or Guardians must complete application forms on behalf of those under the age of 18yrs. Please use the links below.

Note on privacy & our use of information: Please refer to the Bowmen of Harrow Privacy Policy for further information.

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Information about our Archery courses

The club is currently offering regular Archery courses including 2 hour taster sessions and 12.5 hour beginner courses, we cater for participants with any level of previous archery experience whether adult or junior (juniors must be over 10 yrs).

Specialist assistance

Hearing impairment: The Bowmen of Harrow is proud to be able to assist hearing impaired participants to learn archery as we have several deaf coaches who are capable of teaching using British Sign Language.

Medical conditions, disabilities, etc: We are able to adapt our approach to suit your individual needs and we are only happy to do so! We may need a conversation with you in advance, it all depends on your specific circumstances, so if you are interested please simply apply and we will be in touch at the right time.

Beginner Course Specifics

Duration: 12.5 hours, 5 sessions.

Cost: £145.00 per person (juniors and adults are the same) which includes a complimentary stretch band! Payable in full upon booking.

Family friendly fees: 5% discount per person for additional attendees. Example as follows: 2 in a family 5% discount each, 3 in a family 10% discount each, 4 in a family 15% discount each, etc.

Sessions: Saturday afternoons from 14:00-16:30.

Who runs the courses? Each session is run by a mix of qualified coaches and unqualified (but experienced) volunteers.

What do i need? Our club equipment is made available to use and some light refreshments are provided.

Passing the course: The full 12.5 hours of each course must be completed in order to pass the course successfully. Completing the course successfully means you must be judged safe to shoot and as such we cannot guarantee that everybody taking the course will successfully complete it (although most people do!).

What does completing the course mean? On successful completion of the course you are awarded an Archery GB recognised certificate and given the opportunity to join the club if you so wish. By completing a course with us and then joining the club you will be entitled to use our equipment for your first 5 new member sessions free of charge, we encourage all participants to make use of this facility before purchasing their own equipment.

Taster Session Specifics

Duration: 2 hours.

Cost: £25.00.

Sessions: Saturday afternoons from 14:00-16:30.

Who runs the courses? Each session is run by a mix of qualified coaches and unqualified (but experienced) volunteers.

What do i need? Our club equipment is made available to use and some light refreshments are provided.

What do i get upon completing a taster session? Only beginner course graduates are recognised to have completed a qualification with us.

Joining The Club

If you choose to join the club after your course, you must shoot 5 new members sessions, observed by experienced club members upon joining (these sessions currently run on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 18:30-20:30). Following your new member sessions you will be able to use the club during our organised hours (typically weekday evenings, Saturday afternoons and all day Sunday).

The cost of full adult membership for new members is £196 per year (this includes affiliations to Archery GB, Middlesex County Archery Association and Southern Counties Archery Society). For those joining part way through a membership year (September-September) club fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis. Junior membership for new members is £69.00.

Archery Equipment

To help ease you into the sport and enable you to get shooting as soon as possible, we now provide all equipment necessary during these 5 sessions, including bows, arrows and safety equipment, providing you have completed a beginners course with us.

Please don’t go out and buy a bow before the course, or even during the course, as everything is provided. You will be better placed to know what you need if you want to continue archery after the course.


FAQ’s For Course Attendees

If you have booked a course with us we can’t wait to welcome you to the club! You’ll need to be aware of a few things which are covered below.

Wear close fitting clothing. During colder months bring several layers if possible. This is because the venue is not a modern building and although we have heating it can become a little chilly.

Appropriate clothing:

Tight fitting clothing is also important to minimise the bow string catching sleeves.


Unfortunately we cannot accommodate spectators owing to the size of our venue.

Junior supervision & safeguarding:

All juniors must be accompanied by their adult at all times throughout the course.


We have a kitchenette and a WC on site, light refreshments will be provided during the course.


We have free parking on site & our venue address is as follows;

The John Lyon School Sports Ground

Sudbury Hill, Harrow, HA1 3SB

Risk Assessment:

View our indoor range risk assessment by clicking here!

Other Information

Please contact us via email at for more information or to book a place on the next available course.

Please note that all juniors (those under 18) attending any courses must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all time and the same applies to any potential future membership.

We cannot accept juniors under 10 years old.