Starting Archery

New to archery?

We have our Beginners Introductory Line just for you. This a 6-week beginner course where you will learn the basics of archery.  The course will cover all the safety elements as well as how to shoot. Mountain Green Archery Club provides all the equipment and coaching. At the end of the course we will discuss with you how to take your archery further.

The course is run in defined time blocks so that all students can learn together.  Each course is six weeks of instruction, held across a defined time period of approximately eight weeks (depending on public holidays, club commitments, etc.)  The dates will be clearly laid out in your welcome letter.  The classes will run through school holidays, but not across public holiday weekends.  Please make sure that you can attend the classes in the course you are booking.

Numbers for each course are limited so you must book in advance.  Your place will not be confirmed until the coaching fee has been paid.

Suitability:  This course is for everyone.  The only restriction we have is that we have found children of 7 years or under may not be ready for archery.  You may enrol them, but if we find the child is not ready, we will refund your money after one week.

Weather:  Archery is an all weather sport so classes will be held if it is raining.  However, if the weather is extreme, shooting on the day will be deferred to a later week.

For bookings and information, please visit our event booking website (TidyHQ).


Essential Details

Six Week Beginner Course: $120

Start time: 9:00am or 11:00am Saturday mornings

Course length: 1.5 hours

Maximum number per course: 15

All equipment supplied.

Location: Mountain Green Archery Clubrooms, on the summit of Mt Albert (accessed via Summit Drive, entrance is located on right, just past Toroa Tce Walkway marker).


Beginner Course Dates for 2018 - NOW ENROLLING

All courses are at 9:00am unless otherwise specified below.

Course 1A (9:00am)  February 17th, 24th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, April 7th - ENROLMENT IS FULL

Course 1B (11:00am)  February 17th, 24th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, April 7th - ENROLMENT IS FULL

                                     No lessons on March 24th due to an event, or March 31st due to Easter

Course 2                 April 21st, 28th, May 5th, 12th, 19th, June 6th, (June 16th) - Enrol here

                                     No lessons May 26th or June 2nd, due to ANZAC Day and Queen's Birthday

Course 3*                August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, September 1st, 8th, (15th)

Course 4                  October 6th, 13th, 27th, November 3rd, 10th, (17th)

                                     No lesson October 20th, due to Labour Weekend


Novice (Intermediate) Course - NOW ENROLLING

Course at 9:00am on March 3rd, 17th, April 7th - Details and enrolment here


Have-A-Go Sessions

The Have-A-Go session is a taster for those wishing to try archery before considering a set of beginner's lessons. Each session is very limited in numbers, and bookings must have been made and confirmed before attending. To check availability and/or book a Have-A-Go session, please contact the Coaching Coordinator on [email protected].  Closed-in shoes must be worn for this session, and a $2 donation is appreciated on the day.  All archery gear will be provided by the club.

Upcoming dates for Have-A-Go sessions in 2018 are May 5th, August 18th, and October 27th 2018. Each session starts at 10:30am. Unfortunately we have cancelled the March 3rd session due to space conflicts.