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training info picOur aim is to provide a quality experience and to make learning archery fun!!


Training is delivered by experienced, fully trained Archery GB coaches with full DSB clearance. We aim for a ratio of one coach to two/three participants at any one time. 


All equipment is provided and the information we ask for when you book is to equip you appropriately and safely for your shooting.


Archery is an inclusive sport and we will endeavour to accommodate any disability. This is why we ask you to state, when booking, any known disability that you think may need taking into consideration to help your participation in archery. We can then make appropriate provision.


It is an Archery GB requirement that any child 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at ALL times whilst they are at the field. Children aged between 16 and 17 years old may shoot unaccompanied only by prior arrangement with the club with written consent. If the adult is a course participant then that fulfils this obligation.


There is a  minimum age of 10 years for our course, but, irrespective of age, there is also a necessary minimum height requirement of 150cm/5ft

  • Visit the CMO website, register and open your user account.
  • You should get and automatic approval and be able to then book onto a course.
  • Any problems please contact the webmaster Martin Walton
  • Go to the course date on the event calendar or up and coming courses links on the right hand side of the training page
  • Select the course you want to book and follow the booking and payment instructions
  • To make a group or Family booking, click 'Add Guest' for each additional person
  • Your booking will automatically be confirmed on receipt of payment
  • We do not make tentative bookings due to the high demand for places.
  • Refunds can only only be given up to 1 week before the start of an event.
  • Refunds are not given for any individual sessions missed during a course. However, every attempt would be made to accomodate a participant on another course for the missed session.
  • All places on our training events must be PRE BOOKED and PRE PAID. Anyone turning up on the day expecting to join a course will be politely refused.
  • The website booking and paying system will close 24 hours before the event or earlier if the event if full. 

Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing for easy movement but not too baggy. Wear good strong shoes/trainers. Be prepared for the odd shower – archery is an all-weather sport.

  • Do not wear tops with drawstrings on the hood or neck.
  • Any facial body piercing or jewelry must be removed prior to shooting.
  • Do not wear open sandals.


Check with the weather forecast on the website to determine whether you need wear waterproofs and/or warm clothing for your training event. Please be aware that the field has an open, north facing aspect and tends be a few degrees cooler than when you leave home. In the event of paticulary adverse weather conditions that would render shooting unsafe (e.g. thunder and lightening) a session may be cancelled and a new date rearragned with the group.


Directions to the CMO field are on the events calender for the event.


There is a pavilion with a ramp access and disabled toilet. You will need to bring your own packed lunch and drinks for the break. also, please bring your own outdoor chair. Participants are requested not to smoke on the shooting range. There are designated smoking areas which will be explained on the day. 

Blue badge holders please drive past the parking by the tennis courts and go right up to the targets where a coach will direct you about parking.


Please read this information carefully and consult the FAQs. These should include all you need to know, but if you have individual queries not answered here then please email the Training Administrator on the link below

Contact the Training Administrator

Training FAQs

I've never shot before - what's the best course for me?


Either one of our Taster Sessions or a Beginners Course would be ideal.

You can even try a Taster Session and if you like it and want to continue learning, join one of the Beginners Courses and finish your training without waiting, as long as there are spaces left.

How do I book a place on a course?

  • Visit the CMO website and register for a user account
  • Go to the course date on the event calendar or use the up and coming courses links on the right hand side of the training pages
  • Select the session you want to book and follow the booking and payment instructions
  • Your booking will be automatically confirmed on receipt of payment
  • We do not make tentative bookings due to the high demand for places.

What if I have a visual or hearing impairment?


Archery is an inclusive sport and we will endeavour to accommodate archers with any disability.

This is why we ask you to state any known impairment when you book your place, so that we can make appropriate provision.

All of our coaches have been fully trained to help course members with a range of needs including visually and hearing impaired and we will to do all we can to accommodate you.

Do I have to join CMO Bowmen when I have completed my course?


The simple answer is no. When you have satisfactorily completed your 12 hours of tuition, you will be presented with an Archery GB certificate saying that you are now safe and competent to shoot using simple T-Draw technique.

You can take this certificate to any AGB affiliated club in the UK and apply for membership.

Of course we hope you will choose to join CMO Bowmen, but that choice is entirely yours!

Do I need my own equipment?


All the equipment that you will need for training is provided on the course.

As part of the Beginner's Course we give you advice about what equipment to buy and where to buy it, should you wish to continue with archery.

If you decide to join CMO Bowmen we offer a free New Members Programme, where as part of our membership services, you can use the same training equipment for the following four Saturdays whilst you sort out your own equipment.

There will also be other club members available to offer help and advice about buying and setting up your own equipment.

Training Calendar

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Upcoming Beginners Courses

11 Jun 2022
12:00PM - 05:00PM
11-12 JUNE 2022 Beginner's Course

Attendees: 0

16 Jul 2022
12:00PM - 05:00PM
16-17 JULY 2022 Beginner's Course

Attendees: 1

20 Aug 2022
12:00PM - 05:00PM
20-21 AUGUST 2022 Beginner's Course

Attendees: 0

17 Sep 2022
12:00PM - 05:00PM
17-18 SEPT 2022 Beginner's Course

Attendees: 0

Upcoming Taster Sessions

28 May 2022
02:00PM - 04:00PM
MAY 2022 Taster Session

Attendees: 7

30 Jul 2022
02:00PM - 04:00PM
JULY 2022 Taster Session

Attendees: 0

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