Sonnie (Level 2 coach) 

Course start date

Please note that you will recieve a receipt automatically from PayPal but you will not receive a direct confirmation from Southsea Archery Club.
If you would like to confirm we have received the payment please email us. Otherwise we will email you 1 week before your session to confirm all the details.

For everyone who is thinking about doing our courses you are likely to have Sonnie or Mark as your coaches. Sonnie & Mark have been running all our courses for over 6 years with plenty of teaching and shooting experience between them.

There will often be some of our other club shooters along to give a hand.

Mark (Level 1 coach) 



Price   £35pp to be paid in advance


Our Taster Sessions are held at our 10m indoor range at The Havelock Community Centre. It's perfect for beginners and easy to find!

Dates and Times

We run two sessions of Beginners courses on Sunday evenings, 6-7pm & 7-8pm. The up-coming dates for courses are below. Please remember that this is a six week course and all six dates are shown for each course and all sessions need to be completed to pass a course

Minimum age for course is 8 years old due to being able to manage the equipment.

2019 Courses  


  • September 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, October 6th & 13th
  • November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, December 1st & 8th

Our Coaching Team


Our courses follow the recommended course programme set by Archery GB. Over 6 weeks you will be coached from knowing nothing about archery to being competent in the following areas:

- The safety rules of an archery range 

- Equipment used in target archery 

- Hitting an 80cm target, both barebow and sighted from 10m 

- What are Rounds and how to score

​- Different types of archery and bows 

- How to select personal equipment that's right for you 

​- What you can do after the course 

After the course you have the option of joining our ever-growing active club shooters

Beginners Course

This course is great for beginners who are looking to take archery on as a hobby or for people who just want to challenge themselves with something new. This is the course that you have to do before you join any archery club. At Southsea Archery we believe that our Beginners Courses are the best around both for price and content. The course runs over six weeks for one hour for each session. We aim to take someone from never lifting a bow through to being competent enough to shoot within a club. On completion of the course you will be presented with a certificate stating your competence.