Here are a few of our most commonly asked questions. Please feel free to contact us on our email address at the top of the page if you have any further questions.
What precautions are you taking for Covid-19?
Sleaford Maltsters are following socially distanced shooting as recommended by Archery GB.
Who can do archery?
Archery is a sport that is available to everyone; from the very young to the very old. It is a sport that can be participated in by the less-able bodied as well as the able. Our club can facilitate everyone over the age of 10.
How can I get into archery?
If you are interested in becoming an archer then you will need to complete a Beginners Course. We currently have a waiting list for our Beginners Courses but if you would like to be added to the list or have any questions, please contact us through the contacts page.
What do I need to wear?
You must always wear closed toed shoes, to protect your feet from stray arrows in the ground. To practise we advise that you do not wear loose clothing, as this can get in the way of the string and hinder your shooting. You will need to tie long hair back and remove any jewellery from around the face and dangling earrings. There is not a dress code for club nights although you are encouraged to purchase a Club T shirt. Archery GB have strict regulations on dress code for competitions, which you can find here.
What do I need to bring?
As a new archer we will supply everything you need whilst on your Beginners Course. Once you have completed the course and are a full member then you are free to get your own kit. We don’t recommend buying your own bow until you have been shooting regularly for at least 3 months, as your strength will increase, altering the weight of the bow you will require. You will be able to continue to use the clubs bows until then. After 3 months we asked for a small fee of £1 per session of you using our kit.
What bow can I shoot?
We accept archers shooting all bow types and styles except for crossbows. There are the traditional wooden Longbows, Recurve, Barebow and Compound bows. The different bow types will be explained to you in your Beginners Course. On the Beginners Course you will shoot a recurve bow.