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Archery

Archery

Made famous by the likes of Robin Hood and William Tell, archery can be a great afternoon’s fun for all the family but with the opportunity to take things more seriously and progress to competition level.

There are numerous types of archery in Northern Ireland but target archery is the one everybody can associate with. Take aim, hold your nerve and shoot for the bullseye. There is nothing like the satisfaction of hitting dead centre. This is the most popular form of archery and involves shooting arrows at a well-marked target, at some distance. Target archery is practiced both indoors and outdoors.  There are a number of other disciplines in archery including field archery whereby the archers will shoot at a range of targets set out in an outdoor wooded course.

How to get started?
Many activity providers in Northern Ireland provide archery as a key activity, so this is an ideal and inexpensive way to give it a go. There are also a number of clubs throughout Northern Ireland for those who want to take it a bit further and compete.

Is it easy?
Archery in Northern Ireland couldn't be easier. Within 5 minutes of instruction you'll be hitting the target then it’s just a matter of practice. Modern bows are designed for all ages and strengths. This sport is more about skill than bulging biceps.

Is it expensive?
Have-a go sessions typically cost on average £10 per person with family and groups deals available. All equipment will be provided.                              

If you are looking for your own equipment, many clubs will have a stock of bow and arrows for beginners. A bow can cost from about £100 up to around £300.

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