Can my child practise archery with London Archers? What age can someone start shooting?
Archery is often described as a sport for all ages. However, we generally recommend that children do not start to shoot until they are at least 12 or 13, as younger children are still developing physically, and until they are older, it can be quite easy to damage growing muscles or bones. London Archers has a ‘junior’ section, for archers under the age of 18, and we welcome archers who have shot before joining the ‘junior club’ juniors can join in the same way ‘seniors’ can (see transferring membership to London Archers). If a child has not shot before, they can usually apply to join one of our beginners’ courses to learn the sport. However, please note that we are unable to offer places on the 2008 course to junior archers at the moment while London Archers fully supports the child protection policy adopted by the Grand National Archery Society (the national governing body for most forms of archery in the United Kingdom), and believes that the protection of children and vulnerable adu
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