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 Lilydale Bowmen Introductory Course

Introductory Course

If you are new to archery or field archery to become a member you must first complete our introduction course. The introduction course runs over 3 separate, fun days of shooting with the club coach and other beginners. To sign up for an Introductory Course complete the form below.

Throughout the year the club regularly holds INTRODUCTORY COURSES, allowing people interested in taking up archery, to experience the sport first hand before committing themselves to joining the club & purchasing equipment. Important aspects of the course are instructions in the safety and etiquette of archery.

You do not need your own bow for these courses – being a diverse sport, we recommend you hold off in purchasing equipment until you complete the course and are introduced to the various options available.

If you complete the course and choose to join the club your course fee will be deducted from your Membership fees. Refer to table for details.


You will be advised by phone or email when the next available Introductory Course commences together with further details. The course is over a period of 3 weeks, usually on a Saturday or on a Wednesday night, during which you will be instructed in the basics and safety of archery using Club equipment. Anyone with previous archery experience should advise the Coach on the application form.

Upon satisfactory completion of the course you are invited to join the Club. A Club Joining Fee plus an Annual Subscription Fee apply. Also, to shoot on the Club grounds you must be a member of ABA for which a Joining Fee and Annual Subscription Fee applies. Both Subscription Fees are calculated pro-rata when joining during the course of the financial year. As a Member you will receive copies of both the Club’s and ABA’s Constitution and the ABA’s Bowhunting Codes and Rules for Shoots and the Club’s periodical Member’s Newsletter.


Beginners Course Fees


Juniors (U18) / Pensioners

Family (3 or more)

Introductory Course Booking

Due to overwhelming popularity our Introductory Course is booked out FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR.

Applications will re-open February 2025

If you are already a competent or experienced archer please contact us HERE INSTEAD to be evaluated.

As a family and friendly club, we always welcome new members whatever your level of experience.

As a responsible club we embrace all aspects of safety, which is why we have a Child Protection Policy, which is a live document and will be constantly evaluated by our Child Protection Officer.