Have a go events offer a great opportunity to try your hand at archery. We regularly attend venues such as the Sherborne Castle County Fair. For further information of where and when to find our next have a go event please visit our Club Calendar page.

Club Members

All members are asked to help out wherever possible with our archery events over the summer, so please do what you can to support your club. This is one of the main ways we attract new members and earn revenue for club equipment.

No experience necessary! If you haven’t done Have-a-Go events before, come along and we can teach you everything you need to know. They always make for a fun day out and there’s usually the chance to try some bare bow shooting practice in during quiet times. There are three stages that you can help with:

Setting up:

On arrival the targets need to be set up, the safety area marked out, bows need to be strung, arrows sorted, bracers arranged and the gazibo’s and signage put up.


Members of the public need to be given a bracer, bow and arrows. They will then be assisted on the line to shoot eight arrows. If you’re interested in learning how to teach beginners, let our coach know. It will be the simple ‘point of aim’ technique (without sights & 3 fingers under the nocking point). Once the coaching session is finished, arrows need to be collected and club members can answer any questions the ‘have a goers’ may have about archery or our club and give out information on our beginners courses.

Packing up:

At the end of the event, a charity contribution is given to the event organisers. All the bows need to be taken down, the arrows sorted and put away, targets and gazibo’s packed up and signage taken down then everything returned to Yeovil.

See also:  
Link to Archery GB’ s Code of Practice for Have-a-go events.