FAQs


Club Membership

  • Membership fees
    The annual fee is £240, payable monthly by a Direct Debit of £20.
    A reduction to £220 is available for family / group membership, or for those wishing to make a one-off payment.

    The annual fee includes all range fees and hire of equipment for beginners.

    Please note that club membership does not include affiliation to Archery GB. Those wishing to enter competitions and/or make use of Archery GB coaching facilities will need to join Archery GB directly. Details can be provided by the club on request.

  • Children
    We only accept children aged 8 years and above on our events and as members.

    It is very easy for young people to damage bones or muscles by not employing the correct techniques, or not having sufficient strength to consistently draw the bow. This is the reason that the minimum age of 8 years is recommended, and even this is dependent on the individual child.

  • Visual impairment
    Whilst we don’t prohibit disabled people from attending or joining the club, archery for the visually impaired requires specialist equipment and training, which we do not presently offer.

    Please contact Archery GB at Lilleshall, who should be able to advise you of the best path into archery.

  • Code of conduct
    All club members, visitors, spectators, parents and carers are expected to adhere the Archery GB code of conduct, which can be found on the their website: Adults, Juniors, Spectators, parents and carers

Event Bookings

  • Why do you need my email address and telephone number?
    Your email address is used to identify your booking(s) and to issue booking request acknowledgement and confirmation emails.

    We will only use your telephone number in order to contact you on, or before, the day of the event in case of unforseen re-scheduling or cancellation.

    Any personal information will be deleted once you’ve attended your booked event.

  • Why haven’t I received a booking confirmation email?
    Your initial acknowledgement email is automatically sent from the website once your booking has been received.

    The final confirmation email is sent manually. We endeavour to do this within 48 hours of your payment or deposit being received by PayPal.

  • Changes to existing bookings
    Wolf Archers will endeavour to offer alternative dates wherever possible.

    Priority will however be given to those who have already paid in full, or have paid a deposit.

  • Cancelled booking refunds
    Wolf Archers will refund your payment or deposit up to 5 working days before the start of your booked event.

    Refunds will be at the discretion of the club if you cancel within 5 working days of the start of your booked event.

Liability

  • Car parking
    Vehicles and their contents are left in the car park at the owner’s sole risk in all respects.

    Wolf Archers and Smestow School will not accept liability for any accidents, injuries, damages, theft or losses incurred.

  • Personal belongings
    Wolf Archers and Smestow School will not accept liability for any damages, theft or losses incurred.
  • Archery equipment
    Visitors attending events assume full responsibility for any and all damages, injuries, or losses incurred through the: –

    a) Use of unauthorised, modified, unsafe or unsuitable archery equipment.

    b) Misuse or modification of archery equipment supplied by Wolf Archers.

  • This website
    Wolf Archers accepts no responsibility for and excludes all liability in connection with browsing this website, use of information or downloading any materials from it, including but not limited to any liability for errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or misleading or defamatory statements.

    The information at this website might include opinions or views which, unless expressly stated otherwise, are not necessarily those of Wolf Archers or any associated company or any person in relation to whom they would have any liability or responsibility.

  • External website links
    Any external links from this website does not imply or mean that Wolf Archers endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of such website.

    Wolf Archers does not give any representation regarding the quality, safety, suitability, or reliability of any external websites or any of the content or materials contained in them.

    It is important for users to take necessary precautions, especially to ensure appropriate safety from viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other potentially destructive items.

    When visiting external websites, users should review those websites’ privacy policies and other terms of use to learn more about, what, why and how they collect and use any personally identifiable information.

External Website Links

  • What are they for?
    External website links are provided:

    a) For further relevant information
    b) For background information
    c) For useful practical information
    d) For further informed comment

    We do not link to external sites in return for cash, services or any other consideration in kind.

  • Content
    Wolf Archers is not responsible for the content of external websites because:

    a) We do not produce them or maintain / update them
    b) We cannot change them
    c) They can be changed without our knowledge or agreement

    Some external links may be to websites which also offer commercial services, such as online purchases.
    The inclusion of a link to an external website should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or the site’s owners (or their products / services)

  • Copyright
    The copyright of all external website content remains with the website owner.

    Download and subsequent use of external website content, such as images and documents, usually requires explicit permission from the copyright owner.

Safety

  • Smoking / Alcohol
    Smoking is not permitted in any part of, or area within, Smestow School.

    No alcohol may be consumed in any part of, or area within, Smestow School.

    Anyone who appears to be under the influence of alcohol / drugs or anyone who appears to pose a threat to the safety of others will be asked to leave immediately.

  • Clothing
    Do not wear open-toed footwear, e.g. sandals.

    Wear close-fitting clothes and try to avoid tops with pull cords and zips, as these can get caught up in the bow string.

    Long hair should be tied back and any items of jewellery which could get caught in the string should be removed.

    Dress comfortably but sensibly.

  • Bow handling
    A bow should only be drawn on the ‘Shooting Line’ and in the direction of the target, it should never be pointed at anyone whether it has an arrow on or not.

    Never ‘Dry Fire’ a bow (pulling the string back and letting it go without an arrow on); this can break the limbs, not only dangerous to the archer and those around them, but expensive.

  • On the range
    If at any time someone shouts ‘FAST’ you must stop shooting immediately. If you have an arrow on the bow come down slowly, remove the arrow and await further instructions.

    If you are not shooting you must remain behind the ‘Waiting Line’. Only those shooting and their coaches are allowed up to, and on the Shooting Line. When you have finished shooting retire back behind the Waiting Line.

    No one should approach the Shooting Line or be on the Shooting Line until permission has been given by the ‘Field Captain’. This will be indicated by verbal command and will apply to going onto the Shooting Line to shoot (‘Archers to the line’) and collecting arrows (‘Clear, collect your arrows’).

    You must always obey the Field Captains commands.

    No one must cross or be in front of the Shooting Line until the signal has been given it is safe to do so.

  • Retrieving arrows
    Never run! Approach the target from the side and be careful of arrows on or in the ground.

    At the target allow only two people at a time to remove arrows, one each side and work inwards, never reach across, and leave any arrows directly underneath the target until last. Place a hand against the target to hold it back, hold the arrow as close to the target as possible so as to avoid bending it and then slowly pull it out.

    Always check behind you and make sure no one is standing in the way, those not removing arrows should be about 6 feet away from the target.

Shooting Sessions

  • Etiquette
    Ask permission first if you wish to join another archer or archers already shooting on a target.

    Do not make any loud noises which may distract archers whilst they are shooting.

    Turn mobile phones off.

    Do not touch another archer’s equipment without asking permission. This also applies to removing arrows from the target, or from the ground, as the archer may want to make sight adjustments based on where their arrows have landed!

    Please offer to help to move targets and equipment before and after a shooting session.

  • Juniors
    Only children aged 8+ can be accepted on sessions and events.

    Juniors (persons under the age of 18) must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.