Wallingford Castle Archers are proud to be the largest junior club in Oxfordshire, and pride ourselves on our family friendly atmosphere. As a Young People specialist club, we aim to provide structured environments suitable to young archers from 6 years old, with plenty opportunities to progress their skills, compete, and enjoy their archery.
Minis Archery (Born 2013 or later)
Minis Archery sessions are designed to aimed at our youngest archers, born in 2013 or later. Our minimum age is typically 6 years old, but we can be somewhat flexible with children who are in year 1 at school. All sessions are structured and led by qualified coaches specialising in young people. Minis archers may only shoot at minis sessions, as our youngest archers require the supervision of a coach to remain safe.
Minis Archers work towards their first World Archery beginners awards, and have no requirement to get their own equipment.
Minis sessions run on Mondays 5pm-5:45pm and 5:45pm-6:30pm, or on Sundays 12:30pm-1:15pm and 1:15pm-2pm. Minis sessions are bookable on a term by term basis, and carry a charge of £9 per session for non-members and £5 per session for members.
U12 Team (Born 2013 or later)
Our U12 Team are our young archers who have progressed beyond their first World Archery awards, and go up to nationally competitive archers. They have dedicated coached sessions every week and regularly attend competitions.
Our junior team get the opportunity to compete at a range of competitions.
U12 Team sessions are on Mondays 5pm-6:30pm, or on Sundays 12:30pm-2pm. U12 Team coaching fees are £25/month.
Junior Arrows (Born 2007-2012)
Junior Arrows is our introductory programme for older juniors, mostly those attending secondary school. Junior members of this level are also welcome to attend open sessions with their parents.
Arrows sessions are coach led and work towards developing confidence, technique, equipment understanding and achieving World Archery beginners badges.
Junior Arrows members are encouraged to get competition experience at selected events through the year.
Junior Arrows sessions are on Wednesdays 5pm-6:30pm, or on Sundays 2pm-3:30pm. Junior Arrows coaching fees are £25/month.
Junior Team (Born 2007-2012)
Our Junior Teams are competitive archers in the U14, U15, U16 and U18 Archery GB age groups. They have dedicated coached sessions every week and regularly attend competitions. Many junior team archers also attend other open club sessions, although parental supervision is required for most other sessions.
Our junior team compete through our membership of the Castle Junior Archery League and other local competitions. Our coaching team are also heavily involved with the county junior team.
Some junior archers take part in our performance squads who meet more regularly and take part in competitions up to national level.
Junior Team sessions are on Tuesdays 5pm-6:30pm, or on Sundays 3:30pm-5pm. Junior Team coaching fees are £25/month.