Coaching is provided by our small, but very dedicated, team of volunteer coaches.

Abby Thornton is our coaching organiser and is responsible for the overall coaching programme. Jan and Ken Thornton deliver most of our beginners course coaching and are supported by our coaching assistants. Aimee Palmer leads on the Fletchings coaching and Malcolm Foxton gets roped into helping with everything.  Please remember that all the coaches are volunteers and give what time they can but they are under no obligation to do anything.

Once you are a member of Whitburn Archers the coaching is delivered in two ways.


Whitburn Academy 

Starting November 2016.

           This is a monthly rolling programme with structured group coaching, exercise and practical work. Please bring all your archery gear, wear clothing suitable for shooting and possibly fitness depending on the programme.  It is open to all club members, including juniors and is free to attend.

Next Date : Sunday 27th November at 9.30 – 12.  Brink burn CA.

Coach: Abby.Aimed at all bow types, all abilities, Juniors and Seniors.

Topics:  How to get the most out of indoors, Shooting Sequence, Drills, Practical Exercises, bow drills and cool down.

It will be a fun and interactive session.

There is no need to book, but please do if you can do as then I can make sure i have enough gym balls etc.

To book please click the link.

Future Date : Sunday 18th December – trip to Dearne Valley Field Course.

1:1 Coaching

All our coaches can provide 1:1 coaching, as and when they have the time to do so. Each coach will have a different method of doing this.  Please speak to the coach that you wish to be coached by for their way of working.