A beginners course in archery conducted by UK-based Archery for All is heading to Cape Town in April. Organisers have now opened the registration process for the five courses which will be held at the Ottery Islamic Society and Protea Archery Club in Retreat.
Archery is a sport as old as time itself and more importantly an important Sunnah which is unfortunately neglected in our time. Jehad Shamis, Head instructor at Archery For All institute, hopes to bring this workshop to the shores of South Africa and to breath new life into this Sunnah sport.
Booking for the Cape Town courses will be on a first come first serve basis at a cost of R450 per person. The course will cover topics such as; Introduction to archery, range safety, safe equipment handling, basic shooting technique and drills. Application forms can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org
“Our aim is develop and promote the sport in Cape Town and South Africa in general, especially amongst the Muslim community, making this honourable and thrilling sport accessible to all,” Shamis said. The course will be open to all people – both male and female – over the age of 16. But if there are enough applicants for a junior class, this too would be considered.
“No prior archery experience is necessary; you simply need to turn up as all the equipment will be provided. I appreciate all the interest in this course and look forward to delivering this wonderful sport in Cape Town very soon,” Shamis said.
Each course will run for 50 minutes over five days, except for the final course.
“Payment is due in full at the first session and we can only accept cash payments. If you need to cancel your place, please notify us immediately, so that we can open the place for anyone on the waiting list,” Shamis explained.