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Enriching Lives Through Archery

Archery GB is the national governing body for the sport of archery

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Visit the Paris Hub

Explore our Paris Hub, your go-to destination for everything archery and Paris 2024 Games-related

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Work with us!

We're looking for someone to support national events and volunteers and a coach apprentice

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New coaching course places released

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Archery GB’s Annual Report 2022-23 and Strategic Update

Archery GB's Annual Report 2022-23 and Strategic Update shares the progress the organisation has made over the last 18 months and what our priorities are moving forward

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Latest News

Archery GB joins call to make UK 'most active nation'
June 13, 2024

Archery GB joins call to make UK 'most active nation'

Archery GB has joined a call to party leaders to use the General Election to commit to making the UK the most active nation in Europe.

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What you need to know about the 2024 national target rankings
June 13, 2024

What you need to know about the 2024 national target rankings

The final rankings for any given year will determine the UK number 1 ranked archer.

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GB recurves win two European Grand prix medals
June 11, 2024

GB recurves win two European Grand prix medals

"It’s great to see that all the work I’ve put in coming back from injury is paying off like this at a high level."

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2024 Grand National Archery Meeting: 8 UK records broken
June 08, 2024

2024 Grand National Archery Meeting: 8 UK records broken

"It's amazing being a part of such a long standing tradition. You can really feel the effort that had been put in to make it enjoyable, yet still a well structured and traditional shoot."

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British archers win three medals in Slovenia
June 04, 2024

British archers win three medals in Slovenia

"The results we've had, the preparations we've done, and the team camaraderie we've built will help us to achieve our goals in Antalya."

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Paris 2024: What are the Paralympic archery classifications?
June 04, 2024

Paris 2024: What are the Paralympic archery classifications?

The diversity within the world of para archery adds a unique and inspiring dimension to the Paralympic Games, with archers showcasing a wide array and levels of physical impairment.

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Junior Archery Series 2024: Ayr
June 03, 2024

Junior Archery Series 2024: Ayr

"The West of Scotland Archery Association has worked with South Ayrshire Council and The Royal Company of Archers to host a Junior Archery Series event for the first time ever in Scotland."

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British Field Champions of 2024 named
May 30, 2024

British Field Champions of 2024 named

"Congratulations and thank you to all involved in making it a success and well done to all those who took part. It was lovely to see everyone out there enjoying field archery”.

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Cameron Radigan is the 2024 European Para Champion
May 26, 2024

Cameron Radigan is the 2024 European Para Champion

"This is the first individual international gold medal I have won. I would like to thank all the staff, my family and my friends for all their hard work and understanding."

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Team named for 2024 European Youth Championships
May 25, 2024

Team named for 2024 European Youth Championships

"This is a hugely talented team with a lot of potential to compete strongly in Romania.”

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Types of Archery

A guide to the different types of archery available and the bows you can use. Field, target, indoor, 3D, flight, clout and para archery can all be shot using recurve bows, compound bows, longbows or barebows.

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Target

Target archery is the type of archery practiced at the Olympics, and is the version most beginners learn first. Archers shoot a set number of arrows at targets set at specified distances on a flat surface.

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Field & 3D

A field archery course is set up over woodland and rough terrain. Archers shoot a specified number of arrows at different targets in sequence.

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Flight

Flight archery is shooting an arrow over the longest possible distance. There is no target, but it does require a very large, flat area - something the size of an aerodrome.

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Clout

Clout archery is an ancient form of archery that was used as military training in the Middle Ages. The target is the clout, which is a small flag on a vertical stick, stuck in the ground and placed up to 160 metres away.

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