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Enriching Lives Through Archery

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

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Invitation to Tender

We have an opportunity for interested parties to tender to deliver an events and competition strategy

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Start Archery Week is back for 2024!

This year Start Archery Week will take place from Saturday 4 May to Sunday 12 May. That's nine days to welcome as many people as possible and give them the chance to try our wonderful sport.

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New coaching course places released

Are you looking to start your coaching journey in 2024?

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Indoor Classifications & Handicap Update

Revised tables for the 2023-24 indoor season released

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Latest News

National Tour: The Final returns bigger and better for 2024
February 23, 2024

National Tour: The Final returns bigger and better for 2024

The Archery GB National Tour brings together the best archers Britain has to offer across five stages, culminating in the spectacular final event on September 7-8, 2024, where 40 top archers will go head-to-head at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham.

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Invitation to Tender: Competition and Events Strategy
February 23, 2024

Invitation to Tender: Competition and Events Strategy

We are inviting firms to bid to deliver a strategy that will be innovative and evolving to meet the needs of all those archers that aspire to perform at every level of the sport.

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Tributes to inspiring 3D archer Allison Wright
February 22, 2024

Tributes to inspiring 3D archer Allison Wright

"Allison spent her time and energy supporting and encouraging others and has been an inspiration to many. She will be greatly missed."

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Calling all clubs and volunteers: Start Archery Week is back!
February 16, 2024

Calling all clubs and volunteers: Start Archery Week is back!

Start Archery Week is back for 2024, and registration is now open. It's time for the archery community to come together and celebrate our great sport!

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New online and in person courses for coaches available in 2024
February 14, 2024

New online and in person courses for coaches available in 2024

We have organised new online and practical modules for both the Session Coach (Level 1) and Development Coach (Level 2).

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Ella Gibson gets triple silver from Lancaster to Vegas
February 12, 2024

Ella Gibson gets triple silver from Lancaster to Vegas

"If you fancy trying something different, get some Vegas-style three spot faces, gather your friends or clubmates and give it a go!"

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Unlocking archery excellence: Cumbria County Coaching Workshop
February 10, 2024

Unlocking archery excellence: Cumbria County Coaching Workshop

The Cumbria County Archery Association recently hosted a dynamic coaching workshop, bringing together a mix of skill levels. Organised by Gary Pimblett (County Coaching Officer for Cumbria) and Andy Arnold, four Level 2 coaches, seven Level 1 coaches, and around 14-15 enthusiastic archers attended the workshop and delved into various essential aspects of archery coaching.

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Sport:80 cost-saving deal for Tournament Organisers
February 09, 2024

Sport:80 cost-saving deal for Tournament Organisers

We are happy to announce that using the Members' Portal to host your tournament, manage entries and receive payments just got cheaper and easier!

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From judging to jogging: Archer prepares for marathon
February 02, 2024

From judging to jogging: Archer prepares for marathon

"One totally nuts idea of running London before I am 50 has come to fruition and I am trying to raise some funds for the next generation of Olympians and sport superstars."

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The Para's road to Paris
January 29, 2024

The Para's road to Paris

“Now 2024 has arrived, we are entering into the final preparation period for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games in August and September."

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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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