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Enriching Lives Through Archery

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

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Archery GB Youth Festival 2023

Entries for the Archery GB Youth Festival open at 7pm on 19 January!

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New coaching course places released

Are you looking to move your coaching training along in 2023 or give your skills a refresh?

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New GB Archery Team announced

"We are looking forward to putting in the work over the winter and showing what we are capable of in 2023."

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Project Rimaya

Archery has a long and rich history in Islam, Project Rimaya aims to empower Muslim communities to learn and feel inspired through sport.

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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is the preventative measures that Archery GB and our affiliated clubs and organisations take to keep children, young people and adults at risk safe.

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Latest News

Paris 2024 Games qualification explained
January 28, 2023

Paris 2024 Games qualification explained

2023 marks the start of Team GB’s journey to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. But how do athletes win spots and how many are up for grabs? Rikki Bingham explains.

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Take on the challenge and become a coach
January 27, 2023

Take on the challenge and become a coach

Coaches do more than just teach archery. They inspire, support and encourage archers to reach their potential – they are at the very heart of archery.

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European Indoor Championships team announced
January 27, 2023

European Indoor Championships team announced

"We are looking forward to competing and having the support of everyone back at home who will be following the championship online."

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Outdoor Classifications & Handicaps Update
January 24, 2023

Outdoor Classifications & Handicaps Update

Classifications are now inclusive of all skill levels in our sport.

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Penny Healey takes bronze at the Nîmes Indoor World Series!
January 24, 2023

Penny Healey takes bronze at the Nîmes Indoor World Series!

"My goals were to come away with a top three placing, and I have. I finished with third."

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New Code of Conduct to protect and promote archery
January 17, 2023

New Code of Conduct to protect and promote archery

"The Code of Conduct encapsulates all the sporting, moral and ethical principles that archery represents."

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Meet your Junior AGB Ambassadors: Patience Wood
January 13, 2023

Meet your Junior AGB Ambassadors: Patience Wood

"I wanted to become a Youth Ambassador for Archery GB to signpost and encourage other young people to “have a go” and to generally show them how supportive and incredible the sport of archery is."

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2023 World Youth Championships selection document published
January 12, 2023

2023 World Youth Championships selection document published

"The best youth archers from across the globe will come to Ireland with the hopes of retaining their titles, or making their debut on the biggest junior archery stage."

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New Young Archery GB Ambassadors announced for 2023
January 09, 2023

New Young Archery GB Ambassadors announced for 2023

"Becoming an Archery GB Ambassador is a great way of sharing your love of archery with people who might not otherwise be able to access the sport."

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Archery GB Chief Executive Officer vacancy
January 06, 2023

Archery GB Chief Executive Officer vacancy

This is an exciting time in our development and delivery of our strategic plan, our mission is to rebuild, reimagine and represent archery.

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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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