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Enriching Lives Through Archery

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

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Junior National Indoor Championships

Enter the Junior National Indoor Championships for your chance to compete at one of the biggest indoor competitions in the UK.

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Work for us!

As Events Marketing Officer, you will ensure the effective marketing of all major competitions and events and support the promotion of our Olympic and Paralympic athletes on their journey to Paris 2024.

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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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Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in archery from joining your local club and becoming a member of Archery GB to volunteering.

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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

Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week - 3-9 October
October 04, 2022

Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week - 3-9 October

Everyone can play their part in keeping young people safe in archery and that’s why Archery GB are proud to support the NSPCC’s Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week.

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Why Archery GB are using pronouns in our email signatures
September 30, 2022

Why Archery GB are using pronouns in our email signatures

Whether on the shooting line or in the clubhouse, we want everyone to feel they belong.

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World Field Championships team announcement
September 28, 2022

World Field Championships team announcement

"We are sending a small but powerful team to compete, and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

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County Teams Go Head-to-Head
September 27, 2022

County Teams Go Head-to-Head

236 archers from 21 counties met at The National County Team Championships to go head-to-head across all bow types to compete for their local county.

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2022 Summer Metrics – Results Are Out!
September 27, 2022

2022 Summer Metrics – Results Are Out!

"Congratulations to everyone who took part," says Katy Cumming, National Competitions and Volunteers Lead. "It's only our second year of the Summer Metrics and we've had a phenomenal response."

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2022 Recognition Awards: Celebrating Our Winners
September 26, 2022

2022 Recognition Awards: Celebrating Our Winners

The 2022 Recognition Awards were held at Lilleshall on Saturday 24 September, an event dedicated to celebrating the individuals and organisations that make our sport so special.

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Register for National Talent Development Programme 2022/23
September 23, 2022

Register for National Talent Development Programme 2022/23

"I see the NTDP as probably one of the biggest benefits of Archery GB membership for youth archers. The archers get a full day of coaching and fitness training, with additional sessions on nutrition and mental preparation."

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World 3D Championships 2022
September 20, 2022

World 3D Championships 2022

"All in all, it was a great week of competition at the beautiful venues of Stroncone, high above the city of Terni, and the Carsulae Archaeological Site."

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The National Tour Final: Compound and Barebow Saturday
September 18, 2022

The National Tour Final: Compound and Barebow Saturday

"To win this three times, just to win it once was fantastic. I was hoping I was going to do it, but I still wasn't expecting three times in a row, so I could not be happier right now."

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The National Tour Final 2022: Recurve Friday
September 16, 2022

The National Tour Final 2022: Recurve Friday

"It's lovely to be back at Wollaton Hall, and being on top of the stage, I love it. That little bit of raised elevation, it just gives you a bit more buzz, a bit more thrill, there's nothing I like more than that."

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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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