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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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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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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

Archery GB and UK Sport partner to grow para archery in Africa
November 28, 2022

Archery GB and UK Sport partner to grow para archery in Africa

"The joy of both archer and coach when the first arrow is shot and hits the target is infectious and wonderful to be part of."

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Athletes will not attend 2023 World University Games in Chengdu
November 25, 2022

Athletes will not attend 2023 World University Games in Chengdu

Archery GB has been in discussions with British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) about the 2023 World University Games which are due to be held in Chengdu.

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When Victoria met The King
November 24, 2022

When Victoria met The King

On Wednesday 2nd November, while most of us were on our way home from work, Paralympic bronze medallist Victoria Rumary was on her way to Buckingham Palace to meet King Charles III, as part of a reception hosting medallists at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Cost of living crisis: How clubs can adapt and help members
November 23, 2022

Cost of living crisis: How clubs can adapt and help members

For archers, the cost of our equipment is rising too, with shops and suppliers having to put up their prices to stay in business, and we are having to weigh up the cost of attending competitions ... But there are things that clubs can do to help archers through the hard times and some clubs have found ways to make thing just a little bit easier for their members.

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NI's first Paralympic National Development Training Programme session a success
November 22, 2022

NI's first Paralympic National Development Training Programme session a success

The first day of NI’s first Para NDTP academy was not only the first of its kind for Northern Ireland but it was also the first session of this nationwide Paralympic programme to be delivered anywhere in the UK. And it couldn’t have gone better.

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Safeguarding Adults Week: Free resources for your club
November 21, 2022

Safeguarding Adults Week: Free resources for your club

The theme for this year's week is 'Responding to Contemporary Safeguarding Challenges'.

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Athletes crowned at Kings of Archery in the Netherlands
November 15, 2022

Athletes crowned at Kings of Archery in the Netherlands

Three GB archers were crowned on the podium of JVD Open: Kings of Archery Series 2022 in Eindhoven, with one archer making history at the event.

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Anti-Bullying Week: Wear your odd socks on the shooting line!
November 14, 2022

Anti-Bullying Week: Wear your odd socks on the shooting line!

"Here at Archery GB we'll be putting on our odd socks to show we’re all unique and different."

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News from Archery GB
November 10, 2022

News from Archery GB

A message from the Chair, Mark Briegal.

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Archery GB partners with etrainu to relaunch online learning platform
November 10, 2022

Archery GB partners with etrainu to relaunch online learning platform

"An online learning platform allows our volunteers flexibility and freedom to learn and develop new skills wherever they are."

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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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