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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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We currently have two vacancies aimed at developing our sport.

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Latest News

2024 January Challenge – Preliminary Results are here!
February 27, 2024

2024 January Challenge – Preliminary Results are here!

We're well and truly into 2024 now, which means that January Challenge is over and it's time to gather the results. As you can imagine, with over 600 members submitting a score, it's taken some time to get them in, but the preliminary results are now available. 

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European Indoor Championships: GB return with six medals
February 26, 2024

European Indoor Championships: GB return with six medals

“It was very emotional. It was definitely not something I ever saw myself doing when I was younger, but I’m so immensely proud that I have."

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Howden's Grassroots Heroes competition: Win money for your club!
February 24, 2024

Howden's Grassroots Heroes competition: Win money for your club!

Help shine a light on the contributions of coaches and instructors within your archery community.

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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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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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