Archery GB Youth Festival

Entries for the Archery GB Youth Festival open at 7pm on 19 January! The event will take place from 31 July - 4 August.

Archery GB have played host the annual week-long Youth Festival tournament held at the Lilleshall National Sporting Centre since 2014. The goal of the event is to simulate the running of international junior events, much like at European Cups and European Championships. For the archers in attendance, they will have the opportunity to experience what attending one of these international events would be like. 

Competition Information


31 July - 4 August 2023


£60 (no refunds 28 days prior to competition date)


Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Newport, TF10 9AT


Via Sport80

Event timings

See schedule below. Subject to change.

Chair of judges

Graham Potts

For more information

Please contact Archery GB

Event format for Recurve, Compound and Barebow


Individual 72 arrow ranking round and head to heads 

Team and mixed team head to heads 


Shooting on 120cm face.

  • Under 21 - WA 70m
  • Under 18 - WA 60m 
  • Under 15 - 120/50m


Shooting on 80cm face

  • Under 21, 18 and 15 - WA 50m


Shooting on 120cm face

  • Under 21, 18 and 15 - WA 50m

Age groups

Under 21–Under 20 on the 31/12/2022

Under 18–Under 17 on the 31/12/2022

Under 15–Under 14 on the 31/12/2022

Event Schedule

Monday 31 July

  • AM - World and UK record status WA 720 qualifying round
  • PM - Individual Head to Heads

Tuesday 1 August

  • AM Mixed Team for all (teams will be put in tiers to allow for more matches)
  • Team Main Event
  • Late PM International Mixed Teams Matches 

Wednesday 2 August

  • Team round robin day

Thursday 3 August

  • Mixed Team Finals and the Team Finals held on the Orangery

Friday 4 August 

  • Finals matches for the Individual Under 21, Under 18 & Under 15 categories held on the Orangery


Medals will be distributed throughout the week.

Further information

Archers who are unable to get to the target should discuss their requirements at least two weeks before the competition with the organisers, please note if this isn’t done, a solution might not be available on the day. 

Food will be available to purchase at the pavilion on the competition field or at the main reception cafe in the Queens building. 

Please expect music to be played at a low-level during shooting. 

Spectators welcome throughout the week on the competition field, and on the Orangery for the finals.

Parking will be available next to the competition field.

No refunds will be given 28 days before the event. Refunds prior to this will be as advertised on the members' portal when you enter and will be administered 5 working days after the event. 

The decision of the Competitions and Events Manager will be final. 

Please refer to Archery GB rules of shooting for dress regulations, all archers should comply with dress regulations until after presentations of the awards. 

Archers competing at record status tournaments may be subject to testing. Competitors who are approached to give samples must comply; Non-compliance will be treated as a positive result. By entering this competition, you consent to testing, if you are entering a minor into this competition you consent to the testing of that minor, this is in line with UK Anti-Doping Policy, Rule 5.7.2. 

Smoking/vaping is not allowed on the field of play; there are designated smoking/vaping areas on the main driveway. 

Event formats can be changed on the day due to unforeseen circumstances by the competition manager, organiser and judge in charge in collaboration with competitors. 

Lost arrows must be reported to a judge or member of the field party (please remember to inform them if you later find the arrow). It is the archer’s responsibility to account for all arrows before leaving the field. 

Please be aware parents may be expected to help with scoring where required. 

Animals will not be allowed at this event, except for assistance dogs.

All entries will be treated in accordance with the Archery GB privacy notice and subject to Archery GB’s competition terms and conditions.


In line with the recommendation in the Archery GB Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy, the organisers of this event request that any person wishing to engage in any video, zoom or close range photography should register their details with Tournament Organiser at the registration desk before carrying out any such photography. 

If parents/carers have any particular concern about their child/young person being photographed or filmed they should notify the organisers. 

Please note in line with the Photographing & Filming Children & Young People in Sport policy you may be required to obtain written permission from the subject and/or their parents/carers to publish images on the internet or in print. Archery GB reserves the right to decline entry to any person unable to meet or abide by these conditions. 

If you are concerned about any photography taking place at this event, please contact the tournament organiser.

Entries open 19 January at 7pm!

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