Archery GB Paralympic Performance Opportunity Events

Archery GB will be holding three events this year to give para archers around the country the chance to try out for Paris 2024.

Could you represent GB at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games? 

Archery GB will be holding three events this year to give para archers around the country the chance to try out for Paris 2024.

Archers wanting to be selected for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games must take part in selection shoots being held in early 2024. In order to attend these selection shoots, archers must first attend all three performance events, but you can attend single events if you’d like the opportunity of shooting alongside our current Paralympic squad.

Rachel Bayley, Para Programme Manager, said: "The Paris Performance Opportunity events have been arranged to ensure that the highest standard of archer reaches the Paris 2024 selection shoots, and ultimately is selected for the Paralympic Games in Paris.

"With the cost of living challenging everyone, we wanted to provide an opportunity for people to test their level over a number of events against the country's best."


25 April 2023

31 May 2023

21 June 2023


£60 – for all three events and to be considered for the Paralympic selection shoot

£20 – per event


Performance Archery Facility, Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Newport, TF10 9AT



Registration will be taken during equipment inspection.

Equipment inspection will be visual only.

Event Timings

Official Practice will be made available the day before each event and will take place at the same venue from 1pm – 4pm.

Please make it known at entry if you wish to take up a slot to allow for organisation of the session.


Sue Richards and Tony Goad

More information


Attendance at all three Paris Performance Opportunities will provide the chance to obtain the enhanced minimum qualifying score (MQS) and demonstrate performance level and potential. To be eligible for selection in March 2024, attendance is required at all three Paris Performance Opportunities and is subject to meeting the other published selection criteria. The full selection policy will be published, subject to ratification by the British Paralympic Association by the end of March 2023.  The enhanced MQSs are available in the prospectus which you can download from the Resources section of this page.

Archers must be Nationally or Internationally Para classified to enter.

The format will be single detail AB shooting in ends of 6 arrows in 4 minutes for the WA 50m/70m. Three arrow head-to-heads will take place but will not be part of the selection process or available for record purposes.

The events will follow WA rules while the dress code will follow AGB rules.


  • Recurve Women Open – 70m
  • Recurve Men Open – 70m
  • Compound Women Open – 50m
  • Compound Men open – 50m
  • W1 Women – 50m (80cm face)
  • W1 Men – 50m (80cm face)

Entries for all three events open on Monday 27 February at 7pm. To enter click the button below. You can also download a prospectus from the Resources section of this page.


Two para archers on the shooting line at a competition


These events are purely for attaining a minimum qualifying score so awards will not be given for head-to-head winners.

Further information

Proof of membership to your governing body must be provided if you are not an AGB member

Starting lists and results will be published on Ianseo

Urgent event notifications will be published on Archery GB’s social media platforms. The entry list is available on the AGB entry portal.

Parking will be available for free. 

No refunds will be given 28 days before the event. Refunds prior to this will be as advertised on Sport:80 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 the Archery GB Rules of Shooting in the Resources section of this page for dress regulations.  

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, this is in line with UK Anti-Doping Policy, Rule 5.7.2. 

Smoking/vaping is only permitted on the main drive. There will be no smoking in any other areas.

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. 

In accordance with World Archery rules, searches for lost arrows must not delay shooting groups. Please report all lost arrows to the tournament organiser on each day, upon completion of scoring.

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

By entering this event you agree that details such as Name, Bowstyle, Category or Club may be published in documents or lists relating to the event, and at a schedule decided by Archery GB Competitions.

Starting lists will be published on the day. Please contact the organiser if you need confirmation of entry.  

Your email will be used for entry acknowledgement. 

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


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