Start Archery Week

Start Archery Week gives the archery community the annual opportunity to come together and celebrate our great sport, with clubs and archery providers opening their doors for new people to start their archery journey.

Aspiring archers of all abilities and ages can have a go, guided by our amazing team of qualified archery coaches and volunteers. Archery is one of the most accessible sports - there are no limits to who can enjoy shooting a bow and arrows. 

Archery has many health benefits for both body and mind, developing physical strength and fitness and boosting confidence. Sharing your love of archery with new people is a great way to build your club identity and sense of community as members come together to welcome aspiring archers.

Start Archery Week 2024

Start Archery Week will return in 2024. Clubs and other providers will throw open their doors and welcome people of all ages to come and give the sport of archery a go.

Keep checking back on this page for further announcements and in the meantime, visit our beginners' website Start Archery where you can sign up to our newsletter so you don't miss a thing.

If you don't want to wait until next year, you can use our club finder to start your archery journey today.

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Start Archery Week 2023

Start Archery Week 2023 took place from 6-14 May across the UK at clubs and other providers.

Here's some key stats from the 2023 event:

  • 106 events were held
  • More than 6,000 people are estimated to have tried archery during the week
  • Trent Valley Archers had the highest number of attendees – 238
  • 99% of organisers said they would take part next year

View the map below to see where events were held:

Where can I find out more about Start Archery Week?

Visit Start Archery - our website for new archers or those interested in picking up a bow and having a go! You’ll be able to discover experiences near you, find out what to expect from attending a Start Archery Week event, and read more about the sport. 

Start Archery

We're an Archery GB club, how can we get involved?

We'll share details of next year's event with clubs so you'll have plenty of time to sign up. You can also order everything you need for your event from our club shop.

Our club shop contains everything to dress your Start Archery Week event including bunting, feather flags and banners which can be branded with your club’s name.

Club shop

Start Archery competition prize bundle

How do I sign up to Start Archery Week?

Archery GB clubs, please register your event details on the Club Management System (CMS) and make sure your event has 'Make Public Event' selected. This means your booking is shared in the Open Active platform ensuring maximum online promotion of your hard-planned events.

To access the CMS, log into the members’ portal as a club admin or super admin and select 'Access AGB CMS' and then follow the steps in the webinar below. We've added timestamps on YouTube so watch the video there and jump to the relevant bit if you're short on time.

Take me to the video!

If you would like any extra support setting up your club on the CMS, or to add your Start Archery Week event details, please contact your Regional Development Officer.

Activity providers will be able to sign up via a Google doc which will be added as a link to this page ahead of Start Archery Week 2024. You can also place your order via our club shop. 

Start Archery Week

Start Archery Week toolkit for clubs

Archery GB has created a promotional toolkit including a template press release and editable social media graphics for you to advertise your Start Archery Week events.

Start Archery Week toolkit

Start Archery Week

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