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 will return in 2023! Events will take place from 6-14 May across the UK at clubs and other providers.
Use the map below to find an event near you. Click the arrow in the top left to filter by date:
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.
To celebrate Start Archery Week we’re giving participating clubs £50 to spend on merchandise from our relaunched club shop. Plus, there’s no need to pay for postage, because we’ve got that covered too.
We’re also offering Archery Activity Partners and schools £20 worth of kit (and free postage) when you sign up to take part.
Our club shop contains everything you need to dress your Start Archery Week event including bunting, feather flags and banners which can be branded with your club’s name.
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.
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.
Even if you are not an Archery GB club, you’re also invited to join in with Start Archery Week! Please register your event details here.
Clubs and organisations that have registered the details of their events will be sent a discount code to use in our club shop.
We want organisers to be able to choose which items will suit them best by using the discount code against the total order price.
Codes can be used once and must be used before Monday 24 April to qualify for free shipping and to ensure items are produced and despatched to the organiser in time for the event.
When ordering, you must enter the name of your organisation exactly as it appears on your Sport:80 club record, or your event registration. Please make sure you select START ARCHERY FREE SHIPPING from the Shipping box towards the bottom of the order form.
All Archery GB clubs who register their Start Archery Week event details before 14 March will be entered into a competition to win an extra bundle of Start Archery Week merchandise worth over £125!
To find out more, click the button below and scroll to the bottom of the page:
Start Archery sign up competition
Archery GB has created a promotional toolkit for you to advertise your Start Archery Week events.