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Archery can take place indoors or outdoors so you can do it all year round. Plus it's incredibly sociable.

An Overview of Archery

It's a very low-impact sport which means anyone can take part whatever your fitness level.

Archery involves using a bow and arrow to hit a stationary target. Points are then scored based on the position the arrow lands on the target.

Have-a-go events and beginner's courses are regularly organised within clubs, youth groups, schools and holiday camps so even if you have never tried archery before, there are lots of ways to give it a go in a friendly environment.

The Archery GB Development Team is responsible for providing support to developing clubs, supporting schools better to deliver archery and introducing new young people to the sport, and improving the capacity of the sport through the development and support of coaches and volunteers.

Archery GB has a club development programme, ontarget. Through this programme, ontarget will provide clubs with three main benefits – Recognition, Rewards, Development. All Archery GB affiliated clubs are eligible to join at any time.

Benefits

  • Whole family activity
  • Upper body strength
  • Balance
  • Co-ordination

Costs

On joining an archery club, new members pay an annual subscription, which can vary from club to club. The subscription is paid to the club, county and regional associations, and also a portion is for the Archery GB affiliation fee. An annual cost of £100 for an adult member is about average, with reduced fees for juniors. Sometimes a club will offer a reduction for family membership.

For those entering the sport for the first time, archery equipment can prove expensive, but a club will lend equipment for a short time. As a guide, the cost of basic equipment (bow, arrows, arm guard, finger tab, quiver etc), will be approximately £100-£300. Second hand equipment can represent a significant saving but should always be considered only after an inspection by an experienced archer.

Equipment

Clubs will provide all equipment for the beginner's course and may lend equipment for up to 3 months after joining. Most archers choose to shoot the 'Recurve' bow, the modern version of the traditional Longbow.

Find Archery Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

It's down to us

Tue, 29 Sep 2020

It is important as ever to practice social distancing to help protect your family friends and community.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

National Governing Bodies

Archery GB

Contact Name
Archery GB General Enquiries
Contact Email
enquiries@archerygb.org
Contact Telephone
01952 677 888
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Our road back to archery

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:55

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Step Out Youth Group

Step Out Youth Group

Step Out is a youth group based in South Wigston, running two nights a week. Tuesdays 6 pm till 7.30 pm & Fridays 6 pm till 8 pm
We run all kind of sports activities indoor and out. Run for 8 till 16 Year of age

Nexus Archery

Nexus Archery

Based in Leicester, Nexus Archery aims to make the sport of archery accessible to those in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire through the use of smaller bows, arrows with suckers on and targets that sit on the ground.

Leicester Ancient Order Of Foresters Archery Club

Leicester Ancient Order Of Foresters Archery Club

To promote archery in all its forms. We are an ONtarget archery club.
All the disciplines are encouraged: Recurve, Compound, Long Bow and Bare Bow.
Whilst boasting internationals and World & British record holders, our emphasis is as much on fun and par

Active Rutland

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Field Sport UK

Field Sport UK

Field Sport UK Outdoor Activity Centre offers great experiences for Corporate Events, Stag and Hen parties and social get togethers. Based on Derbyshire, Leicestershire Border.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

LOPC provides adventurous outdoor activity experiences designed to stimulate, educate and motivate young people and others at affordable prices in a challenging and safe environment.

Partners

  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Blaby LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Equality Standard
    Active Partnerships
    Melton LSA
    Active Leicester
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    NWL LSA
    Sport England
    Safeguarding

Partners

  • Active Leicester
    Harborough LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
  • Active Rutland
    Equality Standard
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Melton LSA
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Blaby LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding