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Archery

Archery GB

Contact Name
Archery GB General Enquiries
Contact Email
enquiries@archerygb.org
Contact Telephone
01952 677 888

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2018 European Youth Championships

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 - Sun, 01 Jul 2018

2018 Para-Archery Championships

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 - Sun, 19 Aug 2018

World Archery Masters Championships

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - Sat, 18 Aug 2018

European Outdoor Archery Championships

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 - Sat, 01 Sep 2018

Archery Beginner's Course

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 - Sun, 02 Sep 2018 (09:45 - 16:00)

What is Archery?

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.

Facts

  • Archery is one of 36 Olympic sports. It was part of the Games from 1900 to 1920, and has been a regular feature since 1972.

Campaigns

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

Partners

  • Blaby District Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
    Rutland County Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    County Sport Network
    Sport England
    Loughborough University
    Safeguarding
  • Harborough District Council
    Equality Standard
    QUEST
    Leicester City Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Melton Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
    North West Leicestershire District Council

Partners

  • Loughborough University
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Sport England
  • Equality Standard
    QUEST
  • Safeguarding
    Rutland County Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Harborough District Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • County Sport Network
    East Midlands Platform
  • Blaby District Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Leicestershire County Council