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Archery GB

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A Better You - Coalville

Wednesday 21st March

A Better You - Ashby

Tuesday 20th March

Archery GB Instructor Award Course (Sport Structures)

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 (09:30 - 17:00)

Archery Beginners Course

Multiple Dates

Archery Beginners Course

Multiple Dates

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.


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


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.


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.


  • 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.


National Sporting Heritage Day

Held on the 30th September every year, the day provides a focus point for sporting heritage in the UK.

Local Programmes

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.

National Programmes

Intro Archery

Intro Archery is a fun and easy way for beginners to have a complete introduction to the sport, in just six lessons.


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


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