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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

Archery offers many opportunities across age ranges and abilities. It is a very social sport and provides the opportunity to join a club, shoot in a social setting and participate, should you want, in friendly club and inter-club competitions (indoor in winter, outdoor in summer).

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.

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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.

Find Archery Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

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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