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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.

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

4ward sports

4ward Sports provide nurseries, schools and communities with qualified coaches to implement sporting opportunities.

Our objectives are simple; we want as many children involved in sport as possible.

4ward sports provide bubble football and archery t

Whitlingham Adventure

Set within the beautiful Whitlingham Country Park, we offer a wide range of water & land based adventures for all ages and abilities. From taster sessions, accredited courses, school holiday activities, craft hire, birthday parties, clubs, private launche

City of Norwich Archers

We are an active archery club catering for all ages.
We shoot on Wednesday and Friday evenings at Angel Road schools in Norwich.

Wymondham Archers

Wymondham Archers is a family and community friendly club. We have regular beginners courses all year round, and all archers are welcome from clubs all around the country.

Andy's Mobile Archery

Andys Mobile Archery is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

Hainford Archers

We are an archery club that caters for all ages, meeting on Sunday mornings. Equipment can be provided if required.

Family Try Archery. 8 Yrs+

Family Try Archery. 8 Yrs+

Try your hand at archery

Autumn Adventure Week. 8 14 Yrs (5 Days)

Autumn Adventure Week. 8 14 Yrs (5 Days)

Make new friends, develop new skills and challenge yourself!

Archery & Kayak. 8 16 Yrs

Archery & Kayak. 8 16 Yrs

A fun introduction to the exciting sports of Archery and Kayak