Calling all aspiring archers: Start Archery Week is back for 2024! Take aim and try archery for the first time
16 February 2024

Start Archery Week is back for 2024!

Get ready to draw back your bows and take aim because Start Archery Week is back, and it's bigger and better than ever! From the 4th to the 12th of May 2024, people all across Great Britain and Northern Ireland are invited to embark on a thrilling archery adventure during this nationwide event.

Start Archery Week provides a golden opportunity for everyone, from families to individuals of all ages, to step into the fascinating world of archery. Imagine the thrill of holding a bow for the first time, feeling the tension in the string, and releasing your arrow towards the target. Whether you're a complete novice or have never even thought about picking up a bow and arrow, this is your chance to join the fun.

Last year's week was a smashing success, with 106 events held nationwide. Over 6,000 adventurous souls took the plunge and tried archery for the first time. The enthusiasm was infectious, and this year promises even more excitement, learning, and unforgettable experiences.

Archery GB clubs and activity providers are throwing open their doors, extending a warm welcome to everyone interested in giving archery a shot. Our dedicated and qualified archery coaches and volunteers will guide visitors of all abilities and ages through the basics, ensuring a safe and enjoyable introduction to the sport. All the necessary equipment will be provided, so you just need to bring  yourself and a hefty dose of enthusiasm. Some events may require prior booking, and a few may have a nominal fee for participation, so be sure to check with the organisers for full details.

One of the great things about archery is its inclusivity. Regardless of physical ability, everyone can participate and enjoy the numerous health and well-being benefits that archery offers. It's not just a sport; it's a confidence-boosting, stress-relieving, and exhilarating activity that anyone can take part in. Leading up to the main event, we'll be focusing on the mental health benefits of archery. This ancient sport not only sharpens your aim but also provides a unique path to mindfulness, stress relief, and enhanced emotional wellbeing.

Stay tuned for insightful stories, expert tips, and inspiring testimonials that illuminate the intersection of archery and mental health. Join us in May 2024 to experience the transformative power of archery and embrace a path to mental wellness.

Whether you're looking for a unique family outing, a solo adventure, or a fun group activity, Start Archery Week is the perfect opportunity to discover the joy of archery ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics. So, mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and get ready to experience the thrill of hitting the target!

Don't miss out on the chance to be part of this nationwide celebration of archery – because this May, we're aiming for greatness!

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