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


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British Muslim Awards 2024: Project Rimaya shortlisted

Archery GB's Project Rimaya has been named as one of the finalists at the British Muslim Awards 2024.

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17 April 2024

Scottish Schools Soft Archery Championships returns

The 2024 Schools Soft Archery Championships is returning to Scotland next month.

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01 April 2024

Start Archery Week: a way to a healthier, happier you

Ever heard of a sport that combines the thrill of hitting a target with the zen feeling of a meditation retreat? Enter archery, the not-so-secret weapon for a happy mind and a healthy heart. And this Start Archery Week, you can get started on your journey to good mental health.

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23 March 2024

Finding better mental health on the range - Clare's story

Fuelled by a family legacy and childhood experiences, Clare's story shares her battle with the challenges of a traumatic brain injury, and finding focus, joy and better mental health on the archery range. Her story is a testament to the transformative power of archery.

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19 March 2024

Get ready for the Archery NI Schools Cup 2024!

The NI Schools Cup will return on Saturday 23 March with organisers, Archery NI promising this year's event will be bigger and better than ever before.

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19 March 2024

South Yorkshire School Games: 300 students try soft archery

Over 300 students tried soft archery for the first time at the South Yorkshire School Games.

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15 March 2024

Fancy trying archery on a cruise ship?

Archery GB has partnered with Cunard to introduce archery on their newest vessel, the Queen Anne.

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27 February 2024

CBeebies show encourages children to try archery

A new TV show aimed at primary school aged children will feature soft archery on an upcoming episode.

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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.

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15 February 2024

"I’m glad I gave the sport another go" - Returning to archery with Range Returners

Emma, the Head of Communications for Archery GB, shares how a bad experience led her to stepping away from the sport, but how a good club, knowledgeable coaches, and a supportive community helped to rekindle love for a sport she once thought wasn't for her.

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10 February 2024

GB archer Jamie Harris launches Warwick Castle’s Festival of Archery

Warwick Castle welcomes back the Festival of Archery for February half term, kicking off with a special moment as local GB Para Squad member Jamie Harris was given the honour of shooting the first arrow.

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09 February 2024

"Archery saved my life" - Matthew aims for better mental health

Facing the challenges of high-functioning Autism and a sudden decline in confidence during Covid, Matthew's journey took an unexpected turn when he first tried archery. Since then, for Matthew, archery has become more than a sport, it's a lifeline that restored his confidence and ability to communicate.

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03 February 2024

The wand targets: a fun medieval challenge for archers

As a beginner in archery, you might believe that the classic five-colour circles seen in the Olympics are the only types of targets used in archery. However, while they're the most common, they're not the only ones. In fact, there are dozens and dozens of different types of targets for archers to aim at. We're going to be looking at the wand target, which offers a rich history and quite a challenge for any archer.

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26 January 2024

Junior archer’s mission to support Cancer Research UK

Isla Turner has become a bit of a star on archery-related Facebook groups by selling her arrow pens, keyrings and archery-themed travel mugs to raise money for Cancer Research UK in memory of her great grandma.

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16 January 2024

Girls' youth club introduces weekly archery sessions

A girls' youth club in Bolton, which engages ethnically diverse communities in sport, has introduced weekly archery sessions.

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08 January 2024

Get the Blue Peter Sport badge by trying archery!

Blue Peter's Sport badge is available to earn now and you can get it by trying any sport for the first time including archery.

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