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Archer shortlisted for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

The top three contenders for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2023 have been announced live on Blue Peter this evening (Friday 1 December), with GB archer Penny Healey among the final three.

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14 November 2023

Archery at any age

One of the questions Archery GB hears a lot is "Am I too old to get into archery?" Our response is "You're never too old." Archery knows no age or boundaries. A large percentage of our membership are people who have retired and are looking for a way to stay active and the feeling of community and friendship that comes with being part of an archery club.

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22 August 2023

Bear Grylls Adventure becomes an Archery Activity Partner

Bear Grylls Adventure at the NEC in Birmingham is known for its exciting activities, including high ropes, indoor skydiving, axe throwing and, of course, archery.

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14 August 2023

Sharing archery opportunities for older adults in care homes

As an enthusiastic coach and archer, Ged Laing of Ayr Archery Club in South Ayrshire, has been supporting various care homes over the past couple of months by delivering soft archery sessions to residents. This has allowed older adults the opportunity to have a go of archery within their care home setting and experience the positive physical and mental health benefits of the sport.

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01 August 2023

Hamish's dream to be an Archery Instructor

Late last year, MRM Archery in East Kilbride, Scotland, was approached by Boris, a teacher at Ochil Tower School. The school teaches children and young adults at the school aged between 8 and 21 who have moderate, severe or complex needs, and are often on the autistic spectrum.

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29 July 2023

Penny Healey: British archery star who loves TikTok dances

TikTok dancer, emu hugger and world record holder, Penny Healey, is carving out her own path to the Olympic Games. The 18-year-old from Telford, in Shropshire, is the newest and brightest member of the British archery team aiming for Paris 2024. And with the Games just one year away, she is setting her sights high.

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26 July 2023

Croesoswallt Archers raise £4000 at 24-hour archery shoot

Croesoswallt Archers, based at the British Ironworks Centre, near Oswestry, Shropshire recently organized a 24-hour Charity shoot. All Archery GB members were invited to join the club members, arranged in 2-hour sign-up slots, the archers could sign up for one slot or multiple slots throughout the 24-hour period.

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03 July 2023

Blind archer to represent GB with help from neighbour

A woman who took up archery after losing her sight to a series of strokes is set to realise her dream by competing at a major international sporting event held in Birmingham this summer.

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17 June 2023

Soft archery promotes mindfulness to mosque members

Archery can take place in all sorts of settings from playing fields to sports centres but in Derby, a new project has been delivering soft archery sessions in a mosque, connecting the sport with members of the Islamic community through an activity which brings together the core values of both the sport and the mosque's congregation.

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22 March 2023

ADHD, Autism and Archery: Daniel's story

When Daniel was in school, everyone told his mum that he was naughty and that they didn't know how to deal with him. His mum, Theresa, tried to get him into an after-school activity, hoping it would help. He tried gymnastics for three years but was sent out of class every week for being "naughty and disruptive" and "not listening to his teachers". So, he tried swimming for four terms, and his teachers said the same thing - disruptive, uncontrollable, doesn't listen.

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03 December 2022

Amelia shows that disability isn't a barrier to archery

On the International Day of Disability, we meet Amelia, a lower-leg amputee who's not letting her disability stop her from doing anything, including taking on the GB Paralympic team!

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28 October 2022

Archery GB and Muslim Sports Foundation to target inequality

Archery GB and the Muslim Sports Foundation are proud to announce that we will be working together to tackle inequalities within deprived and neglected communities.

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09 September 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)

It is with great sadness that we join the Royal Family in the mourning of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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12 August 2022

Summer archery have-a-go-day in Stoke City Central Mosque

The car park at the City Central Mosque in Hanley, Stoke on Trent was transformed for a summer archery have-a-go day which sold-out within 3 hours of the event launch.

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14 July 2022

School uses archery to boost engagement in sport

PE doesn't just have to involve running and ball sports, one school in Lancashire is using archery to engage students and give everyone the opportunity to achieve success in sport.

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