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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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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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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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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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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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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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01 December 2023

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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