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Schools, FE & HE

The number of young people taking part in archery is at an all-time high. We have produced an overview of this positive picture which can be viewed here.

Archery is becoming an increasingly popular sport in schools, colleges and universities as it offers something different to the traditional sports available. The information on these pages include options for delivering in educational establishments, products and qualifications that should help to get you started and this flyer summarises the opportunities.

Archery in Schools

There are a number of options for starting archery in your school.


Arrows is a product aimed at primary schools to enable teachers to introduce young people to archery through fun activities. There is no training required so you can get started straight away!

Get Trained

For teachers and other staff wanting to deliver traditional archery sessions in schools themselves, we recommend they are either qualified. We offer a number of training courses:

Archery GB Teacher
Archery GB Instructor
Level 1 coach.

For young leaders (14 to 19 year olds) there is the Arrows Young Leader Award.

You need to be a qualified teacher (or working towards qualification) for the Teacher Award, be at least 17 years to undertake the Instructor Award, and 15 years to undertake the Level 1 coaching qualification.

For full details about these training courses please go to

Sessions delivered by a qualified Coach or Instructor

Contacting your local club would be a good first step. Use our Club Finder to find a club near you. The club may be able to help you to identify a qualified coach or leader to deliver the sessions. Once a coach has been identified they will be able to advise you on what sessions they can deliver and the equipment and space required (many coaches will provide club equipment to use).

Information about developing a school-club link can be found here

School Games

Find out more how you could get involved in the School Games and take part in archery competitions.

Set up an Archery GB Junior Club

To set up an Archery GB Junior Club that is covered by Archery GB membership, the club must be set up in accordance with the Rules of Shooting. For the relevant paperwork and fees (current Junior en-bloc fee plus County and Regional fees) please click here and follow the link to setting up a club.

View BBC Education: Why should Girls try Archery?

Archery in Colleges and Universities

To find out more about university archery, click here.

Further information about Archery in Schools, Colleges and Universities

The following Handy Guides are also available to support the delivery of archery within schools:

Contact Kate Moss, Development Manager - Young People.

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