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For 2013 we have launched a new competition format for secondary schools! We hope that the different competitions available will encourage young people to develop their archery at school.

The priority for local school competitions is to increase the amount of local entry level competitive archery opportunities available through schools. Our competitions for schools have been developed to fit the School Games structure, which is central to the government's strategy for PE and school sport.

The School Games is a celebration of competitive sport that involves all young people in years 3 to 13, of all abilities and backgrounds. Archery GB has worked with Youth Sport Trust to develop competition formats for intra and inter school competition at primary and secondary levels. We believe that by supporting schools and their networks to deliver the School Games more young people will also be introduced to archery and enjoy further opportunities through clubs.

The School Games is made up of four levels of competition:

Level 1: Intra-school competition, culminating in a School Games day

Level 2: Regular inter-school competition between schools at a local level

Level 3: Annual county/area culmination of inter-school competitions - School Games Festivals

Level 4: National multi-sport event

New: School v School Competition

We are delighted to launch a new team archery competition format aimed at 11-14 years olds. The aim of the competition is to engage more schools at Level 2, encouraging more local archery competition between schools. The format is simple and can be delivered within two hours. The pace of competition is quick, it is fun, and it engages all those involved throughout.

Sign up to the network now! Schools are encouraged to sign up and register with us. This will enable us to show the school on a map (coming to this page soon), enabling other schools to see local schools wanting to take part in competition.

For guidance on the competition and other useful templates including the registration form, please see the documents below:

School v School Competition - Guidance and organisation

School v School Competition - Registration form

Team Sign in Form

School v School Competition - Score sheet EXAMPLE

School v School Competition - Score sheet TEMPLATE

Taking Part Certificate

Winner Certificate

There is the opportunity to create a local league using this competition format where clusters of schools are doing School v School Competitions. The Archery School Competition Leagues - Guidance suggests how the league could run. There is also a registration form for School Games Organisers to complete and return.

In addition to the competition templates available for the School v School Competition, download your League Record Sheet - Template and League Winner Certificate.

Information for primary schools

Primary school competition formats are based on the Arrows Festival.

Download your Arrows Festival overall score sheet and your individual team score sheets.

Information for secondary schools

Secondary school competition formats are based on traditional equipment. Activity must follow the Rules of Shooting.

For more information about delivering archery in schools contact Kate Moss, Development Manager (Young People).

Case study

Archery in the Gloucestershire School Games

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