Guide to Archery

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Helps you build muscle endurance and develop hand / eye co-ordination.


Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. It is now a competitive sport and recreational activity.
Archery is a low-impact, very safe sport suitable for all ages and abilities. It can be enjoyed in all weathers as can be outdoors or indoors. As many sports it is a great way of meeting new people and make new friends.

Why Start?

Improves hand / eye co-ordination and good for cardio vascular and strength.

Who is it for?

Anyone – its is low impact sport.

Are there any prerequisites?

There will be safety guidelines that you will need to be aware of.

What are the benefits?

Improve Hand / eye co-ordination and good exercise.

How much will it cost?

Will vary on the venue – can pay by the session or purchase ‘packages’ – lessons would be additional charge.

Can I take it to another level?

Will vary on the venue – can pay by the session or purchase ‘packages’ – lessons would be additional charge.

What Equipment do I need?

Bow, arrows and arm and finger guards. Equipment will be available to hire at the venues and usually will be included in the cost of a session.

Where can I take part?

Look out for outdoor or indoor sessions in local schools or leisure centres. Holiday centres often have this as a leisure activity. Clubs often run a ‘have a go’ session.

Top Tips

Go along for a taster session first

Facts & Stats

Top Paralympic archer Matt Stutzman (b. 1982, USA) shot into the record books in 2015 when he skilfully hit a target from 283.47 m in Texas, USA.
Born without arms, the ‘Armless Archer’ learned to expertly use a bow and arrow using his feet and shoulders and has now broken a record that was previously held by an able-bodied person.

Did you know…

A person who is fond of or an expert at archery is sometimes called a toxophile.


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