Archery is a sport suitable for all, regardless of age, gender, or disability. It promotes an active lifestyle by improving strength, mental focus, coordination, patience, and self-confidence.
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What is archery?

As part of the School Games programme, archery provides more competitive opportunities for young people. The sport developed competition formats for both intra- and inter-school competition at primary and secondary levels. that by supporting schools and their networks to deliver the School Games, more young people will be introduced to archery and enjoy further opportunities through clubs.

Find out more about how to run archery competitions.

Equipment needed

  • Indoor or outdoor range
  • Free-standing targets
  • Bows and arrows
  • Arm braces
  • Cones

Get involved

The School Games is inclusive to all young people and provides opportunities for everyone to get involved, either within school, against other local schools, or at county or regional level.

School Games Organisers

School Games Organisers (SGO) help schools coordinate appropriate competitive opportunities for all young people from Key Stage 2-4, to recruit, train and deploy a suitable workforce, and to support the development of club.

Sign up to find your local SGO

Quick and easy archery activity resources

Be it 10-minute or lesson-length activities, we have a range of activities suitable for all ages and abilities to encourage young people to stay active throughout the day.

See all resources