ANI Senior Indoor Championships – 8th December 2018

Archery NI and Lough Cuan Bowmen are very pleased to announce the ANI Senior Indoor Target Championships is open for entry. Use the link below for the entry form and here for the Competitor Prospectus. We look forward to seeing you at the competition.

Entry form:

National Talent Development Programme comes to Northern Ireland

The National Talent Development Programme (NTDP) at the National Sports Centre in England and Archery Training Centres across the country has seen over 500 athletes attend in the last 4 years, with 36 athletes progressing into the National Age Group Academy and Great Britain Conversion Academy programmes. The National Talent Development programmes aim is to give athletes opportunities to access Archery GB Talent Pathway coaching and to give personal coaches opportunities to work with our Talent Pathway coaches. Athletes will be benchmarked on our “What it takes to Win” framework throughout the programme, with the best athletes being invited to a Profiling day towards the end of the competition calendar.

This programme has an extremely successful track record of promoting athletes into the Academy system and winning medals on an International stage. Recent athlete successes include winning International Medals in the European Championship in Patras 2018 and another athlete representing Team GB at the Youth Olympic Games.

In preparation for the NTDP those coaches looking to engage on the National Talent Development Programme, a meeting will take place in Lisnagarvey High School, on Sunday 11th November at 6pm.  This workshop will be led by Archery GB Coach Development Manager Lloyd Brown. Please contact Damien Lennon on to book your place


AGB Indoor Target Champs – NI Team

ANI is pleased to announce the following archers who have been selected for the Home Nations team for the upcoming British Indoor Championships in December. Good luck to all and good shooting.

Junior Recurve:                  Molly McCormick                  Sean Martin               Seniors -Recurve:    Rebekah Tipping , Mark Nesbitt,  Conor Hall     –Compound: Dean Hamilton

The ANI Board is trying to ensure that the NI Team selection is fair, open and transparent.

Detailed selection criteria are published in the announcements inviting applications, including closing date, minimum scores and where to send the application. Qualifying scores are established based on previous top-half results in that tournament. Selection is made entirely from the scores achieved; no subjective selection is made.

For the Indoor Championships, two applications were received after the deadline, two were sent in to the wrong address and five did not achieve the minimum scores within the qualifying period.

Unfortunately, this means that insufficient archers have been selected to make up full teams. All archers are reminded that the pre-announced selection criteria will be used, without exception, and it is therefore important to read, understand and follow the instructions in the invitation to apply.

Archery NI Perpetual Trophies

Following the discussion with ANI members at last week’s open meeting, the Board has decided to continue to use any of the perpetual trophies that can be found for the ANI Championship shoots.

With the NI Field Championship shoot this coming weekend, could anyone currently holding a field trophy please ensure it is returned to Lough Cuan Bowmen before the weekend or bring it with them to the shoot. Thanks for your co-operation.