NI Team announcement

The following ANI archers have been selected to represent NI:-

British Senior Target Championships

Recurve team – Rebekah Tipping, Emma Davis, Patrick Huston, Conor Hall

Compound –  Rebecca Lennon

Rebekah Tipping and Rebecca Lennon will also be representing Northern Ireland at the Senior Commonwealth Cup (incorporating the senior Euronations)


Junior Commonwealth Cup, incorporating the Euronations

Recurve team – Molly McCormick, Sean Martin

Compound team – Sinead Byrne, Stuart McCullough

WA Field Championships – Team GB

Congratulations to the following ANI archers who have been selected for  Team GB at the World Field Championships in Cortina, Italy in September. That’s 8 of the 24 archer team who come from NI. Well done everyone!

Angela Cowan – Barebow Women
Tom Mehaffey – Barebow Junior Men
Sophie Benton – Barebow Junior Women
Dean Hamilton – Compound Men                                                                                  Jake Walsh – Compound Junior Men                                                                            Rebecca Lennon – Compound Junior Women                                                     Patrick Huston – Recurve Men                                                                                         Mark Nesbitt – Recurve Men

Sad news ! Ciaran Campbell RIP

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the sudden passing of national judge Ciaran Campbell. Ciaran was one of the foremost figures in judging of archery on the island of Ireland. He was a true gentleman and his good humour and humility served him well during his judging and ensured the smooth running of shoots and the enjoyment of the competitors.

On behalf of all ANI members, the Board of Archery NI sends deepest and sincere condolences to Ciaran’s family and many friends at this difficult time.


NI Performance Academy Target Shoot Sat/Sunday 16/17th June – POSTPONED

As a mark of respect to our friend Ciaran Campbell who has left us too soon the tournament this weekend has been postponed. Ciaran was to have officiated at the competition so fellow archers will understand and be able to take time to reflect on a sadly missed gentleman.


Open WRS Double 720 & 720 H2H 70m, 60m, 50m Lisnagarvey High School, Warren Gardens, Lisburn, BT28 1EA

This is the last chance before the deadline for juniors AND seniors to get scores to submit to Archery NI for NI team selection.

Registration both days 9am,  Equipment Inspection 9.15-9.40am,  Assembly 9.40am, Practice 9.45am, Shooting Commences 10am.

Categories Recurve: Master, Senior, Junior, Cadet, Cub, (under 14) Compound: Master, Senior, Junior, Cadet, Cub (under 14)

Para categories W1 W2 and Open are welcomed and facilitated for this event (if assistance is required or an agent please indicate)

Closing Date 14 June @ 6pm

Judges: Ciaran Campbell (Chair),  John Kane,  Andrew Walker

Entries to the Tournament Organiser: Damien Lennon     07753637483

Entry fee payable on the day:      Seniors £20          Para/Juniors £15

£2 per entry will be donated to the Mary Peters Trust

Apply for NI Teams NOW!

Reminder: The closing date for applications is 6pm on Monday 18th June 2018 for ALL events.

The British Senior Target Championships

11/12th August 2018 at Lilleshall, Shropshire

This event will host the Home Nations match on the second day of the Championships (WA1440 round). Teams consist of 8 archers (2 GR, 2 LR, 2GC and 2LC).

Information and details for this competition can be found here.


Euronations & Commonwealth Europe Archery Championship

17-19th August 2018 at Sherwood Archers, Nottinghamshire.

This event is a team match comprising 12 archers (3 GR, 3LR, 3 GC and 3LC).

Information and details for this competition can be found here


Junior Euronations Championship at 2018 Youth Festival

29th July to 3rd August 2018 at Lilleshall, Shropshire

Within the Youth Festival week there is a mixed team event. Team comprises 4 cadet archers (boy & girl recurve shooting 60m + boy & girl compound shooting 50m)

Information and details for this competition can be found at the AGB website


Archery NI Selection Criteria



Gents Recurve


Gents Compound


Ladies Recurve


Ladies Compound



Archery NI Cadets Selection Criteria



Cadet Gents Recurve


Cadet Gents Compound


Cadet Ladies Recurve


Cadet Ladies Compound



  • Archers must provide 3 x WA720 qualifying scores valid from 18/6/17 to 18/6/18.
  • Seniors to provide a 1440 score if possible.
  • Archers must provide the Ianseo link and where possible a photo of the scorecard.
  • In the event of more archers qualified than required to make a full team, the archers with the highest scores will be selected.

Archery NI invites archers who are interested to participate in these competitions, who are eligible to represent NI (see requirements on the Tournaments and Records page) and meet the selection criteria, to send supporting scores information to . Seniors must state which competition(s) you would like to take part in.

Closing date for applications is 6pm on Monday 18th June 2018 for ALL events.

As a contribution to travelling and entry costs Archery NI is pleased to offer a fixed payment of £150 per adult archer per competition in recognition of your representation of NI. Junior archers will have their entry costs paid for; transport to the festival is already covered. Payments will be made after your participation in the event(s).

ABO Field Championships – NI Team

Latest! Congratulations to all 13 NI archers who took part in the Field Championships at the weekend. We didn’t manage to win the Home Nations Team trophy but five archers walked away with individual trophies and medals.

Well done to Mark Nesbitt who took first place in mens recurve, Tom Mehaffey for first place in junior barebow, Marion Patterson first in ladies compound barebow, Angela Cowan third in ladies barebow and Glenn Thompson who took the silver medal in gents trad style.

The All British & Open Field Championships takes place at Overton, England during the weekend of 26/27th May. As well as the individual competition a Home Nations Team event is included. Each team consists of a maximum of one of each of the eight shooting styles with a mix of at least two gents or ladies. Based on the recent performance of those NI archers attending the championships the Board of Archery NI is pleased to announce the NI Home Nations Team selection. In recognition of their representation of NI each team member will receive a fixed contribution of £150 towards travelling and entry costs.

The NI ABO Field Championships Home Nations Team is:-

Rebecca Lennon (CUL), Mark Nesbitt (RC for CLtd), Kim Pegrum (RC & Team Manager), Marion Patterson (CBB), Stevie Kerr (BB), Glenn Thompson (TRAD)

All at Archery NI wish the team and those other NI archers attending the championships good shooting. Win medals and bring home the bling!

New Chairman appointed

The Board of Archery NI is pleased to announce that a new Chairman has been appointed on 8th May 2018.

Mr Marc Scott, formerly of Sport NI, spoke of his great pleasure to take on the role of Chair of Archery NI. “While archery in NI has seen some challenges over the last few years, with the commitment and dedication which is evident in the volunteer workforce, both in the clubs and Archery NI Board, the clear direction and support being provided by Archery GB and the potential in the athlete pool, this is an exciting time to be given the opportunity and to be privileged to lead the organisation.

In conjunction with strong governance foundations, engagement with members is key to the success of Archery NI and I look forward to meeting as many members from all aspects of the sport in the near future, and working with the archery family to ensure a successful and sustainable future for the sport in the region.”

The Board very much looks forward to working under Marc’s leadership.


Unfortunately, the Board also has to report that two other Directors have recently resigned.

John Kane, Performance Director for just a short period, has had a job promotion with associated increased responsibilities which he feels does not allow him sufficient time for Archery NI work. He continues to be available as one of our Regional Judges.

Ian McAuley, Membership Director, is also experiencing increased work pressures and has decided to step down after some twenty months on the board, including a difficult first year of the new organisation.

The Board would like to express many thanks to both John and Ian and wishes them well in their work endeavours.

This means there are now two vacancies for member directors and applications are invited for anyone interested and wanting to contribute to the running, development and future of archery in N. Ireland.

Job specifications can be found below and expressions of interest should be sent to

Director of Membership Services-JobDescription

Director of Performance-JobDescription