Letter from the Chair

Hello Everyone,

It is Steven Beacom here, the Chair of Archery NI.

I wanted to bring you up to date on what has been happening since my appointment:-

It is fantastic that we have recruited more board members who can be of huge benefit to the organisation and our sport. I fully intend recruiting one or two more to make the Board even stronger moving forward.

I have also held meetings with several members about various roles and hopefully will have news on that in the weeks ahead.

I’m determined to start a consultation process amongst clubs and members that I feel is important so that everyone has a voice.

To that end I have asked Kim, our Company Secretary, to send out an email to all the clubs asking everyone what issues they would like to see addressed in Archery NI.

My plan for the year ahead is to have the consultation process concluded as soon as possible in order for us to move into the future with direction and confidence.

I also want to visit every club in the country, so if you haven’t provided dates/days when you train or shoot please do so.

Finally can I congratulate Frank Mulligan on his BEM award in the New Year’s Honours List. It is richly deserved for his outstanding service to archery and it was pleasing to see the great publicity Frank’s award generated on the broadcast and written media both locally in his home town of Banbridge and nationally.

Kind regards, Steven

Frank Mulligan awarded a BEM in the New Year’s honours list

Congratulations to Norther Ireland archery legend Frank Mulligan on being awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year’s honours list.

Chairman of Archery Northern Ireland Steven Beacom said: “For Frank to receive the British Empire Medal is deserved recognition for a wonderful man who, along with his wife Pat, has put his life and soul into the great sport of archery.

Archery GB CEO Neil Armitage added: “What Frank Mulligan has done for archery over the past 47 years has been extraordinary. He not only goes down as a great coach, but a great man for everything he has given to the sport and his community. No one deserves this award more than Frank.”

Talent Pathway Coach Appointment

Archery Northern Ireland, in partnership with Sport Northern Ireland, are pleased to announce Damien Lennon as the Talent Pathway Coach in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Chairman, Steven Beacom said “We are delighted to welcome Damien to this pivotal full time role and to the Archery GB coaching team. The appointment of a Talent Pathway Coach will enable greater focus on the development of the Northern Irish pathway for athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic Disciplines. The board would like to thank Damien for his services so far and we look forward to seeing talented archers coming through the pathway”.

With this new partnership and pathway alignment to Archery GB, the previous Academy programme will be renamed and restructured as the Northern Ireland Performance Academy as of December 2017. The Northern Ireland Performance Academy’s objective is to have more Northern Irish athletes not only competing, but winning on the International Stage.

If you would like to get involved in the Northern Irish pathway programmes as an Archer or a Coach please contact the Pathway Programme Manager at andrew.partridge@archerygb.org

New Directors for Archery NI Board

At our first meeting of the new board we co-opted Ian McAuley back on to the board and also co-opted Susan Agnew. They join Hazel Campbell, Neil Armitage and Muriel Kirkwood. Damien Lennon has resigned as a Director due to his new appointment.

We also appointed Kim Pegrum as Company Secretary & Financial Controller.

We are delighted to have a board of such experience and enthusiasm to take Archery NI forward.

New Chair for Archery NI

The Board of Archery NI are delighted to announce the appointment of Steven Beacom as Chair of Archery NI. You will have a chance to meet Steven at the upcoming AGM in Belfast and in the meantime he has provided a short introduction which you can read here –  Archery-NI-Independent-Chair

The Board is sure that Steven will make a very positive contribution to Archery NI in the years ahead.

ArcheryNI Senior, Junior & Open Indoor Championships

The Archery NI Indoor & Open Championships

  • for Senior Archers on 40cms faces – 9th December 2017
  • for Junior Archers – BRS Portsmouth – 10th December 2017

Details and online entry Senior & Open Online Entry  – @ S13, Boucher Road, Belfast

Details and online entry Junior & Open Onine Entry  – @ Banbridge Leisure Centre

Tournament Officers Meeting 19th October

Hi Everyone

Ian McAuley is proposing a meeting for Tournament Officers on Thursday 19th October at 19:30 in the City of Belfast venue at S13, Boucher Road, Belfast (the old B&Q building).

The primary focus of the meeting will be to agree the Tournament Calendar for next year.

Please let ian.mcauley@archeryni.org.uk know if your club will have a representative present – Many Thanks.

Selection for the Northern Ireland Teams for the National Indoor Championships Junior and Senior

Selection criteria for the Northern Ireland teams for the National Indoor Championships – 2nd & 3rd December at Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire.

Junior Team – 3 Recurve archers and 2 Compound Archers – will shoot a Portsmouth (60cm target face or Portsmouth triple spot for compounds

Senior Team -4 Recurve archers 2 male and 2 female, and 4 Compound archers 2 male and 2 female – will ahoot a WA 18m triple spot face and H2H


Current membership of AGB and born in Northern Ireland or have a parent from Northern Ireland.

Team Selection

Selection Period 1 October to 12 November 2017 – Submit scores by midnight 12 November 2017 to performance@archeryni.org.uk

Please submit 2 scores (portsmouth juniors; WA18 seniors) from an open UKRS or WA Record Status shoot with accompanying score sheet verification if shoot not on Ianseo during selection period.

NB: Entries via Sport 80 website with closing date 29th October 2017. As no places are reserved for Home Nations all interested archers must be entered.

Northern Ireland Pathway Talent Coach Job Advert

Archery NI are seeking to appoint a Full Time Pathway Talent Coach to work within the Northern Ireland Talent Pathway. This is a new role and a very exciting opportunity to create and work in a high-performance environment.

Archery GB’s Sports Team Pathway is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and is committed to building a sustainable and high performing pathway in Northern Ireland, that will consistently deliver athletes capable of winning medals on the World stage.


Advert-Pathway-Talent-Coach(NI) – includes application details