Archery NI Members Meeting

Following the success of the Club Secretaries and TO’s meeting in August, the Board of Archery NI invites ALL members to attend an information meeting at NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB on Thursday 18th October 6.45 – 9.00pm.

Note: this is an information meeting, NOT the AGM nor a business meeting. No voting will take place.

The meeting agenda will include the following:-

  • Introduction of the Chairman and Board of Archery NI.
  • Summary of activities to date in 2018.
  • Board vacancies and other volunteer positions.
  • Consultation process and member survey results.
  • ANI Development Plan.
  • Various other important information (judges, AGM, Performance Pathway, membership, trophies)
  • Archery NI Championship shoots and 2019 Tournament calendar.

Tournament Officer appointed

Archery NI is pleased to announce that, with immediate effect, Robert Hall has been appointed as the ANI Tournament Officer. He may be contacted at  The Board wishes him well with this role and requests the wider membership to co-operate with Robert as he works with the clubs to organise, manage and improve the ANI tournaments.

Archery NI needs more judges!

Ever thought of becoming an archery judge?

Know anyone in your club who would make a good judge?

Looking for a new challenge?

Want to give something back to your sport?

Now is the time to sign up to train to become a judge!


The Challenge:-

One Club – One new Judge

Each and every Archery NI club to put the name of one person forward as a candidate to become a judge.


Contact for more information and put your application in!

Archery NI Championship Trophies

Due to the immense difficulty in recovering perpetual trophies for each of the Archery NI Championships – Indoor and Outdoor Target Championships and the Field Championships – the Board has decided to discontinue presenting the trophies at these events. This decision was not made lightly, but as only a handful of archers replied when asked about returning the trophies, the task has been impossible. Whilst we acknowledge making this decision means that history of previous trophy winners will be lost, the history will also be lost when replacement trophies have to be purchased if the originals are not returned.

Anyone currently holding an ANI perpetual trophy from any of these Championships will be allowed to keep them permanently. Should anyone prefer to give their trophy up, please contact ANI to arrange the return.

N. Ireland Performance Academy

Due to the standard of Archery improving across the world both in terms of scores and training standards, the following score thresholds will be in place for the 2018/19 season for selection into the Northern Ireland Performance Academy.

Recurve Category Score   Compound Category Score
Cubs N/a Cubs N/a
Cadet Boys 590 Cadet Boys 620
Cadet Girls 580 Cadet Girls 600
Junior Men 600 Junior Men 620
Junior Women 580 Junior Women 600

These scores will need to be achieved at either a 720 World Record status event, Northern Ireland status event or at a Performance Academy Simulation day.

The Recurve discipline score thresholds are aligned with our GB Junior International selection policy, which is the next appropriate stage for Recurve athletes. The Compound discipline score thresholds are the minimum standard to be considered for the GB Compound Development Squad.

If you wish to be considered for the Northern Ireland Performance Academy, please send your scores to by the 10/09/2018. Entries after this date will be subject to coaching availability.

Andrew Partridge

Pathway Programme Manager