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

British Indoor Target Championships

1st/2nd December 2018 at Lilleshall, Shropshire

This event includes the Senior and Junior Home Nations matches.

Teams consist of:-

Seniors:  8 archers (2 GR, 2 LR, 2GC and 2LC).

Juniors: 6 archers (2 GR, 2 LR, 1GC and 1LC).

Invitation to apply for NI Teams:-

Archery NI Selection Criteria

Senior scores – WA18

Gents Recurve 560
Ladies Recurve 540
Gents Compound 580
Ladies Compound 565
  • Archers must provide 2 x WA18 scores valid from 8/10/17 to 8/10/18
  • Archers must provide the Ianseo link and where possible a photo of the scorecard.
  • In the event of more archers qualified, the archers with the highest scores will attend the event.

Junior Scores – Portsmouth


Age Category Gents Ladies
Under 18 560 540
Under 16 560 535
Under 14 535 510
Under 12 485 450


Age Category Gents Ladies
Under 18 575 565
Under 16 570 560
Under 14 565 560
Under 12 515 500
  • Archers must provide 2 x Portsmouth scores valid from 8/10/17 to 8/10/18
  • Archers must provide the Ianseo link and where possible a photo of the scorecard.
  • In the event of more archers qualified, the archers with the highest scores will attend the event.


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

Closing date for applications is 6pm on Monday 8th October 2018 for BOTH Seniors and Juniors.

As a contribution to travelling and entry costs Archery NI is pleased to offer a fixed payment of £150 per archer in recognition of your representation of NI. Payments will be made after your participation in the event.

Club Secretaries and TO’s meeting

An email invitation was previously sent to all clubs to attend a                     Club Secretaries and TO’s meeting to be held this Thursday 9th August from 7.00pm.

If your club secretary and/or tournament officer is not available to attend, you may send alternate club representatives. Please try to send a minimum of one person, maximum of two people per club and reply to indicating who will be attending.

This meeting will include a working session to develop the 2019 shoot calendar, so bring dates for your club’s planned shoots.

If your club did not receive this invitation, please contact for details.

Youth Festival, IANSEO Training and Coaching Course

Good shooting and have fun to all our Juniors attending the Youth Festival at Archery GB headquarters Lilleshall this week, not forgetting the coaches and seniors travelling with the group. Have a great time. Good luck also to our young archers competing in the Home Nations team competition during the week.


IANSEO Training Course – Sunday 2nd September 10am – 4pm at Lisnagarvey School, Lisburn

Applications are invited to attend this training course to learn how to use the IANSEO software which allows archery tournaments, both target and field, to be managed, including target lists and results. You will need basic computer skills and you must bring your own laptop to the class. Class size is limited and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. If the course proves popular another session will be organised later in the year. Contact to book a place.


Level 1 Coaching Course – starts on Friday 19th October at Lisnagarvey School, Lisburn

Anyone wishing to attend this course should contact the Coaching Director at Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Archery NI volunteer post vacancies

The following posts within Archery NI require volunteers to step up and take a share of the jobs.

Positions are open to all members and members’ families and friends who are qualified and have the necessary skills and time to satisfy the position requirements.

Anyone interested should respond to stating position of interest and reason why you are suitable and giving relevant experience.                       Closing date is Friday 17th August.

Selection will be based only on the skills, experience and other information supplied with the application. Depending on number and quality of applicants interviews may take place.

Links to the Job Descriptions are as follows:-

Tournament Officer

Calendar Officer

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