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

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).