Archery NI Inter Club Competition – a date for your diary

A date for  your diary. The first Archery NI Inter Club Competition  is happening on Saturday 24 June of June at Lisnagrvey High School.

This will be a fun competition for teams of between 4 and 8 archers representing their Archery NI affiliated club. The competition is being hosted by Lisburn City and East Belfast Archery Clubs and will suit club archers of all abilities, were you can select what distances you want to shoot from 20 to 60 Metres. Archers of any age and bowstyle are encouraged to participate as scores will be normailised to ensure teams can be made up of any combination of archers.

We’re hoping to have a barbeque running on the day and give everyone an enjoyable competition experience. Clubs can enter more than one team, so everyone can come and join in the fun. Entry forms will be available in the next few days so watch this space.

Outdoor Championships Date Set

The Championships are being held on the 2nd 3rd September at Lisnagarvey High School Lisburn.

The Championships will be a 1440 round with metrics 1-5 for the juniors. Novice archers with less then 2 years of membership can shoot shorter distance rounds for experience.

Sunday will be a 720 Round with H2H for Cubs, Cadets, Juniors, Seniors and Masters – again Novice Archers can take part for experience at distances to suit.

We hope clubs will encourage archers to attend and make this a memorable event. Competitions are great fun and it is good way of forging new friendships from across the country.

Mary Peters Trust Awards

Rebecca Lennon, Jake Walsh and Dean Hamilton received their Mary Peters Trust Awards  from Eilish Rutherford, Chairperson of the Mary Peters Trust & Ruth Gorman, UTV Sports Correspondent.


Rebecca, Jake and Dean have all represented both Northern Ireland and ArcheryGB at Target and Field Championships around the world.

Rebecca Lennon demonstrated her bow technique to Ruth Gorman, UTV Sports Correspondent.

Patrick Huston was awarded a Northern Ireland ‘Sport Ambassador Award’, but unfortunately could not be present on the night as he was away training at Archery GB.

The presentation took place on 26th April in Belfast. The Mary Peters Trust is a funding organisation to assist aspiring young athletes on the performance ladder.

Update on Archery NI

Archery in Northern Ireland has a promising future, good progress has been made over the last few months and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. NIAS was successfully disbanded at the end of September and a newly constituted governing body for archery in Northern Ireland – Archery NI was established on 1 October 2016. The recruitment process for a new, competency based Board Continue reading “Update on Archery NI”