Polite etiquette reminder One of our senior judges has asked that all ANI archers be reminded of the following:-
Clothing - Blue Denim or Camouflage clothing is strictly prohibited at all World Archery Record shoots.
Timekeeping - if archers leave the field of play, at a break in arrows or at lunch, can they please be back at the stated time for the competition to resume. Having to wait for one or two people adds unnecessary time required to complete the shoot.
Designated Safeguarding Officer appointed The ANI Board is pleased to announce that Rachael McComb has volunteered to be our Designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer and is up-and-running in this important job. We wish her every success and good luck in this sometimes difficult role.
Congratulations to new Level 1 coaches Six archers successfully completed their Level 1 coaching course last weekend.
On behalf of all archers in N.I. ANI would like to congratulate Courtney Dane, Barbara Doherty, Andrew Gingles, Caoimhe Heaney, Martin Smith and Rachel Wilson.
Archery NI Summer Coaching in the month of July Open to all Academy and NTDP athletes and coaches, in order to develop the new Technical Model to existing and future talented pathway athletes, focusing on effective ways to train. Specific 1:2:1 coaching sessions and specialised high speed camera work can be booked in advance subject to availability.
Athletes will be expected to come prepared for coach discussions around achieving and setting athlete performance goals, so bring a notepad and pen.
Location: Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn
Dates: 3/4th, 9/10th, 16/17/18th and 23/24/25th July from 10am - 4pm
Cost: Free to ANI members
To confirm attendance please submit by email your name, club, age, AGB number and bow style to Damien Lennon, Talent Pathway Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org Admission only by confirmation email.
Claire Merron R.I.P. Archery NI is sad to hear that another N.I. archer has suddenly passed away this week. Claire Merron, a member of the NI Civil Service Archery Club has been ill for some time, unable to shoot but always very supportive of her club and her sport. Funeral details can be found on the NICS Facebook page.
On behalf of all the Archery NI community, we express the deepest of sympathies to her family and friends and fellow club members at this very sad time.
NI Cadet Team for Euronations at Youth Festival Archery NI is pleased to announce the NI Cadet Team for the Euronations Home Nations event taking place as part of the AGB Youth Festival at the end of July. Good luck for the competition and to everyone taking part in the Youth Festival week.
No Junior Teams can be selected as insufficient applications were received.
Home Nations ABO Team Archery NI is pleased to announced the Home Nations team for the All British and Open Championships.
Compound Unlimited: Dean Hamilton
Compound Limited: Joanne Walker
Recurve: Mark Nesbitt
Compound Barebow: Marion Patterson
Barebow: Stevie Kerr
Traditional: Alan Craig
American Flatbow: Alan Fulford
Longbow: Arthur Halligey
Good luck to the team and everyone competing this weekend. Shoot strong!
Invitation to apply for NI Teams The British Senior Target Championships
10/11th August 2019 at Lilleshall, Shropshire
This event will include the Home Nations match on the second day of the Championships.
Teams consist of 8 archers (2 GR, 2 LR, 2GC and 2LC).
Junior Euronations Championship at 2019 Youth Festival
28th July to 2nd August 2019 at Lilleshall, Shropshire
Within the Youth Festival week there is a mixed team event.
Team comprises 4 cadet and 4 junior archers (boys and girls) shooting recurve and compound.
Information and details for this competition can be found at the AGB website
Archery NI Seniors Selection Criteria
Gents Recurve 577
Gents Compound 657
Ladies Recurve 561
Ladies Compound 644
Archery NI Cadets Selection Criteria
Cadet Gents Recurve 554
Cadet Gents Compound 562
Cadet Ladies Recurve 521
Cadet Ladies Compound 571
Archery NI Juniors Selection Criteria
Junior Gents Recurve 496
Junior Gents Compound 635
Junior Ladies Recurve 464
Junior Ladies Compound 627
• Archers must provide 4 x WA720 qualifying scores valid from 17/5/18 to 17/5/19.
• Seniors to provide a 1440 score if possible.
• Archers must provide the Ianseo link or a photo of the signed 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 Eligibility Criteria on the Governance page) and meet the selection criteria, to send supporting scores information to email@example.com
Closing date for applications is 6pm on Friday 17th May 2019 for ALL events.
Reminder Monday 15th April 7.30 at Lisnagarvey:
Coaching Network - all coaches invited - CPD (Coffee, Pie and Desert) night.
Monday 29th April 7.30 at Lisnagarvey:
Archery NI Training - all welcome.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance at each event.
Membership Fees Review Committee In order to support the review of membership fees and categories of membership being undertaken by AGB, Archery NI is setting up a committee to review the ANI fees and to provide input and recommendations to the AGB discussion. Anyone wanting to participate in this committee is invited to send their expression of interest to email@example.com by Friday 26th April.
New Director co-opted onto Archery NI Board The Board is pleased to announce that Andrew Partridge, AGB Pathway Programme Manager, has been co-opted as a Director of Archery NI.
Originally, from N. Ireland, Andy is based at AGB Lilleshall but works extensively with the NI Talent Pathway team, travelling here on a frequent basis.
His experience within AGB and his local knowledge equips him well to be able to provide invaluable input to Archery NI.
Easter Double 720 - Monday 22nd April 2019 Another surprise competition by the Northern Ireland Performance Academy - an Easter Double 720.
Hosted by the Northern Ireland Performance Academy at Lisnagarvey School, Lisburn
Check out the Tournaments page for more information.
IANSEO Training Course Saturday 30th March 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Females in Sport Promo video If you go to the Gallery, and Select Videos, you will find the promotional video for Females in Sport, starring Sinead Byrne and Megan Bryer.
2019 National Ranking Rules announced The new national ranking system for senior Recurve and Compound archers has been adopted by Archery GB.
It allows archers to follow their progress in real time, informing them of where they sit in the national picture and giving a clear line of sight to becoming a part of the National Squads.
The ranking system is current and rolling (ranking points last 12 months from the time they are gained). An archer’s best five events are used to calculate their ranking and rankings will be updated and uploaded to the Archery GB website fortnightly, starting mid-April 2019. Only one result is required to qualify for the National Rankings.
For further information, copy and paste this URL into your browser and talk to your club
Welcome To the New Archery NI website Hello and welcome to the new ArcheryNI website.
Easier to read, use and follow.
Check out the calendar page to see when competitions are on, keep checking this news page for updates on how our sport is doing. Want to find out the next competition and enter, check out the Tournaments page.
If you have any questions, queries etc then head to the contact page and send us an email and we will get back to you as son as we can.
National Talent Development Programme Sunday 24th March 2019 Missed the launch of the National Talent Programme on 20th January 2019?
Do not worry you can still engage on the programme.
Athlete Development Curriculum
Athletes are supported with the learning and development through targeted training programmes and competitive opportunities. Athletes will have a clear understanding of what they need to know and to do to reach the next stage of their development.
Tracking and Benchmarking
Athletes are tracked through their development on key elements of their programme so that they can monitor their progress. They will also undergo benchmark testing which helps view their trajectory referenced against the Worlds best archers at that specific stage of development.
Athletes undergo a process of assessment on key characteristics identified as being predictive of World Class success and weighed appropriately to the age and stage of the athlete being profiled.
Willingness to do the Work
Undertaking and managing yourself as a performer is key to long term success. NTDP is aimed at supporting that learning by challenging you to consider what it takes to develop further and how that journey is personal to you.
Are you ready to undertake that journey?
If so 10am Sunday 24th March at Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn is the venue.
Please forward your name to NTDP Co-ordinator Hazel Campbell at email@example.com with your name and age and bow style.
Damien Lennon, Pathway Talent Coach for Northern Ireland, Archery GB
NI Championship shoots Archery NI is pleased to announce that the following clubs will be hosting this years NI Championship Shoots:-
Combined Target and Field Championships:
-- 20/21st July - City of Belfast, Boucher Road
-- 3/4th August - Ballyvally, Loughbrickland.
-- 14/15th Sept. - Ballyvally, Loughbrickland
* note the date change.
National Talent Development Program The National Talent Development Program launch on 20th January 2019 at Lisnagarvey High School offers training camps to archers, introducing the New Technical Model. The aim is that you enjoy an intensive training assessment environment with specialised coaching.
The upper limit of the program is those that can compete as a junior in the 2019 season and it is important that you have your own equipment.
The event will be headed by Andrew Partridge, Pathway Manager AGB, Lloyd Brown, Coach Development Manager AGB, Damien Lennon, Pathway Talent Coach AGB for NI and Hazel Campbell, Co-ordinator of NTDP in Northern Ireland.
ANI coaches from eight clubs and three universities have undertaken workshops on the new technical model to ensure their knowledge allows all participant athletes, club coaches and parents, to have a rewarding experience and leave to go back to their clubs motivated, where they can deliberately practice the skills learned for the next NTDP camp.
Those looking to reserve their place at the camp should book via your Sport80 account and, if you need further information and assistance please contact Hazel Campbell NTDP Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the closing date is Thursday 17 January at 4.00 pm.
Aim to Shoot Archery NI Newsletter Aim to Shoot is the new Archery NI information bulletin.
It is a summary of latest news, information, events etc. on one page.
The second page is a copy of the current three months of the ANI Tournament Calendar.
By containing the bulletin within two pages, it makes it easy to print copies double sided onto one sheet of paper for handing out to other members.
If you have suggestions for improvements, or items to be included in the next issue, please email the details to ANI Admin.
The most recent bulletin can be found on the homepage.
Coaching Opportunities ANI Director of Coaching, Hazel Campbell is offering the following coaching opportunities:-
Archery NI Way Forward
In order to start meeting the needs of archers and as presented at our recent Members Meeting, we would like to provide training for any archer of any bow style, and any age or ability, who feels they would benefit from further coaching.
It is hoped that this would eventually lead to the development of Northern Ireland Squads.
What do we need?
Archers: Any bow style, any age, any ability.
Coaches: Anyone interested in progressing their coaching.
Venues: Any club who would be able to let us hire their venue.
Unfortunately, this will have to be a self-funding initiative by the archers, i.e. a charge for each day of training. This will cover the cost of venues etc.
If you are interested, please email email@example.com by Friday 15th February.
Level 1 Coaching Course cost 250gbp. This course has been registered for these dates:
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April
Saturday 18th May
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 8th February if interested.
Financial Book Keeper appointed Archery NI is pleased to announce that David McCann, who recently volunteered for this position, has been appointed as the ANI Financial Book Keeper with immediate effect.
David will work closely with the Financial Controller to record, monitor and manage the finances of the company. The Board thanks David for offering his help and wishes him well with the role.
All Ireland Field Championships Archery NI is pleased to announce that the 2019 All Ireland Field Championships will be hosted by the Ballyvally Archers Banbridge club at Tollymore Forest Park, Newcastle, Co. Down on Saturday/Sunday 9/10th March 2019.
Entry will be available shortly.
Note the change of date from that previously shown on the calendar.
Invitation to clubs to host Archery NI Championships during 2019 Archery NI invites all clubs to tender their proposals to host the Archery NI Championships Shoots during 2019, including the All Ireland Field Championships which in 2019 is N. Ireland turn to host.
The Archery NI Championship Shoots Tender Form should be completed, one for each event that the club wishes to host.
Forms are to be returned to email@example.com by mid-day on Monday 21st January 2019.
Archery NI at the Mary Peters Trust Race to a Million Spinathon Archery NI were well represented at the MPT Race to a Million Spinathon on Friday 1st Feb.
A small but energetic team from ANI participated in the fundraiser, keeping a number of bikes spinning for the afternoon.
Those cycling included directors Hazel and Susan, chairman Marc, secretary Kim, David from EBAC and two additional supporters.
Dame Mary herself was present all day and enjoyed chatting to the riders and having lots of photos taken with us.
Anyone wishing to give any further sponsorship money to the ANI team, please contact any of the riders or ANI Admin with your cash!
Archery NI Volunteer Vacancies Financial Book Keeper
The ANI financial book keeping activity is currently provided by AGB but must be transferred to ANI at the yearend.
Someone with a good head for figures and basic bookkeeping skills is needed to maintain the books and assist the ANI Financial Controller. Time commitment would amount to a couple of hours per month at most.
The ANI Tournament Calendar needs to be established each year in consultation with all the clubs, and mindful of AGB, International and Archery Ireland tournament dates. Once set the calendar needs to be maintained throughout the year as required by changes of circumstances etc. The Calendar Officer will lead and run this work, reporting to the Development Director.
Please consider seriously if you might be able to help, or know someone else who can. Anyone interested or need further information on either position please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Committee and Youth Forum Archery NI Disability Committee
Archery NI invites expressions of interest from individuals to establish a committee tasked with developing and promoting disability archery in the region. The committee will be led by the Archery NI Chair and it is envisaged that, through engagement with the Clubs, Development and Performance elements of the sport, it will be tasked with:
-- developing an appropriate disability classification system for the sport;
-- developing a strategy for disability archery from grass roots through performance
-- assisting clubs to be more inclusive and welcoming to disabled archers
-- managing the relationship with key stakeholders.
All interested parties please contact email@example.com by 15th January 2019.
Archery NI Youth Forum
Following recent feedback, Archery NI recognises the need to effectively engage with Junior and Youth members as they are the future of the sport and currently have no input into the direction of the sport and the key decision making processes.
We are seeking assistance from within the membership to facilitate the development of a Youth Forum to give our young members a voice.
If you are interested in assisting with this exciting initiative or wish to discuss this further, please contact Marc Scott by 15th January 2019 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance Director appointed Thanks to those members who attended the AGM last night.
Mark Saunderson was voted in as Performance Director and we wish him well with his new appointment.
Archery NI annual accounts and the fees for 2019-20 were also approved at the meeting and these will be posted to the website.
A number of archers from N.I. are heading over to England this weekend to shoot in the GB Seniors and Juniors Indoor Championships and the Board wishes them all a good, strong shooting weekend, especially those representing the NI Home Nations junior and senior teams.
National Talent Development Programme 20th January 2019 The National Talent Development Programme (NTDP) at the National Sports Centre in England and Archery Training Centres across the country has seen over 500 athletes attend in the last 4 years, with 36 athletes progressing into the National Age Group Academy and Great Britain Conversion Academy programmes.
The National Talent Development programmes aim is to give athletes opportunities to access Archery NI Talent Pathway coaching and to give personal coaches opportunities to work with our Talent Pathway coaches.
Athletes will be benchmarked on our 'What it takes to Win' framework throughout the programme, with the best athletes being invited to a Profiling day towards the end of the competition calendar.
This programme has an extremely successful track record of promoting athletes into the Academy system and winning medals on an International stage. Recent athlete success including winning International Medals in the European Championship in Patras 2018 and another athlete representing Team GB at the Youth Olympic Games.
This programme is open to athletes at all levels and is open for Recurve, Barebow and Compound disciplines. The first session will be held on the 20th January at Lisnagarvey High School, Lisburn. If you are interested in attending the programme please book via your Sport 80 login.
If you have any questions about the programme or the day please speak to Hazel.email@example.com
ANI Senior Indoor Championships 8th December 2018 Archery NI and Lough Cuan Bowmen are very pleased to announce the ANI Senior Indoor Target Championships is open for entry. Use the link below for the entry form, just copy and paste that link into your address bar.
We look forward to seeing you at the competition.
National Talent Development Programme comes to Northern Ireland athletes progressing into the National Age Group Academy and Great Britain Conversion Academy programmes. The National Talent Development programmes aim is to give athletes opportunities to access Archery GB Talent Pathway coaching and to give personal coaches opportunities to work with our Talent Pathway coaches. Athletes will be benchmarked on our “What it takes to Win” framework throughout the programme, with the best athletes being invited to a Profiling day towards the end of the competition calendar.
This programme has an extremely successful track record of promoting athletes into the Academy system and winning medals on an International stage. Recent athlete successes include winning International Medals in the European Championship in Patras 2018 and another athlete representing Team GB at the Youth Olympic Games.
In preparation for the NTDP those coaches looking to engage on the National Talent Development Programme, a meeting will take place in Lisnagarvey High School, on Sunday 11th November at 6pm. This workshop will be led by Archery GB Coach Development Manager Lloyd Brown. Please contact Damien Lennon onDamien.firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place
AGB Indoor Target Champs NI Team ANI is pleased to announce the following archers who have been selected for the Home Nations team for the upcoming British Indoor Championships in December. Good luck to all and good shooting.
The ANI Board is trying to ensure that the NI Team selection is fair, open and transparent.
Detailed selection criteria are published in the announcements inviting applications, including closing date, minimum scores and where to send the application. Qualifying scores are established based on previous top-half results in that tournament. Selection is made entirely from the scores achieved; no subjective selection is made.
For the Indoor Championships, two applications were received after the deadline, two were sent in to the wrong address and five did not achieve the minimum scores within the qualifying period.
Unfortunately, this means that insufficient archers have been selected to make up full teams. All archers are reminded that the pre-announced selection criteria will be used, without exception, and it is therefore important to read, understand and follow the instructions in the invitation to apply.
Archery NI Perpetual Trophies Following the discussion with ANI members at last weeks open meeting, the Board has decided to continue to use any of the perpetual trophies that can be found for the ANI Championship shoots.
With the NI Field Championship shoot this coming weekend, could anyone currently holding a field trophy please ensure it is returned to Lough Cuan Bowmen before the weekend or bring it with them to the shoot. Thanks for your co-operation.
Congratulations to John Kane Well done to John Kane of City of Belfast Club for passing his National Judge exam.
Congratulations to Shannon Russell-Cowan Well done to Shannon Russell-Cowan of Ballyvally Club who has achieved the level of International Youth Judge and recently attended the World Archery Youth Judge Seminar in Switzerland.
Congratulation to City of Belfast club Well done to the City of Belfast Archery Club for achieving recognition as an AGB OnTarget performance club, the first in N.I.
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 Tournament@archeryni.org.uk.
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.
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.
Cubs - N/A
Cadet Boys - 590
Cadet Girls - 580
Junior Men - 600
Junior Women - 580
Cubs - N/A
Cadet Boys - 620
Cadet Girls - 600
Junior Men - 620
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 Andrew.email@example.com by the 10/09/2018.
Entries after this date will be subject to coaching availability.
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:-
8 archers (2 GR, 2 LR, 2GC and 2LC).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 150gbp per archer in recognition of your representation of NI. Payments will be made after your participation in the event.
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 family and many friends at this difficult time.