Better News for 2021!

News from Archery GB

Archery GB is the trading name of the Grand National Archery Society Company, registered in England 1342150

We've plenty of good news to share as we approach Christmas and the New Year, including club funding opportunities, AGB webinars to join and plans for next year's Big Weekend in May, which we hope will be bigger and better than ever, introducing many more people to our sport. We start with the latest update on Covid-19 guidance for England...

Covid-19 update for England
Further to this week’s announcement of the new post-lockdown restrictions for England, we are very pleased that archery can resume both outdoors and indoors across all tiers from 2 December. We are refreshing our Covid guidance and will release this to members on Monday 30 November. However, we can share with club officials the attached summary document, which outlines the various restrictions in each tier. Our thanks again to the volunteers who helped us put this together.

To help you understand the restrictions, we are hosting a drop-in webinar on Tuesday 1 December at 7pm. Please join us to hear more about the revised guidance for England and how this may affect your delivery of archery in the tier your club is in. This is open to any club official and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. We encourage clubs that have not yet reopened to join us so that we can help you navigate through the guidance.

Sign up for ‘Guidance for England’ through the membership portal ( under Courses. In the meantime, please email should you have any queries.


- The Winter Competitions webinar held recently was recorded, so you can listen to all the latest news about how archers can compete virtually this winter, as well as a look towards competitions in 2021:

- Are there changes you want to make to your club? Is your club prepared for a relaunch, and to grow your membership in 2021? Could you invite someone to take an Archery GB webinar with you, as a good way to attract, encourage and train new volunteers into new roles? Look out for many more webinars to come in 2021!

- Did you know if you have missed a webinar, you can catch up on most of them from the recordings, available on the Archery GB YouTube Channel

- Not managed to book into an Archery GB webinar but are still looking to strengthen your club in 2021? Why not sign up for an interactive webinar through Club Matters

Big Weekend 2021 - save the date in your club’s diary now!

2021 will hopefully hold many opportunities to rebuild activity, and strengthen the sport of archery to potentially come back stronger than before. What better way to celebrate and promote our sport than with a week of archery

The week-long celebrations will aim to boost participation in our sport, 8-16 May 2021 – and your club can decide its own activities throughout the week. It's a good time to gather the whole club together, and maybe hold a social event or a working party weekend to spruce up the range, equipment or the clubhouse.
Perhaps you can link with a local school in the week, or run evening events. Could your club perhaps offer special coaching or bow tuning sessions?

Let's put archery firmly in people’s thoughts. The week will culminate in a huge ‘have-a-go’ weekend with the Big Weekend: 14-16 May – what would the impact be if more than 800 archery clubs were involved across the whole country? Please join us by putting the date in your diary. More details to come in 2021



Club Funding

piggy bankThe UK Sports Councils invest National Lottery and public money to help people play sport and take part in physical activity. Click here for more information on the funding opportunities available or join the Funding group on Learning Curve.

Enter the #ClubsInCrisis competition for a chance to win £5,000 for your club

Made By Sport want to hear your club's story, to help to continue raising awareness of the massive social value our local sports clubs and organisations deliver.

By sharing stories of what’s happened for clubs during lockdown on social media under the tag #ClubsInCrisis, clubs can be in with a chance of winning £5,000 worth of financial support from Made By Sport.

Click here to read more.



easy fundraising Christmas challenge

easyfundraisingThis Christmas, your supporters can raise vital funds for your archery club by using easyfundraising when they do their Christmas shopping online plus, the club that raises the most in donations between November 11 - December 31 will WIN a £500 bonus donation. There will also be three £50 spot prizes awarded during the competition period, to be eligible for a spot prize your clubs just needs to raise one donation.

When shoppers use the easyfundraising website or app to buy online, the retailer they buy from sends your club a free donation at no extra cost to the buyer. The next two weeks are likely to be the busiest online shopping period ever, so why not make the most of free money for your club on purchases your members would be making anyway.
Last Christmas, almost £1.2m was raised for good causes by people using easyfundraising.

Getting started in 3 steps
1. Sign-up: register your club with easyfundraising for free
2. Shop: ask your supporters to use the easyfundraising website or app every time they shop online.
3. Raise: whenever they buy something, the retailer sends your club a free donation