ArcheryGB rules changes, new procedures for Archery Range Reginstration and Assessmend, Pass It On workshop – Coach Archers with a disability

The following changes have been implemented by ArcheryGB,


New procedure for Archery Range Registration and Assessment

A new national system for archery range registration and assessment will be introduced in April, 2017 and all clubs will be affected.

Until now, clubs have registered their facilities centrally with Archery GB and have utilised judges to assess their ground if they required any dispensation. However, the Judges Committee has announced that judges will no longer be able to carry out this service. Which has prompted a review of how archery ranges are registered and assessed around the country.
Archery GB need better facility data to:

  • Help clubs and counties plan their activities
  • Service our insurance provider better
  • Assess the needs and demands for the sport
  • Access external funding for facility work
  • Help the public find the right club and shooting range for them
  • Improve our internal processes and procedures
  • Answer queries related to planning issues

So from the 1 April, 2017 every Archery GB club will be required to register their shooting ranges (outdoor and indoor) detailing;

  • Location
  • Shooting capacity
  • Access arrangements
  • Rules of Shooting compliance

In addition clubs will be asked to complete a short survey on their facilities to enable AGB to build a picture of the number of clubs that meet the minimum standard of the facility strategy, along with building an accurate database of archery facilities in Great Britain.

This will be a relatively short process where clubs will self-certify in the first instance, it will be mandatory to register all shooting ranges and Archery GB will log and process all registrations centrally. Registration will be required every three years and clubs will only be able to do this online.

Any club with a query or which requires a dispensation will be able to request a site visit from Archery GB and an assessor will be arranged to inspect the ground. Any club that requires an assessor will be required to pay a flat rate fee, plus travel expenses to cover the cost of the visit. The process begins on 1 April but clubs will have six months to register their ranges. Any club that does not will be sent one reminder. Failure to register after that will mean that the ground is not registered with the insurer and shooting by Archery GB members will be compromised.

If you have any further questions please call 01952 677 888 or visit

Change to Rules of Shooting and Shooting Administrative Procedures

Archery GB have made changes to the following Rules of Shooting and Shooting Administrative Procedures, effective from 1 October 2016:

Rule 304(j) – Sighter arrows
Rule 305 – Target Archery Judge Grades
Rule 306 – Tie break change for AGB Metric Rounds
Rule 308 – UK Record Claims
Rule 405 – UK Record Claims
Rule 503 – Field Archery Judge Grades
Rule 504 Amended with removal of the Stamp Round
Rule 506 – Definition of World Archery Field Face
Rule 509 – Deletion of the Stamp Round
Rule 605(d) – Deleted
Rule 606 – Range Captain , Flight Shooting
Rule 705 – UK Clout Records
Part 11 – Rules of Shooting that concern archers with a disability
1205 – VI Archers rounds and Record Claims
Appendix – Minimum Standard of Judge in Charge
SAP 5 – Inclusion of UK Para-Archery Records

A revised Rule Book and Shooting Administrative Procedures has been published on the website here, together with a document detailing the changed rules only which can be found here.

Some small additional wording changes have been made where necessary within the rule book, but which do not affect the purpose of the rules.
Pass it On – Coach Archers with a Disability

Although most coaches and volunteers have the skills to include disabled people in archery activities, they are often anxious that they lack the confidence or expertise. Pass it On will help you develop your skills and knowledge around coaching disabled people in archery and push your coaching abilities just that bit further.
In order to secure your place simply complete and return the form below before the closing date stated.

Pass it On – Coach Archers with a Disability
What you will learn by attending:

  • Increased knowledge of disability and how it affects archery
  • How disability fits within World Archery and Archery GB Rules of Shooting
  • How to create an inclusive environment that fully involves disabled people with a range of impairments
  • Understand personal experiences of how a disability can affect archery
  • How clubs can adapt archery equipment to suit disabled people with a range of impairments

Venue: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP
Date: Saturday 3 December 2016
Time: 9am – 5pm
Cost: £35 for ontarget club members (£45 for non-ontarget clubs)
Closing date: 03/11/16

How to book: Complete the attached booking form.

For further information, contact the Development Team (Tel. 01952 602 795, email:

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