Archery in Yorkshire
The purpose of the Yorkshire Archery Association is to promote and support the sport of archery in Yorkshire.
The YAA is the county affiliation body for clubs in Yorkshire.
The YAA represents Yorkshire's archers at the regional and national levels.
The YAA is affiliated to the Northern Counties Archery Society and Archery GB (the Grand National Archery Society).
The YAA has the largest number of affiliated clubs of any English county organisation.
The YAA organises several tournaments each year including the indoor and outdoor county championships.
The YAA selects and manages the Yorkshire county teams.
The YAA maintains records of the highest scores achieved in the various disciplines of archery practised in the county.
The YAA presents awards in recognition of service to archers and clubs in Yorkshire.
Archery is tentatively crawling out of the bunker. Club sessions are resuming and some tournaments have been arranged, all with appropriate physical distancing measures. There is an ongoing risk of local, regional and national restrictions coming into force and affecting archery activities. Please check with tournament organisers before travelling.
Please note: all Arrowhawks activities are suspended until further notice.
Arrowhawks Archery Academy has been launched to provide national talent development and academy programmes to Yorkshire
Danage timing equipment
The YAA's new Danage timing system is available for use by YAA clubs:
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|YAA Annual General Meeting||6 March 2021|
|YAA Indoor Championships||Cancelled for 2021|
|YAA Clout Weekend||TBA||Cancelled for 2021|
|Lez Newsome Memorial Metric Day
(Single WA1440 Star and Metrics)
|3 July 2021||2021 entry form|
|YAA Senior & Junior Championships||4 July 2021||2021 entry form|
|YAA WA1440||Cancelled for 2021|
|Double WA720/WA50||Cancelled for 2021|
|Grand Northern Archery Meeting||24th & 25th July 2021||2021 entry form|
|YAA Longbow Championships||7th August 2021||2021 entry form|
|5 Counties Juniors Match||TBA|
|5 Counties Seniors Match||TBA|
|YAA Field Championships||TBA|
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10 April 2021: The YAA is delighted to issue the entry forms for the 2021 county tournaments:
The Lez Newsome Memorial Metric Day (3 July 2021)
YAA County Championships (4 July 2021)
YAA Longbow Championships (7 August 2021)
The Grand Northern Archery Meeting will be held at Wetherby on the 24th and 25th of July:
The Grand Northern Archery Meeting
The Northern Counties Clout Weekend will be held at York on the 4th and 5th of September:
NCAS Clout Weekend
8 April 2021: YAA Coaching and YAA Safeguarding are offering the opportunity to take part in a session with Erin Prior on returning to shooting and coaching, with consideration of post-lockdown mental health issues:
Supporting mental health and well-being of athletes - in an archery context
31 March 2021: The selection criteria for the Inter Counties 2021 shoots have been published:
Inter-Counties shoots 2021
27 March 2021: Dave Brunt of Chantry Bowmen has passed away:
York Archers Society will hold their October Clout on the 9th of October:
York Archers Society 11th October Clout Tournament
Thirsk Bowmen have cancelled their 720 and H2H:
Thirsk 720 and H2H cancelled
22 March 2021: The YAA has moved the Lez Newsome shoot and the County Championships to July:
YAA tournaments 2021
Selby Archery Club have decided to cancel their Open tournament:
Selby Open 2021
The Scorton Arrow will be held on the 31st of July:
The Antient Scorton Silver Arrow
20 March 2021: YAA members are asked to take part in a quick survey about field archery:
Field archery survey
15 March 2021: Coaches are encouraged to renew their licences, despite the lack of work record and CPD over the last year:
Coach licence renewals
Archery GB have issued a statement concerning coach licence renewals:
Archery GB statement on coaching licence renewal
4 March 2021: Valley Bowmen have been awarded £50,000 to support their return to play:
Valley Bowmen awarded £50,000 to support return to play
Valley Bowmen ask local archers to support their planning application for an indoor range:
Valley Bowmen ask local archers for planning support
28 February 2021: Archery GB has released details of the new entry grade of Session Coach:
Session Coach - new entry-level coach qualification
14 February 2021: YAA Coaching is gauging interest in an online Level 1 Coach training course:
Online Level 1 Coach training course
Ken Ward of ABBA has passed away:
Ken Ward passing
8 February 2021: The 71st Annual General Meeting of the YAA will be held on the 13th of March:
71st AGM of the YAA
2 February 2021: Viv Oxley's funeral will be live-streamed on the 16th of February:
Viv Oxley's funeral details
Dearne Valley AC have cancelled their Easter field shoot:
Dearne Valley Easter Field shoot cancelled
18 January 2021: The NCAS are supporting a plan to help rebuild our sport through a coach-led initiative:
NCAS support for rebuilding the sport through coaching
Wharfe Valley Archers will hold their Midsummer Field Shoot on the 19th and 20th of June:
Wharfe Valley Archers MIdsummer Field Shoot
15 January 2021: Viv Oxley has passed away:
1 January 2021: The Yorkshire Indoor Championships for 2021 is cancelled, but a virtual indoor competition may be held on the weekend of the 13th and 14th of March:
YAA Indoor cancelled but possible virtual tournament
31 October 2020: The ABBA Dabba Do shoot will not be taking place in 2021:
ABBA Dabba Do shoot 2021
11 October 2020: The YAA will be running its Juniors Indoor Postal League this winter:
YAA Juniors Indoor Postal League 2020-2021
19 September 2020: Izzy and Adam Carpenter have won bronze and gold at today's finals of the National Tour:
Gold for Adam, bronze for Izzy
The Selby League will be running over the winter, offering virtual team competitions based on Portsmouth and Frostbite rounds:
Selby Winter League 2020-21
The results of the NCAS Virtual Target Competition 2020 have been published:
NCAS Virtual Competition 2020 results
15 September 2020: The NCAS will be running a webinar for NCAS coaches on running beginners courses during Covid-19:
NCAS Webinar, 30th September 2020