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 the Grand National Archery Society (Archery GB).
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.


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The Yorkshire Sword

Nominations are now being invited for the award of the Yorkshire Sword.

The Yorkshire Sword is awarded annually to the YAA-affiliated archer who, in the opinion of the Clubs and Committee Members of the Association, has made the greatest service to archery in Yorkshire in the course of a specific year - 2017 in this case.

Please consider making a nomination for service performed during 2017.

All nominations must include a citation and must be received in writing by the County Secretary no later than the 31st of December 2017.

 Yorkshire Sword 2017 nomination form (Word document)


Arrowhawks Archery Academy has been launched to provide national talent development and academy programmes to Yorkshire
 Arrowhawks performance coaching sessions, October 2017 to March 2018

Junior sessions

Junior indoor training sessons during winter 2017-18

Danage timing equipment

The YAA's new Danage timing system is available for use by YAA clubs:

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YAA events

YAA Annual General Meeting 11 March 2017

10 March 2018
YAA Indoor Championships 12 March 2017

11 March 2018
2017 results
YAA Clout Weekend 15 & 16 April 2017

14 & 15 April 2018
2017 metric results
2017 Imperial results
Lez Newsome Memorial Metric Day
(Single WA1440 Star and Metrics)
3 June 2017

2 June 2018
2017 results

2017 photos
YAA Senior & Junior Championships 4 June 2017

3 June 2018
2017 results
YAA Double WA1440 1 & 2 July 2017 2017 results
YAA Longbow Championships 5 August 2017 2017 results
5 Counties Juniors Match 30 September 2017 2017 individual results

2017 report

2017 photos
5 Counties Seniors Match 1 October 2017 2017 individual results

2017 report

2017 photos
YAA Field Championships 22 October 2017 2017 results

This site

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Latest news

18 November 2017: Dearne Valley AC will hold their Double Portsmouth on the 28th of January:
 Dearne Valley AC Double Portsmouth 2018

14 November 2017: Pennine Archers have released the results of their Zombie Shoot:
 Pennine Archers Hallowe'en Zombie Shoot 2017 results

York Archers Society have issued the results of their Double Portsmouth:
 York Archers Society Double Portsmouth 2017 results

Chantry Bowmen have published the provisional target list for the D&DAA Indoor Championships:
 Chantry D&DAA Indoor Championships 2017 target list (PDF)
Please note that the afternoon session is now full, and there are just a couple of spaces in the morning session.

12 November 2017: Louise Smith has become a National Judge:
 Louise Smith - National Judge

A gallery of photos from the ABBA Portsmouth has been added to the site:
 ABBA Portsmouth 2017

9 November 2017: The first training session for the YAA senior squad will take place on Sunday 12th November at Haxby, York:
 YAA Senior Squad training session

Archers of Bridlington and Burton Agnes have published the results of their Portsmouth shoot:
 Archers of Bridlington and Burton Agnes Indoor Tournament 2017 results

4 November 2017: The Arrowhawks Archery Academy will be holding multiple performance coaching sessions for four groups over the next six months:
 Arrowhawks Archery Academy performance coaching sessions

A gallery of photos from the inaugural session at Arrowhawks has been added to the site:
 Arrowhawks 2017

Pennine Archers hosted a very successful and well-attended session for junior archers on the 28th of October 2017 - a report has been provided:
 Yorkshire Juniors in Linthwaite

A gallery of photos from the YAA juniors session at Pennine has been added to the site:
 YAA juniors 2017

We missed one! The county's records have been updated with another new achievement:
 County records

29 October 2017: The county's records have been updated with 106 new achievements:
 County records

St George's AC will hold the Bill Spencer Open Western on the 17th of June:
 St George's Archery Club Bill Spencer Open Western

26 October 2017: Nominations are invited for the Yorkshire Sword, which will be presented to the YAA-affiliated archer who is considered to have performed the greatest service to archery in Yorkshire in 2017:
 The Yorkshire Sword

The results of the YAA Field Championships have been published:
 Dearne Valley Combined Field including YAA Field Championships 2017 results

The results of the National Clout Championships are now available:
 National Clout Championships 2017 results

White Rose Archers will hold their Crazy National for longbows on the 24th of March:
 White Rose Archers Crazy National

A Bowtech Guardian compound bow with accessories and arrows has been listed on the Small ads page:
 Bowtech Guardian bow with accessories and arrows

19 October 2017: The ABBA Dabba Doo will be held on the 17th of March:
 Archers of Bridlington & Burton Agnes 7th ABBA Dabba Do Longbow Shoot

With apologies for the previous incorrect set of results, Chantry Bowmen have issued the results of Saturday's Great Western:
 Chantry Bowmen Great Western Tournament 2017 results

Dearne Valley AC have announced the dates of their Winter Open Field Archery shoots:
 DVAC Winter Open Field Archery day, 17th December 2017
 DVAC Winter Open Field Archery day, 21st January 2018
 DVAC Winter Open Field Archery day, 25th February 2018
 DVAC Winter Open Field Archery day, 18th March 2018

Chantry Bowmen's Audrey Lawrence Double Worcester (3rd December) is now full.

15 October 2017: York Archers Society have published the results of yesterday's October Clout:
 York Archers Society October Clout 2017 results

14 October 2017: Barnsley Archery Club's Eliminator will be held on the 10th of December:
 Barnsley Archery Club Eliminator

8 October 2017: Pennine Archers will host the northern English leg of the British Indoor Barebow Championships:
 16th British Barebow Indoor Championships

7 October 2017: White Rose Archers have published the results of today's Autumn Longbow shoot:
 White Rose Archers 23rd Annual Autumn Shoot results

5 October 2017: The individual results of the Five Counties matches have been published:
 Inter Counties 2017 Junior Individual results
 Inter Counties 2017 Senior Individual results

The county's Teams Coordinator has produced a report of the Five Counties matches:
 2017 Five Counties report

A gallery of photos of the Five Counties matches has been added to the site:
 Inter County Tournaments 2017

The Northern Counties Indoor Championships will be held in Newcastle on the 19th of November (not the 26th as previously advertised):
 Northern Counties Indoor Championships

30 September 2017: Barnsley Archery Club have published the results of their recent shoots:
 Barnsley AC Albion, Windsors and Longbow Windsors 2017 results
 Barnsley AC WRS Double WA720 2017 results

The afternoon session of the Bridlington indoor shoot is now full, though there are some spaces in the morning:
 Archers of Bridlington and Burton Agnes Indoor Portsmouth

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