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.
In response to HM Government advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, archery has undergone a lengthy suspension of activities. Archery GB has now issued guidance on a phased return to shooting. Phase 1 covers club-level activities only.
Most tournaments in Yorkshire in the next few months have been cancelled or postponed. Please assume all tournaments are off unless the organiser confirms that an event is still on.
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:
Want to be alerted when a news item appears on this site or a significant change is made? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Subscribe". Once we've confirmed that you want to receive emails from us, we'll add you to the mailing list of people to notify. Your email address will ONLY be used for this purpose and no other.
|YAA Annual General Meeting||7 March 2020||2020 details|
|YAA Indoor Championships||8 March 2020||2020 results|
|YAA Clout Weekend||18 & 19 April 2020||Cancelled for 2020
2019 metric results
2019 Imperial results
|Lez Newsome Memorial Metric Day
(Single WA1440 Star and Metrics)
|6 June 2020||Cancelled for 2020
|YAA Senior & Junior Championships||7 June 2020||Cancelled for 2020
|YAA WA1440||4 July 2020||Cancelled for 2020
WA1440 2019 results
|Double WA720/WA50||5 July 2020||Cancelled for 2020
Double WA720 2019 results
|Grand Northern Archery Meeting||25-26 July 2020||Cancelled for 2020|
|YAA Longbow Championships||1 August 2020||Cancelled for 2020
|5 Counties Juniors Match||3 October 2020|
|5 Counties Seniors Match||4 October 2020|
|YAA Field Championships||25 October 2020||2019 results|
If you have any suggestions for the site or would like it to feature details of your club or event, please contact the webmaster.
30 July 2020: The Adel End of Season Westerns and the Northern Counties Clout weekend have been cancelled.
23 July 2020: Aardvark Archery has very generously donated 20 target stands to the YAA:
Donation of target stands by Aardvark Archery to YAA
10 July 2020: Archery GB has issued an update on plans to return to competitive archery:
Archery GB: Return to competition
Chantry Bowmen have decided to cancel all their remaining outdoor and indoor shoots for 2020.
The Wakefield Albion, which was to be held the 19th of July, has been cancelled.
29 June 2020: The YAA is making 25 target stands, suitable for straw bosses, available to clubs:
YAA target stands available to clubs
27 June 2020: The Grand Northern Archery Meeting, which was to be held at Wetherby on the 25th and 26th of July, has been cancelled.
14 June 2020: The YAA has cancelled the Longbow Championships, which had been scheduled for the 1st of August.
10 June 2020: Bronte Archers have cancelled the Double WA1440 due to take place Saturday and Sunday 11th & 12th July 2020.
9 June 2020: The YAA has cancelled the Metric Weekend, which had been scheduled for the 4th and 5th of July.
2 June 2020: St George's AC have cancelled their Bill Spencer Open Western.
23 May 2020: Estelle Edwick, formerly of Bronte Archers, has passed away:
Burton Constable Company of Bowmen have cancelled their Medieval shoot.
15 May 2020: Archery GB has provided guidelines for archery in England to begin its emergence from lockdown:
Archery GB: Archery GB updates on COVID-19
De Notton Bowers have cancelled their Hereford shoot.
29 April 2020: The Selby Westerns, Lez Newsome Metrics and YAA Championships have been cancelled:
Selby and YAA shoots cancelled
Max Oakley is Archery GB's Young Volunteer of the Year 2020:
Max is Young Volunteer of the Year
22 April 2020: The March results of the YAA Juniors Indoor Postal League are now available:
YAA Juniors Indoor Postal League, March results
The Wharfe Valley Archers Midsummer Field Shoot has been rescheduled to October:
Wharfe Valley Archers MIdsummer Field Shoot rescheduled
2 April 2020: Noel Lawrence of Chantry Bowmen has passed away:
Arrowhawks Archery Academy have cancelled their April events:
Cancellation of events hosted by Arrowhawks Archery Academy
Abbeydale Archers have cancelled their Grand National tournament, which was scheduled for this coming Sunday.
Thirsk Bowmen have cancelled their Double WA720 Weekend, scheduled for the 25th and 26th of April.
24 March 2020: A virtual NCAS Coaching Conference will be held on the 25th of April, in place of the cancelled in-person event:
NCAS Coaching Conference, 25th April 2020 - the alternative solution
Thirsk Bowmen have been awarded Performance Specialism Club status:
Thirsk Bowmen awarded Performance Specialism Club status
22 March 2020: Archers of East Riding have cancelled their Clout Weekend:
Archers of East Riding Clout Weekend cancelled
19 March 2020: Pennine Archers have cancelled their Combined Brays shoot:
Pennine Combined Brays cancelled
Archery GB has closed many national-level shoots to new entries - they will decide nearer the time whether the events will go ahead:
Archery GB Events
18 March 2020: The YAA regrets to announce the cancellation of its Clout Weekend:
YAA Clout Weekend cancelled
Bronte Archers have cancelled their Spring Weekend:
Bronte Spring Weekend cancelled
17 March 2020: In response to HM Government advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Archery GB has advised that all archery activities be suspended for the time being:
Archery GB: All archery in the UK should be postponed for the forseeable future
Chantry Bowmen have cancelled their Longbow tournament:
Chantry Longbow cancelled
St George's AC have cancelled the Ted Mallett clout:
Ted Mallet cancelled
York Archers Society have cancelled their Spring Clout tournament:
York AS Spring Clout cancelled
Dearne Valley AC have cancelled their Easter Weekend field shoot:
Dearne Valley AC Easter Weekend cancelled