European Archery Festival

With two stages of the Indoor World Cup down and two left to go, it was all to play for going into the competition at Telford. Jean-Charles Valladont extended his lead at the top of the men’s recurve rankings by

Believing in yourself helps you when you need it most

Seize the Moment

  I was 18 years old and standing alongside two other guys looking at the final target for an ASA World Championship. All three of us were estimating the distance to a 3D target out in front of us at about

Always move the crossbow upwards while mounting it to your shoulder – never elevate or “high-draw” a crossbow (inset)

Crossbow Safety

At the end of May I took part in the 3D Field Archery Nationals at Osmaston Park in Derbyshire, and a very enjoyable event it was too. In contrast to last year’s appallingly wet conditions, this time around we enjoyed

Good front shoulder position will help spread the load of the draw weight through the skeletal structure

Optimise and Minimise

In any sporting activity we need to use our body in the best way to optimise our performance, but also to try to minimise the likelihood of injury. I guess we could simply decide that any possibility of injury should

Ask The Experts

Q: How can I best use my practice time to prepare for competition?   A: The aim of good practice is to manipulate your training to mirror competition as much as possible. This will allow you to practice the skills used in


Nocking Out on air

Long-time Bow International contributor, top archer, and leading coach John Dudley has announced a new project – an all-new media source for getting free professional archery advice. New to the soundwaves is the Nock On podcast series; featuring educational archery

Talent Development Programme

Registration is now open for the Archery GB 2014-2015 Talent Development programme. Any archer under 20 on June 14 of this year is eligible to apply, regardless of experience, and application forms can be downloaded from the Archery GB website

Archery GB AGM approaching

The Archery GB annual general meeting is coming up, and the proposed changed up for discussion and voting at the meeting have been released online. Members can view the proposals at www.archerygb.org/governance, where proposed changed to the board and articles

WA Secretary General elected to World Games Committee

Tom Dielen, World Archery secretary general, has been re-elected to the International World Games Association Executive Committee. The World Games has been referred to as ‘the Olympics of the compound discipline’, and features a field round for recurve and compound


Kenny Allen hit by para-archery reclassification

The latest reclassification of para-archery competitors has affected another British squad member. Kenny Allen, who has been part of the team for seven years, is the second Team GB archer to lose out under the new regulations after Danielle Brown’s


Sitting Comfortably

As a crossbow shooter, my style of archery has a lot in common with Field Target air rifle shooting. So, when I’m after a specialist accessories for my X-Bow, I often turn to ‘FT’ airgun scene for the kit that

Resistance stabilisation gives a more active shot on release

Stabilisers made easy

The last few years has seen in a dramatic change in compound stabilisation, certainly the biggest I have noticed in my sixteen years of shooting. You will have seen multiple articles, YouTube clips and other marketing trying to push forward

The Overdraw – Understood

Over my years as a coach and competitor I have had more and more people ask me to explain why I have used an overdraw on my bow and how it would affect their set up. I have been using

In use: Measure how much the band stretches

Make sure it fits!

Since I looked at the effect of nock fit on group sizes by shooting arrows fitted with worn nocks through the Hooter Shooter, then comparing the groups to those shot by arrows with new nocks, I’ve been using a tool

With 23 staff, and the chance they’ll need more in a year, it’s all systems go for Merlin

Merlin Archery

Merlin has moved! Bow International visits the new facilities, which are now housed in an old lace factory