Viking Archery

The 11th century Norman bows depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry still show the characteristic shape of the earlier Viking bows

While not widely known as having an archery culture, the Vikings nevertheless counted archers and bowyers among their number, says historian Jan Sachers Bows and arrows may not be not the first weapons that come to mind when we hear of

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Outdoor Ready


Outdoor archery brings a different set of demands for the archer and their equipment – so here’s a selection of the best outdoor shooting gear   Base layer Summer might be approaching, but that doesn’t always mean it’s short-sleeve weather! This

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Summer Shooting Essentials

John got his start winning 3D shoots, but then moved into target

Everyone gets bored or frustrated sometimes. Luckily, John Dudley knows a couple of things that can re-ignite your passion for archery   Archery is a very fun sport and can be so rewarding. However, it can also get a little

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New indoor training facility open

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A new indoor archery training facility has opened in Bedfordshire. Aim4Sport has opened up an indoor coaching range after hearing about the problems that can hold up indoor sessions. Dave Leader and Gaynor Hutchison, owners of Aim4Sport, explained, “Looking at

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Archery petition launched!

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A petition has been launched to ask the president of the Commonwealth Games Federation to make archery a core sport. Charlie Keeble set up the petition, and said, “I strongly believe that archery is worthy of being a core sport

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Mixed teams in Tokyo?


World Archery is putting forward bids to include a mixed team event in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The motion was agreed at a meeting of the federation’s executive board in Nottingham, UK, and will be put forward to the

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ATA Highlights: Easton

The Easton Contour stabiliser set

We’ll be bringing you a selection of the best new releases we spotted at the ATA Trade Show in Indianapolis – keep your eyes peeled for more on here and in the next issue! First up: Easton.  For the first time

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Rio 2016: first ticket news

If you were thinking of heading to Rio in two years’ time, World Archery has announced that archery could be one of the cheaper sports to get into. It is expected that tickets for the elimination rounds will cost as

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Autumn Archery

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Use your down time wisely, advises John Dudley, so you can hit the ground running Here we are once again, coming into the autumn season. I strongly believe that this season is the best time to make a few changes,

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Inaugural Invictus success for archery

Team GB found great success in archery at the Invictus Games, the first international celebration of rehabilitation through sport for wounded or sick servicemen and women of its kind in the UK. Archery attracted more entries than any other sport

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