27 May 16
Patrick Huston won Britain its first place in the archery competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Nottingham, UK in a tense quota tournament held as part of the European Archery Championship.
Target archery is the most popular form of archery, in which which members shoot at stationary circular targets at varying distances and is practiced indoor and outdoor.
Field archery involves shooting at targets of varying (sometimes unmarked) distance, often in woodland and rough terrain.
Clout is a form where archers shoot at a flag (known as "the Clout") from a relatively long distance and score points depending on how close each arrow lands.
In flight archery the aim is to shoot the greatest distance and requires a large flat area such as an aerodrome.
There are numerous volunteering positions, such as:
- Members help to run clubs, taking roles such a chairman, secretary or treasurer
- At local and national level, there are numerous opportunities to help organise and run the sport from tournament organisation to committee work
- Officials, such as coaches and judges, receive training and examination to help develop and regulate archery
- National level positions work alongside the employed staff as the UK National Governing Body to manage the sport and also to represent in UK and International forums