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Archery Big Weekend 2015

Over the last three years, the Big Weekend has successfully introduced thousands of people to the great sport of archery. Clubs and organisations are once again invited to throw open their doors and welcome members of the public to try archery at fun and friendly events.

Grab your friends and family and find a local event on the map below, on a day convenient to you over the Big Weekend dates- 29-31 May 2015.

Archery GB is delighted to be working with Foresters Friendly Society on the Big Weekend.

When is it?

29-31 May 2015

Find your nearest local event on the map or contact enquiries@archerygb.org

View Big Weekend in a full screen map

Want to host an open day?

It's not too late and really easy to sign up, simply complete the application form below. The first 30 club/organisations to sign up before 31 March 2015 were all entered into our free prize draw to win equipment vouchers worth £125. Congratulations to the winning clubs/organisations chosen at random:

• Havant & Hayling Bowmen, Portsmouth
• Bramcote Archery Club, Nottinghamshire
• Friskney Bowmen, Lincolnshire


In order to receive a set of t-shirts, please sign up by 20 April 2015. To make sure your event receives maximum promotion, we've also partnered up with the BBC's Things To Do campaign.

If you would like to be a part of this event and host an archery open day click here to apply alternatively please click here for an Application Form.

The date has been moved to a non-bank holiday weekend, in response to feedback from clubs after last year's event, who felt this would increase the chances of people being available to attend the events, and club members to help run the events.

Some of the feedback from clubs...

"Our club is quite hidden from view, however, people had come specifically to take part after seeing adverts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and events listing websites. We're really pleased!" Aire Valley Archers, Bradford

"It was great to see so many people come and have a go at archery. We had a great time sharing our passion for archery and hope that we might have inspired someone to get involved in archery in the future." Brixham Archers

"We had about 25 parents and young people turning up on the day and 8 off them returned on Monday to start a beginners course. As a new club this was a great response" Irvine Toxopholites, Ayshire

"Some of the most rewarding moments were seeing participants face light up when they were able to pop the balloon placed centre gold. We went through a lot of balloons as the coaches were very good at helping participants" Bitton Archers, Bristol

The Kitbag

To help make the promotion of your event even easier, these digital assets are free for you to share, edit and print:

Archery GB clubs would already be aware of the following in depth documents that would apply to Big Weekend events:

If you have any questions please contact enquiries@archerygb.org

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