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Junior Member Badges

Archery GB recognises archer's continued progress.

The joy of archery is that it is great fun and part of the fun is the personal challenge to improve on your scores, through lots of practice and good coaching. Archery GB appreciates that and rewards improvement with a variety of different awards and badges.

Our Awards

Here is our guide to the various awards and badges you can aspire to, if you wish. So read on, see what is relevant to you and then give it a go, and start collecting those badges, as a mark of your progress in our great sport.

Junior Rose Awards
Junior Rose Awards Junior archers shooting a recurve, compound or longbow can claim a rose award when shooting at a UK Record Status York, Hereford or Bristol I-V tournament that has been given 'Rose Award' status. You will need to shoot the round relevant to your age group to claim this award.
There are different coloured badges for different scores:
Badge Colour White Black Blue Red Gold Purple
compound and recurve score 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1250
longbow score 225 300 375 450 525 600

Arrow Awards

Arrow Awards Arrow Award for Juniors are open to juniors of the Society under 16 years of age and are in the form of Red, Blue and Black badges. Juniors may only claim the award once in each age group, but may shoot for an award in age groups above, but not below, their own. Archers submitting valid claims for awards higher than their age group may also claim the lower awards down to their age group, providing they have not been claimed previously. Four rounds are required to be shot to make a claim in any calendar year, at least one must be a WA / Metric round, and at least one must have been shot in an open competition. The eligible rounds and score levels required in each age group are published in the Shooting Administrative Procedures.
FITA (Gents) FITA (Ladies) Metric II Metric III Metric IV Metric V York Hereford or Bristol I Bristol II Bristol III Bristol IV Bristol V
RED AWARD
Junior Gentlemen U/16
Recurve 959 1037 1115 - - - 786 952 1078 - - -
Compound 1118 1169 1223 - - - 977 1091 1176 - - -
Junior Ladies U/16
Recurve 716 817 935 1087 - - 511 723 911 1028 - -
Compound 935 1016 1099 1205 - - 757 930 1063 1142 - -
BLUE AWARD
Junior Gentlemen U/14
Recurve 686 788 909 1069 - - 480 693 887 1010 - -
Compound 911 995 1018 1192 - - 728 908 1047 1130 - -
Junior Ladies U/14
Recurve 481 571 707 918 1118 - 283 477 695 860 1016 -
Compound 716 817 935 1087 1228 - 511 723 911 1028 1134 -
BLACK AWARD
Junior Gentlemen U/12
Recurve 351 419 544 781 1026 - 175 332 537 723 916 -
Compound 538 634 769 966 1150 - 335 539 754 908 1050 -
Junior Ladies U/12
Recurve 305 364 480 721 984 1133 142 280 473 663 869 1063
Compound 481 571 707 918 1118 1226 283 477 695 860 1016 1152

Six Gold End Junior

Six Gold End Junior Shoot six consecutive arrows into the gold at one end at either of the two longest distances of a FITA / Metric or Imperial round for your age group at a Registered Tournament or Club Target Day, and this badge is yours. You can claim a Six Gold End badge only once as a junior in each discipline you shoot - recurve, longbow and compound.

Archery GB Progress Awards

Archery GB Progress Awards

The Archery GB Progress Awards are designed to provide beginners and younger archers with awards for developing their archery skills. The junior age groups are aligned with educational key stages. The scheme can also be used as an adult beginner incentive.

The scheme is open to all archers and is operated by archery clubs or by schools, youth groups and similar who practice target archery. There is no requirement for the recipients to be members of Archery GB, although many will be.

Junior Tassel Award for Clout Shooting

Junior Tassel Award for Clout Shooting First introduced in 1996 within the boundaries of Northern Counties and later adopted nationally, the scheme is nationally run by the Northern Counties Archery Society, which administers the scheme and issues the awards. The score bands for awards are the same as for the senior awards. Claims can be made for a score obtained shooting the distance for your own age group or above. Once a 'higher' Tassel Award is claimed (Black, Blue, Red or Gold) a claim for the 'missing' Tassel award can only be made when you move up to the next age band.

Handicap Improvement Medal

Handicap Improvement Medal There is also a Handicap Improvement Medal which is awarded by a club to the club member that achieves the greatest handicap improvement over a calendar year. The award is open to all members and the medal is loaned by the club as it is property of Archery GB.

Junior Master Bowman

Junior Master Bowman

The Junior Master Bowman classification is open to Junior archers in all age groups, and shooting the rounds appropriate to their age. Please see the Classification Tables in Rules of Shooting to find out which rounds you are eligible to shoot and what the qualifying scores are. You can only obtain these scores at Record Status shoots, and must make your claim on the official claim form.

In 2010 the categories were extended all encompass all juniors U12, U14, U16, U18.

Additional awards

There are also special awards from the Home Nations such as the Thistle Awards for Scotland, the English Crosses for England, Feathers for Wales and Hand for Northern Ireland. Further information may be obtained from http://www.scottisharchery.org.uk/ and http://www.englisharcheryfederation.org/ http://www.welsharcheryassociation.co.uk/ http://www.nias.co.uk/

WA AWARDS FOR JUNIORS

WA Beginners Awards

The WA beginners award scheme is a great way for beginners to measure their progress as they develop. The awards measure archery scores, skill development and knowledge.

WA Beginners Awards: WA Feather

FITA Beginners Awards: FITA Feather Red and Gold feather awards are available, testing shooting skills across different distances and different knowledge sets. These are designed for beginners under 12 years old and some disabled new archers. It is up to your coach to decide when you are ready for this award, WA does not require proof of age or disability.
Badge colour Red Gold
12 hits on a target face at the following distances 6m 8m

WA Beginners Awards: WA Arrow

FITA Beginners Awards: FITA Arrow These are for beginners over the age of 12. Beginners will be tested on archery scores, skill development and knowledge. Different coloured awards are available depending on the distance to be shot over:
Badge colour White Black Blue Red Gold
115 points from hits on a target face at the following distances 10m 14m 18m 22m 26m

WA Silver Star awards

FITA Silver Star awards The WA silver star badge can only be gained at a World Record or WA Award Status event shooting a cadet round. The WA Silver Stars are for archers under 16 ('cadets') shooting a cadet round. Badges for recurve archers are shield shaped, while badges for compound archers are round.
Badge Colour Star only Black Blue Red Gold Purple
Score from appropriate FITA round for age group 1000 1100 1200 1300 1350 1400

WA Silver Target award

FITA Silver Target award This award is open to compound and recurve cadet archers shooting at World Record or WA award status events. There are six different coloured badges available depending on the score shot.
Badge Colour White Black Blue Red Gold Purple
FITA 60m outdoor round 500 550 600 650 675 700

WA Target Badges

WA STARS

FITA STARS WA Star awards are for achievement in shooting the Ladies WA round and Gentlemen's WA round shot in a tournament that has World Record Status/WA Award Status. Awards are given to anyone shooting the appropriate full WA round for their gender. The badge is in the form of a stylised gold star, on its own for the 1000, and on a coloured background with gold coloured writing for the higher score levels. For archers shooting recurve bows the star is mounted on a shield, and for archers shooting compound it is mounted on a round badge.
Badge colour White Black Blue Red Gold Purple
compound score 1000 1100 1200 1300 1350 1400
recurve score 1000 1100 1200 1300 1350 1400

WA SILVER STARS

FITA SILVER STARS

WA Silver Star awards are for archers Under 17 - the Cadet Class, and archers of 50 or over - the Masters Class, shooting the appropriate Cadet or Masters round and show a silver Star and with silver coloured writing.

These awards can also only be claimed at World Record Status events.

Badge colour White Black Blue Red Gold Purple
compound score 1000 1100 1200 1300 1350 1400
recurve score 1000 1100 1200 1300 1350 1400

WA TARGET AWARDS

FITA TARGET AWARDS

WA Target Awards are for achievement in shooting other WA rounds, namely the WA 70m round, the 50m compound round, the half WA round, theWA 900 round and the WA Indoor 25m and 18m rounds.

These awards can also only be claimed at World Record Status events.

Round White Black Blue Red Gold Purple
WA 70m 500 550 600 650 675 700
Half WA
500 550 600 650 675 700
WA 900 750 800 830 860 875 890
25m Indoor 500 525 550 575 585 595
18m Indoor 500 525 550 575 585 595
WA 50m Compound 500 550 600 650 675 700

WA SILVER TARGET AWARDS

FITA SILVER TARGET AWARDS

WA Silver Target Awards are for achievement in shooting at the Cadet and Masters WA 60 metre round and the half-WA round. The WA badges are the same shape and colours as the WA Target Awards but have silver coloured writing. Badges can be claimed for:

These awards can also only be claimed at World Record Status events.

Round White Black Blue Red Gold Purple
WA 60m 500 550 600 650 675 700
Half WA (cadet/master) 500 550 600 650 675 700
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