Archery GB Big Weekend

Archery Big Weekend Save the date 17-19 May 2019 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.

Want to host an open day at your Club?

Clubs are asked to read through the Guide on How to Run a fantastic Open Day, and the Archery GB Code of Conduct for have-a-go sessions, to ensure you know what is expected, including all details, such as placing all archery targets for beginners on the floor.  Next, it is really easy to sign up, simply complete the online application form

Just before the weekend, we will be sending out goodie bags including items to give to the participants.  Clubs who are members of Archery GB will also qualify to receive two free T-shirts if you sign up by 7 April 2019.  Additional T-shirts can be bought by contacting Archery GB before the end of April.

After April, the events registered and all details for the public to get involved will be shown on the Archery GB webpage.  To make sure your event receives maximum promotion, we’ve also partnered up with the BBC’s Things To Do campaign.


The Kitbag

The kitbag of resources is downloadable below.  These digital assets are free for you to share, edit and print, and should make the organisation and promotion of your event even easier.  It is essential to promote your Big Weekend event, so that members of the community get to hear all about it.  Archery GB will be promoting all the events as well, so please remember to keep us informed if ANY details change about your event, to prevent members of the public being disappointed on the day.

The Kitbag includes:

  • Big Weekend pre-event and post-event press release templates
  • Big Weekend Photography Brief
  • Big Weekend Photography Consent Form
  • Big Weekend Logos

All Archery GB Big Weekend events need to comply with the Code of Practice for Archery Events.

Archery GB clubs would already be aware of the following documents:

If you have any other issues please contact


Some of the feedback from previous events…

“450% increase in numbers attending. Excellent weather.  Good turnout of members to help” Stockton Archers

“The event was successful. This type of event seems to attract families which we do not come to other have-a-go events” Tockington Archers

“Thank you for the toolkit and the pack – the pens and wristbands were much appreciated by the participants” Lugg Valley Company of Archers, Hereford

“It raised the profile of archery in our area and it’s always a brilliant way of promoting a sense of belonging amongst the club members, too.” Norton Archers, Stockton on Tees

“We do many community events, our team of 35 volunteers all agreed this was the most successful event we have ever organised, queues from start to finish, many have signed up for our other open community events!”  Deer Park Archers Ltd, Gloucester

“Even though it rained we had we had 372 people through over 2 days” Sittingbourne Community College Archers



Big Weekend – Photography Consent Form
Big Weekend – Have a go Profile Picture

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