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Grand Western Archery Society now has five new county level coaches, four in Somerset and one in Devon & Cornwall. Luke Messinger (D&C), Martin Hutchings, Andrew Rees, Jane Rees and Lizzy Rees (Somerset) all successfully completed the County Coaching Course in a very speedy eight months, remarkable considering the course can often take up to […]

posted 30 June, 2017

Jo Frith received her MBE at Buckingham Palace last month, and shares her experience of the day with some insights into what drives her to succeed, and advice to those wishing to continually improve their performance. It was a very exciting day at Buckingham Palace with the day dawning bright and full of sunshine, although a bit […]

posted 4 May, 2017

19 year old Phoebe Pine, has recently been confirmed on the Archery GB World Class Programme, as a member of  Team GB. In response to some questions, Phoebe has kindly shared a few insights into what got her interested in the sport, and what inspires and drives her to succeed. What got you interested in […]

posted 23 April, 2017

Mrs Helen Press was elected an Honorary Life Member of the Grand Western Archery Society, at the AGM in April. Helen, of Andover Archers, is both an archery coach and experienced tournament organiser who has attended the Dunster Archery Week since the early 1990’s, a very popular archer on the shooting line entering every event except […]

posted 19 April, 2017

Congratulations to the archers and clubs of the West who were honoured at this years Archery GB AGM in Birmingham:   The Gussy Trophy Jo Frith was awarded The Gussy Trophy for wheelchair archer of the year. She won W1 mixed team gold with John in Rio, plus individual silver. Honorary Life Membership was awarded […]

posted 14 April, 2017

Archery GB have launched the Range Registration Process, which is being administered through Sport:80. Every Archery GB club is required submit details of their facilities. The online self-assessment will be completed on the Sport:80 website, and activation links have now been sent to all Regional, County and Club Secretaries throughout the UK. The new range registration process aims […]

posted 5 April, 2017

The Himalayan nation of Bhutan is the only country in the world where Archery is the national sport. Whilst there are no formal archery clubs in the country, archery is used as a social event, at which villages and amateur teams compete against one another on a regular basis. In 2016 HRH Prince William, Duke […]

posted 29 March, 2017

For those planning to attend the GWAS AGM and the Coaching AGM on Sunday 2nd April, there may be traffic disruptions around Taunton, so please plan your routes carefully.

posted 27 March, 2017

A poll of the Senior County Teams resulted in a preference for changing the format of the Senior Inter-Counties event from York / Hereford to WA 1440 rounds.  Following a discussion and vote at the GWAS Council meeting in October 2016, it was agreed the format will be changed from 2017 to become a WA1440, World Record […]

posted 19 March, 2017

It’s a great time to be an archer. Beginners today have access to more coaches, ranges and shops than ever. People on every continent are enjoying archery as the sport grows exponentially, sparking even more demand for places to shoot, train and host tournaments. Among archery’s newest venues is the World Archery Excellence Centre in […]

posted 7 March, 2017
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