Archery in Yorkshire

The purpose of the Yorkshire Archery Association is to promote and support the sport of archery in Yorkshire.
The YAA is the county affiliation body for clubs in Yorkshire.
The YAA represents Yorkshire's archers at the regional and national levels.
The YAA is affiliated to the Northern Counties Archery Society and Archery GB (the Grand National Archery Society).
The YAA has the largest number of affiliated clubs of any English county organisation.
The YAA organises several tournaments each year including the indoor and outdoor county championships.
The YAA selects and manages the Yorkshire county teams.
The YAA maintains records of the highest scores achieved in the various disciplines of archery practised in the county.
The YAA presents awards in recognition of service to archers and clubs in Yorkshire.


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COVID-19 suspension of archery activities

In response to HM Government advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, archery has undergone a lengthy suspension of activities. Archery GB has now issued guidance on a phased return to shooting. Phase 1 covers club-level activities only.

Most tournaments in Yorkshire in the next few months have been cancelled or postponed. Please assume all tournaments are off unless the organiser confirms that an event is still on.


Please note: all Arrowhawks activities are suspended until further notice.

Arrowhawks Archery Academy has been launched to provide national talent development and academy programmes to Yorkshire

Danage timing equipment

The YAA's new Danage timing system is available for use by YAA clubs:

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YAA events

YAA Annual General Meeting 7 March 2020  2020 details
YAA Indoor Championships 8 March 2020  2020 results
YAA Clout Weekend 18 & 19 April 2020 Cancelled for 2020

 2019 metric results
 2019 Imperial results
Lez Newsome Memorial Metric Day
(Single WA1440 Star and Metrics)
6 June 2020 Cancelled for 2020

 2019 results
YAA Senior & Junior Championships 7 June 2020 Cancelled for 2020

 2019 results
YAA WA1440 4 July 2020 Cancelled for 2020

 WA1440 2019 results
Double WA720/WA50 5 July 2020 Cancelled for 2020

 Double WA720 2019 results
Grand Northern Archery Meeting 25-26 July 2020 Cancelled for 2020
YAA Longbow Championships 1 August 2020 Cancelled for 2020

 2019 awards
 2019 results
5 Counties Juniors Match 3 October 2020  
5 Counties Seniors Match 4 October 2020  
YAA Field Championships 25 October 2020  2019 results

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Latest news

30 July 2020: The Adel End of Season Westerns and the Northern Counties Clout weekend have been cancelled.

23 July 2020: Aardvark Archery has very generously donated 20 target stands to the YAA:
 Donation of target stands by Aardvark Archery to YAA

17 July 2020: A Hoyt Eclipse recurve bow plus arrows and accessories has been added to the Small Ads page:
 Hoyt Eclipse (RH) plus accessories

10 July 2020: Archery GB has issued an update on plans to return to competitive archery:
 Archery GB: Return to competition

Chantry Bowmen have decided to cancel all their remaining outdoor and indoor shoots for 2020.

The Wakefield Albion, which was to be held the 19th of July, has been cancelled.

29 June 2020: The YAA is making 25 target stands, suitable for straw bosses, available to clubs:
 YAA target stands available to clubs

27 June 2020: The Grand Northern Archery Meeting, which was to be held at Wetherby on the 25th and 26th of July, has been cancelled.

14 June 2020: The YAA has cancelled the Longbow Championships, which had been scheduled for the 1st of August.

10 June 2020: Bronte Archers have cancelled the Double WA1440 due to take place Saturday and Sunday 11th & 12th July 2020.

9 June 2020: The YAA has cancelled the Metric Weekend, which had been scheduled for the 4th and 5th of July.

2 June 2020: St George's AC have cancelled their Bill Spencer Open Western.

23 May 2020: Estelle Edwick, formerly of Bronte Archers, has passed away:
 Estelle Edwick

Burton Constable Company of Bowmen have cancelled their Medieval shoot.

15 May 2020: Archery GB has provided guidelines for archery in England to begin its emergence from lockdown:
 Archery GB: Archery GB updates on COVID-19

De Notton Bowers have cancelled their Hereford shoot.

29 April 2020: The Selby Westerns, Lez Newsome Metrics and YAA Championships have been cancelled:
 Selby and YAA shoots cancelled

Max Oakley is Archery GB's Young Volunteer of the Year 2020:
 Max is Young Volunteer of the Year

22 April 2020: The March results of the YAA Juniors Indoor Postal League are now available:
 YAA Juniors Indoor Postal League, March results

The Wharfe Valley Archers Midsummer Field Shoot has been rescheduled to October:
 Wharfe Valley Archers MIdsummer Field Shoot rescheduled

2 April 2020: Noel Lawrence of Chantry Bowmen has passed away:
 Noel Lawrence

Arrowhawks Archery Academy have cancelled their April events:
 Cancellation of events hosted by Arrowhawks Archery Academy

Abbeydale Archers have cancelled their Grand National tournament, which was scheduled for this coming Sunday.

Thirsk Bowmen have cancelled their Double WA720 Weekend, scheduled for the 25th and 26th of April.

24 March 2020: A virtual NCAS Coaching Conference will be held on the 25th of April, in place of the cancelled in-person event:
 NCAS Coaching Conference, 25th April 2020 - the alternative solution

Thirsk Bowmen have been awarded Performance Specialism Club status:
 Thirsk Bowmen awarded Performance Specialism Club status

22 March 2020: Archers of East Riding have cancelled their Clout Weekend:
 Archers of East Riding Clout Weekend cancelled

19 March 2020: Pennine Archers have cancelled their Combined Brays shoot:
 Pennine Combined Brays cancelled

Archery GB has closed many national-level shoots to new entries - they will decide nearer the time whether the events will go ahead:
 Archery GB Events

18 March 2020: The YAA regrets to announce the cancellation of its Clout Weekend:
 YAA Clout Weekend cancelled

Bronte Archers have cancelled their Spring Weekend:
 Bronte Spring Weekend cancelled

17 March 2020: In response to HM Government advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Archery GB has advised that all archery activities be suspended for the time being:
 Archery GB: All archery in the UK should be postponed for the forseeable future

Chantry Bowmen have cancelled their Longbow tournament:
 Chantry Longbow cancelled

St George's AC have cancelled the Ted Mallett clout:
 Ted Mallet cancelled

York Archers Society have cancelled their Spring Clout tournament:
 York AS Spring Clout cancelled

Dearne Valley AC have cancelled their Easter Weekend field shoot:
 Dearne Valley AC Easter Weekend cancelled

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