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 Cancelled for 2020
5 Counties Seniors Match 4 October 2020 Cancelled for 2020
YAA Field Championships 25 October 2020 Cancelled for 2020

This site

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Latest news

31 October 2020: The ABBA Dabba Do shoot will not be taking place in 2021:
 ABBA Dabba Do shoot 2021

11 October 2020: The YAA will be running its Juniors Indoor Postal League this winter:
 YAA Juniors Indoor Postal League 2020-2021

19 September 2020: Izzy and Adam Carpenter have won bronze and gold at today's finals of the National Tour:
 Gold for Adam, bronze for Izzy

The Selby League will be running over the winter, offering virtual team competitions based on Portsmouth and Frostbite rounds:
 Selby Winter League 2020-21

The results of the NCAS Virtual Target Competition 2020 have been published:
 NCAS Virtual Competition 2020 results

15 September 2020: The NCAS will be running a webinar for NCAS coaches on running beginners courses during Covid-19:
 NCAS Webinar, 30th September 2020

30 August 2020: Archery GB has published an article on restarting indoor archery safely, featuring our very own Pennine Archers:
 Restarting indoor archery

26 August 2020: A fundraiser for the BHF has been set up in memory of Bev DeToeuf:
 Bev DeToeuf memorial fund raiser

The Northern Counties Archery Society is running the Virtual NCAS Target Competition 2020 on the 5th and 6th of September 2020:
 NCAS Virtual Competition 5th & 6th Sept 2020

23 August 2020: The YAA has issued guidance on fulfilling the 2020-21 affiliations returns:
 YAA and NCAS affiliation fees and process 2020-2021

The YAA and NCAS Field Championships have been cancelled. Their host event, Dearne Valley's Joyce Kiddy Memorial Shoot, is still going ahead.

White Rose Archers have cancelled their Autumn Open Longbow competition.

16 August 2020: Bev DeToeuf has passed away:
 Bev DeToeuf

12 August 2020: Arrowhawks Archery Academy have set up an online virtual tournament for archers participating in Arrowhawks and the National Talent Development Programme North:
 Virtual Tournament for Arrowhawks and NTDP North archers

More shoots have been cancelled:
 York Archers Society October Clout
 The National Clout Championships
 The Tassel Clout Championships
 NCAS Junior Five Counties match
 NCAS Senior Five Counties match
 ABBA (Bridlington) Indoor

6 August 2020: Blackridge Archery of Driffield has reopened its indoor range, which is available for bookings:
 Blackridge Archery reopening indoor archery

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.

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