World and National Associations
World Archery (WA)
World Archery is the international governing body for the sport of archery. Its mission is to promote and regulate archery worldwide, developing the sport with over 150 member associations through international events, development initiatives and marketing and endorsed by the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee and International World Games Association, among others.
It is responsible for setting the rules and regulations for international archery events, organising the World Archery Championships and for the sport at the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and World Games.
Archery GB (AGB)
Archery GB is the governing body for the sport of archery in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
National Field Archery Association (NFAS)
The NFAS exists to foster and promote Field Archery as a sport. All our courses are unmarked (i.e. unknown distances), usually situated in woodland, and our targets are predominantly 3D or paper animal faces.
The Archery Foundation
The Archery Foundation is a registered charity with the express intent of supporting the development and reach of the sport of Archery within the community contexts and in particular:- areas where there is significant social or economic deprivation, areas where there might normally be difficulty in accessing the sport and under-represented groups within the sport’s demographics.
The Welsh Archery Association (WAA) was established in October 2000, it was formed by merging the North Wales Archery Society (founded in 1953), South Wales Archery Society (founded in 1951) and the Welsh Archery Federation (formed during the early 1970s) into one national region. The WAA is affiliated to the national governing body of archery, viz. the Grand National Archery Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The WAA target squad and team events are sponsored by the Sports Council for Wales.
Judges Archery Wales
Here you will be able to view various items regarding judging.
Gwent County Archery Association (GCAA)
Glamorgan Archery Association (GAA)
The GAA covers all Archery clubs in the old “Glamorgans” area of S.Wales and is affiliated to both the Welsh Archery Association (WAA) and Archery GB (The governing body for archery in Great Britain and Northern Ireland). County Championships are held each year for indoor and outdoor target archery as well as field archery.
Dyfed Archery Association (DAA)
The Dyfed Archery Association is the county association for all archery clubs in Dyfed, Wales.
Gloucestershire Archery Association (GAA)
Gloucestershire Archery Society was formed to support all archery clubs in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, and Bristol. We meet on a regular basis throughout the year and welcome your input and support. The aims and objects of the Society shall be the promotion and encouragement of the sport of Archery in its various forms, covered by the rules of shooting approved by the Grand National Archery Society (Archery GB). The Society is the governing body of archery in the County of Gloucestershire, the district of South Gloucestershire and the City and County of Bristol.
Chepstow Athletic Club (CAC)
The Chepstow Athletic Club is a members only club located in the historic market town of Chepstow in Monmouthshire.
They provide a friendly home for a variety of sports and social clubs.
Wales Archery Specialists
Established in 1964 Wales Archery Specialists are a third generation family business whose priority is to ensure you obtain the equipment to suit your requirements. Their prices are competitive and their service is personal. They are official UK representatives of: Hoyt, Easton, Carter amongst others. Offering their latest products with direct factory support.
Greg’s Top Strings
Greg is one of Britain’s best bowstring makers in the UK. They don’t twist or stretch. Tel: 07791 532343. Located in South Wales. Strings sent to anywhere in the UK.
For more information on Sport Wales go to their website at http://www.sportwales.org.uk.
St Kingsmark Bowmen has benefited from a number of Community Chest Grants provided by Sport Wales. The grants have enabled us to purchase equipment for our beginners courses and improvers sessions as well as put six of our members through a level one coaching course.
Fund Raising and Support
Community Chest offers grant of up to £1500 in any 12 month period for activities that:
- Encourage more people to become more active, more often
- Raises the standards of existing activities
For more information on Community Chest go to their website at http://www.sportwales.org.uk/funding–support/our-grants/community-chest.aspx.