10 reasons to have a go at Archery
Here's our favourite 10 reasons why we think everyone should have a go at archery.
- It’s a sport that can last a lifetime. Whether you want to shoot just for fun or for serious competition there’s something in Archery for everyone.
- It encourages focus and is brilliant for clearing your mind. No matter what type of day you’ve had once you start shooting it’s just you and the target.
- It’s a sport for all. Archery is one of the most inclusive sports on the planet. No matter what ability, age, race, religion, disability or background archery can be a great leveller. It’s never too late to learn!
- Lots of variety within the sport. You don’t just have to shoot away at paper targets at set distances. Archery has many different choices from Field Archery (shooting in private woods at 3D targets), Clout (Aiming into the sky and shooting to land near a flag up to 180 yards away) and Flight archery (shooting to the furthest possible distance) to name just a few. All with a mix of different bow types.
- You get to meet new people. While Archery is a solo sport while shooting there is a strong sense of social community with archers and it’s easy to make new friends and teamwork can be key to some competitions.
- It’s good for you. Archery uses hand/eye co-ordination and is great for boosting your mental and physical health alongside patience, self-confidence, strength and flexibility.
- It’s an all year sport. Archery can be enjoyed indoors just as much as outdoors and in any weather conditions
- It teaches safety. Safety is the first thing any new archer is taught. It’s the most important part of the sport not just for the archer themselves but also for others round them. It’s a great sport for teaching everyone responsibility for themselves, for others and for the equipment used.
- It’s not expensive. Archery can be as cheap or as expensive as you want to make it. It really depends what you want from the sport.
- It’s really fun! The ultimate path for any archer includes enjoyment while they improve. Whether you shoot for fun or for competition it’s all down to simply having a good time.