Young athletes represent the future of sport. In archery, Britain is blessed with an exciting generation of young archers including Bryony Pitman and many more who have come through the ranks. Archery GB’S flagship youth event, the Youth Festival, is now open for entries and we’d like to encourage as many young archers as possible to register and take part.

Learn and develop in a competitive arena

Taking place for a week from 21st August at Lilleshall – the home of British archery and renowned centre of excellence – the festival welcomes archers aged 20 and under. It is the final tournament in a series of Key Events for 2017 and while the competition is keenly contested, as any sport should be, there is a clear focus and emphasis on learning and development, and gives young archers a terrific early insight into a World Archery target format, including team and mixed team head to heads.

A 50-metre shoot is also offered for the youngest archers in the cub category. In 2016, the 12-year-old Imogen Newby won the 50 metre girls’ competition after a close tussle with 11 year old Penny Healey in the final.

Imogen said:

I loved the youth festival. Last year it was great fun and I got to see all my friends. It is run smoothly and is a great experience of what the future could be like.

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Young archers naturally unfamiliar with any aspect of the World Archery format can learn about how the process works from seasoned and experienced campaigners. There is also a “team managers” meeting on day one of the festival where parents and coaches alike are given the lowdown on what to expect, with organisers taking questions too.

The festival represents a great opportunity for fledgling archers of all abilities to sample an international style competition. The closing date for entries is 16th July, and you can enter here. For more information, find out and read the entry prospectus here.

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