Links

links2Here are a few useful links for you to pursue although always view what you find on the internet about archery with caution. For example: if a dude on youtube is wearing a plaid shirt and is holding a beer while explaining how to shoot or the best kit for you, there’s a good chance it might not be helpful!
(you can trust this website though, none of us owns a plaid shirt. ;o)

Video:

World Archery : Fantastic film from competitions around the world of the very best in action. Also includes videos on demonstrations, bios, explanations and awesome slo-mo footage. During the World Cup, WA will carry the matches live.
Pro Archery Series : Archive of the Alternative Sports sponsored Pro Archery field competition. Fantastic coverage of compounders shooting field in quarries, woods and on a WW1 fort (Fort Van Lier). Interface a little clunky but worth watching if only for the dry, somewhat sarcastic yet still funny commentary.
Competition Archery Media: American based youtube channel producing professional videos on US competitions such as Vegas, National Field and National indoor 3D.
Merlin Archery’s Zombie Special: Extremely funny archery v zombie “documentary” from Merlin Archery.

Media:

Arrowtrade Magazine : Free US online digital magazine. Hunting orientated but can carry interesting kit reviews and tips especially if you are a compounder.
The Target : Official digital yearbook of World Archery
Bow International : Sporadically available in some WH Smiths (Argyle Street is your best bet if you are in Glasgow but since COVID its been really erratic), via mail and digital download.

Coaching:

MRM Archery is run by Michael Mather and Moira Taylor. Excellent coaches, being both knowledgeable, approachable and can coach at all levels, from beginner to full blown competitive. Also do “Come and Try” sessions, events and the like.

Catalogues:

Lancaster Archery: An American company based in Pennsylvania but their catalogue is basically every archery related item on earth. Ultimate bow porn.
Easton Archery: Arrows for every occasion including zombie attack.
Win & Win: Renown bow maker’s catalogues for ranges Wiawis and WNS. Just gorgeous.
Hoyt Archery: full disclosure, the editor is not a fan of hoyt … but here’s their catalogue
Fivics: Korean company that supplies some very nice kit
Shibuya: Sight manufacturer that’s arguably the best you can buy. (at least our shockingly fanboi editor thinks so)

Governing Bodies:

Scottish Archery Association  : Our local governing body handling our contacts with the UK and worldwide archery. The place to find out about SAA Events and Competitions
Archery Great Britain : UK governing body of archery affiliated to World Archery
World Archery : Probably the most important governing body for Archery

Forum:

Archery Interchange UK is a forum for Toxophilites (lovers of archery) and a good place if you want to chat with archers from outside your own club.