Links

Here 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 and approachable. 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. (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 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.