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National and regional organisations

Archery GB
 (AGB/GNAS) – the national organisation, part of World Archery.

County of Surrey Archery Association/Surrey Archery (CSAA) – our county organisation.

Southern Counties Archery Society (SCAS) – the region to which Surrey belongs.

British Longbow Society (BLBS) – promotes traditional longbow competitions

English Archery Federation (EAF) –  works with AGB, runs tournaments in England and administer such English Awards deemed appropriate (e.g. English Crosses)

National Field Archery Society (NFAS) – for Big Game & 3D rounds. For more information on NFAS and other field archery organisations see this site.

Northern Counties Archery Society (NCAS) – organises the Tassel award and classification scheme for Clout shooting.

World Archery (was FITA) – the international organisation.

Archery magazines

Archery GB The magazine for Archery GB members – news, reviews, advice, tournament diary and contact details.

Bow International  UK based, international coverage. Excellent source of articles on equipment, techniques, competitions, etc. Recommended.

Archery shops

Unfortunately there are no longer any local shops for new archers to try out equipment. Talk to a coach for further advice.

Alternative Sporting Services


Chiltern Archery

Custom Built Archery

In Range Archery (Wrotham, Kent; nr Sevenoaks) – CLOSED 1 Sept 2023 (was highly rated by new members for advice when buying your 1st bow and equipment).

Merlin Archery

Perris Archery – website also has some good guidance for new archers (shop in Suffolk, Essex branch shut recently)

Quicks  (shop at Walton on Thames closed on 31 July 2020, main shop in Waterlooville, near Portsmouth)

Raven Longbows (made to order longbows and arrows, by a national champion longbowman, in Kent)

Richard Head Longbows (excellent source of longbow related equipment, arrow shafts and ‘how to’ videos)

Shire Archery (very nice traditional archery equipment, check their Facebook page for any active discounts). 

The Longbow Emporium (made to order longbows and other longbow related equipment, clothing, etc)

Therabands (bands and tubes of various resistance strengths – useful for practicing posture, drawing bow and general exercises)