March Newsletter Scottish archery

Performance Information

There have been a few new documents put on the website recently and we would be grateful if you could let your Club Members know about this.

We have uploaded information on the new team selection criteria which can be found on the Performance pages.

We have updated the Rankings criteria for the 2018 Outdoor season. This can be found on the Records and Rankings pages.

Also, please note that we are awaiting conformation regarding the Senior Euronations competition for this year, so will be publishing team information on this as soon as it is possible.


My first foray into an administrative role was serving as Scottish Archery President from 2005 – 2007 and I’m pleased to have been asked to serve as Board Member without Portfolio on the current board. Scottish Archery has taken huge steps in the recent years to become a recognised and relevant sporting organisation and I think it is essential that we continue moving along this path. In the current world, sporting bodies either take this route or are destined to be side-lined and reduced to a quirky minority sport that might appear on The One Show occasionally. I only hope that I can contribute to this progress.

I took up archery in 1997. After standing in a field every weekend of the summer for a year watching my daughters shoot, the local club (Links Archers Montrose) suggested that I might as well stand with a bow in my hand. I shot competitively from then until 2011 when injury stopped me competing. Initially I shot recurve, but switched to compound in 2002 and represented Scotland the following year at the British Outdoors, although I remained on Scottish Squad for the next few years this was my only representative honour.

I qualified as a club coach in 2003 and my coaching highlight, was being selected by the Scottish Archery to be assistant coach to the 2010 Commonwealth team in Delhi. I was also employed by Commonwealth Games Scotland from 2009 - 2010 as Archery Team Leader, carrying out site visits and all the other preparatory work involved in taking a team to an international multi-sport event.

I took up judging in 2002 and worked through the ranks qualifying as National Target Judge in 2009 and National Field Judge a four years later. I’ve judges many National competitions, but the highlights were judging the international at Stoke Mandeville and being a technical official at the London Paralympic Games in 2012.

Coaching Tip of the Month

If you love the game and want to be a successful competitor:


  • Trying to please everyone
  • Letting past mistakes stay with you
  • Putting yourself down
  • Only being happy with perfection
  • Over thinking

If you would like to share a coaching tip please send it to communications@scottisharchery.org.uk


Scottish Archery welcomes another Independent Board member to the Board.

Kevin Pringle has a wealth of experience in sport development, leadership and governance with over 15 years professional experience in leadership roles in Governing Bodies in both Scotland and New Zealand. Kevin is currently CEO of basketballscotland and has previously served as a director on the Boards of British Basketball and Scottish Gymnastics. Out with the day job, Kevin volunteers as a trustee and treasurer of a sport facility-based Social Enterprise and is heavily involved in club sport in committee and coaching roles.

While Kevin isn’t involved in Archery, he brings a wide experience of developing sport from grass roots to performance level that he hopes can benefit our sport.


The Aldi Scottish Sports Fund is now open for North East and Highlands of Scotland.

If your club is looking for funding why not put the Scottish Archery Funding Guidance resource to good use. Get in touch with Laura@scottisharchery.org.uk to put the resource to the test


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