HI West Essex Juniors, the club has created this page so that you, and your parents, can see the bling that you can get just by shooting. I know mad isn’t it shooting arrows and bling.
There are many awards out there and they start from just shooting 36 arrow rounds. As you go further in our sport you can shoot 72 arrow rounds and then start to compete in club and open competitions and then onwards to a massive 144 arrows and record status shoots. With badges available at each new level.
Some awards will have their own scoresheet available from our website. All awards have their own rules and required scores, some are shown on the scoresheet (our 252 award) some are within the Archery GB website. Either under membership services awards or within the shooting administration procedures (SAP), both easily found with a quick search in google. If you are unsure on any of the awards please ask, the junior records officer, committee members and other juniors or parents of juniors will all be happy to help.
As with most awards once a badge is earnt a lower one cannot be claimed so start recording your scores now and check through to see what you can claim.
These badges aren’t exclusive to juniors in many cases seniors can gain these awards, or a version of it, as well.
36 arrows round. Two scores needed per badge. Shot at two distances on three sizes of target face to give six badges. Scoresheet with rules has been created for this round. This round is perfect for the indoor season. The scoresheet can be downloaded from our website or a copy can be found at our indoor venue.
36 arrows round. Two scores needed per badge. Shot at seven distances (from 20 up to 100yards) on a 122cm target face to give seven badges. Scoresheet with rules has been created for this round. This round is perfect for the outdoor season. The scoresheet can be downloaded from our website or a copy can be found in the target container on our field.
Any 252 badge claimed, based on distances from 40 yards, must be shot as a recognised round. Details fo ArcheryGB and FITA rounds are available on this webiste.
Run alongside the clubs frostbite shoots. Based on an average of your best 3 scores. All you need to do is turn up and shoot. Awards start from a score of 200 all the way up to a perfect 360.
Club based AGB awards
Handicap improvement medal
The Handicap Improvement Medal which is awarded by a club to the club member that achieves the greatest handicap improvement over a calendar year. The award is open to all members and the medal is loaned by the club as it is property of Archery GB.
36 arrows round. Two scores needed per badge. Starting at 20yds this can be shot indoors or outdoors. A scoresheet has been created for this round. The scores required along with the specified distances are available on the club website. Badges issued by the club Jr records officer. The scoresheet can be downloaded from our website, there are copies at our indoor venue or they can be found in the target container on our field.
Awarded based on your outdoor rounds. Three qualifying scores are required for each award. Rounds and scores based on your age are listed in the AGB Shooting administration procedures, but you can always ask the records officer. These are issued by our records officer.
Junior master bowman
To gain this badge you will need to shoot three qualifying scores at record status competitions. The rounds are 144 arrows (12 dozen) and will be the Bristol or Metric round specific to your age. The scores need to be sent to AGB who will then send you the badge. Rounds and scores based on your age are listed in the AGB Shooting administration procedures
This award can be claimed at competitions with rose award status. This will be a 12 dozen Bristol round specific for your age and is claimed at the end of the competition. AGB will then send the badge directly to you. There are six badges from white to purple, the badge colour is determined by the score. See Archery GB awards for required scores
To gain this you need to shoot four rounds of 12 dozen arrows. At least one round must be a WA / metric round and at least one must be shot in an open competition. Three colour badges which are age specific. See Archery GB awards for required scores
Junior awards scheme
This awards a badge to all archers who return a claim form for this scheme and whose points place them in the top 100. The points are based on your scores and competition placing for the previous year. Form is available from the Archery GB website and normally has to be returned by the end of January.
Six gold end badge
Shoot six golds in one end of arrows at either of your two longest distances in a metric or imperial round. This can be claimed in competition or at a club target day. There is also a separate senior six gold end award if you can reach the required distance (60Y/60m for ladies 80Y / 70M for gents). Claim form can be downloaded from the Archery GB website, the form must be sent to Archery GB who will issues the award directly to you
WA silver star award
The WA silver star badge can only be gained at a World Record or WA Award Status event shooting a cadet round. The WA Silver Stars are for archers under 16 (‘cadets’) shooting a cadet round. Badges for recurve archers are shield shaped, while badges for compound archers are round. See Archery GB awards for required scores
WA silver target award
This award is open to compound and recurve cadet archers shooting at World Record or WA award status events. There are six different coloured badges available depending on the score shot. See Archery GB awards for required scores
WA Star awards are for achievement in shooting the Ladies WA round and Gentlemen’s WA round shot in a tournament that has World Record Status/WA Award Status. Awards are given to anyone shooting the appropriate full WA round for their gender. The badge is in the form of a stylised gold star, on its own for the 1000, and on a coloured background with gold coloured writing for the higher score levels. For archers shooting recurve bows the star is mounted on a shield, and for archers shooting compound it is mounted on a round badge. See Archery GB awards for required scores
WA silver stars
WA Silver Star awards are for archers Under 17 – the Cadet Class, and archers of 50 or over – the Masters Class, shooting the appropriate Cadet or Masters round and show a silver Star and with silver coloured writing.These awards can also only be claimed at World Record Status events. See Archery GB awards for required scores.
WA target awards
WA Target Awards are for achievement in shooting other WA rounds, namely the WA 70m round, the 50m compound round, the half WA round, the WA 900 round and the WA Indoor 25m and 18m rounds. These awards can also only be claimed at World Record Status events. See Archery GB awards for required scores.
WA silver target awards
WA Silver Target Awards are for achievement in shooting at the Cadet and Masters WA 60 metre round and the half-WA round. The WA badges are the same shape and colours as the WA Target Awards but have silver coloured writing. These awards can also only be claimed at World Record Status events. See Archery GB awards for required scores.
County colours and date bars
For a junior this is awarded to an archer that has represented the county twice. For each year that they represent the county after this a date bar is awarded which can be added to the original badge.
English archery federation cross
You can claim this badge for scores at any record status (UK/WRS) metric round, in England, appropriate for your age. Required scores on English Archery Federation website along with claim form. Badges currently cost £3.50.
Clout tassel awards
The Tassel award scheme for clout archery is run by Northern Counties Archery Society and open to archers shooting double one-way or two-way Archery GB clout rounds with “Tassel” status. Claimed at the end of the competition with the organizer. This scheme is run by the Northern Counties Archery Society.
WA arrowhead awards
WA Arrowhead awards is score based and open to seniors and juniors when shooting recurve, barebow or compound at a UK Record Status field tournament that also has Arrowhead Award status. Claims are made at the record status tournament.
Unofficial badge, can be purchased from another archery club, and is based on your handicap classification from your best three indoor scores.
Information and links
Cadets / Masters rounds
FITA Outdoor Rounds
Dozens at each distance:
FITA Ladies shot by Women, Cadet Men, Junior Women, Masters Men
FITA Gents shot by Men, Junior Men, Masters Men
FITA Cadet Ladies shot by Cadet Women
Links to required scores
Archery GB awards
English Archery Federation