A good place to start are our postal shoots – Portsmouth’s in the winter (indoors) and Metrics in the summer (outdoors).

These are informal so you don’t have to wear special colours, just turn up in time to help set up and hopefully shoot a personal best. You can also apply for badges when you achieve certain scores in these rounds.

You will find tournaments and championships listed in the Archery UK magazine (in the diary section) which as a member you should receive quarterly.

Please don’t be afraid to enter a competition. Everyone has had to do their first one at one stage or another and once you have, there is no looking back! So go for it and fill those shelves with trophies!

And please, if you are not sure about anything – just ask!