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At North East Archers we operate a variety of award schemes designed to both help and encourage your shooting technique. These awards are offered free of charge to all members, and most of the admin behind them is done for you by the club.

Logical League

FITA Arrow Award

Durham and Northumberland Archery Association (our local county) run an online league during the indoor season, which is open to both senior and junior members of the club alike, regardless of bowstyle. All that is required is that you record and submit your best scores for 36 consecutive arrows shot at 20 yards, there's even a special score sheet to help, and let David Robinson know your best score before end of the month.

The scores are collated, and assessed for any new club records, before being sent off to Tony George, who is responsible for running the league. Tony then updates the big league tables on the DNAA website. The league, much like any other sports league, has several league tables, so that your always shooting against comparable archers, with opportunities for promotion! This will allow you to track your progress throughout the indoor season, and see how your shooting improves. Any archer who enters for two or more months will also be given a really nice certificate so even if you join halfway through a season you can still partake and be rewarded!

More information on the logical league can be found on the DNAA website, as well as a league news page that is maintained by Tony.

Progress Awards

FITA Arrow Award

As a club, we partake in the Archery GB Progress Award Scheme. This scheme is open to both junior and senior members, and awards a series of coloured badges based upon achieving certain scores, on appropriately sized target faces, at set distances. Archers are able to obtain a complete coloured set from white through to gold as they progress through the scheme, and are able to partake both indoors and out.

Details of the score categories can be found at:

FITA Feathers

FITA Arrow Award

FITA Feather awards are available for both beginners under 12, and some disabled novice archers. These are assessed by a coach, and simply require hitting the target face 12 times from 15 arrows at 6 meters for the Red Feather, and at 8 meters for the Gold Feather, as well as understanding some basic safety rules, understanding simple bow maintenance (assembly and disassembly), and understanding simple technique. On completion of each level a pin badge is awarded by the club.

FITA Arrows

FITA Arrow Award

FITA Arrow awards follow a similar scheme to the Feather awards, with increased shooting and technical requirements, and serve as a natural stepping block - either from the Feather Awards, or on their own. The requirements include the ability to demonstrate knowledge of different forms of archery, basic maintenance, some of the rules and terminology.

Shooting skills are assessed with the requirement of scoring 115 from 15 arrows on an 80cm target face.

Again, on completion of each level a pin badge is awarded by the club.

Arrow Colour Distance
White 10 meters
Black 14 meters
Blue 18 meters
Red 22 meters
Gold 26 meters

252 Badges

252 Badges

The 252 award is specifically designed to consolidate your shooting practice at different distances and award the achievement with a badge. You are allowed 6 sighters and then shoot 3 dozen arrows at an 80cm face indoors, and a 122cm face outdoors, at your chosen distance. The round can be shot at 10, 15 (Juniors) 20, 30, 40, 60, 80 or 100 yards with the aim of scoring 252 or better (alternate scores apply for different bow types). You need to achieve the score twice to claim the award.

The badges can be shot for as part of a longer round, and standard rules of shooting apply, with 10 zone scoring indoors, and 5 zone outdoors, applying. The badges must be claimed in order, and create a great looking accessory to any quiver or bow bag!

Again, on completion of each level a pin badge is awarded by the club.

Bowtype Score Required
Recurve 252
Barebow 189
Compound 280
Longbow 164
Award Colour Distance (Yards)
Green 10
White 15
Black 20
Blue 30
Red 40
Bronze 50
Silver 60
Gold 80
Purple 100