Scottish archers have had opportunities to shoot for Scotland at international level at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 and the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa 2015.
Scottish archers regularly represent Great Britain at both target and field events and we currently have a number of British Champions in our membership.
The Scottish Archery Junior Academy is part of the Archery GB talent development programme. It is open to recurve and compound archers aged from 10 to 20 years who are affiliated to Scottish Archery and Archery GB and who are committed to improving their shooting and are aiming to make an Area or the Scottish Team.
Academy training days are held throughout the year and archers work with a dedicated coaching team to develop a training plan that involves shooting skills and drills, fitness, equipment knowledge and mental preparation.
You will also be working outside the Academy training with a coach or mentor and are expected to attend several key competitions on the Scottish calendar including the Junior Indoor Championships. Juniors can also submit scores for selection to Scottish junior teams.
Scotland currently have four archers on the Para Squad which runs in association with the Edinburgh University Performance Archery Programme. Scottish Para archers have made GB teams at European and World Championships and the Paralympics and won multiple medals.
SportsAid Scotland is a charity that provides financial assistance in the form of grant awards to talented sporting youngsters in the 12 to 22 year age range and to disability athletes up to age 45 who are already competing at national level in their age group and have the potential to represent Scotland at senior level. The finance given is to help the athletes with their travel and training costs, and will hopefully assist them in becoming Scotland's future sporting stars.
Scottish Archery will put out a notice annually, calling for applications.
All athletes have the right to compete in sport knowing that they, and their competitors, are clean.
One of your goals might be to make it on to one of the performance squads and teams and shot for Team GB