Meridian Junior Club

We welcome children from the age of 9 years to 18 years into Meridian's Junior Club, however they must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times.

Meridian abide by the Archery GB 'Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Procedures' and have an appointed Safeguarding Officer. Please see the Contact Us page for details of how to contact the Safeguarding Officer.

All adult and junior members and parents of juniors are encouraged to read the relevant AGB Codes of Conduct.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Archery is one of the listed activities in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Physical section. The duration of this activity can be from 3 months minimum to 18 months maximum depending on the level of the award and previous achievements. The main requirement is that the junior must commit to regular activities averaging at least an hour a week during this time.

Participants have to set their own goals relevant to their experience within archery. They can set whatever goals work for them; from attaining FITA Beginners Awards (see below) to competing in a tournament.

Full details can be found on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award website.

Handicaps and Classifications

Juniors can attain indoor and outdoor handicaps and classifications when they shoot to the qualifying standards. Until they reach that level they have the opportunity to work towards the FITA Beginners Awards.

FITA Beginners Awards

The FITA Feather Awards are for children under 12 years of age and some disabled novices, and the FITA Arrow Awards are for children aged 12 and above. These progressive awards are assessed on the key elements of:

  • Score evaluation
  • Skills evaluation and
  • Knowledge and Know-how evaluation

The purpose is to reward and motivate beginner archers and mark their progression in competency. Selecting an image below will display the evaluation criteria for that level of award.

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