The U12 age category is the youngest recognised by Archery GB. As we have a large Junior section within our club of whom a fair few are not just under 12 but well under 10, the club also maintains a list of records shot (since 2011) by Juniors who are (or were) under 10.
Annual records are set within any one particular year. Unlike all-time records where archers can set records in age categories above their own, annual records can only be set by archers within their own age category.
Archery GB's Progress Scheme
Cleve Juniors has signed-up to Archery GB's Progress Award scheme. This is a scheme, primarily for Juniors, which rewards improved performance with some badges ! You can click here to find an introduction to the Progress scheme.
From October 2012, we have also started maintaining a list of record holders of Progress Rounds. As the Progress scheme recognises Under-10 as an age category, we also keep a list of Progress Round records set by U10s in the club's list of U10 records.
Extinct Age Groups, Rounds and Records
The club holds records in age categories which are no longer officially recognised. Those which are available are: Girls U9, Boys U9, Girls U13. The club also holds records for rounds which are no longer officially recognised.
Helpful Information and Further Questions
There is no age restriction on which rounds an archer may shoot. However, official records are only maintained for certain rounds according to the age of the archer. A document explaining more about rounds and age categories can be found here.
Once an archer has shot three recognised rounds, (s)he will qualify for a formal handicap and qualification. Click here for the current list of handicaps and classifications for Juniors. The club's Senior Records Officer has provided a very useful guide to the handicapping and classification system.
A guide to the types of badges which can be won at tournaments has been written to help you claim for the right badge at the right time.
If you have any questions about Junior Records, please contact the club's Junior Records Officer, Andy Perkins.