Archery is not currently a core sport in the Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games Associations from Europe, Africa, Asia & Oceania have set up a working party with World Archery with the aim of getting our sport accepted in the core programme.
28th Feb 2020
Commonwealth Games 2022
On the 23rd February 2020 the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) announced that a Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships would take place in India in 2022, after a proposal to stage the event was presented by Commonwealth Games India (CGI) and approved by the CGF Executive Board at their meeting in London.
The event is scheduled to be held in January 2022 in Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana. Birmingham will be hosting the Commonwealth Games 2022 later in the same year between July 27th and August 7th. The decision confirmed that Chandigarh 2022 and Birmingham 2022 will be two separately organised and funded Commonwealth Sport events. A week after the Closing Ceremony of Birmingham 2022 the CGF will issue a medal table that includes the results from the Chandigarh 2022 Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships, as a further and final ranking of CGF nations and territories from the respective competitions.
Archery England Chairman, Marc Grady stated, “Myself and the Archery England Executive are absolutely thrilled that we once again have the opportunity for English Archers to compete at the highest level. We worked really hard to have archery included in Birmingham 2022 so I’m delighted that this ambitious proposal by India has been accepted by CGF".
Archery England will look to identify the strongest team to represent England at the Commonwealth Championships, in line with eligibility and procedures defined by the CGF, World Archery and CGE as appropriate. Further details to follow as these become available
5th July 2017