Surrey Archery was created to provide information about two of the County's target archery tournaments.
- Surrey Archery Weekend
- Surrey Junior Open Championships
The Surrey Archery Weekend was originally created in 2007 by Andrew Trimble, of Chessington Archery Club, and grew out of the Surrey Outdoor Target Championships which he also organised. It has been held at Tolworth Court (excepting a brief interlude while the site was redeveloped) since the early 1970's. Andrew wanted to turn the Surrey Championships into a full weekend of competition on a par with national events. Initially this simply added a 2nd FITA (WA 1440) but having recruited Candy Schofield and Mark Preston to help with the administration and field equipment, Andrew pushed to get a franchise for the National Series. This materialised in 2015 and with 80 targets, SAW became the largest Archery competition in the country that year. Further improvements in 2016 saw the shoot move over entirely to foam targets, with the help of TenZone Targets and the legacy of the European Championships held that year.
After 10 years organising the Surrey Championships and SAW, Andrew stood down after the 2017 event in order to concentrate on his Judging ambitions. It now falls on Mark, Candy and Dave Morris to continue to run SAW to the same high standards.
About Junior Championships
In Surrey the Junior Championships were always part of the Senior event, but as SAW expanded it became clear that the Juniors were not getting the attention they deserved. So the county committee decided to create a Junior only UK record status shoot first held in June 2015. Candy, Mark and Andrew were the initial organising team with Woking AC providing the venue, volunteers and targets. In 2018 the shoot has been granted WA Star and World Record Status.