252 Progression Award

Wymondham archers are proud to introduce the 252 progression award. The 252 award is designed to help you develop and practice, challenge you by introducing different distances, recognize your achievements and most importantly be fun.

Shooting will involve six sighters followed by three dozen arrows at your selected distance on a 122cm face, all distances are in yards. The distances that can be shot at are 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100yards. The aim being to get the required score for your bow type at that distance, (please see the table below). If you shoot the required score twice on separate days, you can then claim the award. Badges cost £2.00 each.

Can you be the first person to claim all the badges?


  • Six sighters to be followed immediately by three dozen scored arrows.
  • 5-zone scoring (Gold = 9, Red = 7, Blue = 5, Black = 3, White = 1)
  • Scores must be achieved twice to qualify for the award.
  • Qualifying scores for a given distance must be shot on different days.
  • Badges may be claimed in any order.
  • Score sheets must be signed by archer and scorer and replaced in the folder.


Award Distance (yds) Recurve Compound Barebow Longbow
Green 20 252 300 189 158
White 30 252 300 189 144
Black 40 252 292 189 126
Blue 50 252 292 189 124
Red 60 252 280 189 112
Gold 80 252 280 164 78
Purple 100 252 280 139 56

Portsmouth Award

This award is designed to help you focus while practicing and to recognise personal development during the indoor season. This award also encourages archers to score a recognised round.

The badges you can claim are 300, 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525, 550, 575. We will eventually have badges that go all the way up to 600!

Scores of 415 and 430 will go towards your 400 badge. You will then have to shoot two more scores of 425 or over to receive the 425 badge. No scores will be carried over to the next season, so at the beginning of the next indoor season next October you will have to shoot two more scores 425 or over to gain that badge.

If the first award you achieve is for example 400, then you will have the opportunity to purchase the previous badges if you wish.

Any scores you shoot at competitions will count towards the awards, please put the official results with your name, date and score highlighted in the folder in the container.


  • Portsmouth round (5 dozen scoring arrows), to be shot on a 60cm face indoors.
  • Two ends of sighters (2×3=6 arrows- maximum).
  • 10 Zone Scoring, X, 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1, and M for any misses.
  • Scores must be achieved twice to qualify for the award.
  • Scores must be shot on separate days, indoors.
  • A qualifying score may only be counted once.
  • Score sheets must be signed by archer and scorer and replaced in the folder.
  • Badges cost £2.00 each.
  • Previous badges may be purchased to recognise an archer’s progression.

If you need any more information please contact Pete Hill - chairwymondhamarchers@gmail.com.

If you find yourself stuck at a certain level, you might want to consider some coaching. There are several coaches at the club who will be very willing to support your progress: Please ask.

These awards are for club members only.

Thank you to Sally Palmer for helping to design the badges.

Good luck!