Archery is the art, practice / skill of throwing arrows using a bow at a target and trying to hit the target as close to the centre as possible. A person who participates is known as an Archer or a Bowman and an expert can be referred to as a toxophilite. The most popular form of competitive archery worldwide is target archery. A form of archery popular in Europe and America is Field Archery. 

Historically archery was used as a method of hunting or in combat but now is only played for recreational purpose. Archery was highly developed in Asia. In East Asia, Goguryeo, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea was well known for its regiments of exceptionally skilled archers.

There are also several other lesser-known and historical forms of archery, as well as novelty archery games and flight archery, where the aim is to shoot the greatest distance.

Health Benefits of Archery

Whilst archery is largely a stationery sport, it requires a lot of physical strength, endurance and focus in order to perform well. The key areas of benefit in playing archery are balance and coordination and upper body strength.

Common Archery Injuries

The most common archery injuries are in relation to the shoulder, elbow and wrist, with other areas possibly at risk being fingers and the back. The most common type of archery injury is damage to the muscles and/or tendons.

Archery Insurance Plans

Sportsinsurance4u offers a wide variety of plans, from cover for individuals participating in Archery to Archery club insurance.

Sports Accident Insurance

General & Medical via Sportsinsurance4u can offer you a comprehensive range of archery personal accident insurance providing cash benefits for sports injuries such as breaks and dislocations, as well as income protection and disablement cover. Cover is also available for accidental injury whilst travelling to and from a scheduled match, training session or competition or whilst on an organised tour.

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Sports Health Insurance

Our Sports Health Insurance for semi-professional and professional archers offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with important cover for sports related injuries.

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As an alternative for amateur archers, General & Medical can also offer Private Health Insurance for you and your family, whether you are on a budget or whether you are looking for the most comprehensive levels of protection.

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