FITA Awards

FITA Beginner Awards

FITA award pins for progression in an entry level archery program. The purpose is to reward and motivate beginner archers and mark their progression in competency. There are two categories of reward:

FITA Feathers in Red and Gold for young and special needs beginners.

FITA Arrows in white, black, blue, red and gold for everyone.


To qualify for any of these awards an archer has to fulfil certain criteria in terms of:

  • score
  • skills development
  • knowledge and/or know-how’s.

Related Documents

  • PDF: Beginners Manual
    Further detail on the structure and evaluation of competence for FITA awards

FITA Cadet Stars

FITA Cadet Stars are awarded under the same rules as FITA Stars but are only for archers competing in the Cadet (U16) category. They are identical to FITA Stars except that any gold colouring on the FITA Star is replaced by silver. Cadet Boys shoot 70m,60m,50m,30m while Cadet Girls shoot 60m,50m,40m,30m.

FITA Stars

FITA Stars are available to recurve or compound archers competing in registered FITA Star events and are for Full FITA (90m,70m,50m,30m) and Ladies’ FITA (70m,60m,50m,30m). FITA Stars are for scores of 1000 (white), 1100 (black), 1200 (blue), 1300 (red), 1350 (gold) and 1400 (purple). Compound Stars have the gold FITA Star on a coloured circular background wheras Recurve Stars, (with the exception of the 1000 Star which has no background), have a coloured shield for a background. Only one Star may be claimed for each score although archers may purchase lower level FITA awards if they hold a higher FITA award than the one they wish to purchase. Claims for 1350+ Compound Stars and 1300+ Recurve Stars are individually processed by FITA.

FITA Target Awards

The FITA Target Award is awarded for the rounds and scores listed below. Only one badge of each colour can be claimed regardless of the round shot.

Event
White
Black
Blue
Red
Gold
Purple
FITA 70m
500
550
600
650
675
700
Half FITA
500
550
600
650
675
700
FITA 900
750
800
830
860
875
890
FITA 60m
500
550
600
650
675
700
FITA 25m
500
525
550
575
585
595
FITA 18m
500
525
550
575
585
595

The FITA 70m, FITA 60m and Half FITA all consist of 72 arrows but the Half FITA involves 18 arrows shot at each distance over the round required for a FITA Cadet Star by that archer, (70m,60m,50m and 30m for boys and 60m,50m,40m and 30m for girls). The FITA 900 is a 90 arrow competition while the 25m and 18m FITA competitions are 60 arrow indoor events.

FITA Arrowheads

FITA Arrowheads are awarded to archers who meet the specified score over a 24 Target Marked or Unmarked rounds in a registered FITA field event. There is no distinction made between Compound and Recurve in terms of the award and only one Arrowhead of each colour may be claimed.

Related Documents

Irish Student Archery Association Award Schemes

Student Awards

Student Awards are available in White, Black, Blue, Red and Gold for scores, as outlined in the table below, achieved in an indoor FITA-18. To qualify you must be a current student, or shooting under your Year’s grace.

Award Colour
Qualification Details
White
  • Novice Recurve: 400+ on 60cm face
  • Novice Barebow: 350+ on 60cm face
  • Novice Compound: 400+ 0n Vegas face
Black
  • Advanced Recurve: 400+ on 40cm face
  • Advanced Barebow: 400+ on 60cm face
  • Advanced Compound: 400+ 0n Vegas face
Blue
  • Advanced Recurve: 450+ on 40cm face
  • Advanced Barebow: 450+ on 60cm face
  • Advanced Compound: 450+ 0n Vegas face
Red
  • Advanced Recurve: 500+ on 40cm face
  • Advanced Barebow: 500+ on 60cm face
  • Advanced Compound: 500+ 0n Vegas face
Gold
  • Advanced Recurve: 550+ on 40cm face
  • Advanced Barebow: 550+ on 60cm face
  • Advanced Compound: 550+ 0n Vegas face