In recent years archery in Britain has grown at an almost exponential rate. British success at the Olympics and Paralympics, coupled with an increase in initiatives to widen archery’s reach, have served to drive an 85% rise in participation over the last 10 years. Demand is demonstrably growing, and a new programme designed to cope with that demand by making archery even more accessible has been announced by Archery GB.
New Places for Target Faces
Put simply, New Places for Target Faces will open up more archery venues around the country. Research has shown that there are simply not enough facilities available to meet demand for both current archers and potential newcomers to the sport, and this programme will enable archery and its infrastructure to cope with that demand.
New Places for Target Faces has been specifically designed with the host in mind, and will provide resources, tailored support and advice to sports facilities, such as leisure centres and their staff, to enable to them to deliver archery.
David Reader, the Head of Development at Archery GB, said:
We want to make it easier for people to take part in archery, whether they are an established archer or a novice and in order to do that we need to increase the number of venues that can deliver our sport.
Help make archery more accessible
Venue owners and managers who register with the programme can apply for a start-up grant of up to £1000, which can be spent on purchasing equipment and / or training staff to deliver archery.
Whether a sports hall, leisure centre, or just someone who thinks they can put this into practice in a venue near you, you can register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 01952 602795
For loads more info on archery, its requirements and much more, check out the New Places for Target Faces brochure and see if you and your facility can host archery and help make this great sport even more accessible.
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