The great British summer may be struggling to make up its mind about the weather - but that's not going to put off any of the 250-plus archers preparing for this year's Junior National Outdoor Championships.
This is an exciting time for archery in Nottinghamshire; following the success of the National Series Finals held in the City, the 2016 European Championships will be taking place in Nottingham city centre.
Archery GB has recently awarded almost £9000 to a number of clubs and organisations through this year's ontarget and disability small grants scheme. This funding has been made available through Sport England, as part of Archery GB's Whole Sport Plan, and The Worshipful Company of Fletchers.
If we are to grow the sport of archery it is crucial we take the subject of facility development seriously. This month, we are publishing our second Facility Strategy (2015-18), which builds on our inaugural strategy which was published in 2012.