Over the last three years, the Big Weekend has successfully introduced thousands of people to the great sport of archery. Clubs and organisations are once again invited to throw open their doors and welcome members of the public to try archery at fun and friendly events. It is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your club, enhance your local profile, benefit from national promotion, and attract new members.
Archery GB is delighted to be working with Foresters Friendly Society on the Big Weekend.
30/31 May 2015
The date has been moved to a non-bank holiday weekend, in response to feedback from clubs after last year's event, who felt this would increase the chances of people being available to attend the events, and club members to help run the events.
"Our club is quite hidden from view, however, people had come specifically to take part after seeing adverts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and events listing websites. We're really pleased!" Aire Valley Archers, Bradford
"It was great to see so many people come and have a go at archery. We had a great time sharing our passion for archery and hope that we might have inspired someone to get involved in archery in the future." Brixham Archers
"We had about 25 parents and youngsters turning up on the day and 8 off them returned on Monday to start a beginners course. As a new club this was a great response" Irvine Toxopholites, Ayshire
"Some of the most rewarding moments were seeing participants face light up when they were able to pop the balloon placed centre gold. We went through a lot of balloons as the coaches were very good at helping participants" Bitton Archers, Bristol
It's really easy to sign up, simply complete the application form below. The first 30 clubs to sign up before 31 March 2015 will be entered into our free prize draw and could win equipment vouchers worth £125. In order to receive a set of t-shirts, please sign up by 20 April 2015.
To make sure your event receives maximum promotion, we've also partnered up with the BBC's Things To Do campaign.
To help make the promotion of your event even easier, these digital assets are free for you to share, edit and print:
• Guide on How to Run a Fantastic Open Day
• Have-a-go Poster
• Have-a-go Facebook Profile picture
• Have-a-go Facebook Cover
• Big Weekend Logo
Archery GB clubs would already be aware of the following in depth documents that would apply to Big Weekend events:
• Archery GB Code of Practice for 'Have-a-Go's
• Archery GB Rules of Shooting
• Range Safety Guidelines
• Archery GB Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org