GB archery's gala winter weekend is sent to Coventry!
26 September 2012 09:32am
By Peter Jones
Coventry's Ricoh Stadium - home of this year's Indoor Championships
British archery's annual winter extravaganza will this year be taking place at Coventry's Ricoh Stadium - and as usual, it will include the National Junior and Senior Indoor Championships, along with a back-to-back event.
The event takes place over two days, on Saturday, 1 December, for the back-to-back event and the Junior Nationals, and Sunday, 2 December, for the Senior Nationals.
"We've found a fantastic venue, and this year's event will be bigger and better than ever," said organiser Jon Nott. "The last couple of years have been great, but it has been so successful, we needed to find a bigger venue.
"We were invited to take a look at what the Ricoh Stadium had to offer, and we were blown away - the facilities are outstanding, and competitors and visitors alike will really be impressed. Not only that, they have a good hotel on site, and are offering us reduced rates.
"It's also easy to get to - just a two minutes drive from junction 3 of the M6 - and car parking is free!"
The back-to-back event is an open event, and is already attracting interest from archers all over the country, including some of the leading internationals. There will be a total of 96 places - 24 in each discipline (men and women recurve, men and women compound).
"Places for the back-to-back event are filling fast, so - for want of another way of saying it - book early to avoid disappointment," said Jon.
"What makes the back-to-back event even more special is that it runs alongside the Junior Nationals, and it gives young archers the chance to meet the internationals, and get some tips and advice.
"After the success of the Olympic and Paralympic tournaments this year, I'm sure there'll be a lot of youngsters eager to meet some of the GB archers who took part in London 2012, and get some tips about how they might one day take part in these great events."
Whether you are a recurve, compound or longbow archer, everyone is more than welcome to compete at the National Indoor Championships.