This means Archery GB is receiving £2,657,176 over four years to fund 13 archers at podium potential level. At present they include: Glen Croft, Sean Evans, Nicky Hunt, Becky Martin, Ashe Morgan, Bryony Pitman, Andrew Randal, Amy Oliver and Kieran Slater. A further four archers will be identified to move up over the next 12 to 15 months.
Performance Director Sara Symington said: "In essence the Olympic programme will become a 'development' programme which will still look to qualify archers at the Rio Games, and medal in 2020. The major emphasis over the next four to eight years will be about pathway development.
"Our intent is to increase the quality and quantity of archers so that we raise the level of competition to get into the programme and the competitiveness within it. That way we will raise standards and increase our chances of succeeding on the world stage and at the very highest level.
UK Sport has decided not to renew its podium athlete personal awards to Larry Godfrey, Naomi Folkard, Simon Terry and Alan Wills. Sara said: "I would personally like to thank them for their support, their efforts and all their achievements over the years. They all have on-going opportunities to qualify for significant events, 2013 and 2015 World Championships, the 2014 European Championships and Rio 2016, through the annual selection shoot process.
The Paralympic programme is to receive a total of £1,522,906 over four years. Three Paralympians, Danielle Brown, Mel Clarke and John Stubbs, are to keep their personal awards at podium level and there is "podium potential" funding for Kenny Allen, Phil Bottomley, Pippa Britton, Paul Browne, Richard Hennahane, Sharon Vennard and Jemma Morris.
Archery GB is committed to implementing long term plans across both elite and grassroots levels of the sport. We recognise that our development and performance plans are in the early stages of a 10-year strategy and we look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead.
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