The grants went to:
- · Rolls Royce Bowmen of Sherwood: £1,000
- · Harworth Archers and Bircotes Junior Archers: £2,000
- · Keyworth Archers: £1,945
- · Belvoir Archers: £2,000
- · Burton Joyce Archers: £6,473
- · Beeston Rylands Archers: £2,000
- · Sherwood Archers: £4,871
- · Bingham Archery Club: £4,243
Burton Joyce Archers is spending the money on storage, extra equipment, an accessible sheltered area for disabled archers one-on-one coaching and equipment maintenance.
Chairman Chris Joyce said: "We are working within the local community and schools, by providing taster sessions for all age groups so needed more equipment. The club is running larger training courses for new archers and we wanted to encourage new archers to join by providing short term leasing of equipment."
Sherwood Archers will buy beginners' and follow-on equipment to make it easier for members of the community to take up the sport and Belvoir Archers will replace existing second-hand targets. It will also buy three small targets that can be used at off-site have-a-go sessions and an Arrows kit pack to train six to 11-year-olds.
Bingham Leisure Centre Archery Club will use its £4,243 to buy new equipment and storage, while Harworth Archers and Bircotes Junior Archers is buying bows and equipment to help younger people to take up the sport. Keyworth Archers will spend the cash on a backstop net, targets and stands for weekly club sessions and Arrows kits.
National club development co-ordinator, Arran Coggan, said "Many congratulations to all the clubs. They have responded wonderfully to this opportunity and this means that more people can take up archery and more archers will get better provision."
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