22 Aug 16
Sun (mostly), shooting, fun, friendship... five words that sum up Archery GB's successful 2016 Youth Festival. And there was plenty of drama too!
The winners of the 2014 ontarget Club and Volunteer Awards:
The Young Volunteer of the Year award was so difficult to award that it was given to two outstanding young people! Freya Leask of University of Bradford Archery Club and Katherine Frusher of Deer Park Archers were jointly awarded the title.
The Volunteer of the Year Award went to Peter Galbraith from Bowmen of Bruntwood, who has been quoted as saying "I love my sport - now I cannot shoot I want to give back what this sport gave me".
Working tirelessly to promote communications, skill development, innovation and team spirit within Guildford Archery Club, saw Simon de Krester awarded Clubperson of the Year.
The Innovation in Archery award went to Deer Park Archers. Who also were winners in the Partnership Award with Xperience Archery and Active Gloucestershire (County Sports Partnership).
The 2014 ontarget Club of the Year was awarded to Six Towns Company of Archers. The club opened in February 2014 with 6 members, in less than a year; there are now over 40 members, 15 being juniors. The club offers have a go sessions every Saturday and rolling Beginners courses so there is never not an opportunity to give it a go straight away. Six Towns takes juniors from the age of 5 years, using age appropriate equipment, coaches are always on hand at every session to support beginners, offer planned coaching sessions to groups or on 1-1 basis and the club promotes an inclusive friendly atmosphere for all, from young junior members to the oldest senior member and all feel an important part of the club.