Archery GB secures UK Sport funding for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Archery GB is delighted to announce it has received National Lottery funding support from UK Sport as part of the Summer Sports Annual Investment Review.
Despite losing it’s funding at the end of 2016, Archery GB retained its focus and set a target of still winning a medal at the 2017 World Championship in Mexico. We also retained our commitment and put other funds towards training and competitions. Our athletes showed a steady progression throughout 2017, with all national squad athletes/teams significantly improving their world rankings. This culminated in our achieving our target of a medal (Bronze in the mixed Team) at the Archery World Championships.
Archery GB was invited by UK Sport to submit its Annual Investment Review in December 2017 and met with UK Sport in January 2018, where we were able to demonstrate our continued upward performance trajectory, based on changes in our performance thinking, world-leading coaching as well as committed athletes.
UK Sport’s medal support plan investment will allow Archery GB to support training as well as coaching, competitions, travel, equipment and expert sport science and medicine for our Olympic Team. Archery GB has also received additional coaching and programme support for our Paralympic Team to allow us to deepen the available resources and prepare more thoroughly.
David Tillotson, Archery GB Director of Sport, commented:
“Our increased performance capability over 2017 and the introduction of the Mixed Team event for Tokyo 2020, has brought about our increasing international competitiveness. We have learnt fast and committed quickly to what we needed to do to increase the probability of medals. We appreciate UK Sport’s support for our progress and this funding will allow us to move on with our thinking and preparation as we seek to deliver medals this year at the European Championships and qualify at the first attempt for Tokyo, at the World Championships in Holland 2019.”