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Clubs, get ready for Start Archery Week – 14-22 May!

January 7th 2022
Vicky Sartain

Archery clubs will be familiar with The Big Weekend, the united annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of archery. This year, the event has been rebranded as Start Archery Week, taking place in May. Let's make 2022 our best year yet for showcasing archery!

Would your club like to take part in Start Archery Week? Last year, the format of archery’s biggest community event, The Big Weekend, extended to a whole week for clubs to host events to attract the public to the sport. With the launch of the Start Archery website in summer 2021, which supports people considering archery for the first time, it was decided to refresh the event’s name too, and so Start Archery Week was born!

If you are thinking of taking part in Start Archery Week: 14-22 May 2022, please complete this Expression of Interest form.

Completing this form is not a firm commitment at this stage. Event organisers would register the details of their event online in the coming weeks, through the ‘Have a go and course registrations’ page, once you have confirmed the plans.

Join our Start Archery Week Planning webinar – 25 January

We also invite those interested to attend the Start Archery Week planning webinar on Tuesday 25 January, from 7-9pm. Topics will cover:

  • The impact of events in 2021 and what we can we learn from 10 years of Big Weekends. Hear feedback from event organisers and visitors to last year’s events.
  • As the Big Weekend has evolved and grown over time, turning 10 years old this year, come and hear what’s new. We celebrate in May with a birthday party theme, under the new name of ‘Start Archery Week’, and invite all clubs to take part in some way.
  • We’d love your help in planning how this national celebration of archery takes shape.

To join this webinar, please sign up through your members’ portal.

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