National Talent Development Programme now open

January 10th 2019
Sarah Booth

The first National Talent Development Programme (NTDP) day of 2019, will be held on Sunday 24 February 2019 and it’s now open for bookings on the Online Members’ Portal.

The NTDP will run at both Lilleshall National Sports Centre and at Aim4Sport simultaneously, giving members the option of two different locations.

The first NTDP day in November was a huge success with over 70 athletes taking part. The NTDP is an important connection between grassroots archery and the Archery GB Talent Pathway. Archers will receive three hours of coaching by our experienced Pathway Coaches, along with Strength and Conditioning advice and benchmarking. The cost of the day is only £20 per person.

Archers can attend quarterly coaching and benchmarking days throughout the year and are profiled in August at the end of the cycle. Those demonstrating talent against the “what it takes to win” criteria may be selected to the National Age Group Academy, the induction for which takes place each September.

All recurve and compound athletes under the age of 20, including those in situations of disability, who are keen to improve, are actively encouraged to attend.

National Talent Development Days
24 February 2019 – Lilleshall National Sports Centre and Aim4Sport
26 May 2019 – Lilleshall National Sports Centre and Aim4Sport (bookings open 1 March)
27 July 2019 – Profiling Day (Invitation only)

To book on the February course please log into the Online Members’ Portal.

For more information please contact:

Andrew Partridge, Pathway Programme Manager –
Cait Leach, Athlete Pathway Manager –

In conjunction with the ontarget programme and Performance Specialism clubs, we are looking for clubs in the midlands and northern counties who would like to host the National Talent Development Programme in the 2019/20 season. If you are an ontarget Performance club that is interested, please contact us on

If you are a club that would like to register as an ontarget club please contact or click here.

Above Alyssia Tromans-Ansell with coach Naomi Folkard. Picture: Malcolm Rees

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