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We are Team GB!

August 27th 2016
Robert Potts

From the Bowmen of Backworth to Royal Leamington Spa Archery Society, from Harworth Archers to Shipston, from Bamber Bridge and Long Mynd to Southampton - clubs and organisations around the country can say I am Team GB.

Clubs across the UK threw their doors open today to introduce people to the Olympic sport of archery as part of the nation’s biggest ever sports day.

The aim was to get hundreds of thousands of people across the UK to get out and get active in their community as part of I AM TEAM GB.

The event, which was also a way of celebrating Great Britain’s biggest medal haul for 108 years, was set up by ITV and the National Lottery, and supported by Join In and the British Olympic Association. And just to drive the message home, ITV pulled the plug on all of its channels for an hour this morning to get people out of the house.

It has also turned some of our clubs into TV stars. Harworth Archers featured on Calendar News while Bowmen of Backworth was profiled on ITV News.

It you took part in I AM TEAM GB we want to know. Send your pictures and stories to magazine@archerygb.org for inclusion in the autumn edition of Archery UK. We need to have them by 5 September to guarantee that they get in, so please act fast!

Archery GB is sponsored by Foresters Friendly Society www.forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk

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