May Newsletter Scottish archery

CLUBSPORT EDINBURGH – Sports Clubs Access to Schools event

Attention: Clubs in Edinburgh

ClubSportEdinburgh invites clubs to the ‘Sport Clubs Access to Schools’ event on Wednesday 13th June, 7pm at the Union Park Pavilion in order to unify the voice of sport clubs in response to proposed school facility price increases as of August 2018.

ClubSportEdinburgh continues to support and represent clubs across Edinburgh, offering a voice for all sport clubs in the city. It has come to their attention both through members, as well as a strong basketballscotland led campaign, that hall hire for City of Edinburgh school facilities will increase as of August 2018. ClubSport Edinburgh feel that it is important to clarify a few things to clubs in Edinburgh and if required, support a call to action.

Date: Wednesday 13th June

Time: 7pm

Venue: Union Park Pavilion, Carrick Knowe Parkway, EH12 7EF

Reason: Discussion and detail gathering from clubs to pass on to the City of Edinburgh Council regarding impact of the proposed price increases for sport clubs.

Please confirm your clubs attendance with ClubSport Edinburgh by Monday 11th June to clubsportedinburgh@outlook.com. You will need to bring details of last year’s usage of high schools including hire rate (by school) and the ‘usual’ days/hours that you used. This will allow us to help you calculate the potential impact. If your club is unable to send a representative, please get in touch with ClubSport Edinburgh to discuss the potential impact that it will have on your club (to same e-mail address).

Queen Anne High School Archery Club – Coach required

We are looking to assist Queen Anne High School to re-establish their Archery Club. We wondered if there were any qualified coach who would be keen to coach the high school kids in an extra curricular time slot each week.

If you would like to help the school out and give the kids the opportunity to take the sport up again can you please contact Laura At Laura@scottisharchery.org.uk

Les Mills Fund for Children

Who said there were no funding opportunities????

Here is another one


Another great opportunity to utilise the Scottish Archery Funding Resource. Get in touch with Laura to get some help with co-ordinating your clubs fundraising laura@scottisharchery.org.uk

British Champions!

Congratulations to Jessica Neilson and Hope Greenwood for winning their categories at the British Field Championships this month.

Coaching Newsletter

This month's coaching newsletter has been issued, if you haven't received your copy, please email coaching@scottisharchery.org.uk.

Coaching Tip of the Month

'I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.'

Michael Jordan


Scottish Archery is delighted to inform you that a Level 2 Coach training course has been organised starting at the end of July through until September with the assessment in December. It will be held at Armadale Academy in West Lothian.

This is an excellent opportunity for Level 1 coaches to develop your coaching skills further and we hope you will apply to attend. There will be no further Level 2 courses arranged before mid 2019.

Here is a link to some information about the course together with an Application form which give you all the information you require to apply.

The costs of the course are based on 9 candidates attending therefore it is important that we attract 9 applications for the course. Please note that funding is currently available to help off set the costs of the course - currently approximately 70%. A non refundable deposit is required and applications will be taken strictly on a first come first served basis on receipt of the application form and relevant fee. If we cannot attract 9 candidates we may need to postpone the course until 2019.

Applications should be sent to Jacqui Dunlop at admin@scottisharchery.org.uk


Scottish Archery is looking for members to participate in an online coaching pilot if you would be interested please email performance@scottisharchery.org.uk with your bow style and any indoor or outdoor classification you may currently have

Come & Try in partnership with the MS Society

A few Scottish Archery clubs are working in partnership with the MS Society Scotland to open their doors to host a Come & Try Archery Session as part of the Active Together initiative. Crieff and Largs were the first clubs to run their Come and Try sessions. There has been interest from attendees to engage with the sport further through the initial step of a beginners course. A short video was created to capture the thoughts of some of the attendees at the Crieff Session.

Lanarkshire Transplant Club

A group of keen individuals from the Lanarkshire area approached Scottish Archery for assistance to set up an Archery club for transplant patients. The club have been working with Monklands Archery Club at the Time Capsule in Coatbridge to go through a Beginners Course in order to get them ready to go on their own. One of the goals for the club is for the archers to compete at the Transplant Games later this year. This Club provides a local opportunity for members of the community to come together to socialise and shoot. For more information please contact Laura Baxter on laura@scottisharchery.org.uk



We are delighted that the date of the Senior Euronations has now been changed and now doesn't clash with the National Championships, therefore we are able to send a Scotland Team! Please see the selection criteria for more information and note that this will be a self-funded event.


BadmintonScotland would like to invite clubs to the workshops of:

Club Philosophy & Club Development Planning

Dingwall Academy

16th June


Free for affiliated clubs

The Club Philosophy workshop will explore:

The purpose of a clearly defined club coaching philosophy

The considerations for inclusion in your philosophy

Your club values

How you and the members live the philosophy

The Club Development Planning workshop will explore:

The importance of setting a club vision

The benefits of writing and implementing a Club Development Plan

The structure of a plan

The clubs current commitments and developments

The course will be delivered by the Active Advantage team of Victoria Clark who has a wealth of club development experience and Adrienne Hunter who is the 2017 winner of the “Local Hero Award” at the Scottish Sports Awards.

This is a great opportunity for affiliated clubs to be part of the workshop so don’t miss out and sign up today by clicking on the link and filling out the form below:


If you have any questions contact Jane Grant or Andrew MacKenzie on:



We look forward to seeing you on there!

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