April Newsletter Scottish Archery


We have been working with Team Lanarkshire to establish a new Archery Club. Team Lanarkshire decided to set up an Archery Club to provide year round training and activity for transplant patients in the local area. They have teamed up with Monklands Archery Club to progress through a Beginners Course prior to running their club sessions. Great partnership working by Team Lanarkshire and Monklands. We look forward to seeing the new club grow.

Change to Scottish Record Status Competition Rules

In order to make it easier for clubs to hold Scottish Record Status (SRS) shoots, and also to try and encourage more people to volunteer as judges, the rules have been changed. A SRS shoot can now be run with one Regional Judge and one volunteer acting as a Field Captain. The idea is that potential judges can get a 'taster' to being a judge and will then hopefully progress through the judging pathway. Please contact bob.provan@btinternet.com for more information.

Coaches Training Session

The Director of Coaching ran a training session in Perth for Coaches who had volunteered to run training sessions as part of the rollout of Soft Archery in Schools. The Coaches are Caroline Waring (Perth), Andrew Kelly (Moray), Caroline Buchanan (Bannockburn), David Hutton (Glasgow), Nick Murrell and Richard Vallis (Penicuik) and Ranald Barrie (Ancrum). These Coaches will be great ambassadors for archery in primary schools.

These training sessions will be held primarily for Active Schools Co-ordinators, Teachers and Young Leaders throughout Scotland. The training will support the relationships being developed by our Club Development Officer Laura Baxter to introduce primary school children to archery and within local communities.

Save the Date

The Conference of the Coaching Network in Scotland will take place at the National Sports Training Centre, Inverclyde in Largs on 22nd & 23rd September and all Licenced Archery Coaches are invited. Further information will be circulated in due course.

Coaching Tip of the Month

"On thinking like an Olympian - Never quit. If you want something, go after it with all that you have. Find a way to get it done when you feel like you just can't. If you want to be better than average, you have to be willing to sacrifice and go the extra mile. You have to be willing to do what you committed to do, even when you don't feel like it."

Nicole Detling - Olympic Sport Psychologist

Scottish Field Championships

Congratulations to all the winners;

Ladies Barebow: Jessica Neilson

Ladies Recurve: Johanna Meyer

Ladies Compound: Hope Greenwood

Junior Ladies Recurve: Mirran Yule

Ladies Traditional: Lesley Brown

Gents Barebow: Stephen Havranek

Gents Recurve: James Laing

Gents Compound: Tim Keppie

Junior Gents U15 Barebow: Finlay Maclean

Junior Gents U18 Compound: Ross Watt

Gents Traditional: John Tait

Gents Longbow: Edward Pike

Gents American Flat Bow: Gordon Larmour

There were also several Scottish records broken:

Finlay Maclean

Mirran Yule

Stephen Havranek

Johanna Meyer

John Tait

Edward Pike

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