In May 2016, the World Archery European Championship’s come to Nottingham. The Championships are the second most important qualification tournament leading into the Rio 2016 Olympics. Typically 40 countries participate with around 320 archers. Qualifications will be held at University of Nottingham’s Highfields venue and the finals will be held in the heart of Nottingham – Market Square!
As part of this exciting event, Archery GB and local partners are aiming to raise the profile of archery across the county. Amy Curnock has been appointed as the county’s Development Coordinator and will be working to increase the number of opportunities to participate within the sport in accessible community settings.
Amy is an archer and shoots for Melton Mowbray Archery Club and has been living in the city for the past three years whilst at Nottingham Trent University. She is currently completing her Level 1 Award in Coaching Archery, and will soon be rolling out a programme of archery activity.
So, if you are interested in archery provision, need help with current provision or have a general question about archery in Nottinghamshire, please get in touch with Amy.
We particularly want to engage people who have not had the opportunity to participate before, including BME groups, women and girls, disabled people and those in urban adversity.
Archery usually takes places on an outdoor field – such as a football or rugby pitch – and indoors in sports halls. However, sessions can be provided in non-traditional locations such as community centres, schools, village halls and warehouses. As well as delivering archery in the traditional way, Amy will be using Archery GB’s mini archery version – Arrows – designed specifically for primary school children, and is working on a new format of archery for the urban environment.
To find out more you can contact Amy using the contact details below.