Archery NI at the Mary Peters Trust – Race to a Million Spinathon

The ANI Board with Dame Mary Peters

Archery NI were well represented at the MPT – Race to a Million Spinathon on Friday 1st Feb. A small but energetic team from ANI participated in the fundraiser, keeping a number of bikes spinning for the afternoon. Those cycling included directors Hazel and Susan, chairman Marc, secretary Kim, David from EBAC and two additional supporters. Dame Mary herself was present all day and enjoyed chatting to the riders and having lots of photos taken with us. Anyone wishing to give any further sponsorship money to the ANI team, please contact any of the riders or ANI Admin with your cash!

Financial Book Keeper appointed

Archery NI is pleased to announce that David McCann, who recently volunteered for this position, has been appointed as the ANI Financial Book Keeper with immediate effect. David will work closely with the Financial Controller to record, monitor and manage the finances of the company. The Board thanks David for offering his help and wishes him well with the role.

Coaching Opportunities

ANI Director of Coaching, Hazel Campbell is offering the following coaching opportunities:-

Archery NI Way Forward

In order to start meeting the needs of archers and as presented at our recent Members’ Meeting, we would like to provide training for any archer of any bow style, and any age or ability, who feels they would benefit from further coaching.  It is hoped that this would eventually lead to the development of Northern Ireland Squads.

What do we need?

Archers             Any bow style, any age, any ability.

Coaches           Anyone interested in progressing their coaching.

Venues             Any club who would be able to let us hire their venue.

Unfortunately, this will have to be a self-funding initiative by the archers, i.e. a charge for each day of training.  This will cover the cost of venues etc.

If you are interested, please email by Friday 15th February.

Level 1 Coaching Course – cost £250

This course has been registered for these dates:

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April

Saturday 18th May

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June.

Please contact by Friday 8th February if interested.

Aim to Shoot – January 2019

Aim to Shoot is the new Archery NI information bulletin.

It is a summary of latest news, information, events etc. on one page.

The second page is a copy of the current three months of the ANI Tournament Calendar.

By containing the bulletin within two pages, it makes it easy to print copies – double sided onto one sheet of paper – for handing out to other members.

If you have suggestions for improvements, or items to be included in the next issue, please email the details to ANI Admin.

National Talent Development Program

The National Talent Development Program launch on 20th January 2019 at Lisnagarvey High School offers training camps to archers, introducing the New Technical Model. The aim is that you enjoy an intensive training assessment environment with specialised coaching.

The upper limit of the program is those that can compete as a junior in the 2019 season and it is important that you have your own equipment.

The event will be headed by Andrew Partridge, Pathway Manager AGB, Lloyd Brown, Coach Development Manager AGB, Damien Lennon, Pathway Talent Coach AGB for NI and Hazel Campbell, Co-ordinator of NTDP in Northern Ireland.

ANI coaches from eight clubs and three universities have undertaken workshops on the new technical model to ensure their knowledge allows all participant athletes, club coaches and parents, to have a rewarding experience and leave to go back to their clubs motivated, where they can deliberately practice the skills learned for the next NTDP camp.

Those looking to reserve their place at the camp should book via your Sport80 account and, if you need further information and assistance please contact Hazel Campbell NTDP Co-ordinator at

Please note that the closing date is Thursday 17 January at 4.00 pm.

Invitation to clubs to host Archery NI Championships during 2019

Archery NI invites all clubs to tender their proposals to host the Archery NI Championships Shoots during 2019, including the All Ireland Field Championships which in 2019 is N. Ireland’s turn to host.

The Archery NI Championship Shoots Tender Form should be completed, one for each event that the club wishes to host.

Forms are to be returned to by mid-day on Monday 21st January 2019.