It is Steven Beacom here, the Chair of Archery NI.
I wanted to bring you up to date on what has been happening since my appointment:-
It is fantastic that we have recruited more board members who can be of huge benefit to the organisation and our sport. I fully intend recruiting one or two more to make the Board even stronger moving forward.
I have also held meetings with several members about various roles and hopefully will have news on that in the weeks ahead.
I’m determined to start a consultation process amongst clubs and members that I feel is important so that everyone has a voice.
To that end I have asked Kim, our Company Secretary, to send out an email to all the clubs asking everyone what issues they would like to see addressed in Archery NI.
My plan for the year ahead is to have the consultation process concluded as soon as possible in order for us to move into the future with direction and confidence.
I also want to visit every club in the country, so if you haven’t provided dates/days when you train or shoot please do so.
Finally can I congratulate Frank Mulligan on his BEM award in the New Year’s Honours List. It is richly deserved for his outstanding service to archery and it was pleasing to see the great publicity Frank’s award generated on the broadcast and written media both locally in his home town of Banbridge and nationally.
Kind regards, Steven