Frank Mulligan awarded a BEM in the New Year’s honours list

Congratulations to Norther Ireland archery legend Frank Mulligan on being awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year’s honours list.

Chairman of Archery Northern Ireland Steven Beacom said: “For Frank to receive the British Empire Medal is deserved recognition for a wonderful man who, along with his wife Pat, has put his life and soul into the great sport of archery.

Archery GB CEO Neil Armitage added: “What Frank Mulligan has done for archery over the past 47 years has been extraordinary. He not only goes down as a great coach, but a great man for everything he has given to the sport and his community. No one deserves this award more than Frank.”

Talent Pathway Coach Appointment

Archery Northern Ireland, in partnership with Sport Northern Ireland, are pleased to announce Damien Lennon as the Talent Pathway Coach in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Chairman, Steven Beacom said “We are delighted to welcome Damien to this pivotal full time role and to the Archery GB coaching team. The appointment of a Talent Pathway Coach will enable greater focus on the development of the Northern Irish pathway for athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic Disciplines. The board would like to thank Damien for his services so far and we look forward to seeing talented archers coming through the pathway”.

With this new partnership and pathway alignment to Archery GB, the previous Academy programme will be renamed and restructured as the Northern Ireland Performance Academy as of December 2017. The Northern Ireland Performance Academy’s objective is to have more Northern Irish athletes not only competing, but winning on the International Stage.

If you would like to get involved in the Northern Irish pathway programmes as an Archer or a Coach please contact the Pathway Programme Manager at andrew.partridge@archerygb.org

New Directors for Archery NI Board

At our first meeting of the new board we co-opted Ian McAuley back on to the board and also co-opted Susan Agnew. They join Hazel Campbell, Neil Armitage and Muriel Kirkwood. Damien Lennon has resigned as a Director due to his new appointment.

We also appointed Kim Pegrum as Company Secretary & Financial Controller.

We are delighted to have a board of such experience and enthusiasm to take Archery NI forward.

New Chair for Archery NI

The Board of Archery NI are delighted to announce the appointment of Steven Beacom as Chair of Archery NI. You will have a chance to meet Steven at the upcoming AGM in Belfast and in the meantime he has provided a short introduction which you can read here –  Archery-NI-Independent-Chair

The Board is sure that Steven will make a very positive contribution to Archery NI in the years ahead.

ArcheryNI Senior, Junior & Open Indoor Championships

The Archery NI Indoor & Open Championships

  • for Senior Archers on 40cms faces – 9th December 2017
  • for Junior Archers – BRS Portsmouth – 10th December 2017

Details and online entry Senior & Open Online Entry  – @ S13, Boucher Road, Belfast

Details and online entry Junior & Open Onine Entry  – @ Banbridge Leisure Centre

Tournament Officers Meeting 19th October

Hi Everyone

Ian McAuley is proposing a meeting for Tournament Officers on Thursday 19th October at 19:30 in the City of Belfast venue at S13, Boucher Road, Belfast (the old B&Q building).

The primary focus of the meeting will be to agree the Tournament Calendar for next year.

Please let ian.mcauley@archeryni.org.uk know if your club will have a representative present – Many Thanks.

Selection for the Northern Ireland Teams for the National Indoor Championships Junior and Senior

Selection criteria for the Northern Ireland teams for the National Indoor Championships – 2nd & 3rd December at Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire.

Junior Team – 3 Recurve archers and 2 Compound Archers – will shoot a Portsmouth (60cm target face or Portsmouth triple spot for compounds

Senior Team -4 Recurve archers 2 male and 2 female, and 4 Compound archers 2 male and 2 female – will ahoot a WA 18m triple spot face and H2H

Eligibility

Current membership of AGB and born in Northern Ireland or have a parent from Northern Ireland.

Team Selection

Selection Period 1 October to 12 November 2017 – Submit scores by midnight 12 November 2017 to performance@archeryni.org.uk

Please submit 2 scores (portsmouth juniors; WA18 seniors) from an open UKRS or WA Record Status shoot with accompanying score sheet verification if shoot not on Ianseo during selection period.

NB: Entries via Sport 80 website with closing date 29th October 2017. As no places are reserved for Home Nations all interested archers must be entered.

Northern Ireland Pathway Talent Coach Job Advert

Archery NI are seeking to appoint a Full Time Pathway Talent Coach to work within the Northern Ireland Talent Pathway. This is a new role and a very exciting opportunity to create and work in a high-performance environment.

Archery GB’s Sports Team Pathway is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and is committed to building a sustainable and high performing pathway in Northern Ireland, that will consistently deliver athletes capable of winning medals on the World stage.

Pathway-Talent-Coach(NI)-Job-Description

Advert-Pathway-Talent-Coach(NI) – includes application details

Coaching Seminars – dates for your diary

In September Archery NI will be delivering two events for coaches and archers. We encourage all coaches to come to the events, and archers wishing to be part of the performance academy.

Venue for both events :– Lisnagarvey High School in Lisburn

16 & 17 September – Coaching Seminar – technical model, progression and practice

Day 1 – The day will comprise of an introduction to the Archery GB Technical Model, explanation of how to use Archery GB’s technical development record, description of the Archery Drills and Skills to assist in their technical development.

Day 2 – The day will comprise of practical use of the technical development record with feedback and recommendation of drills to athletes. Coaches should try to bring one to two of the archers they coach (for the full or part of the day)  The event will be led by Lloyd Brown.

23 & 24 September – Performance Academy – for coaches and for athletes

The weekend is open to all recurve and compound athletes, including para athletes, as well as coaches.

This is an important weekend for those coaches wishing to come into the academy coaching pathway. It will be used as opportunity to assess the suitability of coaches to deliver the Talent Development Programme and Performance Hub that was established last year. This will also bring the structure into alignment with the National Age Group Academy structure that’s used in England.

It is expected that coaches who attend this weekend will have first attended the ‘Coaching Seminar – technical model, progression and practice’ on the previous weekend.

Booking

Each event will be delivered in conjunction with Archery GB’s talent development and coaching staff.

If you’d like to attend either as an archer or coach please contact Damien Lennon damien.lennon@archeryni.org.uk or Phone: – 07753637483