Archery to support social media boycott in solidarity with footballArchery GB will stand with the football community by taking part in a social media boycott this weekend to share the message that no one should face abuse, racism or harassment online because they play or work in professional sport. Archery NI is proud to be all-inclusive and this fact is reflected in the aims and objectives of our Take Aim strategy. While we promote competitiveness as a cornerstone of sport, Archery NI, its Board and members should not tolerate nor precipitate any abuse on social media channels. To highlight this, we stand with other sports across the UK in boycotting social media this weekend from 15:00 BST on Friday 30 April to 23:59 BST on Monday 3 May. During this time, we will not post or respond to messages on social media to show our solidarity with anyone who has faced discrimination online
Relaxation of restrictions - April 15thThe Archery NI Board is delighted to note the announcement made yesterday, 15th April, regarding the relaxation to the current Coronavirus Health Regulations. Relevant to archery, the Executive has stated that from April 23rd: Outdoor sport organised by a club, individual or affiliated individuals will be extended to include squad training. Competitive outdoor sport organised by a club, individual or affiliated individuals with participant numbers not exceeding 100 and no spectators can return. Archery NI will await the publication of the new regulations before providing further information on any restrictions to competitive shoots and training (i.e. who is permitted to make up the 100). Until 23rd April, all clubs must continue to maintain the maximum groups of 15 as set out in the earlier announcements. In the meantime, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you shooting in the not too distant future.
Latest return to archery guidelines - March 2021The NI Executive announced on the 16th of March that From 1st April 2021 the regulations will change to permit 10 people from two households to undertake outdoor sporting activities as defined in the regulations. This allows sports such as golf and tennis to resume from this date in small groups of individuals from two households, however club houses and sports facilities including changing rooms, showers, kitchens, meeting rooms must remain closed apart from essential toilet facilities. Therefore, limited outdoor archery training can recommence on a restricted basis in line with these restrictions within a private or club setting. All protocols contained within the Archery GB Return to Archery information remain in place. The Executive also agreed an indicative date of 12th April 2021 for allowing sports training to resume by clubs affiliated with recognised Governing Bodies, in groups of up to 15 people, but with all indoor spaces closed except for essential toilet facilities. These relaxations planned for April 12th will be subject to Executive ratification in the week after the Easter weekend. Archery NI awaits the publication of the regulations and will advise clubs of the impact on the return to archery under these regulations as soon as we are in a position to do so. STAY SAFE
Commonwealth Games – India 2022Archery NI hope to be in a position to send a team to the Commonwealth Games archery event, to be staged in Chandigarh India in January 2022. At this time the proposal is tentative, however we would like to invite expressions of interest from athletes who may wish to be considered for selection. The teams will be 3 for each male/female, recurve/compound. Full eligibility criteria will be published shortly. Interested athletes should apply to Mike.Henry@archeryni.org.uk by Wednesday 31st March.
Big Reopening Competition Saturday 8th May 2021 @ 9.00 am - Lisburn City Archery Club is association with the Northern Ireland Performance Academy are hosting a Northern Ireland Record Status WA720 with H2H for competitive archers at Lisnagarvey High School Lisburn.
Archery NI Inclusion Committee, originally started as the Disability Committee, its scope has recently been widened and re-established to include other apects of inclusion, not solely disability. If any members are interested in participating in this new committee then please conact email@example.com.
ArcheryNI is aware of all theLockdown restrictions announced by the Northern Ireland Executive, which is in place until the 5th March 2021. We arewaiting for clarification on the impact on sport and as soon as wefind out, you will know too. There is currently no organised club or competitive archery permitted at this time.Click Here to see the full list