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.
All British & Open Field Championships at Overton on 29/30th May 2021The ABO has been advertised on the GB & NI Field Archery Facebook page and you may have tried to enter. Covid restrictions are limiting entries and the shoot is a one day only event – sighted archers will shoot on Saturday, unsighted archers will shoot on Sunday – and trying to enter online may show that the event is full. Current N.I. restrictions do not allow travel to England for such an event but it is possible that things may change by the end of May. Overton Black Arrows, the hosts, have kindly offered to Archery NI four sighted and four unsighted slots for anyone from N.I. wanting to shoot. These slots will be held open until closer the date when restrictions become clear. If you are serious about trying to get to the ABO and want to put your name against one of these, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org These slots are available on a first come, first served basis but please only request one if you are serious about going, subject to restrictions. Full details of the event can be found at the Black Arrows website: www.overtonblackarrows.org/events.html
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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.
ArcheryNI is pleased to welcome Robert Hall onto the board as the new Development Director. We wish him all the best success for the future.Click Here to see the full list