NI EXECUTIVE - PATHWAY OUT OF RESTRICTIONSArchery NI notes the NI Executive’s ‘Pathway out of Restrictions’ which has been announced on 2nd March 2021. A specific pathway for sport has been included in this communication as one of 9 strands to lead society out of lock-down. Further detail can be found at the following link: http://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/publications/executives-pathway-out-restrictions The pathway places a return of outdoor sport at Phase 2 of the process. Archery NI welcomes the early inclusion of outdoor sport and is cautiously optimistic for the future return of archery training and competition. However, there are no dates currently attached to each phase and we have been advised that progress will be data driven and that within each phase there will be an incremental return based on robust protocols being implemented. A review of the restrictions is scheduled for 16th March. We await more detail regards the implementation of this phased approach and will provide guidance as to when our members can return to archery as soon as we can. The Archery NI Chair Marc Scott and Archery GB CEO Neil Armitage attended a multi-sport meeting with Communities Minister Dierdre Hargey on 2 March 2021 where she committed to ongoing face-to-face engagement with the sector. We welcome this approach and are committed to ensuring the voice of Archery is heard at this crucial time for sport.
Rachael McComb steps down as ANI Safeguarding OfficerArchery NI is sorry to announce that Rachael McComb has decided to step down as Safeguarding Officer due to work and other personal reasons. The Board would like to express thanks to Rachael for her hard work and enthusiasm in this position driven by her concern for wellbeing and care of our young and not so young archers. On a temporary basis, Membership Director, Michael Ferguson, will take responsibility for safeguarding. He will also be supported by Eilish Ward. The firstname.lastname@example.org email should continue to be used for any safeguarding issues or questions. If anyone is interested to take on this volunteer position for Archery NI please email email@example.com ; a formal job advertisement will be posted shortly.
AGB Job Vacancy based in N. IrelandArchery GB has created a new Participation Team to reach and address clubs’ needs at a local level. The new team will see existing members of staff take on regions of the archery network while new roles will be created in Wales and Northern Ireland to support archers in those nations. In Scotland we will continue to work closely with the Scottish Archery Association. We recognise that every nation and region has specific needs and opportunities for growth and that a more local approach will boost member satisfaction and diversity. The last year has shown we can work from anywhere and with anyone and that local insight and expertise is vital for ensuring projects run successfully. Are you, or someone you know, looking for the opportunity to drive engagement in sport? Archery GB currently has vacancies for three regional development officers. Check it out on the AGB website under the Restructure and Job Vacancy section.
Andy Partridge moves on and Robert Hall is appointed as Development DirectorAndy Partridge has left his position as Pathway manager at AGB and has taken up a new post with Boccia England. As a consequence of this Andy has decided to step down from the Archery NI board with immediate effect. Archery NI thanks him for his past contributions and wishes him well in his new job. Archery NI is pleased to announce that Robert Hall volunteered and has been co-opted onto the board as Development Director. Robert has a wealth of experience within archery and is also ANI’s tournament officer and Ianseo expert, so he will be a great asset to the organisation. ANI welcomes him to the board. For anyone who doesn’t know Robert you can find his Citation on the Governance page of this website. Archery NI Inclusion Committee – This committee started originally as the Disability Committee but its scope has recently been widened and re-established to include other aspects of inclusion, not solely disability. The abbreviated Terms of Reference has been circulated to clubs and the full version is available on request. If any members are interested to participate in the committee contact firstname.lastname@example.org . In his role as secretary of the Inclusion Committee, John Ranson, has also been co-opted to attend board meetings, in a consultative capacity.
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