Corona UpdateThe Archery NI Board met this evening and the current escalating situation with regards the Covid-19 virus was on the agenda. Archery NI continues to monitor the situation and is keeping abreast of the guidance being provided by the Public Health Authority and is providing advice accordingly. The Board has agreed to continue to align itself to the Archery GB position. The latest AGB information can be found here and includes the suspension of all shoot activities until end of April. Archery NI is therefore cancelling the 3D Field Championships scheduled for 25/26th April at Loughbrickland. https://www.archerygb.org/ceo-update-on-coronavirus-covid-19/ If the AGB stance changes, or the guidance being provided by the Northern Ireland Executive changes, Archery NI will align itself to the strongest approach. In the meantime, continue to observe guidance regards regularly washing your hands and maintaining an appropriate level of social distancing and do not put your fellow members of the archery family at risk if you feel ill. Stay safe.
Government issues coronavirus advice for sportsIn line with Archery GB, Archery NI is currently following UK guidelines regarding our course of action with regards archery activity during the current Covid-19 situation. For the AGB statement go to https://www.archerygb.org/government-issues-coronavirus-advice-for-sports/ At present there has been no directive to cancel sporting events. Archery NI is continuing to monitor this ever changing situation and will update members if there are any changes.
Ianseo head-to-head training courseIt is planned to hold an advanced training course on Ianseo specifically dealing with the head-to-head part of competitions. Tentative date is Saturday 28th March at Lisnagarvey school, Lisburn. Pre-requisites will be a sound working knowledge of basic Ianseo and your own laptop that you can bring to the class. Anyone interested please contact email@example.com
Mary Peters Trust - funding applications are openApplications are open for the April funding grants from the Mary Peters Trust and will close on Friday 6th March at 5pm. Here is the link to the application form and details:- https://marypeterstrust.org/index.php/funding-application/ Sports can only apply once a year either in April or October - archery applications are only available in April. All applications must be endorsed by AGB/ANI. This will be done by Andy Partridge ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Important announcement Archers, Unfortunately, and with great regret, I have to advise we have taken the decision to cancel the Ron Bell Memorial shoot due to take place on 4th & 5th April. This is not a decision that we have made in haste, or without proper consideration. We have been closely following the news and advice from Government and we believe this is the correct thing to do given the current situation. We sincerely hope that you all stay safe and well and hopefully we all meet in the woods again in the not to distant future to share the craic and shoot a few arrows. Lough Cuan Bowmen
Early Season 720 It is with profound regret that I am postponing this competition but will look to establish a date so archers goals, dreams and ambitions can be kept alive for 2020. The fluid nature of the Covid19 situation changes daily and our future freedom to enjoy our sport in the next couple of months is being challenged. Archers are rightly nervous and as our numbers would be less than 100, with spacing on the line opportunities for human contact cannot be ruled out. I am not the only T.O having to make such a decision and I won’t be the last. Keep smiling try to keep shooting and I will get the date rescheduled as quick as possible in this Corvid19 climate. Damien Lennon
As BRA have cancelled sporting events in their sports hall, the Stafford and Portmouth round is now cancelled, apologise to all who entered but they are at the discretion of the school.Click Here to see the full list