|To date 78 clubs have joined the ontarget ‘club’, which is absolutely fantastic! The full list of clubs signed up to ontarget can now be seen on the Archery GB website.
The top County is Gloucestershire where 9 clubs have signed up, the next highest County has 4 membership clubs.
The clubs from Gloucestershire are: Black & Gold, Cheltenham Archers, Bowmen of the Deans, Deer Park, Tyndale, Minchinhampton, Fast & Loose, Great Rissington and Cleve Archers. As part of the application process clubs had to complete a questionnaire, analysis from this has been fed back to the County so that we can review our strengths and areas for development as well as being able to compare the results with the national averages. This will be an agenda item at the next County Management Meeting.
A number of the Gloucestershire Clubs have applied for small grant funding. By the deadline date of the 31st January, nationally 47 clubs had applied for a total of £47,000, there is £30,000 of funding available, so there will be an anxious wait to see which clubs have been successful.
Congratulations to Deer Park Archers for achieving ClubMark status, representatives of the club are more than happy to advise other clubs who are working towards this standard. The benefits both in the process of working towards the standard and since completion have certainly been well worth the effort!
Archery GB are currently looking at the feedback from the Development Conference and from emails they have received, and later this year will ask member clubs to comment on the draft outlines for the specialisms. If you have any ideas or thoughts please send them through to firstname.lastname@example.org
County Sport Partnerships
Many County Sport Partnerships (CSPs) (England only) now have a signed agreement in place with Archery GB to support archery development. For more information about what CSPs are and how they could support you, click on the link or contact a member of the development team - http://bit.ly/enJ8Ks
Our CSP is Active Gloucestershire, they are an excellent organisation that has already helped many clubs in the area with a range of advice and support from, facilities, funding sources, volunteering, coaching, active inclusion, education/courses and much more. Useful contacts include, Rhiannon Herbert (Head of Partnership and Engagement) Tel:07944 038652 email@example.com and Sam Kloos (Project and Administration Officer) Tel: 07510 135118 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t made contact with your CSP (or your local Sports Development Officer) then please consider it. They have access to local knowledge on funding, run workshops and support sport at a grassroots level.
Created and funded by Sport England, runningsports it provides support to volunteers who are responsible for the administration and management of sports teams, clubs or organisations. On the runningsports website (www.runningsports.org), you’ll find practical support such as Frequently Asked Questions, Quick Guides, Top Tips, workbooks and details of specific workshops to give you the tools, techniques and skills that will immediately help you to administer and manage even more effectively. You’ll also be able to join the runningsports Network, offering free access to downloadable resources and a regular eNewsletter packed full of tips, ideas, best practice advice and runningsports updates to help you stay ahead of the game.
The Archery GB Development Team are there to help you and they need to continually work with clubs at a grassroots level to provide the advice and guidance they need. So with this mind they need to be out and about, and therefore would like to come and visit you!
Please let them know if you would like a visit to support you, put names to faces and see what you are up to. When they visit they will also let the CDC and other clubs in the area know in case they can get a few clubs together and make the trips beneficial for all. Please email them with any potential dates/times – daytime, night time or weekend - so that they can get the visits in the calendar.
As the County Club Development Coordinator, Roger (email@example.com) is more than happy to support/advise your club on all matters relating to Club Development.