Regional Development Officers help support the archery network. The archery club network is benefitting from its Regional Development Officers (RDO) who are helping to rebuild and revitalise the sport. Archery GB’s Participation Team has laid the foundations to support the archery network throughout the UK and to address needs at local, grassroots level. Archery GB staff are partnered with Regions and Home Nations, with an offer in every area of the UK. Scottish Archery have their own staff who also feed into this structure.
The archery club network benefits from a team of Regional Development Officers (RDO) who are helping to rebuild and revitalise the sport.
Archery GB’s Participation Team has laid the foundations to support the archery network throughout the UK and to address needs at local, grassroots level. Archery GB staff are partnered with Regions and Home Nations, with an offer in every area of the UK. In Scotland we will continue to work closely with staff at Scottish Archery.
We recognise that clubs and members across the UK have specific needs and opportunities for growth, and that a more localised approach will boost participation, member satisfaction and diversity.
The RDO’s role is to help improve the offer of archery in their region through collaborative working with regional and county associations, clubs and other organisations or partners such as schools and local authorities. Partnerships with regions aim to help align priorities and improve the offer of archery for all in that area.
Workforce training – Providing information about opportunities for recruitment, training, and development of all volunteer roles including coaches, judges, safeguarding officers etc
Planning for the future – Providing guidance on how to invest in the future, prioritisation, sustainability and future proofing
Committee support – working through ideas, making plans and goals, and troubleshooting local challenges
ontarget – empowering clubs to reach their goals through the ontarget club development programme, growing healthy clubs through the process
Funding support – help locating funding, funding advice, providing backing for applications, and checking applications before submission
Competitions – supporting wherever possible, in preparations or being present at the event
Facilities – Discussions and advice over how to improve facilities, working with partners and aiding in locating new facilities when necessary
Sharing Information – Promoting national initiatives and sharing good practice that matches needs and aspirations, such as Start Archery Week, volunteer campaigns, Learning Curve and other new projects. Sharing data and insight to help bring about progress through digital transformation
Community engagement – ideas on how to engage with your local community to promote archery, recruit volunteers, increase membership and target different types of members e.g. juniors or women and girls
Signposting to specialists and other areas of support or information
Southern Counties – Toby Andrews; phone: 07809863547; email: email@example.com
Northern Counties – Yvonne Stead; phone: 07513 724844; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
East & West Midlands – Helen Smedley; phone: 07760 770395; email: email@example.com
Grand Western – Stephen Bourke; phone 07860956789; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotland – Bill Hogg (Club Development Officer); phone: 07712 526231; email: email@example.com
Wales – Vic Williams; phone 07809863548; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Ireland – Lisa Wheeler; phone 07710 701828; email: email@example.com