Ontarget is a free service that clubs can sign up to with the aim of developing for the benefit of their members, surrounding communities and archery as a sport. By engaging fully with ontarget and the development pathway, clubs can enable better retention of members, reduced rate of churn and a positive, exciting atmosphere generated in the club that provides for an improved quality of experience for everyone involved.
ontarget is Archery GB's club development programme, aiming to support clubs and their participants to grow and thrive.
ontarget is a free service that clubs can sign up to with the aim of developing for the benefit of their members, surrounding communities and archery as a sport.
By engaging fully with ontarget and the development pathway, clubs can enable better retention of members, reduced rate of churn and a positive, exciting atmosphere generated in the club that provides for an improved quality of experience for everyone involved.
In short – ontarget helps clubs provide the right activities, for the right people at the right time.
Archery GB wants to reward those clubs who are working hard and to support those who would like to develop further. We also need clubs to engage with us to understand what you require support with!
This is the important part of ontarget. Clubs are given access to resources which will help them develop and enhance the club and its offers. The main resources in this area are the ontarget Specialisms.
Specialisms are our main focus with regards to club development. There are 3 specialisms in the ontarget programme:
Each of these has a set of criteria that a club has to achieve to be rewarded with the title of a specialism. Your club will most likely meet certain aspects of these criteria already. The ones you don’t meet are where the development work is required, which should ultimately make the club better and provide a greater experience for its archers.
When signing up to ontarget, your club doesn’t have to obtain or work towards a specialism, but you’re strongly encouraged to consider them. More information can be found in our Learning Curve Hub once a club has signed up to ontarget.
Performance clubs create an environment that allows the archer to compete and excel. A culture of performance doesn’t just happen; it is planned and resourced effectively. It’s about getting the right people, doing the right things, with the desire and the will to improve. When people come to the club, they get the feeling that the ‘club means business’.
Performance specialism clubs display the following characteristics:
Community clubs offer archery to many more people in an accessible way.To attract and retain archers in our clubs, it is important that we make new people feel welcome. An early positive experience often means people will more likely stay and take an active role in the club. A Community club understands the needs to be consistent with how new and existing members are greeted.
Community specialism clubs display the following characteristics:
Young people clubs provide encouragement to train, compete, have fun and socialise. Young people need to be allowed to partake in a sport with some degree of independence from their parents. In a modern environment it is unlikely that parents will be able to accompany their children all the time. A club recognises this and organises archery activity that does not prohibit children from taking part where a parent cannot attend.
We recognise clubs for their commitment to joining ontarget by publicising club names and their achievements, promoting clubs to partners, schools and the local community, and by organising annual awards celebrating club and volunteer successes.
The categories for awards are:
To nominate a club for an ontarget award please complete the online nomination form.
Photos and videos are welcomed as part of your nomination - See the Recognition Awards page for more details.
A rewards programme is available for clubs to access on joining and at stages throughout the scheme.
All UK archery clubs affiliated to Archery GB can join ontarget. It’s completely free to join the programme and the process couldn’t be simpler. All you have to do is complete the application form available in the Club’s Profile of the Membership Portal (Sport80). Find the option to add ontarget as an attribute in your Attributes tab. You will need access to your Club Profile to do this.
If you require any support please contact your Regional Development Officer for support and they’ll get back to you.
Your ontarget subscription lasts for 5 years. At the end of this period you’ll be asked to renew their ontarget attribute if your club is still engaged with the programme.