Archery GB Regional Development Officers - Supporting the archery network at the grassroots. Archery GB's Participation Team is laying the foundations to support the archery network and address needs at a more local, grassroots level. Existing Archery GB staff will be partnering with Regions and Home Nations, with an offer in every area of the UK. New staff have been appointed in Wales and Northern Ireland to support archers in those nations, and in Scotland we will continue to work closely with staff at Scottish Archery.
Archery GB's Participation Team is laying the foundations to support the archery network and address needs at a more local, grassroots level.
Existing Archery GB staff will be partnering with Regions and Home Nations, with an offer in every area of the UK. New staff have been appointed in Wales and Northern Ireland to support archers in those nations, and in Scotland we will continue to work closely with staff at Scottish Archery.
We recognise that clubs and members across the regions and Home Nations 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 the 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.
Currently, our focus is to rebuild archery back and where possible, for the sport to be even stronger and healthier than before COVID. From then on, the future is open to identify joint priorities.
Providing information about opportunities for recruitment, training, and development of all volunteer roles including coaches, judges, safeguarding officers etc.
Providing guidance on how to invest in the future, prioritisation, sustainability and future proofing.
Working through ideas, plans, goals, and troubleshooting difficulties.
Empowering clubs to reach their goals through the ontarget club development programme, growing healthy clubs through the process.
Help locating funding, funding advice, providing backing for applications, and checking applications before submission
Supporting clubs to run successful competitions wherever is needed, in planning, preparations or being present at the event.
Discussions and advice over how to improve facilities, working with partners and aiding in locating new facilities when necessary.
Promoting national initiatives and sharing good practice that match needs and aspirations, such as the Big Weekend, Volunteer Campaign, Learning Curve and other new projects. Sharing data and insight to help bring about progress through digital transformation.
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.
Your RDO will know who can help and where to go to look for advice, support and guidance.
Southern Counties – Harry Neville; phone: 07809 863547; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Counties – Yvonne Stead; phone: 07513 724844; email: email@example.com
East & West Midlands – Helen Smedley; phone: 07760 770395; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Western – Stephen Bourke; phone: 07860 956789; email: email@example.com
Scotland – Bill Hogg (Club Development Officer); phone: 07712 526231; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wales – Vic Williams; phone: 07809 863548; email: email@example.com
Northern Ireland – Lisa Wheeler; phone: 07710 701828; email: firstname.lastname@example.org