We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the last few weeks. The archery community continues to face a difficult time, but together we can come through it - we are here to help you every step of the way.
All Archery GB staff are now working from home. If you have queries then please contact us in the normal way - phone or email - all office numbers have been diverted and staff mobiles are still in use.
With all the changes to your personal and work life, you may wish to use some of your free time to bring forward planning activities and tackle pieces of work that you never quite got round to it may give you a break from those jobs around the house that you've been avoiding for a long time!
We are reaching out to every club to find out the issues you are dealing with - please share amongst your committee members (the more responses we get the better). By answering some quick questions, it will help us to tailor the information and support we provide over the coming weeks and months. It also allows us to share the issues and impact coronavirus is having on community sport with our partners and government.
If you haven't already then please complete the survey by clicking here. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AGBClubSupport
Help from home - Being on hand to help during this unsettling time is our top priority. This is why we think it's right to remind all our archery clubs about easyfundraising. If your club supporters want to carry on fundraising from home, easyfundraising is a fast and free way they can do this.
4000 retailers including Amazon, eBay, Just Eat, Waitrose, Dominos, NOW TV & Audible will send your club donations when your supporters use the easyfundraising website or app to shop with them. It only takes a couple of minutes to get up and running and you can keep raising money this way when life returns to normal too.
A date for the diary: Webinar with easyfundraising and Archery GB - How to get the best from the scheme - Wednesday 8 April @ 4 pm - sign up here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AGBworkshops2020
If your club isn't registered with easyfundraising yet please visit: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/archery-gb to receive your free fundraising account
If you would like any support with any application then please contact the sport team on the contact details below.
We have set up a dedicated web page to coronavirus with all the latest information www.archerygb.org/covid19 please use our frequently asked questions to help you answer any questions your members may have. If you have any questions that aren't already covered then please send them to us so we can offer a response and update our FAQ's.
Please give us call if there is anything you would like to discuss we are here to help you through this. The re-scheduling of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to 2021 gives our sport a valuable opportunity to bounce back from this and we all need to work together to make sure we do.
The AGM due to take place on 18 April has been postponed until July, it is more important than ever to encourage your members to vote and voting closes on 15 April 2020. Read more on the AGM by clicking here.
We would like to reiterate that we do not endorse shooting from home. Please remind your members that they are not covered by Archery GB insurance to shoot at home, our insurance only insures members shooting at Archery GB registered ranges. We cannot manage the level of risk shooting at home, archery is a very safe sport because of the rules that we all adhere to. We cannot guarantee that home ranges will adhere to the rules of shooting and we don't have the resources to carry out the relevant risk assessments. We need to minimise the risk of accidents and play our part in reducing the burden on the NHS, unsafe shooting at home could have significant implications for the reputation of our sport. This is covered in our FAQ's.
For general enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the main number - 01952 677888. Alternatively, try one of the staff below.
Thanks again for your continued support and please look out for our future communications - we are planning more webinars and virtual meetings in the coming weeks to keep you up to date.