We can't wait to showcase our volunteers, clubs and projects at our newly aligned Club and Volunteer Awards, which will take place both in person at Lilleshall and virtually, streamed live on Archery GB's Facebook and YouTube Channel from 7pm on Thursday 30 September.
The event combines the Annual Awards and ontarget Club & Volunteer Awards and sees a refreshed format which aims to recognise the efforts of volunteers in sustaining and developing the sport through the last year. The awards now align to Archery GB's new strategy, values and vision of Enriching Lives Through Archery and after an extraordinary year, it's even more important to highlight the great work of our volunteer workforce.
A total of 69 nominations were made across the ten different award categories and the awards panel were blown away by the high calibre of nominations. Shortlisted nominees are invited to attend the ceremony in person or virtually at Lilleshall National Sports Centre on Thursday 30 September, where the winners will be announced.
Archery has many benefits and the awards help celebrate the sport's inclusive and diverse nature. The Disability Archery Award - The Gussy Trophy - is presented in recognition of those who have advocated, supported, developed, competed, or represented disability archery, and includes nominations from Paralympic archers, volunteers who have supported disabled archers back into the sport during Covid, and The Worshipful Company of Fletchers.
The Participation Project of the Year Awards highlights innovative volunteers who are promoting and using archery to target different communities, from projects focused on school delivery, female participation, ethnically-diverse communities and Men in Sheds.
In all, it promises to be a wonderful occasion for the archery community!