Gordano Valley Archer given Performance accolade

PUBLISHED: 14:25 07 August 2013 | UPDATED: 14:25 07 August 2013

Gordano Archers

Gordano Archers

Gordano Valley Archers has become the first club across the UK to be classified as a Performance club as part of Archery GB’s club development programme, ontarget.

GORDANO Valley Archers has become the first club across the UK to be classified as a Performance club as part of Archery GB’s club development programme, ontarget.

Being recognised as a Performance specialism club is a positive step for Gordano Valley Archers, as all connected to the club continue to work hard to improve the overall standard of archers as they move along the talent pathway, whatever standard they are.

Paul Maines, chairman and coach, said: “We feel this is a recognition for all the good coaching that takes place in the club. Achieving the specialism means a lot to us and we have already received many positive comments from members and other organisations we work with.

“We also feel that this has brought us closer to working with ArcheryGB. A number of local schools, on hearing our good news have asked us to look at setting up satellite clubs and we are in discussion with seven schools at present.

“Our aim is to promote and develop the sport and archers and we believe achieving this award will help us do just that in our local schools and colleges. We would like to thank everyone connected to the club who have made this possible but we would like to say a big thank you to the Downs School who have supported us with a superb indoor and outdoor venue.”

The club joins only two other clubs across the country in achieving this standard, with a further eight clubs also working towards becoming a Young People club.

For more information about Gordano Valley Archers, please visit the club website at www.gordano-valley-archers.co.uk or alternatively call Paul Maines on 07933 481287.

Or why not visit us any Sunday morning from 10am-noon at the Downs School, Wraxall, North Somerset BS48 1PF for a free taster.

For more information on the ontarget club development programme visit www.archerygb.org


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