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Why

At Scottish Archery we want to make sure everyone can take part in archery in a safe and fun environment, with opportunities to reach their potential

Our purpose

Scottish Archery is a membership association of members within archery clubs and direct members across Scotland. We work together to  develop archery and make it an accessible and enjoyable sport with opportunities for everyone to reach their individual potential whether as a competitor or in a volunteer role.

We receive support and funding from sportscotland and Archery GB  and work with other Scottish Bodies to help further the sport in Scotland. We are a Home Nation within Archery GB.

Here is our current Strategic plan.

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How do we do this

We provide support to our member clubs

We develop our volunteers, staff, club leaders and archers

We provide support for archers to compete

We improve communities and change lives using archery as a tool

We ensure Scottish Archery maintain good governance

what we do

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Support for Clubs

  • PVG Support

  • Safeguarding support and guidance

  • Signposting to clubs/Club Promotion

  • Bespoke planning for clubs

  • Governance guidance

  • Support to create partnerships (for example schools/local authorities) and collaboration opportunities

  • Support with accessing facilities

  • Create new clubs where there is a need

  • Access to funding and support with writing funding bids

  • Financial support

  • Provide governance templates

  • Club committee training opportunities

  • Provide a platform for managing memberships via Just Go 

  • Club member engagement sessions 

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Developing our People

  • Provide Coach Education and Coach CPD

  • Subsidy funding based on EDI from sportscotland  

  • Awards Scheme

  • Facilitate Training for Child Protection Officers

  • Develop Board through CPD

  • Field Captain Training

  • Pathway programme for athletes

  • Provide Support in kind for volunteers

  • Through our membership engagement plan we focus on opportunities to involve our members in the development of new projects and programmes

  • Provide our members with information through our newsletter, the Scottish Archery Scoop.

  • Opportunities for members to join sub groups  

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Support to Compete

  • Event information on website

  • Support Tournament Organisers Group

  • Provide support to deliver competitions

  • Subsidise volunteers

  • Support for teams to compete

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Improve Communities in Scotland

  • Scope out and build a base for community programmes

  • Identify Funding for new programmes and monitor the impact

  • Create a framework for clubs to provide community programmes

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Good Governance

  • Audit to maintain standards

  • Board training

  • Create strong external partnerships to support Scottish Archery to grow and strengthen structures 

  • Ensure Scottish Archery are financially secure 

  • Succession planning

  • Ensuring Scottish Archery fulfil their legal requirements 

  • Ensure the safety of the sport through policies and procedures

  • Manage complaints and conduct concerns

  • Advice and Guidance

  • Engaging with clubs and member through regular contact and our new roadshows

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