11.11.2016

East Kilbride Archery Club Awards for All Scotland Funding

Dormant for a number of years, East Kilbride Archery Club has been resurrected thanks to an enthusiastic bunch of experienced archers. They are delighted to announce that they are about to embark on a project, thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund, to encourage people to ‘Get Into Archery’.

The grant from the Big Lottery Fund will enable the club to buy much needed equipment and provide coaches to help it bring archery to the local communities in East Kilbride and Newton Mearns.

The club has secured an indoor venue in Eastwood High Sports Centre, Newton Mearns and is looking for an outdoor venue in East Kilbride.

The funding will also help the club to encourage people to have a go at archery as they hope to organise a number of ‘Come and Try’ events, beginner’s courses (in conjunction with MRM Archery Ltd) and Soft Archery sessions with primary children.

Alison Ross (East Kilbride Archery Club Secretary) said: ‘We are very excited to have received the funding from Awards for All Scotland. Archery is a fun, rewarding, inclusive and social sport, attracting seniors, juniors, young and old, and those with disabilities, all shooting together.’

East Kilbride Archery Club shoots at Eastwood High Sports Centre on Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm.

If you are interested in finding out more, have a look at the website: www.eastkilbridearcheryclub.com, the Facebook page (search East Kilbride Archery Club) or email Alison Ross at eastkilbride.archery.club@gmail.com 

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