Scottish Archery launched our Hall of Fame in 2014.
The Hall of Fame recognises those members of the organisation who have been an inspiration to the sport over a prolonged period and who are recognised as having achieved a standard that should be seen as an aspiration by our members.
There is hardly a corner of our sport that Derek has not been involved in at some level as since taking up archery in 1977. Since then he has been a club founder, a coach and a judge - mentoring and training many to follow in his footsteps - and also served in governance roles with Archery GB and Scottish Archery - even coming out of retirement to support the new Scottish Archery board in 2013.
Derek's experience and knowledge made him ideal person to play a key organisational role in the lead up to the Archery World Cup finals in Edinburgh in 2010 - liaising with World Archery, Archery GB, Edinburgh City Council and Scottish Archery.
Derek’s fairness, impartiality, commitment, knowledge, good manners and dedication have been inspirational to all who followed him and so, more than 35 years after he first started archery , Derek is truly deserving of 1st place in the Scottish Archery Hall of Fame. Read the full story.
Simon Needham first tried archery when he was 7 His hard work and dedication to training saw him get selected for GB Squad and he went on to represent Team GB from 1997- 2008 as well as continuing to represented Scotland from 1989 – 2010. In 2011 he was ranked 11th in the World.
Scottish Outdoor Champion from 2004 to 2007 and Indoor Champion from 2004-2008. He maintained a top 10 ranking in the UK from 2001 to 2010 being 1st or 2nd from 2001 to 2006
International events saw him win many medals and achieve high placings: - European silver team in 2004; 7th at World Championships 2001; 17th at the Olympic Games in 2000; 2nd at Brazilian champs 2003. Scottish representation included a 2nd at the Commonwealth Cup in 2006 both Individual and Scottish Team and represented Scotland at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. His 1326 for a 1440 is still a Scottish record.
He has written two world renowned books, one to inspire performance archers and one on equipment set-up and tuning and continues to be a great role model for the sport and an inspiration for others – helping out at squads and workshops and giving talks at archery clubs/seminars and helping coach at local school and university clubs.
Simon is continuing his love of inspiring others by guiding and supporting youngsters from his local school who are taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme while taking them on expeditions.
Bob Provan’s many achievements and contributions to Scottish Archery include:
Sandy Gregory’s numerous achievements include:
Numerous representations for Team GB over a couple of decades.
Bill needs no introduction, and If you have been at an archery competition, you may have seen him there as a competitor, or more likely, as a Judge. Bill rose through the Judging ranks to the rank of National Judge, and he has officiated at the highest level of competition throughout the United Kingdom.
As well as being active in Judging, Bill has actively pursued a Coaching career, and qualified as Senior Coach in 2002. In his coaching, Bill has worked on Scottish squads, and brought on many archers. As a Coach Educator, he has trained or assessed the majority of Coaches in Scotland since 2002. Bill worked on the National Source Group from 2003 onwards, which formulated the current Level 1 and Level 2 Coach qualifications. He was also the course organiser for Senior Coach training. He worked as National Coaching Organiser (Education), and ensured that the level of coaching in the UK was kept high. This was a demanding position, which saw him work tirelessly on behalf of Archery GB. He has also been a member of the National Coaching Committee (NCC), and is currently Chairman of the Coaching Renewals Panel for Archery GB.
Bill is also a field archer, and has competed to World Championship level as an archer in the SFAA/IFAA sphere. He was instrumental in working with SFAA in trying to build bridges between them and the SAA.
Bill works with everyone in the archery world, and brings a great deal of passion to what he does. He works with archers to bring them to their full potential. He will freely give people his time, his knowledge and his passion for the sport of archery.