The new awards scheme was launched towards the end of 2020 prior to the most recent lockdown. As restrictions are now easing again we are keen to encourage clubs to use the awards scheme as part of their club sessions and to help members track their progression within the sport.
The first club to pick up the new awards was Moray Archery, very well done to all of those that were involved.
"Our archers who achieved the awards have really enjoyed the challenge that the scheme set us and we will be recommending the award scheme to all the other archers in our club. As the award scheme will help give archers a focus and something to work towards".
The new awards scheme has been introduced so members can earn awards and see yourselves progress within a club setting. This can be accessed within club time and potentially a lot quicker for newer members. Currently to earn nationally recognised progress awards you would need to wait until you entered a competition. By introducing awards in club time it also means if you have no interest in going to competitions, you can still see progression and gain some badges as you improve. It will allow members to progress at a pace that suits them, certainly during the pilot we saw some members really work hard to achieve some of the levels and were shooting scores at every club session, equally some members have decided to have a go every couple of weeks. The important thing to remember is that it should take time to progress, support can be found from coaches or experienced archers within clubs.
The scheme is focused on outdoor archery with a view to looking at an indoor version in the future.
Full details can be found on the Awards Scheme web page here
If you have any questions or issues please contact the Tournament Organisers group - TOGroup@scottisharchery.org.uk
Or contact Pathways Manager - Alan Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Best of luck and hope to see lots of awards going out
Tournament Organisers Group