AC Delco Bowmen Archery Club welcomed a record number of first time archers yesterday (Saturday 18 May) as part of Archery GB’s Big Weekend.
The local archery club was one of 100 participating clubs nationwide and saw over 70 people have a go. All manner of people came through the doors over the weekend, archery is an accessible sport and both young and old picked up a bow and got involved supported by members of the club’s 14 strong coaching team, supported by archers from the club who gave up their weekend to welcome lots of new people into the club.
The club says archery enjoys relatively high levels of participation and grassroots events like the Big Weekend help bring new people into the sport and promotes active lifestyles. Archery is a fun, sociable activity which has a positive impact on mental wellbeing, so to hold the Big Weekend in Mental Health Awareness week has allowed members to talk about the positive influence archery can have on mental wellbeing.
Egan Carey, Chairman of the club commented:
“This was our most successful Big Weekend to date. It was great to see so many families, as well as individuals come and have a go at archery. We had a great time sharing our passion for archery and hope that we might have inspired more people to get involved in archery in the future. ”