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Mole Valley Bowmen – an archery club in Dorking, Surrey, will hold free introductory archery sessions at St Martin’s C of E Primary School as part of Start Archery Week .
The initiation sessions are available on Saturday May 21 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and are free and open to everyone from 8 years old.
Across the country, adults and children of all ages are invited to try their hand at the sport during Start Archery Week which runs from May 14-22.
The annual event aimed at attracting new audiences, organized by Archery GB, its club volunteers and archery suppliers across the country, has been renamed to celebrate its 10th year. Since its launch at the London 2012 Games, the event has introduced thousands to the sport of archery. Start Archery Week is committed to extending this welcome even further this year.
Neil Armitage, CEO of Archery GB, said: “We are delighted to celebrate 10 years of introducing archery to archery through clubs and archery suppliers opening their doors to local communities during of this annual mass participation event.
We believe the benefits of archery are enormous, both in terms of physical and mental health. It’s also a very inclusive activity that’s great fun for all ages and abilities, so I hope as many people as possible enjoy Start Archery Week this year.”
Whether inspired by the medals won by British athletes in Tokyo or keen to channel an inner superhero, Start Archery Week is the perfect opportunity for newcomers to try out this most inclusive sport.
Archery clubs and suppliers from across Great Britain and Northern Ireland are taking part, along with schools, outdoor and experience centers and other venues. Many events are free or only cost a small fee so that as many people as possible can pitch in and have a go.
Archery has many benefits, including building core strength, improving hand-eye coordination, and helping people disconnect from everyday stress. Archers are also very social, so it’s a great way to meet people and make new friends. At each event, there will be someone on hand to introduce newcomers and help them get started in archery.
The sport is fully accessible and many clubs offer soft archery kits for children as young as three years old.
Visitors of all ages and abilities will be able to try their hand at the sport, which is naturally socially distanced, often played outdoors and therefore a great option for those who remain naturally cautious due to Covid-19.
All equipment is provided, so anyone interested in taking up archery need only check the arrangement at their club or venue of their choice – for example if a reservation is required – and get in touch. know more by itself. Events can be found here: Start Archery Week
Local archery clubs can be located via the club locator: Find an archery club near me – Start Archery
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