‘We are a family’
One Nation Archery Club hold regular weekly archery sessions and community taster sessions for anyone wishing to try the sport. Run by dedicated volunteers this club have bounced back after a challenging few years through covid, which saw the very sad loss of their founder and Chairman.
Through funding from the Luton Citizens’ Fund the group purchased new equipment, including bows, strings, arrows, target faces and bosses and nets to ensure their classes could run with enough equipment for everyone to take part. Funding was also used to subsidise fees to ensure all of their members and those interested in having a go could still access the sessions if financial barriers were an issue.
Sarah Greene, Grants Manager, explains: ‘The team of volunteers at this club are clearly very passionate about the sport and are incredibly knowledgeable. They are very skilled and have a lot of patience in working with all members, including their younger participants. I was fortunate to have a go myself and understand the many benefits of the sport which include relaxation, coordination, muscle strength, and mindfulness to name a few. My arms definitely felt the benefit the next day!’
Looking ahead the group hope to reach local women and sustain a regular group for them, and to increase their membership base and continue to enter in regional and national competitions.
For more information about One Nation Archery Club please click here: One Nation Archery Club, Luton Archery Club, Following the Archery Sun (onac.co.uk)