The Project -
We are looking to improve our outdoor facilities to support everyone wanting to take part in Archery -
- A new paved shooting line
- A shooting line shelter across part of the shooting line
How can you help
The total cost of these projects is £9000. We have made a number grant applications and received some positive responses, however, we must demonstrate our commitment to the project by raising a proportion of the overall costs ourselves.
Rewards are available to anyone making a donation and will be honoured without timelines due to the covid 19 impact so you can be assured you will get the reward.
With the club like everyone else going through it's 3rd lockdown we have been unable to run beginner courses and have a go events to the local community, these are our main source of income and of course help us introduce people to the sport. There is a great risk of current members dropping away from the sport further reducing our funds. The club has many coaches and volunteers on hand ready for when we reopen further supporting people getting back into archery hence why having the improved facilities will be such a help for us.
Established in 1988 we have gone onto become one of the biggest Archery Clubs in the South East. We currently have 143 members and a waiting list of 81 people to come and try Archery. We cater from around 8 years old and for all abilities. With 11 coaches on our books we are able to support whenever needed offering free coaching on our Saturday morning sessions all year round and also Wednesday evening sessions outdoors in the summer and indoors in the winter. This enables Archery to be enjoyed by the whole community.
The over 60s are being encouraged to exercise more, Archery is an enjoyable and sociable way to do so, At Mayflower Archers we need to raise funds to upgrade the shooting line to provide a better, cleaner, safer 365 day a year facility. This will benefit all club members especially disabled archers and wheelchair users and offer better training facilities for new starters.
As the club grows with more members, more courses/events being run for the local community and having 24/7 access to the field we have seen a lot more use of the site. The ground has suffered over the years becoming boggy and we have worked hard on it to further improve it and now need the new shooting line to enable all year round shooting. We run lots of events during the year and host winter leagues so the need for better facilities is a top priority. Having spoken to our members/guests and members of the public popping in for a come try archery event the feedback is the shooting line would be well received.