By Royal Appointment..!
Yesterday evening Louisa and Eleanor Piper, along with Lloyd Brown (AGB Head of Coaching & Athlete Development), went to Kensington Palace to help SportsAid celebrate their 40th anniversary. SportsAid wanted to bring the event to life with sporting demonstrations held during the drinks reception for their invited guests who then went on to attend a special anniversary dinner in the State Rooms at Kensington Palace where HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, SportsAid’s patron, made a short speech on the importance of SportsAid and the upcoming Rio Olympic Games.
After the demonstrations all of the athletes joined HRH The Duchess in the Sunken Garden for a group photo and it was here that both the girls managed to speak with The Duchess directly. Having tried archery on her recent royal tour to Bhutan she said that that she had thought archery was fairly easy up until then but it was actually much harder than it looked! She also asked the girls if they ever hit their arm with the bow string as it really hurts…
Eleanor said that she and Louisa were thrilled to be asked to demonstrate archery at SportsAid’s 40th Anniversary as SportsAid’s support was crucial to their archery.
Louisa said that, apart from meeting HRH The Duchess, one of the high points of the evening was showing Christine Ohuruogu (Olympic Medalist) how to shoot using her bow!
Calling all AGB Archery Coaches in Surrey.
Are you due to renew your coaching license?
If so then please send in your renewals to the CCO.
I have known for some time that a number of Level One coaches want to do their Level Two course but had not wanted to travel out of county to do so. If you are one of these or if you are a Level One coach and are thinking of progressing to your Level Two, then you will be pleased to learn that Jim Tighe and I have arranged for a Level two course to be held in Surrey starting in July next year.
The dates are all weekends as follows:
July 16th / 17th
August 27th / 28th
With the assessment on December 10th
The venue for the sessions is, 1st Hook Scout Hall Verona Drive Surbiton Surrey KT6 5AJ
The venue for the assessment is, Kings Centre Coppard Gardens Chessington Surrey KT9 2GZ
Cost of the course is £350.00. However, if your club is an Ontarget club you will be eligible for a £200.00 grant from AGB. This is a very good deal and one that you should take up if you are thinking of taking your Level Two next year.
There are 12 places on the course and we know that 5 will go very quickly, so please get back to us ASAP so as to avoid disappointment.
Please ask your club secretary for the application forms.