Recently quite a few people have expressed an interest in learning archery with Malvern Archers. It truly is a sport that allows people of all ages and genders to come together and participate in a lovely inclusive environment in normal times. This last 18 months has been very challenging for a small club. We have managed to run 2 beginners’ courses over that time, and they have been enjoyable for coaches and participants.
While the ongoing Covid situation may appear to be easing it is still not under full control and we feel it may yet come back in another wave. This has continued to make it a challenge for experienced archers and to run an active club. For newer archers it has made it particularly hard to really get a solid start into the sport.
We have thought long and hard about running another course in September. The uncertainty in what new archers will be able to do once the course has finished, as well as the workload on our volunteer coach workforce means we have taken the difficult decision not to run a course this September. I understand this is probably not what you want to hear. However, we want to make sure that at the point you do get to start archery we can give you the best opportunity to turn your course into a life-long love for the sport.
We are currently building a waiting list, prioritised by when people contact us. As soon as we have details of our next course(s) we will let you know. We are hoping to run several consecutive courses early in 2022 (or maybe as early as December) indoors – covid safety permitting.
Please feel free to email me (at firstname.lastname@example.org) with a request to go on the waiting list.
Secretary, Malvern Archers