Your archery club is a breeding ground for future international competitors, but could you be doing more to protect your archery space? In 2015/16, just 63,700 people participated in archery in the UK, down from 75,000 in the 2012/13 post-London Olympics year. Archery has also had its funding cut for Tokyo 2020 by UK Sport, meaning the sport is in need of a boost. Poor weather, particularly during the winter months, may discourage both existing archers and potential new recruits from practising – but you can’t do anything about the elements, right?
Wrong. Adding an archery cover or canopy to your club could generate additional income; just think of the extra participation a covered space would encourage during the 100 to 200 days of rain we experience every year. With a sports cover, your budding bowman could be hitting targets to their hearts’ content, without having to worry about protecting their bow or slipping on wet surfaces. A covered outdoor space for archery also protects against the wind, meaning no more potentially dangerous, or more likely embarrassing, failures to even register a hit on the white.
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