ArchwaysTDH is a club of Archery GB so we hold committee positions that help with the formal running of the club, but in essence we all chip in and do whatever it takes to move the Hub forward to develop the concept.
Coaching level: Senior Coach
Bow: It’s hiding in a long forgotten dusty case…
Role: Chairman aka - “Where the buck stops”
Archery has been a part of my life since I was at school. I found my love for coaching whilst I was studying at university, since then I have worked within the outdoor education industry and found myself in some very fortunate positions to learn from very talented people from all walks of the sport.
ArchwaysTDH grew as a concept for me when I was coaching in the Archery GB Regional Performance Academies. How do you apply the values and techniques of training for long-term development in an environment where coaches must adapt and flex their opinions almost as much as an individual archer? We don’t necessarily have all the right answers, but we do have ideas and we don’t mind if they only lead to learning experiences.
Coaching level: County Coach
Bow: HOYT, GMX with Border CV limbs
Colour Combo: Black & Silver with Blue flash
Role: Secretary aka - “da Scribe”
I have been shooting since a junior for the county of Essex and been coaching in some form or other for several years. Starting as a leader and achieving my County Coach qualification in 2017.
ArchwaysTDH for me means, coaching in a unique environment away from the standard club setting allowing us to try new ideas and see how they work. I hope these can then be used across the southern counties.
Coaching level: No, I shoot.
Bow: Win and Win RCX riser and limbs. NB: Athena is a black bow with red details.
Role: Treasurer aka - "The keeper of the purse strings."
As is the case for a lot of millennials, it was TV/movies that first got me to pursue archery in the form Disney and Pixar’s Brave. I started during my undergrad in Ireland and fell in love with it. I’ve been shooting ever since.
When I moved to the UK, I wanted to be part of the larger archery community in some meaningful way. Along came Tom and Peter with their idea for something new and exciting. Access to coaches and training programmes which respects that I have interests and commitments outside of archery? I’m in! I haven’t looked back since.