As planned this coming Sat, the 16th of December, Archery Ireland will continue with the scheduled four Junior Squad open training sessions in preparation for the up coming season. To enable further development in the squad the remaining 3 sessions will be open to prospective new and budding archers from Archery Ireland affiliated clubs who shoot either Recurve, Compound or Barebow.
If you and your club coaches believe that you have cadets or juniors within your club who would be suitable for trials given the following criteria then I would encourage them to attend the sessions which will be trials for the squad of 2018.
Cadets and juniors may try out for the squad if they meet the following criteria
–They are Archery Ireland members.
-They are recommended by their club coach as being of a suitable standard.
-They shoot either of the following disciplines Recurve, Compound or Barebow.
-They are one of the following age groups cadets 13 years and older or they are Juniors for the upcoming outdoor season in 2017.(An athlete may participate in a Junior Class in tournaments when the competition takes place up to and in the year of his 20th birthday)
-They are cable of shooting the required distances of 50m for compound and 60/70 for Recurve cadet/junior the initial trials will be indoors. Barebow archers should be competent on a 40cm face at 18m.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your club will be sending any archer for trials who was not on the squad last year .
The second open session will be held at the Dublin Archers indoor training hall on Sat the 16th of Dec , it will be a 10am arrival and set up for a 10:30 start.Please insure you bring all the required equipment, full set of arrows, along with your club jersey or sports cloths,an exercise mat is also useful if you have one to bring.
The Address for the second session is as follows : Pobalscoil Neasan, Moyclare Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, Co. Dublin.
The following are the details for the remaining open session.
The 3rd Open session on Jan the 20th will be hosted in Cork City Archery Club. This will not be held in their Nemo Rangers venue instead it will be in their indoor training venue at Rathpeacon Community Centre in Rathpeacon, Co. Cork.
The 4th Open Session will be held in Dublin Archers Pobalscoil Neasan, Moyclare Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, Co. Dublin
Each open session is a 10am for 10:30 session.
Post the Feb session squad selection will be made and all those who completed the trials will be notified accordingly if they were successful or not in making the squad for 2017.
Once again please let me know of any archer for that will be attending the trials so that we can plan for numbers
Thanks David Leen
Junior Manager – Archery Ireland