Press Release

Archery Coaching in Jersey

Publication Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015

Great Britain performance coach and former international competitor, Harry Heeley, has been visiting Jersey over the last few months running coaching sessions for junior archers and the Jersey NatWest Island Games Team. Having coached some of the Island’s top juniors Harry believes that Jersey has the potential to produce many more top quality archers in the future. 

Harry said “what I am trying to do is to put in place the building bricks so that these youngsters can be coached correctly and make sure Jersey has all of the best working practices. Already there is the indoor range at Crabbe which means we can coach in any weather. It is also due to be fitted with overhead and delay cameras”.

In helping to prepare the team for the NatWest Island Games Harry said “they will be trained to compete as a team not just as single archers”.

Jersey Team Manager Sandra Robinson said that “Harry has offered invaluable advice both to the juniors and seniors. He coaches everybody but concentrates on the youngsters. Hopefully we can get an Academy going to link the two clubs together and help our juniors’ progress up the ranks to compete at future NatWest Island Games”.

In addition to Harry’s coaching of the Recurve archers the Archery Association of Jersey has also arranged for Duncan Busby, a top GB archer and coach to visit the Island to coach the Compound archers. Nine members from both clubs have also been qualified as level one coaches to assist with the juniors.

The Association would like to thank the NatWest Sports Development Programme for assisting with the costs of this project.

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