Thanks to a lottery grant of £1800 Mearns Academy have been able to purchase a full set of archery club equipment to maintain their junior club and start a community adult club.
The story started 3 years ago when coaches from Links Archers in Montrose were asked introduce archery to the academy as an extra-curricular activity. This proved very popular, with 12-18 pupils regularly attending sessions. Equipment at that time was provided by Links Archers.
With the junior club well established and some success in competition the Academy, helped by the coaches, applied and received a grant from the National Lottery in February 2013. Due to administrative delays the kit was finally obtained in September 2013 and the first class of senior beginners started their training. On completion of the 6 week course the Mearns Archers senior club was formed.
It is planned to run further taster sessions and beginner courses over the next 6 months to increase the membership. If you are interested in trying Archery please contact coach Alan Wood via the Academy or Links Archers website (linksarchers.org.uk)