With our club’s mission and culture very much focused on the development of whole individual, team and family identity, quality of the club experience, recreation has become increasingly important. In recently years and to some degree as a consequence of having our own ground, recreation has changed from more of an accidental bi-product of our activities to something that is now also planned for!
As a bi-product it was very much only connected to archery and our directly related activities and this remains important, if only because there are only the few that are so consumed by archery that nothing else matters! For most, the social, team belonging, friendship groups, family engagement are essential to support and sustain the interest in archery.
There are 2 other areas that we now actively develop, firstly those afforded by our own home facilities and secondly those related to our passion to be part of our community.
Working together to improve our environment may or may not be considered recreational, but we have had a lot of fun doing it.
The opportunities created for recreation are certainly greater for our efforts!
As a consequence, we have invested time, effort and finance into things like creating pathways and bridges for walks, maintained the wooded areas in an animal/insect friendly way.
Produced our own brochure on the local wildlife in our wooded area.