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How We Operate

The Club has established some policies and procedures that set out how we should operate.

The framework for many of them are provided by our Governing Body, Archery GB and much of the work was done in the process of us achieving ClubMark and the Ontarget Specialisms. 

This however is an ongoing activity, keeping up with the external changes in thinking and the internal development of the club!


Governance and Management of the club are two very different things.

Both are crucial areas. Without both areas being in place we would not be effective and certainly would never have developed into the special club we are!

‘Governance’ refers to the process of running our club, making decisions and ensuring that it is properly accountable.

It will cover such policy areas as;

  • Membership Policy – membership criteria and forms, including additional provisions for junior members.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy – establishing an equality statement and its implementation through an equal opportunities policy.
  • Codes of Conduct for fair play – ensuring members are familiar with minimum expected standards of participation and play.
  • Child Protection – procedures to ensure young people and vulnerable adults can participate without risk of abuse.
  • Health & Safety – covers a range of issues including duty of care, risk assessments, insurance first aid, emergency procedures etc.
  • Ethics in Sport – covers all aspects of fair play and equitable conduct in the management and running of the club.

‘Management’ is concerned with organising the day-to-day activities of the club.

It covers such areas as;

  • Financial Management – Ensuring sustainable success through managing, how we generate income and the costs of the club.
  • Resource Management – Setting goals that we have the resources to achieve, defining policies relating to how/when we develop/utilise internal and external resources.
  • Strategic Management – Being clear on where we want to get to and implementing the necessary steps to get there. Understanding the current environment and the direction the sport is heading.
  • Creating and Managing Partnerships – recognising the power of partnerships which benefit all parties.
  • Event Management – Organising events to develop the club socially and technically to create the right ambience to energise our organisation, fuel ambition and stimulate improvement.

Governance and our Organisational Structure

What it means for us.

Our structures and processes are designed to ensure accountability, transparency, responsiveness, equity, inclusiveness, empowerment and broad-based participation.

 Our governance arrangements help set the culture and environment in which our members interact with themselves and our community. Our management team is amazing at achieving the targets we set for ourselves!

Find out more about our committee.

First of many meetings using our new facility.
First of many meetings using our new facility.