Britain’s best archery talent will be showcased at the National Series Finals in Nottingham on 29 and 30 August and families are invited to enjoy the spectacle at Wollaton Hall.
The two day event, which is free to attend and open to all, will see the stunning Wollaton Park transformed into a head-to-head archery competition arena, recreating the excitement of archery competitions at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.
The National Series Finals promise to be a great weekend of fun for the whole family with the chance to ‘have a go’ at archery, children’s play areas and plenty of music and food. Visitors will also have the chance to check out Batman’s mansion and chat to Nottingham’s very own Robin Hood.
Competing for the honour of becoming (Nottingham Building Society) Archery GB National Series Champions, 32 competitors, including reigning champions Amy Oliver, Larry Godfrey, Naomi Jones and Adam Ravenscroft, will be showcasing their expert skills across four different archery events.
The event forms part of a three year partnership between Archery GB, Nottingham City Council and The Nottingham Building Society to host the National Series Finals in Nottingham, home to Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest.
David Harrison, Chairman of the sport’s governing body Archery GB, commented: “It’s been an exceptional year for us with British archers displaying an impressive level of talent in both home and international competitions. We are expecting an exciting battle for the title of National Series champion within each category.
“The weekend will also be a great opportunity for people to get involved and have a go at archery, as well as a range of other activities to keep the whole family entertained. We are grateful for the support provided by Nottingham Building Society and Nottingham City Council and we’re delighted to be returning to Wollaton Hall and Park.”
Councillor David Trimble at Nottingham City Council, said: “With its archery heritage, Nottingham is the perfect city to host the National Series Finals and we’re delighted to be able to offer residents another fantastic free event. I hope to see Wollaton Hall and Park buzzing with families and friends that have come to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of competition.”
David Marlow, Chief Executive at The Nottingham Building Society, said: “We are proud to sponsor this iconic event as part of a three-year partnership. We remain committed to supporting events that give us the chance to interact with our local communities and support key events in the sporting calendar.”
The National Series Finals will comprise of a series of head-to-head matches on the back lawn of Wollaton Hall, with a 70m target for the recurve archers and a 50m target for the compound archers.
The recurve archers will take centre stage on Saturday 29 August, with the women’s quarter finals kicking off the event, followed closely by the men’s.
Semi-final winners will then advance to their respective gold medal matches, with the chance to be crowned one of four 2015 (Nottingham Building Society) Archery GB National Series Champions.
Sunday 30 August will see the male and female compound archers compete for the National Series title in their competition class.
As well as the main competition, the youth recurve mixed teams will take part in a Win & Win competition on Saturday, while on Sunday the youth compound mixed teams will shoot.
The event will start at 10.30am, finishing at around 4.00pm on both Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August. For more information regarding the National Series please visit – www.archerygb.org
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