Archery at the Houses of Parliament – Bradley’s Report

On Monday the 5th of September I traveled to London with Eric Jackson the County Development Coordinator for Archery in Northamptonshire. As part of this year’s 150th anniversary of Archery GB and as part of the celebrations, Eric and I attended an event held within the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.

The purpose of the visit was to raise awareness and the profile of archery with a number of MP’s and Lords. The idea was to potentially secure much needed funding to further the sports development.

Shooting in the shadow of Big Ben, Nicky Hunt of the GB archery squad was on hand to demonstrate the skills of archery and she was actively encouraging the MP’s to have a go. Many did on the day expressing their enjoyment in doing so. At least one Northamptonshire MP, Louise Mensch MP, took part.

Both Eric and myself thoroughly enjoyed the day’s events this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and one I have been incredibly proud and privileged to have taken part in. Eric said he felt the day had been extremely successful and that a very positive and worthwhile outcome was achieved.

For a taster of the day follow this link to the BBC website

Bradley Denny
U14 Junior National Recurve Champion

Other reports from the day can be found on the Telegraph website, and the archerygb website.