Charity archery event really hits the mark!

By Chloe Hardman

On Saturday 12 December 2015,  The University’s archery club held a charity shoot, their first of the year, in support of Disability sport Wales and The MS trust- two charities close to their hearts.  The event, held on Bay Campus, was the first to make use onf the brand new sport hall.

Archers from all over the country were in attendance – including those suffering with MS or who are involved with disability sport Wales. Chloe Hardman, the SU archery club’s Media officer said “Archery is a really accessible activity and sport that anybody can join in, young or old, able bodied/non abled!”

Funds raised by the event are estimated at over £750 and will be split betwen the two charities – Chloe said “this a great acheievement and some thing the club are extremely proud of.”

Visitors from other university archery clubs and local  area clubs also commented on how impressed they were with the venue saying it was perfect for the sport and a great asset for the universities sports clubs.

Captain Tom La Vallin was pleased with the events sucess and said  “it was a fantastic day and everything ran smoothly. A massive thanks to our organiser, Coach Katie Vallance, who spent countless weeks preparing and making sure this shoot was a success. A huge thank you to our sponsors Merlin Archery for supplying our equipment and the judges for attending. The day wouldn’t have been anywhere near as professional without their help. It’s also a real honour to be the first club to hold a competition at the fantastic bay campus sports facilities. The staff were excellent throughout the day.”

If you are interested in archery and would like to give it a go, the club are holding a refreshers session for students just joining Swansea uni or thos who missed out joining in September. More details can be found on their website:

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