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Archery is a very inclusive and social sport, attracting seniors, juniors, young and old, as well as able and disabled, all shooting and competing together.



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Committee

Any member of East Kilbride Archery Club is welcome to our committee meetings.

Please see the Facebook page for details of dates and times.

Our office bearers are:

Chair: Cameron Ross
 
I first became interested in archery during a school residential trip. I was unable to take part in the archery activity due to having to spend the day in hospital with a broken foot (falling off the bottom bunk – but that’s another story!). My twin brother regaled me with stories of how wonderful archery was so on our return we pestered our mum to find a club we could join. We joined Glasgow Archers in 2006. I then became interested in judging and gained my County Judge qualification 2 years ago. Since then I have travelled all over Scotland judging and also taking part in competitions myself. I still hold the Scottish Record for U18 Barebow (WA 18m). I am delighted to be Chairperson of East Kilbride Archery Club.
  
Secretary: Alison Ross
Faced with the prospect of standing around for 3 hours whilst my sons took part in a beginner’s course I decided to take part myself. I was very quickly hooked! I took part in quite a few competitions even becoming West of Scotland Ladies Champion by default (I was the only Lady Recurve shooting!). After shooting with Glasgow Archers for 10 years I decided to explore the possibility of setting up a club myself – and here we are! I am now representing East Kilbride Archery Club at various competitions. I enjoy competitions for the social aspect and how much you learn from watching other archers. I am delighted with the support I have received from everyone at the club and am pleased at how sociable everyone is. I hope the club will continue to go from strength to strength.
Treasurer: Andy Findlay

A long (long, long) time ago, in an archery club far, far away, OK Strathclyde University, I took up archery seriously after being introduced to the activity in the Scouts. Over a period that can be measured in decades rather than years I have now been a member of six different clubs. A few highlights that I can remember would include, being President of two clubs, holding a coaching qualification and, in a brief moment of brilliance, coming 2nd at the Scottish Indoor Championship, which meant I was selected to shoot for Scotland at the National Indoor Championships.
One of the founding members of the resurrected East Kilbride Archery Club, I currently fill the role of treasurer/experienced archer/equipment guru and, occasionally, I also manage to shoot a few arrows. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him, maybe you can ask Andy.
 And finally, I reckon that most of the club members have noticed that when I am in coaching mode, “I'm watching you. Always watching. Always.”
Child Protection Officer: Duncan McEwan

I started archery when I was 13 after seeing some folk with odd looking equipment in the local leisure centre.  In a twist of fate, this was in Carluke and as I found out, at the same time as ‘the other Duncan’ - McNeil.
Since then I have had a number of stops and starts for various reasons due to other commitments, but I always came back to it.  I shot regularly when I lived in Singapore for a few years, but I needed a new ‘home’ when I came back (after another ‘Duncan gap’ of more than 2 years) and had a couple of coaching sessions with MRM, who said that there was this nice new club - East Kilbride Archery and I should pop along.
I am not a competitive archer and decided to go down the route of coaching, to help others and introduce more to archery.  I am currently a Level 1 certified coach and looking to do Level 2 course as soon as it becomes available.  As part of my coaching qualification, I am also PVG (protection for Venerable Groups) certified and am currently the club CPO (Child Protection Officer).  If anyone has any issues that they need to discuss, please few free to grab me for a chat.
I also have recently moved over to compound from recurve, due to niggling injuries (not age related.. honest!) and look forward to more being able to assist people with compound form and technical advice in time, in the same way as I do for recurve.  That’s a fair bit away though and is one of my personal goals for 2018.


Equipment Officer: Duncan McNeil
  
I took up field archery in my 20s.  By the time I was in my early 30s my eyesight was such that I had to give it up. In late  2016 I had eye surgery that allowed me to see well enough to get back into archery.  So basically, I’ve been shooting arrows for 40 years with a 30 year break! East Kilbride Archery Club were kind enough to give me my second chance.  To me, archery is a fascinating combination of getting to know all about the kit, improving my shooting technique and most importantly, finding the quiet mind. I shoot recurve and recently have also taken up compound. My ultimate aim is to learn how to shoot the perfect arrow ……..  and then just do it every time.
Ordinary Member: Gillian Orton

I class myself as very new to archery - compared to my committee counterparts!  I always liked trying archery included in holiday activities and wanted to take it further.  I coerced my daughter into doing a Beginners' Course with me in 2016.  We heard through a friend that EKAC was being established, made contact and both became members. Unfortunately my daughter hasn't continued her membership but it hasn't put me off. I've enjoyed making new friends and trying to improve, each session, with the help of EKAC members.  I still struggle with the 'lingo' and you will find me near Duncan McNeil as he continues his pursuit in shooting the perfect arrow so that he can clue me up!
Ordinary Member: Alison Findlay

Ordinary Member: Lauren Findlay

Ordinary Member: Colin Dakers​
Ordinary Member: Martin Spiers​