Archery clubs advised to band together

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CGAJ secretary Alan Cross says it is the logical thing to do and the quicker it is the done the better it would be for the sports participants.

Cross said: ‘The three clubs need to come together and form an association, they have to do that and the sooner it is done the better.

‘It makes sense for archery to be under one umbrella, both for Commonwealth Games competition and the Island Games.

‘The CGAJ have their annual general meeting on 26 April and the following month we set up a validation group who look after the criteria for selection purposes for all Commonwealth sports and the Youth Games.

‘The validation group works together with the various association’s to set qualifying criteria.

Once that has been approved it’s forwarded to the clubs for their members to work towards their goals.’ Archery and tennis have recently been included for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games in India, tennis have already requested to affiliate via the Channel Islands Lawn Tennis Association with archery now being advised to do the same.

The new association would probably encompass Jersey’s three clubs, the Jersey Archery Society, Archers of Jersey and the Elite Company of Bowmen.

CGAJ president Martin Hebden said: ‘Our constitution was changed four years ago and what was changed is now working well.

Shooting used to be four sports but now they are one body.

‘Swimming and cycling clubs came together over the years too, it makes sense to have one governing body for each sport within the Island.

‘Clubs need to work together to get the best results.

I’m delighted archery and tennis have been included for 2010, their competitors now have the opportunity to compete at a higher standard, if they can meet the standards set, and the more that can do that the merrier.’

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