Instructors

Heidi

Heidi Heidi set up 2020 Archery back in 2008 and the club has gone from strength to strength since. As well as teaching archery and running the club Heidi has a PhD in medical ethics and works part-time at UCL and City University. Heidi has a current CRB check, current first aid certificate and is a Level 2 Archery GB coach. Heidi has a particular interest in working with people with physical and mental disabilities and increasing participation in sport.

Roger

Roger

Roger is a historical archery enthusiast who has a collection of historic bows and a collection of bows from around the world, all of which he regularly shoots. He can sometimes be seen shooting his traditional English long bow (like in our picture) or his Mongolian horsebow, but he's currently practicing hard with his sighted recurve bow as he swooshes up the club rankings (go to adult club page Rankings to see his progress!).

 

Roger also takes part in competitive European Long and Short Sword fighting presumably with the view of one day becoming a knight (I'm not sure sword fighting and archery are still required but maybe they'll help). Roger has a degree in computer science from Sheffield University where he was an active member of the University Archery Club. He's currently nearing completion of his Level One Archery coaching course with Archery GB which includes an NSPCC working with children course.

Katie

Katie Katie got involved with archery when her son showed a keen (and unshakeable) interest in the sport! Katie completed the 2020 Archery instructor training programme in 2012 and successfully gained her Level 1 Archery GB coaching certificate in 2014. She specialises in teaching young people. Katie currently leads most of our junior archery sessions (in conjunction with Roger) and has introduced the FITA (Federation Internationale de Tir a l'Arc - International Archery Federation) Feathers and Arrows awards to junior club. 

 

Katie has a background in teaching young people with special needs and is a committed home schooler.  

Eilidh

Eilidh Eilidh has a wealth of experience working with young people both in schools and youth groups such as Girl Guides and Army Welfare Service youth activites. This is were she was introduced to Archery and fell in love with it! As well as coaching Archery, Eilidh works for a military charity, helping veterans and members of the armed forces in their hour of need and setting up mental health and wellbeing in the community projects for ex-services and their families. Alongside this, she is studying towards an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling as an addition to her psychology background. Other than archery, Eilidh's interests include swimming, hill walking in the Scottish highlands, skiing, needlecrafts and reading. She uses many of these interests when volunteering for local youth groups. Eilidh's archery experience is a mix of field and target archery, with the emphasis on having a great day out, wherever that may be!