Acocks Green pupils take aim in archery Project Rimaya masterclass - The Solihull Observer
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10th Aug, 2022

Acocks Green pupils take aim in archery Project Rimaya masterclass

Sarah Mason 11th Feb, 2022

SCHOOL pupils in Acocks Green hit the bullseye when they took part in a Archery GB masterclass.

Ninestiles, An Academy, took part in the group’s ongoing SportsAid-funded initiative, Project Rimaya, which aims to promote the take up of archery across ethnically diverse communities.

The Hartfield Crescent school’s archery club has been running since 2013 but thanks to support from Archery UK, they have now been able to upgrade their equipment, expand and enter external competitions.

Archery GB, the national governing body, are also supporting two members of staff at Ninestiles to gain their Level 1 coaching qualifications.

Project Rimaya launched in 2018 and rimaya is the Islamic word for archery.

Alex Hughes, principal at Ninestiles, An Academy, said: “I am delighted that Ninestiles has received funding from Archery GB to upgrade our archery club’s equipment and support our staff to gain coaching qualifications.

“The archery club is now one of the most popular clubs at the school and I hope that even more young people will now consider taking up this exciting sport which provides all sorts of physical and mental benefits.”

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