Leith Community Archers – The Team

The club achieved Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) status (SC045559) on March 22nd 2015 and began to run as an independent charity.  All of the team involved in running Leith Community Archers are all volunteers and most of them have been a part of Leith Community Archers(LCA) since its inception in 2013.

LCA was a successful result of a  community project across Scotland called Link Up in 2013.  Inspiring Leith, run by Inspiring Scotland organised recreational and sports activities for local communities in Scotland.  Bethany Christian Trust in Leith hosted the community showing of the film 'Brave' and the Archery taster sessions.

The main aims and objectives of the Club are to encourage the community to take part and share skills in Archery, as a recreation or sport.  LCA provide, organise and facilitate Archery as a recreational activity to benefit and improve the wellbeing of those who attend.  Anyone is welcome, LCA is inclusive and accessible and we encourage children, young people, people with disabilities or health issues.  We have welfare officers as part of the team to provide help and advice and to ensure safeguarding.

The LCA team consists of board members, volunteer instructors, welfare officers and regular attendees.

Leith Community Archers (SCIO) are registered with OSCR (Scottish Charities Register).  A copy of the LCA constitution can be found here.  Members can be voted into a board position at the AGM to lead the direction of the club.  We are part of Archery GB and Archery Scotland and our focus is on indoor archery using Recurve bows.

For more information contact us. at info@leithcommunityarchers.org.uk

Meet the team

Cathy Fyvie

Cathy Fyvie

Chair

Kath is chair of the committee and is a qualified instructor

David Burnett

Treasurer

David is committee treasurer and a qualified archery instructor.

Christopher Fox

Secretary

Chris is Secretary of Leith Community Archers Committee

George Fyvie

George Fyvie

Fundraiser

I first tried archery at school – coincidentally the school we now shoot in, the year it was built!  I found out about Leith Community Archers not long after it was formed and Kath, Amy and I came along for a family session. We were immediately hooked.

After Lessons from Andy Laing and Eleanor Happ’s for a few months I decided to volunteer to do more to help the club.

I have now been involved for 5 years at LCA, since before it was a registered charity, and helped form the constitution and governmental legislation policies, such as our risk assessments, operating procedures and membership with Archery GB.  I have served in two trustee roles for LCA, Secretary, and two years as Treasurer and one year as interim Treasurer.  I am responsible for the primary fundraising for the club, ensuring we have the equipment we need and get the rent paid every week! I have now been a registered Archery instructor for 4 years.

One of our primary goals was to make Archery at LCA more accessible for all.

I volunteer with several other charities, social enterprises and local community organisations, and I sit on the community council for Craigentinny and Meadowbank.

I am proud to be a member of the committee and an instructor with Leith Community Archers.

 

David Holm

Social Media and Archery Equipment Officer

David is a qualified archery instructor and committee member

Eleanor Happs

Welfare Officer

I have been with the Leith Community Archers Club since its inception in 2013. I am extremely proud to have witnessed the club grow and develop into the warm and welcoming club it has become. I joined originally to try out a new sport and very soon became involved in helping to deliver the same opportunity for members of the local community. I became an Archery GB affiliated instructor in December 2013 and can usually be found assisting with the Children and Families shooting sessions.

Welfare Officer
Leith Community Archers believe that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind.  We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and adults at risk and to keep them safe.  We are committed to practice in a way that protects anyone attending the club.
Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have ANY concerns about the safety of children or vulnerable adults.

Instructors

Becky Salter

David Holm

Eleanor Happs

David Burnett

Cathy Fyvie

Cathy Fyvie

George Fyvie

George Fyvie