Caldicot Castle will host one of the most prestigious archery competitions in the UK this September. The Archery GB National Tour Finals will take place on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September – adding to the historic building’s repertoire of hosting impressive and large scale events.
Caldicot Castle will be transformed into a head-to-head archery arena with the event running in the same format as the Olympic and Paralympic Games which is extremely popular with spectators. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. There will also be the opportunity for visitors to have a go at archery along with many other family activities throughout the day.
It is also the perfect opportunity for visitors to explore the tranquil gardens and wooded country park that surrounds the ancient castle – with the medieval towers offering breath-taking views of the parklands and surrounding area from the battlements.
The event partnership between MonLife, a service group managed by Monmouthshire County Council, Archery GB and Starling Bank was marked with a special preview event in the castle grounds on Tuesday 6th of August.
Cllr Bryan Jones, Vice Chairman of Monmouthshire County Council, commented: “We are really proud to welcome Archery GB to Monmouthshire. It’s wonderful to see everyone here today in the gorgeous setting of Caldicot Castle. I would like to wish everyone who is taking part in the prestigious Finals lots of luck – have a wonderful time.”
Neil Armitage, Archery GB’s CEO commented: “Caldicot Castle is such a fantastic location and will provide a spectacular setting for our modern format. We expect a close race for the finals on the back of a hugely successful international campaign – with six Olympic and five Paralympic quota places already secured for Tokyo, along with numerous international titles from World and European events.
“We are looking forward to working with Starling Bank and MonLife, along with our existing partners to build this into a world-class event – without their support it simply wouldn’t be possible.”
The best of British archery talent will be competing for the honour of becoming Archery GB’s National Champions. There will be 32 senior competitors taking part in four different archery competitions across the two-day event. In addition, the Key Event Finals will allow Britain’s best junior archers to take centre stage. Gates open at 10.30am and entry is free.
For more information about Caldicot Castle please see visitmonmouthshire.com