Committee

The committee are responsible for the general running of the club, each with their own specific responsibilities as detailed below. Committee members are elected annually at the AGM towards the end of the spring term, with the exception of the Novice Reps who are elected at the start of the academic year.

If you would like to contact the committee, please email: lsu-archerycommittee@lists.lboro.ac.uk. The committee for 2018-19 is as follows:

Chair - Laura Hutchinson

Laura graduated in 2017 with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, she is now studying for a PhD in Computer Science. Laura joined the club as a novice in 2014 and has competed for the club at many competitions, initially shooting recurve, but more recently as barebow. Laura was part of the the BUCS Indoor Champs novice team in 2015 where she won a bronze medal, she also won a BUCS bronze individual medal at the 2018 Outdoor Champs. Laura has previously served on the committee as Treasurer (2015-16) and Welfare Officer (2018-19), she has been a Level 1 Coach since 2016 and passed her Level 2 assessment in 2019.

The Chair's responsibilities include:

  • Chairing all meetings.
  • Attending AU meetings and county meetings.
  • Communicating with the union.
  • Acting as liaison between other archery clubs and other clubs within the AU.
  • Ensuring the general smooth running of the club.

Secretary - Sophie McKay

Sophie joined the club in 2017 as a novice, she shoots barebow.

The Secretary's responsibilities include:

  • Writing agendas and minutes for meetings.
  • Maintaining the club's mailing lists.
  • Submitting membership forms to Archery GB.
  • Being the club's point of contact for AGB, EMAS and L&RCAA.

Treasurer - Mark Peart

Mark is studying for a degree in Materials Engineering and is currently in his third year. Mark joined the club as a novice in Autumn 2016, shooting barebow. Despite being a novice, he qualified for the BUCS Indoor Final in 2017 finishing in 4th place nationally. Mark also won the Countesthorpe Triple (a competition based on the combined total of three separate indoor shoots in the county) in the 2017-18 season. This is Mark's third year as Treasurer.

The Treasurer's specific responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining the budget and private account.
  • Submitting the claim forms to the AU.
  • Communicating with the AU on all financial matters.
  • Deciding (with the committee) what to spend the club budget on.

Team Captain - Laura Mallinson

Laura is studying for a PhD in Mathematical Sciences (Algebraic geometry), having graduated in 2017 with a BSc in Mathematics. Laura started shooting in July 2014 and joined the club in October of that year; she shoots a recurve bow and has shot for the Experienced Ladies Team at BUCS on several occasions. This is Laura's second year as Team Captain, Laura has also been a Level 1 Coach since 2017.

The Team Captain's responsibilities include:

  • Selecting and entering teams for BUTTS and BUCS competitions.
  • Deciding (with committee) which external competition to enter.
  • Organising and booking transport for all competitions.
  • Organising accommodation (including reading the online reviews), if staying overnight.

Development Officer - Arthur Coveney

Arthur is studying for a PhD in Physics, having completed his undergradute degree in 2016. He has previously served on committee as Team Captain 2011-12, Equipment Officer 2012-13, 2015-16, Tournaments & Records Officer 2014-15 and Chair 2016-18. Arthur shoots recurve and has represented the club on many occasions including at the 2016 BUCS Outdoor Champs where he won an individual silver and team bronze medal, and the 2019 BUCS Indoor Champs where he won a silver medal, he also shoots for the Leicestershire and Rutland County Team. Arthur also served as the club's Boat Race Captain for many years, before being promoted to Admiral of the Fleet in 2013, in recognition of his services to irresponsible drinking. This is Arthur's second year as Development Officer.

The Development Officer's responsibilities include:

  • Bringing in new coaching opportunities
  • Developing plans/apps to make other Committee positions easier
  • Co-ordinating the long-term goals and aims of the club

Equipment Officer - Chris Cooper

Chris is a second year Sports Technology student, he joined the club in 2017. Chris started shooting in 2012; he shoots a recurve bow and has shot for Sussex county as a junior and senior archer, he was the Bronze medalist at the 2016 Junior National Championships and has held Sussex and Southern Counties titles in Target, Field, 3D and Clout. Within the club he was part of the 2018 BUTC team, winning a silver medal. This is Chris's second year as Equipment Officer, Chris has also been a qualified Level 1 Coach since 2015.

The Equipment Officer's Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of all club equipment.
  • Auditing all club equipment at the beginning and end of the year.
  • Ensuring the equipment cupboard remains tidy and organised.
  • Deciding (with committee) what equipment to purchase each year.

Tournament & Records Officer - Heidi Morris

Heidi joined the club in Autumn 2018 as a novice, she is a first year Economics student. Heidi shoots barebow and came third at the BUTTS Indoor Champs.

  • Organising any competitions hosted by the club, such as Loughborough BUTTS.
  • Organising internal competitions to help track novice progress and maintain interest.
  • Submitting scores to the e-league each month
  • Maintaining an accurate list of club records

Social Secretary - Jordanna Marsh

Jordanna is studying for a degree in Product Design Engineering and is currently in her third year. Jordanna joined the club in Autumn 2015 as a novice, she originally shot recurve and shot for the novice and experienced teams on several occasions; she switched to compound in 2018. Jordanna has previously served as Social Secretary (2017-18) and Chair (2018-19), she is also a Level 1 Coach.

The Social Secretary's responsibilities include:

  • Organising the fresher's social.
  • Collecting the Hey Ewe Sheep Packs from the AU office each week.
  • Organising the post Loughborough BUTTS social.
  • Deciding (with committee) what other socials to organise throughout the year.

Media Officer - Georgie Jones

Georgie joined the club in 2015 as a novice, and is currently a 4th year Aeronautical Engineering student. She originally shot recurve but has more recently shot longbow. Georgie won 2 BUCS gold medals at the 2016 BUCS Outdoor Champs (team and individual) with a recurve bow, she also won a BUCS silver medal at the 2019 Indoor Champs with a longbow. Georgie won the Welsh Champs in 2017 and 2018 and the L&RCAA Indoor Champs in 2019, she holds the All Unis record for the Portsmouth round with a longbow which she shot in 2018, and holds 9 Welsh recurve/longbow records shot between 2016 and 2019. Georgie previously served on the committee as Novice Rep (2015-16) and Social Secretary (2016-17).

The Media Officer's responsibilities include:

  • Managing the club's social media accounts.
  • Uploading photos/posts to social media.
  • Writing articles/match reports for Wow magazine.
  • Producing posters and other promotional content for events

Welfare Officer - Jennika Vadher

Jennika is a first year Psycology student, she joined the club as a novice in 2018. Jennika shoots a recurve bow and won a bronze medal at the first BUTTS leg of the season.

The Welfare Officer's responsibilities include:

  • Acting as a liason between the club and the AU Welfare Team.
  • Promoting events orginased by the University/AU relating to welfare and diversity.
  • Dealing with welfare issues concerning individual members of the club.
  • Running events throughout the year to raise money for the club's chosen charities.

Novice Representative - Nikhil Jain

Nikhil was elected at the General Meeting in October to represent his fellow novices on the committee. He is a second year Retail, Marketing and Management student; he shoots barebow and won a silver medal at the first BUTTS leg of the season.

The Novice Representatives' Responsibilities include:

  • Representing the views of novices at committee meetings.
  • Gaining experience on the committee.
  • Assist the committee with the running of the club