Archers on target for the 2023 Pacific Games

Archery head coach Andrew Lano said the federation is prioritizing student-athletes and the recently announced reopening of schools was good news for archery to resume with its screening programs.

The Solomon Islands Archery Federation (SIAF) begins its second week of training with the help of high performance staff at SINIS’ multi-outdoor field over the weekend.

Currently, there are 15 athletes initially drafted for selection with regular training underway after a long period of hiatus due to community transmission of Covid-19.

Archery Head Coach Andrew Lano revealed that more athletes are yet to join the current squad, adding that SINIS’ support will provide archers with a dynamite performance, especially through the programs that allow athletes to train and the development of personal trainers for national/international competitions. Coming.

“After a long break, the athletes managed to come together and get things done,” Lano said.

“Although the sport has not been active for some time, SINIS High-Performance has been the one venue that athletes will rely on as they prepare for the 2023 Pacific Games.”

He added that the federation prioritizes student-athletes and the recently announced reopening of schools was good news for archery to resume with its scouting programs.

“Athletes will continue their basic shooting lessons in a given period. We will make a final assessment based on their different skill levels and attributes.

“From there, we will treat the athletes individually addressing their weaknesses and any concerns needed to improve their shooting performance,” he added.

The Elite High Performance Development Program will continue to support archery to identify and develop top athletes to represent the country.

Source: SINIS Media

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