Luton’s Pilot Archery Project and first community archery games has shown just what a successful combination of culture and sport can be following the Olympics legacy.
Around 150 people from Luton attended the event on September 28 at Luton VI Form College’s Sports Hall. Six mixed teams of seven players took part.
Winners and Runners-up Teams’ players were awarded medals and all players got Fairtrade chocolates. Supportive friends and families of the players also got a chance to enjoy a “Having a Go at Archery” Taster Session. Highlights of the day included food brought in by different community groups and performances of Sikh Martial Arts by Guru Nanak Gurudwara of Dallow Road, Nasheed (Arabic) singing and Daf playing (Middle Eastern & Eastern percussion) by Jamia Islamia Ghousia Mosque, Bollywood Dance performance from Luton’s Hindu Community and Polish singing by Luton & Dunstable Polish Language School.
The overall project was a culminated support by Team Beds Luton, Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation (BLCF), Sports England, Near Neighbours Fund (NNF) and Comic Relief Fund.