Sport helps to bring people together

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“I’m rubbish at sport”, “I’d never be confident enough to go to a gym”, “I hate exercise”.

We all know that sport can inspire, challenge and bring a great sense of achievement and well being. But it is so easy to feel that sport is not for us. Luton’s new and exciting project is all about archery – an accessible sport that anyone can get involved in and enjoy which is inherent in many traditions not to mention the English Robin Hood.

Led by Luton Council of Faiths (LCoF) in partnership with GRASSROOTS, Luton’s Archery Project aims to inspire Lutonians of all backgrounds to get involved in this historic, fun and inclusive sport. The project is funded by Big Lottery through Reaching Communities stream. It seeks to develop a more active Luton while improving cohesion and getting people out of isolation.

Community volunteers and leaders from different ages and backgrounds are being trained as archery instructors to help bring archery to all communities in Luton. To find out more about the project please contact