The Team

We have a small friendly team of instructors so you may variously come across Cliff, Roger, Diccon, Katie, Craig, Geoff, Rev, Stephanie, Vincent, Rafa or Artur (or any combination thereof!) leading your session. Heidi, Michelle and Suzi hang out behind the scenes providing great customer service!


All of our instructors have heaps and heaps of experience at instructing archery and have a range of qualifications, including archery leaders courses, Archery GB Level 1, Level 2, first aid training and specialist courses in coaching the disabled. We all have enhanced CRB certificates.

Cliff

Cliff
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Cliff

What first bought you into archery? My young child was really into it so I took him along to our local club and never looked back.


What would be your desert island disc? Surfs Up by the Beach Boys. The most beautiful song ever recorded.


Where are you from? Sunny Lowestoft in Suffolk. The most easterly point in Great Britain.


What’s your best memory from coaching archery? Coaching a blind archer at a corporate event and her winning the competition.


What do you get up to when you’re not working or playing bows and arrows? Building and painting miniatures for tabletop war gaming.


What are we expecting for your signature dish if we all come round your house? Vegan chilli. Yum.

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Roger

Roger
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Roger

Roger Huggins has his Level 1 Archery GB archery coaching badge and has completed most of Level 2. He is historical archery enthusiast who has a collection of historic bows and bows from different parts of the world all of which he regularly shoots. He can sometimes be seen shooting his traditional English longbow or Mongolian horsebow but is currently practicing hard with a sighted recurve.


Roger also takes part in competitive European Long and Short Sword fighting presumably with the view of one day becoming a knight (I'm not sure sword fighting and archery are still required but maybe they'll help). Roger has a degree in computer science from Sheffield University where he was an active member of the University Archery Club. He is currently working on an archery app in his spare time.

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Diccon

Diccon
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Diccon

Diccon has been shooting with 2020 since September 2011 and has an Archery Leaders certificate as well as his Archery GB Level 1 coaching badge. You will usually find him teaching at the club on Saturdays, and Wednesdays - you'll also often see him leading Have a Go sessions and our popular silver events.


Diccon currently shoots sighted recurve on an old fashioned Quicks Tudor bow which he loves - he's also keen to get into traditional longbow archery in the future.When he isn't shooting, or teaching people how to shoot, Diccon builds electric guitars and basses and then plays them in noisy bands.

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Katie

Katie
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Katie

Katie joined 2020 Archery in January 2013 working mainly with the Junior Club which she thoroughly enjoys. She is keen to see the progression and development of all the young archers we have coming through. Katie achieved her Archery GB Level 1 coaching qualification in 2014 and hopes to progress through the other levels.


She has worked with children for the last 15 years and has extensive experience of working with children with SEN, particularly ASD. She is passionate about the value of education in all its guises.

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Craig

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Craig

How long have you worked at 2020 Archery? I’ve worked at 2020 Archery since 2011/12 taking a short break in 2015/2016 to work in India before returning in 2017 and being lucky enough to be welcomed back into the club.


Where are you from? Originally born and raised in Robin Hood County I moved to London following a year spent at Leeds Met Uni studying a degree in Sports.


What's your best memory from archery coaching? I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences during my time at 2020 Archery, including teaching some amazing people and delivering the initial TAG sessions. Choosing between experiences is certainly hard, but if I had to choose one… I was once delivering a Have a Go session and had a late comer to the session who was having a terrible day, not helped by the cold rainy weather, and apparent transport issues, she was very clearly upset and distressed. Following some reassurance, support, and fun throughout the session you could see her mood change. She took to the sport really well and finished in the top 4 of the competition. Following the session we had a lengthy conversation about the session where she mentioned she was an aspiring actress and was hoping to use her experience in a number of roles she was trying for. It was amazing to see how helpful the sport had been in taking away her troubles that day and even better to see how great she felt at the end. This is why I love what I do!


What do you get up to when you're not working or playing with bows & arrows? I’m currently lucky enough to work in two roles which I love. When not teaching Archery I work with ‘at risk’ young people in East London, providing Community Sports opportunities and developing funded projects to tackle rising issues. Outside of work, when I do get time, I play a lot of sport, spend a lot of time in the open air, and read a lot of books!


What / where is your favourite place in London? It’s hard to choose my favourite place in London as I’m at my happiest in the countryside. However, I do really enjoy Greenwich & Blackheath… maybe it’s the amount of green space, or the rustic pubs and shops that makes me feel like I’m back in Nottinghamshire.


Favourite dish in your go-to restaurant? I’m a man of simple tastes so I’d have to say – Chicken Tikka Masala at the Maharajah in Bexley Village!

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Geoff

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Geoff

What first brought you to 2020 Archery? I’d like to say it was the 2012 Olympics or something sporty like that, but if I’m honest it was probably the Avengers movie. I just want to be Hawkeye.


What's your favourite book? The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle, obviously. There should be no limit to the number of times any writer can use the word “merry” per page.


Where are you from? All over the place thanks to a military upbringing. I just tell people I’m Welsh.


What's your best memory from working for 2020 Archery? Watching the most nervous person in a Have a Go group, who’d only turned up to support her friend, win the competition with a phenomenal score. She was absolutely thrilled with herself, and rightly so. I’ve got a bunch of memories like this involving people from all walks of life. Lots of people come along thinking archery will be difficult, but it’s a sport that nearly anyone can give a decent try.


What do you get up to when you're not working playing with bows & arrows? I make games for a living, and very occasionally I write stuff. And I watch way too many films, especially films with arrows in them, and get really annoyed with all the Hollywood archery.


Your absolute top number one favourite album? Oh, lord only knows. Parklife by Blur, Elastica by, well, Elastica, or LA Woman by the Doors. Or A Night at the Opera by Queen. The Blues Brothers soundtrack? Phillip Glass’ Koyannisqatsi, maybe. Ask me again next week.

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Stephanie

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Stephanie works in the fine wine sector (that's gotta be a dream job, hasn't it??!!) and coaches for 2020 Archery when she's not travelling abroad wine tasting. She enjoys shooting Barebow archery especially when there are balloons on the targets!


She has coached at her local athletics club and at her school, where she also captained the 1st Athletics team. Having completed her Gold Duke of Edinburgh, she now instructs younger students to help them prepare for their DofE endeavours.


Other than archery, Stephanie's interests include cross-country running, skiing, hiking and exploring different parts of the globe.

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Vincent

Vincent
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Vincent

Vincent joined 2020 Archery in early 2017. He currently studies Physics at Imperial College London as an undergraduate. He was first introduced to archery at Imperial and he practices with the university club regularly.


Vincent is a basketball enthusiast (a decent point guard and loyal fan of Boston Celtics). In high school, he dabbled in the niche sport of Floorball as team captain and assistant coach.


Vincent is from a lovely town near Shanghai called Wuxi. After secondary school, he took a scholarship to study on the topical island of Singapore. After four season-less years, he made the rash decision of flying across the Eurasian continent to study in London, where he finds the weather surprisingly pleasant!

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Rafa

Rafa
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Rafa

Rafa joined the 2020 Archery team in late 2017. He started shooting Compound Bow and Longbow when he was a young lad, just for fun.


He is currently a student in computer science because he believes that everyone needs to do something boring with their life!


Rafa is from a beautiful Romanian town called Timisoara, where he joined his first archery club. He was in a swimming team for 4 years, but he also likes horse riding and charging around on his motorcycle.


When he's not working or going to university, he plays his guitar or, when he's feeling adventurous, likes to go off exploring new places.

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Rev

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Rev

Why did you want to work at 2020 Archery Although I didn't have that much archery experience, the year before I started working for 2020, I was one of the founding members of KCL Archery Soc (the Kings College London Archery Society). When they were getting on their feet, they relied quite heavily on help from 2020 Archery, so I got to meet and spend time with their instructors as well as the club members. When an email went out that they were looking for new instructors, I jumped at the chance!


What's your favourite quote? ‘Didn’t she shoot you one time?’ ‘Everybody’s making a fuss,’ Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly.


Where are you from? I was born in Sri Lanka, but moved to Oxford when I was about 8. We'd moved to Essex by the time I was 10, and I did a few years of uni in Newcastle before finally doing my undergrad in pharmacology in London. I then started my masters degree in forensic science at Kings.


What's your best memory from working for 2020 Archery? I had one review where I had both the booking person’s previous and current partner turn up for a bonding session through weaponry. It was easily my favourite review of the year!


What do you get up to when you're not working playing with bows & arrows? I’ve started working at my Uni residences to help integrate students and look after their welfare. I’ve also taken up boxfit and yoga and gotten immersed in crime scene, law and forensics for my degree!


What's your signature dish when cooking? When I’m not baking (which is barely edged out of the lead) my favourite dish is a multilayered bowl of nachos, mince, melted cheese and jalapeños - served with steamed broccoli to give it the illusion of being healthy.

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