If you want to get in touch with any member of the Committee, please do!
President: Richard Morris (Univ)
Richard says: "I'm Richard, a second-year physicist at University College and as such I should probably know more about how bows work than I do. Unfortunately they're very complicated. I started shooting when I came up to Oxford, and wear a silly hat outdoors. As President, it's my job to make sure everything runs relatively smoothly and to persuade Sports Federation to give us training times! If you have any questions or problems, please don't hesitate to ask!"
Secretary: Chris Draper (Worcester)
Chris says: Hi, I’m a first year Earth Scientist (otherwise referred to as ‘rock basher’) at Worcester College. I somehow managed to find the time in my busy schedule of looking at dirt and dead things to take on the role of Secretary, which basically means I handle the membership, keep records of committee meetings, and deal with any other paperwork people can think of. I only started shooting in my first term, so I’m still a novice at the moment. My advice would be to get involved as much as possible and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it!
Treasurer: Tuan-Anh Tran (Balliol)
Tuan-Anh says: 'To people's dismay, I am 'Tuan', 'Tran', mostly 'Anh' (or 'Ahn', 'Ang' for goodness know why!) but my name is really 'Tuan-Anh'--I can even give you various Asian pronunciations of that if you are so keen! I manage the Club's accounts, and decide how we splurge (some time, we literally do!) I sit on the committee to make sure that money is spent wisely: we buy new equipment and kit regularly for you--members of one of the biggest sport clubs in the whole university! I also help you flash the OUCofA pride by ordering in (mountains of) stash. And no, I don't pay your bar tabs, unless of course you can make the expenses the Club's. I started archery more than a year ago, and it has since become the anchor points of my weeks. In between archery and various other weapons-based sports, I am trying to finish my DPhil in Engineering--third year is no fun!'
Tournaments Officer: Matt Langton (Lincoln)
Matt says: My role is to organise the competitions that the club hosts; namely our BUTTS leg, the County Indoor Championships and OUIT. I also am responsible for entries into external university competitions.
As well as being tournament officer I shoot recurve for the Blues team, and, having been President and Men's captain last year, enjoy not getting a million emails a week any more! Having said that, if you have any questions regarding entering tournaments, how they are run etc please drop me an email. Outside of archery I am doing a DPhil in Inorganic chemistry, at Lincoln College.
Equipment Officer: Mycchaka Kleinbort (Worcester)
Mycchaka says: "If you are looking for arrows or a club bow to borrow, a button to adjust, a clicker to place, or an excursion to buy some equipment of your own then let me know and I’ll be happy to help. As equipment officer there is nothing I like more than the sound of a finely tuned bow on the shooting line. I’ve only just started archery at Oxford as a first year mathematician, but I brought with me some experience from back home in Argentina which pretty much sums up to “the bow feels funny? Pass me the Allen keys and a shoelace, let’s see what we can do."
Equipment Officer: Shaun Thein (Christ Church)
Shaun says: "So many allen keys - so little time. Also, shame none of them fit my bow. This does mean, however, there's probably some which fit everyone else's. Ben and I are responsible for the equipment - so queries, questions, or quibbles about bows, bosses, arrows, etc, come see us. When you want to buy your first bow - come see us and we can arrange a trip to go get one. Between bouts of fletching, cursing at allen keys and occasionally shooting, I am a 3rd Year Medic at Christ Church; so in addition to (attempting) to fix broken bows, one day I'd like to fix people as well."
Coaching Officer: Nat Merry (Alumni, ex Merton)
Nat says: " I shout and poke people until they shoot properly!"
Social Secretary: Kirstie Smith (St. Catz)
Kirstie says:"I’m one of the two Social Secretaries, and as such my job is to make sure you lot are happy, fed and having fun. (As to the ‘healthy’ part of that list, my record in injuring myself with various sharp pointy shooty things means I’m not really qualified in that department.) I help run the weekly round of socials and give you stuff to do off the range, whether it be going to the pub, getting together to watch a film, or other, more awesome things. If you need something to take the edge off work and are wondering what’s going on social-wise this week, or have simply gotten lost on the way there, then you can get in touch and I’ll be happy to get you on track! I’ve been shooting for two years, and can offer some TLC when you need it. Elsewhere, I’m a third-year historian at St Catherine’s - otherwise known as Catz, or the one you might not of heard of - and will defend the brilliance of my college to anyone who will listen. If I appear to have stupid amounts of free time it’s because history is awesome like that."
Social Secretary: Jack Sobey
Novice Coaching Officer: Tom Heald (Keble)
Tom says: "Hi everyone. I'm Tom, and it is my job, as Novice Coaching Officer, to take your supple novice bodies and forge you into archers that would make Robin Hood himself tremble in fear. Well... maybe that's not quite my job description. What I am here to do is take the new archers to the club and teach you the basics so that people with less than zero experience can eventually start to shoot with confidence and skill. Since I can't be everywhere at once, it is also my job to make sure that someone experienced will be there to oversee your progress and coaching even if I can't do it personally. When not shooting arrows, I'm a second year Classical Archaeologist and Ancient Historian (a 'CAAHist' for short) so will be happy to answers any question regarding archery and/or Greek vases."
IT Officer: James Dunbar (Linacre)