During a level 2 coaching course he conducted in Dhaka, World Archery Director of Development and Education Mr Pascal Colmaire witnessed the various progresses of archery in Bangladesh. Twenty-seven athletes are now professionalised, including recurve, compound and youth.
A stadium with a joint building under renovation-transformation to host and feed the resident athletes and coaches, to store the equipment, including meeting rooms, etc, is now fully dedicated to archery!
Archery benefits from an excellent media coverage and support from the national sport governing bodies as well as several corporations. These latest constitute the main source of revenues. Eighteen young level 1 coaches attended the level 2 coaching course with a high interest and in a friendly working environment, as well as in good conditions provided by the new Archery Training Centre in Tongi, neighbourhood of Dhaka.
The Bangladesh Archery Federation is going to host the first ISSF Archery Championships in Dhaka from 26 to 31 January 2017 under the umbrella of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation. This event is open to all World Archery member associations.