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South African coaching advocate Alan WEYERS passes away

Lausanne (SUI) - Tuesday, April 15, 2014
South African coaching advocate Alan WEYERS passes away

Alan will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by the many people whose live he positively impacted.

Alan WEYERS died early on Monday evening. Alan was a former development officer for the South African archery federation and level three coach who made valuable contributions to the development of archery in the country.

He formulated South Africa’s national coaching system, and created the Give-it-a-Go pathway guide and South African Feathers and Arrows development programme.

Known for his positive attitude and constant aim to make a difference in the lives of people he met, Alan was well known for his ‘take care’ sign off. Besides being active in the development of young black archers, he was active in coaching beginner and intermediate archers for a number of years – and was well known by Kings Park Archery Club in Durban.

Alan was joint winner of the 2013 Volunteer of the Year award and was the second person to be inducted into South Africa’s Archery Hall of Fame. More recently, he was high-performance coach to South Africa’s archer in China.

On his LinkedIn profile, Alan wrote: “I have added coaching archery to the mix, which gives me so many opportunities to have a positive impact on the lives of others. The positive effects of archery on an individual, physically, emotionally and mentally are well documented. Now I have even more opportunity to give someone ‘something to smile about.’” A motto Alan lived by.

Alan WEYERS leaves a proud legacy to be remembered by. World Archery and the South African archery federation’s thoughts are with Alan’s wife Portia and their family.

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