A project designed to improve the participation of Muslim children and young people in sports is to be assessed by the Sport and Recreation Alliance alongside Archery GB. The project named Rimaya, after the Arabic word Archery is funded by SportsAid and focuses on getting young girls interested in the pastime.
Rimaya has cultural significance for the Muslim community as it is mentioned as a worthy pastime by Muhammed in the Koran. Particularly, the project gives communities who would not normally take up the discipline access to the sport. Archery GB has hopes that the sport could yield a future Olympian or Paralympian.
For more information on how community training for coaches and instructors were made possible through the initiative, see here.