The ace archer had struggled in his early career when this game was not so popular in this country but now he gets lots of messages from young people, who want to know how to learn archery
Ruman Shana, the premier archer of the country, believes that the newcomers of the game have a bright future ahead because of the recent successes of archery.
The ace archer had struggled in his early career when this game was not so popular in this country but now he gets lots of messages from young people, who want to know how to learn archery.
"People message me personally and say they want to learn archery. If anyone wants to become an archer they can come forward and may have a good lifestyle through this profession now. But still, not all districts are well equipped. The Archery Federation is planning to expand this game district wise, with some extra financial support they can do this work very easily." said Shana when he was present with Dhaka Tribunes’ Fazley Rabbi Moon as a guest of DT Locker Room, an initiative to catch up sports personalities live on facebook, on Sunday night.
"Beginners do not use a professional bow in their early stage. When I started, I used to play with bow-arrow made by bamboo but now it has been updated. The updated beginner's bow costs nearly Tk 30 to 40 thousand. After the basic training with that bow, the players can buy a higher quality bow which will cost Tk one lac. When a player can draw 70 meter arrow and enter the national level then he can buy a professional bow, which will cost him Tk 1.5 to two lac," he added.
But, at the same time, Shana informed, when a player will qualify for the national team The Archery Federation or other organizations will sponsor with all the gaming materials.
The 25-year-old also said the amateur players should practice in their areas' sports academy instead of their personal premises.
"There is a high risk if anyone trains in the house with this deadly bow-arrow. Even the federation does not allow to practice at home because of the risk. My suggestion to the beginners will be, practice at a sports academy because that is a restricted area to draw an arrow and it would be better to learn from a coach than individual trainings."