The first stone was laid at the centre in April 2015 ©World Archery

Members of the public are being asked to help fund the under-construction World Archery Excellence Centre in Lausanne.

The governing body has set up a crowdfunding website with the project now in its final stages.

In return for donating money, contributors have the opportunity to have their names displayed on a "wall of honour" at the outdoor shooting range.

There is also the chance to receive exclusive memorabilia and sponsor trees and archery targets.

The website has set a target of $50,000 (£35,000/€44,000) with more than $3,000 (£2,000/€2,600) raised in the first two days.

Building the centre was a long-term dream of World Archery's Honorary President James Easton, who led the organisation from 1989 to 2005 and was also a vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.

Current President Uğur  Erdener took on the aspirations of the American with plans first beginning to take shape in 2009.

Ground was eventually broken at a chosen site in the north of Lausanne in late 2014, with the centre set to open after this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Erdener then laid the first stone himself in April 2015, alongside IOC President Thomas Bach.

Envisaged as a hub for Olympic, elite and recreational archery worldwide, the state-of-the-art facility will host training camps, individual athletes, judging and coaching seminars, and become the primary venue for World Archery development initiatives.

It will include world-class indoor and outdoor ranges for international athletes to train for future Olympic Games.

The logo for the centre was unveiled in December.

"The World Archery Excellence Centre was conceived to be a central hub for archery’s growth worldwide,” said World Archery secretary general Tom Dielen.

“So we wanted to give the global archery community, as well as the sport and local communities in Lausanne, the chance to be involved in the project.

“Any money we raise will be invested in making the inside of the centre as welcoming and comfortable for athletes as it can be.”

Contributions towards the Centre have already been made by Easton Foundations, SporToto, the Canton of Vaud, the city of Lausanne and the Foundation for Sport in Vaud.

The crowdfunding website can be found here.