Video – NCAS Shoot AOR Late 1980′s Early 90′s


David Major of NAC has recently posted this great video onto Youtube, and would like to know if anyone can help to pin down what the actual event was and also the date. It would also be great to indentify any of the archers not mentioned in the narrative.

The venue looks like Manor School at Raunds, so it’s likely to be either a Rose of the Shires tournament, or County Championships from the late 1980′s early 1990′s. There are several familar names in there including our county team captain Martin Ross, Targetcraft’s Colin Thwaites, along with Sid Owen and Paul Bond of NAC.

If you have any information about the video, please email David Major.

Posted in Archers of Raunds, General News, NCAS History, Northampton AC, video

NCAS 3rd Caswell 2014 – Results


The results are available from Sundays record status NCAS 3rd Caswell Shoot, hosted by Wicken Archery Club at Wicken Sports Field, on behalf of Northants.


Posted in Caswell Series, General News, Photos, Results, Tournament, Wicken Archery Club

NCAS Juniors Win Sydney Bond!

Congratulations to Northamptonshire’s Junior Recurve team for winning this years Syndey Bond Trophy at the EMAS Inter-county team tournament! The event was held on Sunday 27th July, hosted by Aequus Archers in Loscoe in Derbyshire.

The recurve team, made up of Imogen Neville, Amber Wilkins, Katie Bayliss, Ruby Paul, Neve Spence and Daniel Nixon, scored 5451 points overall, ahead of Lincolnshire who scored 5306, Leicestershire & Rutland 5296, Nottinghamshire 5140 and Derbyshire 4666.

Katie Bayliss won the ladies Bristol II round with a new county record score of 1104. Amber Wilkins come second with 943. Daniel Nixon came third in the gents Bristol I with 864. Imogen Neville was just short of a ladies Bristol III record with 1145 finishing in second place. Ruby Paul won the ladies Bristol IV with 1136. And Neve Spence won the ladies Bristol 5 with a fantastic score of 1202, just two points short of the current county record.

The compound team shot well also but were unfortunately unable to field a full team. Kayleigh Dunkley shot a new Bristol II county record with 1068. And George Stubbs finished in second place in the gents Bristol II with 1100.


This is a great results for Northamptonshire, and show’s the great progress being made by our junior archers. A special mention should go to Archers of Raunds who are doing a great job in bringing their junior archers through.

Posted in Acheivements, County Squad, East Midland Archery Society, Sydney Bond, Tournament

NCAS 3rd Caswell – Target List


Here’s the target list for Sundays NCAS 3rd Caswell Shoot hosted by Wicken Archery Club. This is the 3rd and final shoot of the 2014 NCAS Caswell Series.

Target List

Shoot details can be found on the Entry Form

Posted in Caswell Series, Events, General News, Tournament, Wicken Archery Club

NAC Open Tournament – 24th August 2014


A reminder that Northampton Archery Club are once again holding their Open Tournament on Sunday 24th August 2014.

This is another relaxed local shoot, which takes place at a great venue for archery. Ideal for all levels. It would be appreciated if clubs could mention this shoot to it’s members.

Rounds: Long National, National, Short National, Junior National (All rounds and awards according to entry)
Venue: Sywell Range, A43 Kettering Road, Northampton (See Entry Form for access details)

Entry Form

Posted in Events, General News, Northampton AC, Tournament

EMAS Senior Archers Training Day


On 30th August 2014, East Midlands Archery Society are holding a training day open to all senior archers affiliated to EMAS.

It is the first training day of its kind and is part of the Pathway to the EMAS Senior Squad. The day will be informal, will include an open discussion about the future development of the Squad and will include a FITA 720 round.

The venue is Sherwood Archers gound at Southwell, Notts. It’s £5 for person.

If you’re interested in attending the event, fill in the Entry Form and send it to Ken Charlesworth.

Posted in East Midland Archery Society, Events, General News

AOR Albion & Windsor Results


The results are available from Archers of Raunds Open Albion & Windsor Tournament which took place at Manor School in Raunds.


Posted in Archers of Raunds, Events, General News, Results, Tournament

Owen makes England team for Commonwealth Euro Nations!


Owen Murray from Bicester Archers has been selected to shoot for England in the Commonwealth Euro Nations match being held in Cardiff on 1st – 3rd August 2014. Owen shoots in the Cadet age group (14-17), has been shooting for 6 years. He decided in 2012 after the Olympics to apply for the new Archery GB Academy system, and after … Continue Reading…

Posted in Acheivements, Bicester Archers, Junior News, Owen Murray

NCAS 2nd Caswell Results


The results are available from Sunday’s Record Status NCAS 2nd Caswell Shoot, hosted by Targetcraft Archers at West Lodge Rural Centre in Desborough.


Posted in Caswell Series, Events, General News, Junior News, Results, Targetcraft Archers, Uncategorized

Junior Nationals 2014


Northants Juniors turned up in force to the National Junior Outdoor Championships, held at Lilleshall on the 5th and 6th July. A total of 14 Juniors from Corby Archers, Archers of Raunds and Banbury Cross Archers had a very successful and enjoyable weekend, probably the most juniors Northants has ever seen attend, which was great to see.

On the Saturday they shot Metric rounds with some of the Corby Archers gaining top 3 positions. Sophia Eaves took the Barebow trophy in the Junior Ladies Metric V, Finley Lancashire coming 2nd in the Jnr Gents Recurve Metric IV and Isabelle Croyden coming 3rd in the Jnr ladies Barebow Metric IV. Katie Bayliss of Archers of Raunds was just outside the medals in 4th in the Jnr Ladies Metric II.

Sunday saw another good showing with Sophia again winning the Barebow Bristol V and Finley again coming 2nd in the Recurve Bristol IV. Northants were placed 5th overall out of 28 counties represented in the County Mixed Recurve competition with 4623 points, made up of Finley Lancashire (1194), Ruby Paul (1174), Neve Spence (1131) and Lyla Lancashire (1124), this is probably the highest position Northants has ever achieved at the Junior Nationals. Congratulations all.

Full Results

Report by Heather Bayliss

Posted in Acheivements, Archers of Raunds, Archery GB, Corby Archers, Events, General News, Junior Nationals, Junior News, Results