Inter-County Summer Postal Shoot 2021

Inter-County Summer Postal Shoot 2021

As the heading suggests, in collaboration with Bedfordshire, we have arranged a socially distanced intercounty match. Details as follows.

We are hoping that all NCAS clubs and archers will be able to take part.

1. Round to be shot: Short Metric, including all the junior rounds (M1, M2,M3, M4, M5)

2. Eligible archers: All genders and ages. If a junior please give your age and round/distance shot

3. Bow Styles: All Including Traditional ( Wooden Arrows , BB & Horse Bow) outside of Longbow

4. When to be shot: All scores to be in by 31st July 2021

5. How round is to be shot: Where possible can the 6 dozen be shot on the same day. We ask that if you cannot complete the 6 dozen at one session, please shoot them in 2 sets of 3 over 2 sessions if needed (not just one dozen per session)

6. Record all the scores as you would normally, X`s, 10`s and so on. Please submit the final score totals only (not each individual arrow value) in the normal format, including the following information. Archer, Gender. Club. Bow Style. Senior/Junior (if junior age and which round shot).

Example: J Doe. Female. Middle Earth. Longbow. Senior. X 59. 10 13. Score 720.

7. All the scores will be on trust. We will be watching you.

8. Scores can be submitted either by:
· Either utilising the web portal as before I can pass these details on again to those who have not got the information
· Or sending the details direct to myself or your club selection committee volunteer. If these are to be sent direct to me please let me know details as mention in point 6

That`s it. Please acknowledge receipt of this email and if possible let me know that you will be taking part and we can expect scores from your archers. I think that every county rep has been included in this email where the county clubs have acknowledge who their Rep is. If that is not the case please let me know or pass it on.

Martin Ross – County Team Captain

2021 NCAS Charity Shoot Update

2021 NCAS Charity Shoot Update

The following has previously been sent out to clubs, but for those who might not have seen it, or who’s clubs have not yet responded to Helen, please have a read and encourage your clubs to take part if they are in a position to do so. It’s for a fantastic cause.

“Following on from some queries regarding a couple of matters, I felt it now appropriately timed to update everyone.

As you are aware I have been planning this years county charity shoot which was going to be similarly run to the event in 2019.

However, as we are coming out of restrictions and clubs/archers being at different stages and levels of confidence, I have spoken to key members of NCAS regarding changes and ways to best hold an event but differently for 2021.

So with this in mind it is my intention to invite any club in the county between the 5/6/21 and 4/7/21 to host their archers to shoot and make a donation to the charity collection.

It has been agreed that we will shoot for only 1 charity this year – Cransley Hospice.

If clubs would like to contact me to register their interest and I can collate the details and fundraising on behalf of the county.
I would like to leave the choice of round to each club along with selecting the date of their event to ensure it is the best option for their members who wish to take part.

My second item is in regards to Christine Marshall. Many of us would have attended the funeral in person if conditions had allowed.
Chris was a dear friend to many of us and those of us that knew her well know she was a planner.

Following one of our regular communications, this one on New Year’s Eve, as I was given some instructions, I had to make contact with key members of the county to update them. During those calls conversations were had that if we could manage to get together once more to chat with Chris, but as we had suspected time did not allow this.
Knowing this may be the case we had also discussed other options and I did speak with Chris regarding these ideas.

As is tradition we will be hosting a volley and this will still go ahead. I have spoken with the family and as a club and county we will be arranging this for a time that is suitable as we come out of lockdown. It is something that I also briefly discussed with AGB in the early new year to ensure that I can safely make arrangements for archers to do what we do to mark our respects to a beloved friend that we have lost.

I will release details as arrangements are made but I wished, at this time, for those not already aware of the plans being put in place, to be reassured that it has not been missed.”

Kind regards
Helen Sharpe
WOAC

An update from Rose (Junior Rep)

An update from Rose (Junior Rep)

“Firstly I would like to apologise for the delay in the first newsletter but it’s almost complete and will be posted out shortly.

The delay came following a number of contacts made and we just wanted to make sure I have absolutely covered all aspects from a safeguarding viewpoint.

I am pleased to say that with my mum’s help I have been in communication with the AGB safeguarding team and I have also attended my first AGB webinar representing you all as it was specifically about juniors and what clubs etc might do to communicate better but also to find out what we want and have our views represented. So, the newsletter is late I have been doing some bits of work for you.

Once the letter has landed and I will send an electronic copy to the webmaster to be accessed from the NCAS website for those who don’t receive it, if you have anything you want to ask or suggest for the next newsletter please do let me know and I do appreciate Pat’s kind allowance of the secretary email to allow messages to be passed on.

With lockdown easing I hope to see some of you soon.”

Rose Sharpe
NCAS Junior Rep

EMAS Tournaments in 2021

EMAS Tournaments in 2021

Information for all archers in the EMAS region from EMAS Tournament Advisor, Lynn Fisher…

“Welcome back to archery!

You will be interested to know, that County Team Managers, Club Tournament Organisers hosting EMAS shoots, EMAS Chairman and myself have been working behind the scenes in consultation together. We have looked at and discussed at great length the feasibility of staging EMAS Tournaments for 2021 under the AGB regulations for returning to archery/competitions.

Outcome: Tournaments will go ahead for 2021. There will be some changes to format of the Junior teams inter-counties and the Senior teams inter-counties tournaments. Hopefully, if by September, we are back to some normality, then these changes may not happen. Information will be released nearer the time when we have more details from AGB.
DATES for your diary.

1) EMAS Senior and Junior Outdoor Champs and Open (Target)
20th June 2021
Rounds: York, Hereford and Bristols 1 to 5
Hosted by Mercia Archers at Gresley Old Hall Miners Club, Church Gresley Derbyshire.
Rose Award and UK Record Status.
Please head to Mercia Archers website for the ENTRY form.

2) EMAS Senior teams Inter-counties Tournament (closed shoot)
5th September 2021
Hosted by Sherwood Archers at Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
Normally York/ Hereford rounds – likely to be a WA720 (to be confirmed at a later date).
Rose award and UK Record status for Y/H rounds only.

3) EMAS Junior teams Inter-counties tournament.
12th September 2021
Hosted by Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club, Countesthorpe, Leicesterchire.
Normally Bristol rounds but will likely be National rounds 1 to 5 under current restrictions. Will be confirmed at a later date, nearer the time.
Rose award and UK Status attached to 12 dozen rounds only.

4) The Clout Collective Open Autumn Clout – also attached are:
The EMAS Regional Clout Championships and
EMAS Inter-counties clout teams tournament. (3 for the price of 1)
Saturday 23rd October2021
Hosted by The Clout Collective at Alfreton, Derbyshire.
Single and Double One Way Imperial Clout.
Tassel and UK Record Status.
Please head to The Clout Collective web site for ENTRY form – it is filling up already.

Please note that the Inter-counties Teams Clout should have taken place in March 2021, however, a decision was taken to postpone until towards the end of the year.

If you are an archer within the EMAS Region and have already/ or intend entering TCC clout shoot, it may be wise to let your County Team Manager know, especially if you wish to be considered for selection to represent your county. It is not the responsibility of TCC to inform County Team Managers that you have entered their competition.

Due to lockdown restrictions many archers have been denied the chance to shoot/practise. Therefore selection for County teams may be done differently to the norm this year (as a one off for instance). To make it a little easier for County Team Managers to carry out their job, under these difficult circumstances, please contact them and let them know you would like to be considered for selection. This is especially important if you are a Junior, as ages and bow styles will have more of an impact on the organisation of the Junior event under present circumstances.

I hope that archers within the EMAS Region, will support the efforts of Club Tournament Organisers hosting these shoots. Every effort will be made to make your time at the shoot covid safe by adhering to the regulations/guidelines of AGB.

Information can also be found on ArcheryGB and Sport80 calendars.

Thanking you in advance for your support and participation.

Lynn Fisher
EMAS Tournament Advisor.

County Coaching Organiser

This is to advise that Northants requires a new County Coaching Organiser as soon as possible and that I shall be standing down from the role.

This is largely an admin role with the need to either attend or submit a short report to the occasional NCAS meeting and any coach can undertake the role. There is support from Barry Molson – the Regional Coaching Organizer and a team at AGB. You would also be fully supported by the Level 2 coaches around the county.

If anyone is interested or would like further information please get in touch with me.

The CCO needs to be elected by the county’s coaches and I would arrange an on-line vote accordingly. A volunteer would make things so much earlier.

John Marshall