AOR 37th Open Portsmouth Results


The results are available from Archers of Raunds 37th Indoor Open Tournament, held on Sunday 11th January 2015 at Manor School, Raunds.


Photos from the day by AOR Chairman Martyn Phillips can be found here.

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

NAC Open Portsmouth 2015


Northampton Archery Club are holding their Indoor Open Portsmouth Tournament on 22nd March 2015, at John Ashby Sports Hall, Moulton College, Northampton. The entry form is now available below. This has been a popular shoot in the past so get your entries in quickly.

Entry Form

Posted in General News, Northampton AC, Tournament

New Judges Wanted


Northamptonshire is still on the lookout for new Judges.

We are fortunate as a county to have a number of active Judges, but with so many tournaments taking place throughout the year, it’s difficult to find enough Judges to oversee all of them.

So we are asking for anyone who might be thinking of becoming a judge to get in touch. The process is explained here by Val Ewart

Judging Requirements…

There is a dedicated website for GNAS Judges – It is worth having a look at this site. It has a full list of judges for the UK, complete rulebooks and judge’s paperwork (forms etc.) Have a look at Judging – Handbook. Also look at Documents – J Forms -J10. These 2 items will give you a good overview of judging.

Anyone who would like to become a judge needs to have a working knowledge of the rules and procedures of the sport. If you shoot competitions, or support juniors at shoots, you will already have this.

You will need to apply to the County Committee and submit the form J0. You will then be allocated a Mentor, who will invite you to join them at shoots to gain experience. You will be encouraged to participate in the general aspects of judging from day one. After each days judging a J5 needs to be completed by you and the senior judge of the day.

When you are ready to take the County Judge assessment (usually after about 12 judging days) it will be done at a Record Status shoot where you will be ‘in charge’ for one session. This will include announcements and timing of ends including the whistle blowing. There will also be a closed book written paper to do.

You will not be expected to wear a Judge’s Uniform until you are a County Judge, but suitable alternative clothing is required.

If you would like any further information or just a chat about judging please contact me.

Valerie Ewart

Posted in General News, Judging

NCAS Junior Coaching Sessions


We are pleased to advise that Junior Coaching will be available again in January.

Tim Bull is kindly organising these sessions, and will be supported by some excellent coaches and experienced archers.

We are expecting on at least two of the sessions to share our venue with a number of GB Academy Archers and Coaches.

We have booked Montsaye Community College, Rothwell on the following dates and times:
Sunday 18th January 2015, 2pm – 6pm
Sunday 15th February 2015, 2pm – 6pm
Sunday 22nd March 2015, 2pm – 6pm
Sunday 5th April 2015, 2pm – 6pm

Northamptonshire County Archery Society have agreed to subsidise these sessions, and Targetcraft Archers have agreed not to charge for Boss hire, but there will be something to pay by each archer. We will be able to advise costs, once we know the number of people likely to attend.

What are the sessions about:
The sessions will be aimed at those Archers who are interested in developing their skills with a view to representing, in the future, County, Region and perhaps Country. We will be looking to assist with improving technique, form, and fitness. We will also assist where necessary with Bow set up and tuning, and provide advise in relation to goal setting, record keeping and personal improvement. We will submit closer to the event the full details of the programme.

Who are the sessions for:
All Juniors registered with the County. (We will accept FITA Juniors up to their 21st year). Each Junior must have their own equipment, have shown an interest in competition and have an ambition to succeed.

At each session there will be both qualified coaches plus experienced archers. At some sessions we hope that the County’s two representatives of the GB Squad – Brad Denny and John Bull will also be present to assist with coaching and talk about competition on a World stage.

Some of you may already have access to coaching either via your club or a third party. That’s great. County Coaching is not a replacement, but something as well as. Please feel free to bring coaching notes with you in order that we can work together.

What do you need to do to get involved in these sessions:
Please either via your club, or direct contact me on the following e-mail address:

Let Tim know the following details:
Bow Style
How long have you been shooting
Current Indoor / Outdoor handicap (if you know this)

Thank you in advance for your positive response.

Tim Bull
Northamptonshire County Archery Society

Posted in General News, Junior Coaching, Junior News, Targetcraft Archers

Kettering Archers Open Flight Shoot Results


Kettering Archers held their annual Open Flight Shoot at Kettering Cricket Club, on Sunday 14th December 2014.

The event was once again well attended in various classes. Four new county records were achieved on the day, along with four Kettering Archers club records and one Northampton AC club record. The event also managed to raise £40 for Kettering General Hospital children’s ward.

Military Arrow Results

Posted in Events, Flight, General News, Kettering Archers, Results

Targetcraft 8th Annual Portsmouth Results


The results are available from Targetcraft Archers 8th Annual Record Status Portsmouth which took place on Sunday 7th December.


Posted in General News, Results, Targetcraft Archers, Tournament

Glenn Taylor Elected New County Chairman


Glenn Taylor was elected the new County Chairman at the County AGM held on Tuesday 9th December. On being elected he made the following speech: “Well when I stopped being Chairman over 3 years ago I didn’t think I would be Chairman again, but sad circumstance has lead me back. Lot’s of great things have been said about Chris Mason … Continue Reading…

Posted in AGM, General News, Glenn Taylor

Beds v Northants Indoor County Team Match


The results are available from Sundays Bedfordshire County Indoor Championships, which included the county team match between Beds and Northants during the morning session.

Well done to the Northants team who were once again winners of a tight match, 4353 points to 4199.


Posted in County Squad, Results

EMAS Regional Indoor Results


The results from Sundays World Record Status EMAS Regional Indoor Championships are now available.


The shoot was once again hosted by Targetcraft Archers at Montsaye Community College, Rothwell, Northants.

Posted in EMAS Indoor, Results, Targetcraft Archers | Leave a comment

Lizzie & Susan Picked For England!


Congratulations to Lizzie Cantopher and Susan Corless of NAC. Both archers have been picked to represent England at this years National Indoor Championships in Coventry on 7th December.

This is the second year running that Lizzie has been selected for the ladies recurve team. Having shot for England at last years event, she helped England to victory over the other home nations.

For Susan to be selected for the ladies compound team is a fantastic achievement. Having only switched from shooting recurve to compound less than a year ago, when she thought she might have to give up shooting completely.

James Mason has been named as a reserve for the gents compound team.

The full England team can be viewed here.

Posted in Acheivements, General News, James Mason, Lizzie Cantopher, National Indoor Championships, Northampton AC, Susan Corless