Level 1 & Level 2 Coaches Courses

Level 1 & Level 2 Coaches Courses

Northamptonshire County Archery Society, is planning to arrange a Level 1 (now called Session Coaches) and a Level 2 (now called Development Coaches) course, within the county over the summer and early autumn period.

The Session Coaches course runs over four Sundays with the final date an assessment and is open to members of Archery GB over the age of sixteen.

The Development Coach course runs over seven Sundays again with the final date an assessment. Neither will start before April and AGB are still finalising the course details, some of which may be modular.

The cost is currently unknown but likely to be between £300 and £500. We cannot provide actual dates at this time until attendee numbers are known and the venue is booked.

The county, in fact has a need for more coaches and we are anxious to run these course with as many attendees as possible – not least because it keeps the cost down.

If you are interested and would like to be an archery coach please speak with your club committee and let me know the following with a view to proceeding.

Name and age.
Contact details.

John Marshall
County Coaching Organiser – Email

Coaching Sessions with WOAC & Aim4Sport

Following approaches from both our own club and within the wider County community WOAC in partnership with Aim4Sport have arranged a series of coaching sessions for archers who are interested in improving their archery. The Coaching Sessions will be with Dave Leader of Aim4Sport.

For those who don’t know Dave he is a Senior Coach and amongst his portfolio he is an AGB coach developer and NTDP coach.

4 coaching sessions are being arranged and these will be hosted by WOAC. Each session will focus on a different element that archers have expressed an interest in.

You can attend all sessions or pick and choose the topics that you feel you are most interested in, however, there are limited spaces to allow Dave to ensure that each archer gets the maximum out of the day.

Dates & Session Details:

Session 1 – 23rd May 2020
This session will be held on the Dome field at WOAC, Old Grammarians Memorial Sports Field, Sywell Road, Wellingborough.

This is a general coaching session, looking at technique and issues that archers may wish to focus on and will include individual video sessions.
Cost – £35 per person.

Session 2 – 5th September 2020
Again this session will be held on the Dome field at WOAC, Old Grammarians Memorial Sports Field, Sywell Road, Wellingborough.

This Session will concentrate on Bow Tuning.
Cost – £35 per person.

Session 3 – 12th December 2020
This session will be hosted by WOAC, the location is still to be confirmed.
This session will look at Bow Stabilisation – How to choose the right stabilisation for the archer and equipment.
Cost – To Be Confirmed.

Session 4 – Date to be confirmed (1st Quarter 2021)
This session will be hosted by WOAC, the location is still to be confirmed.
This Session will be looking at the archers mental attitude to archery.
Cost – To Be Confirmed.

Session 1 Details:
09:00 – Set Up
09:30 – 11:00 – Group session
11:00 – 15:00 – 1-1 session to include a 20 min video session for each archer
15:00 – 16:30 – Group session to consolidate the 1-1 session
16:30 – 17:00 – Pack away
Tea/coffee/squash & biscuits will be provided – please bring your own mugs.
Snacks and lunch are not provided. Please bring your own Snacks & Lunch.
There will be no set breaks / lunches allowing the archers to break at their own discretion when they feel that the timing suits them individually.
The cost of this session will be £35 per person.

If you have any questions or wish to book please email Helen Sharpe at treasurer@woac.co.uk

WOAC Jim McKeown Memorial Shoot 2020

WOAC Jim McKeown Memorial Shoot 2020

A reminder that Wellingborough Open Archer Club’s Jim McKeown Memorial Shoot 2020, is coming up in a few weeks time. There are still spaces available.

Entry Form

Saturday 15th February 2020

Round: Worcester

Venue: Sir Christopher Hatton School, The Pyghtle, Wellingborough NN8 4RP.

The shoot is part of the 2019/20 Chris Mason Celelbration League.

Duston Bowmen Triple Results

Duston Bowmen Triple Results

The Results are available from Duston Bowmen’s 7th David Clarke Memorial Indoor Triple Tournament, held at Montsaye Academy, Rothwell on Sunday 26th January 2020.


The 2019/20 Chris Mason Celebration League will be updated as soon as possible.

There are some great photos from the shoot on Duston Bowmen’s Facebook page.