Christine Marshall

It is with the deepest sadness that we inform the county of the passing of Christine Marshall.

Chris, a long time member of WOAC, and also an NCAS committee member in several roles over the years, passed away in the early hours of this morning. She will be dearly missed by club and county.

Our condolences go out to John, Karen and the Marshall family. John posted on the WOAC Facebook page earlier today to say ‘Perhaps, when you are able, you could shoot an arrow in her memory’.

 

NCAS Dawn til Dusk Charity Shoot 2021!

NCAS Dawn til Dusk Charity Shoot 2021!

Hello everyone,

As you know when I organised the NCAS charity shoot in 2019 I told you all that I would repeat the madness in 2021.

My aim, if the pandemic allows, is another dawn to dusk shoot as we had great fun and the sessions allowed people to do as much or as little they wanted.

This year we will be raising money for Cransley Hospice (dear to the hearts of many in the county for care of members of our archery family), again the East Midlands Air Ambulance (as we spent the money we raised on an emergency at an archery field in the county) and Young Minds which is a charity aimed at supporting children and young people’s mental health.

So I would like you to firstly, take a look at your calendars in 2021 and I would like to set the date for the end of June – let me know if there are any issues that I might need to avoid. Also, if the pandemic prevents it as the dawn to dusk format please have a think of ideas if we need to do something a little different.

Wishing you all a healthy 2021 and hope to see us all back out shooting soon.

Helen Sharpe
Wellingborough Open Archery Club

2019 Photos

David Stephens

David Stephens

The county is very sad to learn of the passing of David Stephens following a short illness.

David was a life member of Northampton Archery Club and well know throughout the county, becoming a judge in recent years.

NCAS would like to offer our condolences to David’s family, and to NAC at this sad time.

A Message from Rose Sharpe, our new NCAS Junior Rep

A Message from Rose Sharpe, our new NCAS Junior Rep

Hello,

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself though I do know some of you.

My name is Rose Sharpe and I am the new NCAS junior representative.

Who am I?

I am a member of Wellingborough Open Archery Club and the junior ambassador at Aim4sport.

I started shooting in 2017 and enjoy shooting competitions. I am proud to have been able to represent the county on a number of occasions and I train regularly to let me do that to my best ability and for the last 2 years I have been on the National Talent Development Programme.

I know some of you but I am pretty sure there are some juniors in the county I have never met.

Why did I choose to be your junior representative?

I became aware that as my brother was stepping down from the role and no one had come forward that the role would be empty.

I think it’s important that we have a way to make our opinions heard within the county meetings and felt it was important someone did the role.

But to do that, I need your help.

I can’t represent you if you don’t let me know what you want talking about.

So the first thing I did was ask the committee how I could communicate with you better.

As juniors we can’t all provide an email address as safeguarding is always the most important thing. At the moment we have to hope the adults see things and pass them on but everyone is busy and things get missed.

So the county have agreed that I can produce a newsletter and they will have it checked, printed and posted to allow you to get it directly.

To be honest it’s nice to get a little something in the post too.

So what I need you and your adult to do is drop a message to Pat Jones as county secretary to confirm that your adult is happy for us to send you my newsletters, if those who don’t want one let her know too that would also be great as then we don’t have to worry that you didn’t get this message we know you saw it and don’t want to receive one.

So that’s who I am, I hope to meet you all soon as we try and get a little normal back with 2020 having been a strange year.

And if you can just ask your adult to message Pat at: secretary@ncasarchery.org.uk

To let us know if you would or would not be happy to receive post from me.

If you could let her have your postal address too that would be great.

See you all soon

Rose Sharpe

RESULTS – NCAS vs BCAA Postal Match

Hi All

Just a big thank you for all that took part in the intercounty postal shoot 2020 out of the 62 archers taking part with 12 of those being archers who have shot less than a year which is great!!!.

After taking the highest score submitted from each Archer I awaited the call from BCAA (Bedfordshire County Archery). After the usual pleasantries we got down to business of how many archers per category would make the team.

This time it was difficult as I had twice the number of archers than they did so I matched their numbers. So from the 62 archers I had to take 30 top scores from the various categories.

Below is the outcome of the POSTAL 2020

Yep they got us this time!!!

All those that took part will be receiving a ‘Postal Shoot’ pin badge as soon as I have these I will get these to you ‘via Club reps’.

Those who made the NACS Team will be receiving Year Bars and the ‘Broch’ to hang these off it’s your first team shoot. Check the results to see if you made the team ‘NCAS V BCAA’ tab on the result sheet.

For the novices 1st yr shooting a separate event was held within the intercounty shoot and the results of this can be found on the ‘Novice’ tab of the results. Novices will be receiving a certificate and medal.

Again as soon as I have all the items together these will be sent to your club rep to pass on.

Big thank you to the Clubs that hosted open events ‘within permitted guidelines’ at the time for archers to get the chance to shoot and put a score in. Promoting and keeping me in line??

For the county committee letting me get on with ordering new badges to be made up for this event!!

Dean for putting the certificates together!!

And for the Bedfordshire team captains Terry Course & Suzi Bredin for getting the web portal sorted and getting involved.

Can’t wait for the next one!!! Already in the planning.

Thank you all again really hope to see you all on the shooting line soon.

Take Care, Be safe.

Martin Ross
NCAS Team Captain

The full list of NCAS archers results can be found here (updated 23rd Dec 2020).