Susan Corless & James Mason Announced in World Championships GB Team

Susan Corless & James Mason Announced in World Championships GB Team

Susan Corless and James Mason have both been picked to represent Great Britain at this years World Archery Championships to be held in Mexico City between 16 – 22 October 2017.

https://www.archerygb.org/team-announced-world-archery-championships-2017/

This is a fantastic achievement and we wish Susan and James the best of luck next month!

Archery GB’s New ‘Boost Archery’ Funding Scheme

Archery GB’s New ‘Boost Archery’ Funding Scheme

Wellingborough Open Archery Club (WOAC) would like to tell the Northants archery community about Boost Archery. This is a program being run by ArcheryGB nationally, to improve and encourage the uptake of our sport, especially at the junior level. It is open to all affiliated clubs and details can be found on the ArcheryGB website.

WOAC has a thriving junior ‘Colts’ Section with two designated coaches and over twenty enthusiastic juniors. Our lead junior coach applied for Boost funding which involved completing a short application form (two pages I believe) stating that we wished to introduce our Colts – at an early stage – to the different forms of archery and encourage different bow types in competitions. We subsequently received funding to the tune of £350 which has enabled us to purchase a compound, a longbow and two American Flatbows just for the use of the juniors in the Club. Up until now, while the club had these bow types available they were too powerful for junior use, but now they have their own and training has begun.

This is something all our County clubs have the potential to do and WOAC would like the clubs to be make aware of the scheme.

Details of the scheme can be found here http://www.archerygb.org/boost

John Marshall
WOAC Club Chairman

Significant Rule Change – Multiple Round Sighters

Significant Rule Change – Multiple Round Sighters

ArcheryGB have recently made a significant change to the rules of shooting regarding sighters for multiple rounds.

From 1st October 2016, archers may now shoot sighter arrows prior to each round shot at the same venue on the same day. This brings ArcheryGB rounds more into line with WA rounds, except you still shoot the required number of sighter arrows for that round rather than having ‘practice’.

This means that national, regional and county records CAN be claimed for the second (or third, or fourth) round shot at the same venue on the same day, irrespective of round and bowstyle.

For example: if you shoot two Portsmouth rounds as a Double Portsmouth. It used to be that you could only claim a record for the first round shot, irrespective of bowstyle. But now you can claim a record for the second round if the score is better than the first round. You can also claim a record if you have changed bowstyle for the second round.

Another example: at the Duston Bowmen Triple (David Clarke Memorial), an archer can shoot all three rounds (Worcester, Vegas and Portsmouth) with three different bowstyles and claim records for any or all round scores on the day.

The official notes on the changes to rules from ArcheryGB can be found here.

If you have any questions please get in touch.

Dean Edwards (Contact)
NCAS County Records Officer & Web Master

County Archers Selected for GB Squads

County Archers Selected for GB Squads

Three of the counties compound archers have been selected for funded compound squads for 2016/2017.

James Mason of Kettering Archers has been selected for the Great Britain Elite compound squad which is a selection of the best senior, cadet and junior archers.

Susan Corless of Northampton AC has been selected for the senior Great Britain squad.

And Lulia Petre of Corby Archers has been selected for development squad which is made up of cadets and juniors.

http://www.archerygb.org/downloads/Archery_GB_Funded_Winter_Compound_Squads_2016-2017.pdf

This document explains a bit more about the squads if you want some background:
http://www.archerygb.org/downloads/AGB_funded_Compound_Squad_Pathway_Plan(1).pdf

In addition, Ruby Paul of Archers of Raunds has been selected to join the ArcheryGB Academy programme.

Many congratulations to all four archers. The county is extremely proud of their achievements.

We’ve Won ArcheryGB Website of the Year!

We’ve Won ArcheryGB Website of the Year!

Our website has won the ‘ArcheryGB – County & Regional Website of the Year’ award!

County archer and webmaster Dean Edwards, built and maintains the current site.

“This is a fantastic achievement and Dean should be extremely pleased with the results of all his hard work and the recognition from Archery GB” Glenn Taylor County Chairman

Dean himself says about the website: “It’s great for the county to get this award. I think the site reflects the county well and hopefully it’s a useful tool for communication and information to Northants archers. As with all things digital, technology and web development moves on quite quickly. I’m hoping to develop the site further over the next few months and make it more mobile friendly and bring it right up to date with social media etc. Any ideas or suggestions for how we might improve the website are always welcome.”

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