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.

Notice of NCAS AGM – 12th November 2020

Notice of NCAS AGM – 12th November 2020

Formal notice is given for the NCAS AGM which will be held via Zoom on 12/11/2020 at 19.30 hrs. As this meeting is not face the face the committee have requested that I send out all information in good time, in order that clubs can communicate with their members and receive feedback.

Please forward any feedback to the county secretary Pat Jones, and she will pass on to the committee members. This will then be discussed at a special committee meeting on 29/10/2020 via Zoom set up for this purpose. Everyone will thereby have had an opportunity to input their feedback / views for consideration. This will enable an informed AGM even under the current difficult circumstances.

Sadly there will be no opportunity to award trophies this year.

You can download the following documents…
AGM 2020 Agenda
Minutes from 2019 AGM.
Proposed 2021 county committee meeting dates.
County calendar dates for 2021 – The county calendar has been organised along similar lines to previous years as preparation for a hopefully more normal outdoor season next year.

There will be more information being sent out shortly in order that all members are kept informed and have an opportunity to input their views.

The AGM is, as always, open to all members and the Zoom meeting can accommodate more members than normally attend the AGM. If your members wish to participate, please forward their names and email addresses so that an invitation can be sent out.

The Zoom meeting details will be made available closer to the date.

With best wishes for a successful AGM.

Pat Jones
NCAS Secretary
secretary@ncasarchery.org.uk

Northants v Beds Inter-county ‘Covid’ Postal Match

Northants v Beds Inter-county ‘Covid’ Postal Match

Dear All,

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

4. When to be shot: All scores to be in by 2nd November 2020

5. How round is to be shot: We realise that with 6 dozen arrows to be shot that may well take a while, with the night’s drawing in, possibly not all 6 dozen can 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. We are at the moment working on a collating system for the scores. When that is up and running there will be information as to how you can submit the scores.

Here’s another cheeky question if any club can offer up targets slots for archers to shoot this would be great. I would pimp Long Buckby AC out but we’ve got no access for the next 10 days to do with the refurb of car park.

If clubs don’t want to offer not a problem I also understand this too.

If the clubs could let me know asap if they will be taking part and we can expect scores from your archers. Either via the club county rep or directly to me.

Martin Ross
NCAS County Team Captain

Theft of Archery Equipment

Just over a week ago, one of the steel containers at WOAC was attacked and the locks cut off with an angle grinder. The lawnmower, generator and bush cutter were stolen and the thieves carried them away across the field to a waiting vehicle in a farmers field.

Last night (5th August.) they returned and broke into the other containers. Using the same methods and point of entry and exit, we have to consider they were the same thieves. This time they stole all the club bows, arrows and shooting equipment.

Looking at all the features of this incident we have to conclude that the thieves were either archers or acting on behalf of archers. They stole armguards and stands which were not kept with bows, they even took bow stringers. (To a non archer a stringer is just a rolled up ball of tape). They even stole a roll of fifty, unopened and unused target faces. (to a non archer this is just a rolled up tube of paper). In fact, except for bosses, pretty much everything you would need archery.

While this will not affect what we do at WOAC, if it happens to another club it could well be a severe problem. I urge all county clubs to pay extra attention to their club premises, security generally and how they store/deal with club bows.

Don’t let this happen to you.

John Marshall
NCAS Chair.