NCAS Dawn til Dusk Challange Update

NCAS Dawn til Dusk Challange Update

We’re just 2 months away from the 2024 NCAS Dawn til Dusk Challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK, taking place on 14th July hosted by Towcester Archers at Towcestrians Sports Club, Greens Norton Road, Towcester NN12 8AW.

The total raised so far is a fantastic £866!!! But we need your help if we’re going to smash our target of £2,000!

The previous Dawn til Dusk events in 2015 and 2019 were truly fantastic and memorable occasions, and we would very much like this one to be just as successful in terms of raising funds of a wonderful cause, being a brilliant day spent in the company of archers from all over the county (and beyond), and all in memory of some amazing and greatly missed people who were very dear to the county.

There is no pressure to attempt to shoot for the entirety for the day, archers may enter and shoot 1, 2, 3 or all 4 rounds. Those who do want to attempt the challenge of shooting all 4 rounds will shoot up to 348 arrows by the end of the day!

The entry fee is a simple minimum donation of £15 to take part, regardless of how many rounds you shoot.

The day is meant for all levels, with senior novice archers (those who completed their beginners course no earlier than 1st January 2023) able to choose to shoot 40 yard rounds. (Windsor 40, Western 40, National 40, Warwick 40) or above. Otherwise it’s preferred that archers shoot the correct rounds for their age group, but this is a charity shoot at the end of the day and if archers prefer to shoot out of category that’s problem.

Rounds:
Windsor (inc. Windsor 50, 40 & 30) – sighters at 05:30am
Western (inc. Western 50, 40 & 30) – sighters at 10:30am approx
National (inc. National 50, 40 & 30) – sighters at 15:00pm approx
Warwick (inc. Warwick 50, 40 & 30) – sighters at 18:45pm approx
The start times may change depending on how quickly we get through the rounds on the day.

As per the previous NCAS Dawn til Dusk Challenge events there won’t be medals awarded for placings, but there will be a ‘little something’ as a thank you for taking part, and some spot prizes during the rounds. A results sheet will be emailed out and available on the NCAS website. NCAS county records will be eligible on the day.

There will be a raffle on the day with some really fantastic prizes so far including…
– A group tour for up to six people, of the Aston Martin Formula One factory at Silverstone!
– A ‘sports vision assessment’ including eye dominance, reaction timing assessment, colour vision testing and advice that is sports specific (value £695) using a system developed for Olympic and Elite athletes and sports men/women. Courtesy of Davis Optometrists in Kettering.
– Two tickets to the first Vice Presidents lunch of the 2024/25 Rugby season at Towcestrians Sports Club.
Plus a number of other great prizes available on the day.

There are 2 steps to enter…

STEP 1… first make a donation to the fundraising page (link below), which will be your entry fee. We’re asking for a minimum donation of £15. This can be a single one-off donation, or you can join the fundraising team and raise your own sponsorship on top of your donation by clicking ‘Join the team‘, and then ‘Create a new Giving Page‘. Obviously the more participants that take part and raise sponsorship the better.

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STEP 2… Once you have made the donation, submit the online form to complete your entry: http://www.ncasarchery.org.uk/dawn-til-dusk-2024/

Once the form is submitted you’ll receive confirmation of your entry within 1-2 days.

If you would like more information about the event, please send an email to: competitions@towcesterarchers.co.uk

NCAS and Towcester Archers will welcome any help from volunteers. There will be plenty of jobs including setting up the field the night before, field party on the day, collecting scoresheets, selling raffle tickets, and helping with the have-a-go.

Best of luck and we hope to see you on 14th July!

Dean Edwards
Chair – Towcester Archers

NCAS Dawn til Dusk Challenge 2024

NCAS Dawn til Dusk Challenge 2024

This years NCAS Dawn til Dusk Challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK, has already raised over £500!!!.

Many thanks to those who have so far entered and generously donated.

Sunday 14th July 2024 hosted by Towcester Archers at Towcestrians Sports Club.

For more information and to enter, visit: http://www.ncasarchery.org.uk/dawn-til-dusk-2024/

Rounds:
Windsor (inc. Windsor 50, 40 & 30 rounds) – sighters at 05:30am
Western (inc. Western 50, 40 & 30 rounds) – sighters at 10:30 approx
National (inc. National 50, 40 & 30 rounds) – sighters at 16:00 approx
Warwick (inc. Warwick 50, 40 & 30 rounds) – sighters at 18:45 approx

UPDATE – NCAS Senior & Junior Winter Coaching Programmes 2023/24

UPDATE – Please note for the Junior coaching sessions there is a replacement date of 6th January added, and the location has now changes from Wollaston School in Wellingborough, to Montsaye Academy in Rothwell.

We are pleased to announce the 2023/24 NCAS coaching programme and invite all Archers registered with NCAS to apply.

The 5 stages of each programme will cover: Technique, Equipment, Mindset, Physical & Organisation.

Senior Coaching will be at Montsaye Academy in Rothwell on the following dates:

29th October, 2023 (COMPLETE)
26th November, 2023 (COMPLETE)
28th January, 2024
25th February, 2024
24th March, 2024

If you are interested in joining the Senior Coaching programme, please send an email with the Subject line “NCAS Senior Coaching” to: coaching@woac.co.uk

Junior Coaching session will now be taking place at Montsaye Academy in Rothwell on the following dates:

21st October, 2023 (COMPLETE)
6th January, 2024
20th January, 2024
17th February, 2024
23rd March, 2024

Parents and guardians of Junior Archers interested in the coaching programme, please send an email with the Subject line “NCAS Junior Coaching” to: coaching@woac.co.uk

The coaching programme is also an opportunity for the County Coaches to work with other Coaches, learn from our experienced Guests and gain valuable points toward their Coaching Licence renewal.

EMAS Sydney Bond Inter-Counties

EMAS Sydney Bond Inter-Counties

On Sunday 17th September the EMAS Sydney Bond Inter-Counties match was hosted by Lincoln Archers.

NCAS fielded almost a full team competing against Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Derbyshire and Leicestershire did not put in teams which was a great shame for such a great junior tournament.

For many of the young NCAS archers this was their 1st time shooting for the County. All our archers shot incredibly well, helping and supporting each other throughout the day. Despite shooting conditions not being the best as it was incredibly blustery many of our archers put in claims for Rose awards.

So how did NCAS do? Well, our young archers did amazing winning the team events for Recurve, Compound and Longbow. A huge big thank you to our Junior Squad who made my life as the Team Captain for the day very easy.

Well done juniors, you were amazing. A huge big thanks to Fii West-Ley for making sure we got some photos from this event.

Paul Sharpe