2021 NCAS Charity Shoot Update

2021 NCAS Charity Shoot Update

The following has previously been sent out to clubs, but for those who might not have seen it, or who’s clubs have not yet responded to Helen, please have a read and encourage your clubs to take part if they are in a position to do so. It’s for a fantastic cause.

“Following on from some queries regarding a couple of matters, I felt it now appropriately timed to update everyone.

As you are aware I have been planning this years county charity shoot which was going to be similarly run to the event in 2019.

However, as we are coming out of restrictions and clubs/archers being at different stages and levels of confidence, I have spoken to key members of NCAS regarding changes and ways to best hold an event but differently for 2021.

So with this in mind it is my intention to invite any club in the county between the 5/6/21 and 4/7/21 to host their archers to shoot and make a donation to the charity collection.

It has been agreed that we will shoot for only 1 charity this year – Cransley Hospice.

If clubs would like to contact me to register their interest and I can collate the details and fundraising on behalf of the county.
I would like to leave the choice of round to each club along with selecting the date of their event to ensure it is the best option for their members who wish to take part.

My second item is in regards to Christine Marshall. Many of us would have attended the funeral in person if conditions had allowed.
Chris was a dear friend to many of us and those of us that knew her well know she was a planner.

Following one of our regular communications, this one on New Year’s Eve, as I was given some instructions, I had to make contact with key members of the county to update them. During those calls conversations were had that if we could manage to get together once more to chat with Chris, but as we had suspected time did not allow this.
Knowing this may be the case we had also discussed other options and I did speak with Chris regarding these ideas.

As is tradition we will be hosting a volley and this will still go ahead. I have spoken with the family and as a club and county we will be arranging this for a time that is suitable as we come out of lockdown. It is something that I also briefly discussed with AGB in the early new year to ensure that I can safely make arrangements for archers to do what we do to mark our respects to a beloved friend that we have lost.

I will release details as arrangements are made but I wished, at this time, for those not already aware of the plans being put in place, to be reassured that it has not been missed.”

Kind regards
Helen Sharpe
WOAC

An update from Rose (Junior Rep)

An update from Rose (Junior Rep)

“Firstly I would like to apologise for the delay in the first newsletter but it’s almost complete and will be posted out shortly.

The delay came following a number of contacts made and we just wanted to make sure I have absolutely covered all aspects from a safeguarding viewpoint.

I am pleased to say that with my mum’s help I have been in communication with the AGB safeguarding team and I have also attended my first AGB webinar representing you all as it was specifically about juniors and what clubs etc might do to communicate better but also to find out what we want and have our views represented. So, the newsletter is late I have been doing some bits of work for you.

Once the letter has landed and I will send an electronic copy to the webmaster to be accessed from the NCAS website for those who don’t receive it, if you have anything you want to ask or suggest for the next newsletter please do let me know and I do appreciate Pat’s kind allowance of the secretary email to allow messages to be passed on.

With lockdown easing I hope to see some of you soon.”

Rose Sharpe
NCAS Junior Rep

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

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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