NCAS Dawn til Dusk Charity Shoot Update – 3 Days To Go!

NCAS Dawn til Dusk Charity Shoot Update – 3 Days To Go!

Just a quick update from Helen Sharpe about Saturdays charity shoot.

If anyone who is able to help with set up on Friday could just let Helen know, she will be at the field from 14:00 as there is the marquee to put up and bosses to get out etc.

If you haven’t registered to shoot but find you have time to join in for any of the rounds you are welcome to turn up and if there is space available at the time you wish, you are welcome to join in for a donation to the charity pot.

Gates will be open at 4:30 for those wishing to join the 5:30 session, food starting at 5:00 and a raffle at £2 a ticket that includes:

– 6 coaching sessions with a national level coach at Aim4sport
– A family day pass ( 2 adults & 6 children) to the FIA European Finals at Santa Pod
– A family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) to any home 2019 T20 match at Northampton CC
– A voucher for 4 people for half an hour lake hire at the boathouse at Rushden Lakes
– 3 prizes from Petron toys

And other prizes to be listed in the day.

Contact Helen if you have any questions at:

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EMAS Outdoor Championships 2019 – Results

EMAS Outdoor Championships 2019 – Results

The results are now available from the East Midlands Archery Society, Regional Senior & Junior Outdoor Championships, which took place on Sunday 16th June 2019, kindly hosted by Wellingborough OAC on behalf of NCAS.


Congratulations to the following county archers who are now regional champions:

Jennifer Beesley of Banbury Cross Archers – Ladies Longbow
Shahram Montasser of Kettering Archers – Gents Recurve
Lee Brackenbury of Kettering Archers – Gents Longbow
Thomas Sims of Bicester Archers – Junior Gents Recurve
Nyah West-Ley of Wellingborough – Junior Longbow
James Halsall of Wellingborough – Junior Barebow

This event is part of the 2018/19 Chris Mason Celebration League. The current standings have been update to include these results.

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County Records for Susan and Others

County Records for Susan and Others

Several county records were broken at the recent Ivy Keating county match against Bedfordshire in May.

GBR squad member Susan Corless of Northampton AC, improved on her own Ladies Compound WA1440 record with 1387. In the process she also improved her records for the 70m distance with 342, 50m distance with 346, Ladies Long Metric with 687, and Short Metric with 700.

More recently at the UK Masters at the beginning of June, Susan also broken the 60m distance record with 348.

Other records were also broken at the Ivy Keating match, including James Halsall of Wellingborough OAC, who achieved a new Junior Gents Barebow record for a Metric III round with 628. A number of other records achieved on the day are yet to be claimed.

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NCAS Dawn til Dusk Charity Shoot – 29th June 2019 – UPDATE

NCAS Dawn til Dusk Charity Shoot – 29th June 2019 – UPDATE

NCAS Dawn til Dusk charity shoot, on 29th June 2019, kindly hosted and organised by Wellingborough Open Archery Club

With just over a month to go until the event, we’re now at 14% of our overall target. A special thanks to the staff and pupils at Sywell CEVA Primary School who have chosen our event to join in with their own school community event and participated in a tough commando style obstacle event to add donations to our total, raising £1151.50 towards our target!!!! Thank you so very much!!

WOAC are intending to have up to 25 bosses out on the day, so there is still plenty of spaces for the event, which is open to any Archery GB affiliated members. Archers can shoot for the whole day of just chosen sessions.

The event has been added to the 2018/19 Chris Mason Celebration League.

Please contact organiser Helen Sharpe if you wish to be added to the list of sponsored archers taking part on the day

The event will be a “Dawn ’til Dusk” shoot starting at 05:30 and running through to 21:00. The archers involved will raise money through sponsorship by shooting sessions throughout the day. There will be 5 sessions shot throughout the day. Sessions 1 – 4 will be National Rounds (6 dozen arrows over 2 distances) and Session 5 will be a Warwick Round (4 dozen arrows over 2 distances).

Our aim is to have as many archers from within the county as possible taking part and contributing to this event, to help us achieve our target for the 3 chosen charities.

Northamptonshire Health Charitable Fund
Kettering General Hospital Charity Fund
The Air Ambulance Service

Please see the link below for more information and online donations to the charity shoot.

Help us to reach our target by donating here:-

The link is also what you will need to forward to your sponsors to allow them to donate electronically. Your sponsors will be given the option of leaving a message and can add that it is on your behalf there if they wish to.

Why a target of £12,000? When contacting the charities to ask if we could fundraise for them Northampton General Hospital advised that they wished to raise funding for a special cot for babies with respiratory problems and that these cots cost £2,000 each – why fund one if we can fund two?

This helped us to set the target at £12,000 because £4,000 for each charity would see 2 cots for the unit. When looking at what this might mean for the other chosen charities we were surprised to read that our local air ambulance service averages 6 rescue missions per day and each mission costs approximately £1,700 so we might help keep that air ambulance in the air for half a day with £4,000.

We are grateful for all donations that we receive, but don’t let the target affect your decision. If we are fortunate to be in a position where the target is reached we would still like you to donate as much as you can afford so that all 3 charities receive as much support as we can give them.

Once the event has been completed and we have all funds in, Helen will update the page to include the offline donations to allow us all to see the grand total raised.

For anyone who took part in the Remembering Chris Mason Dawn til Dusk shoot back in 2015, this was a truly fantastic day. Hopefully this event will be just as enjoyable and succesful.

NCAS Remembering Chris Mason Dawn til Dusk Shoot 2015 – Photos.

Download a PDF version of the event flyer.

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