Virtual Archery League

Virtual Archery League

“I completed my beginners course in 2018 and quickly learned that I love a competition in that first outdoor season. ❤️🏹”

“Then moved into indoors where I found the vegas round which ticked all my OCD happy boxes!!”

“But I hated indoors – so come 2019 I decided to join a virtual league and every season VAL has motivated me to shoot through the winter. 🙃”

Over the years I have found many archers don’t enjoy indoors but see it as a necessity and I always recommend the Virtual Archery League to anyone who wants some fun or a little motivation for the indoor season, they in turn have shared the league with others.”

“It’s helped me immensely over the years when I would really prefer to just stay outside 😂 such as last winter when I chose to concentrate on my dad and family as he was terminally ill, I could barely shoot but that need to have a score every month so me find time for some shooting, helping my mental health and it also helped me get my C classification – finally. 🤪 “

“This winter has been about decisions and changes to keep me shooting with the issues in my hand, basically starting fresh.”

“It saw me placed in compound division 5 with my entry scores but yet again it motivated me to shoot arrows – I got a PB in the Portsmouth!! And finally broke that 550 limit for the next badge by shooting a 551!”

“And I have earned 1st place in my division so now I have a gold medal, the first medal I have earned in the years of taking part.”

“But this is very much more a thank you to those that keep the league going every year and to my archery family for motivating me to keep shooting, I often tell everyone that Northamptonshire has the best county squad and I stand by that!! We are not just a group of people who get chosen to attend a competition but day in day out, year after year our county archers support each other on and off the range, many of us face changes over time, me more than most I think 🫣 but the support of the squad is always there. ❤️🏹 “

23/24 season VAL saw:

– 24 archers from across the county in fact, across all 4 bow styles

– 3 compound, 14 recurve, 5 barebow and 2 longbow

Well done to everyone but especially to those archers who earned a medal 🏅😎

8 of us in total from Northamptonshire – 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze.

Virtual Archery League Website

Helen Sharpe


Reminder – Inter-County Postal Frostbite

Reminder – Inter-County Postal Frostbite

Hi all County Archers!!

Remember to get your Frost Bite score for the inter county Postal against Bedfordshire!!

The dead line for scores to be submitted is Midnight on the 31st March 2024.

All that take part will get the Postal Frost Bite badge!!

And those that will make the team will get there Year Bar presented at the County AGM!!

Also as side line archers shooting less than a year we are doing Novice awards depending on entry.

Ask your club Rep what you need to do or see the below, and remember scores to be sent to:

1 Round to be shot: Frost Bite,80cm face @30m including all the junior rounds (Cold Bite @20m Chilly Bite@10m not official round but get some new archers and those that can’t get 30m).

2 Eligible archers: All genders and ages. If a junior please give your age and round/distance shot.

3 Bow Styles: All Compound, Recurve, Barebow & Longbow, Including Traditional ( Wooden Arrows, wooden Bow) outside of Longbow.

4 When to be shot: Starts Nov1st 2023 closing date 31st March 2024.

5 How round is to be shot: Where possible can the 3 dozen be shot on the same day.

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) Please indicate iy you’re a Novice and round shot.

Example: J Doe. Female. Earth. Longbow. Senior. X 23. 10 13. Score 360.

7 All the scores will be on trust. We will be watching you.

8 Scores can be submitted either by sending the details direct to myself or your club selection committee volunteer. If these are to be sent direct to me please let me know details as mention in point 6.

Martin Ross
NCAS, county Captain

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 Β£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:

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

NCAS County & Open Indoor Championships 2024 – Results

NCAS County & Open Indoor Championships 2024 – Results

The results are available from the NCAS County & Open Indoor Championships on 10th March 2024, brilliantly hosted once again by Archers of Raunds.


Congratulations to all the medal winners, and to our new County Champions…
Lori Manton – Towcester Archers – Recurve Women
Steve Rainbow – Towcester Archers – Recurve Men
Simon Stubbs – Banbury Cross Archers – Recurve Men 50+
Ben Wilkins – Wicken Archery Club – Compound Men
Lana Weston – Banbury Cross Archers – Compound Women 50+
Vivian Lane – Long Buckby Archery Club – Barebow Women
Neil Bowden – Long Buckby Archery Club – Barebow Men
Neil Sims – Bicester Archers – Barebow Men 50+
Frances Hobbs – Wicken Archery Club – Traditional Women 50+
Stuart Ellis – Wellingborough Open Archery Club – Traditional Junior Men
Lisa Owen – Northampton Archery Club – Recurve Junior Women
Elan Starsmore – Banbury Cross Archers – Recurve Junior Men
Sheryl Lai – Corby Archers – Compound Junior Women
Roman Wainwright – Archers or Raunds – Compound Junior Men
Emilia Erhan – Corby Archers – Barebow Junior Women
Toby Radcliffe – Wellingborough Open Archery Club – Barebow Junior Men
Finley Ellis – Wellingborough Open Archery Club – Traditional Men

Photos are available on theArchers of Raunds Facebook page.

This tournament is a part of the 2023/24 NCAS Chris Mason Celebration League, which will be updated in the next few days.