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


Junior National Outdoor Championships 2023

Junior National Outdoor Championships 2023

Several juniors from clubs across the county, competed in this years Junior National Outdoor Championships at Lilleshall on 1st & 2nd July 2023.

Denitsa Dimitrova of Northampton AC
Maisie Hailes, Finley Ellis, Rose Sharpe, Christiyan Dimitrov & Nyah West-Ley of Wellingborough OAC
Sheryl Lai, Emilia Erhan, Bertie Fulton, Georgie Hay, Bella North & Ching Li Lau of Corby Archers
Daisy Simpson of Banbury Cross A.

Many new county records were achieved and plenty of medals brought home.

Denitsa Dimitrova of NAC finished in 1st place on day 1 in the Metric 3 Womens Barebow Under 16, and then 2nd on day 2 in the Hereford Womens Barebow Under 21.

Christiyan Dimitrov of WOAC finished in 2nd place on day 1 in the Metric 5 Mens Barebow Under 12, and in 3rd place on day 2 in the Bristol 5 Men Barebow Under 12.

Finley Ellis of WOAC finished in 1st place on both days in the Metric 4 & Bristol 4 Mens Longbow Under 14.

As did Sheryl Lai of Corby A , finishing in 1st place on both days in the Metric 5 & Bristol 5 Womens Compound Under 12.

Emilia Erhan of Corby A, came in 1st place on Day 2 in the Bristol 4 Womens Barebow Under 14.

Ching Li Lai also of Corby A, finished in 3rd place on both days in the Metric 5 & Bristol 5 Womens Recurve Under 12.

And Daisy Simpson of BXA, finished in 1st place on day in the 1440 Womens Barebow Under 21, and then in 3rd place on day 2 in the Hereford Women Barebow Under 21.

Many congratulations to all those who took part. The archers themselves certainly did their clubs and county very proud.

Photos courtesy of Fii West-Ley.

NCAS Charity Shoot

NCAS Charity Shoot

It was agreed at the NCAS county committee meeting on 22nd June, that the NCAS Charity Shoot be pushed back to take place next year.

This gives the hosts Towcester Archers, a better chance of hosting the event properly with the support of other county clubs.

The provisional date for next years event will be Sunday 21st July 2024, and it will remain a Dawn til Dusk endurance event. We will confirm this date as early as possible to give everyone looking to take part plenty of time to enter, gather sponsorship and prepare for the event.

Many thanks

Dean Edwards
Chair – Towcester Archers