L&RCAA vs NCAS – 28th August 2022

Our thanks go to the host club The Bowmen of Rutland who provided excellent hospitality and perfect weather conditions. The smaller than normal number of archers involved in the match enabled the shooting of what is possibly the fastest WA1440 in history! We commenced at 9am, had lunch at 11.30 and were packed away awaiting the results at 15.30.

Just 22 archers took to the field with 10 of those from Northants. Of those 10 both Frances Hobbs and Vivien Lane were representing the County for the first time and shot well, against more experienced opposition, narrowly missing out in victories in their respective categories.

The size of both teams and the lack of archers in certain categories meant that the team captains had to compromise on team structures and whose scores could be taken into consideration.

The final result was an excellent win for NCAS with a score of 7, 241 against 6,661 for Leicester & Rutland. There were some outstanding individual performances and a good number of PB’s. Iulia Petre (Ladies Compound) shot the highest score of the day with 1366 and other highlights were as follows:

Gents Compound
NCAS win – Jon Bull 1347

Gents Longbow
NCAS win – Mark Bennet 476

Gents Barebow
NCAS win – Derek Bett 1082


As we all know, the taking part is more important than the result but it is much nicer when you take part and win! Our thanks go again to The Bowmen of Rutland for being wonderful hosts, we also take this opportunity to thank L&RCAA for arranging the match, and the judges for enabling an early finish. But most of all a huge thank you to all those County archers who attended the match and did NCAS proud.

Tim Bull
Very temporary stand in captain

Archie & Iulia Selected for European Youth Cup

Archie & Iulia Selected for European Youth Cup

Congratulations to Archie Bromley of Archers of Raunds, and Iulia Petre of Targetcraft Archers. Both have been selected to represent Great Britain, at the 2nd leg of the 2021 European Youth Cup taking place in Bucharest, Romania from 2-7 August.

The announcement of the full team can be found on the Archery GB website:

NCAS Archers Confirmed In National Squads.

NCAS Archers Confirmed In National Squads.

Susan Corless of Northampton AC and James Mason of Kettering Archers have both been confirmed as members of the Archery GB funded Compound National Archery Squad for the upcoming year.

This follows a successful season in 2017 for both archers, including representing Great Britain at the World Archery Championships in Mexico in October.

Also, Iulia Petre of Corby Archers has also been selected on both the National Youth Squad and the Development Squad for the upcoming year.

Full details of the National Squads can be found here – here.

It’s been a particularly successful year for Susan, who recently won Northamptonshire Local Sportswoman of the Year 2017.

Here’s a list of her key achievements from September 2016:
β€’ Member of National Squad 2017/2018
β€’ Northamptonshire Local Sportswoman of the Year 2017
β€’ Northampton Local Sportswoman of the Year 2017
β€’ Represented Great Britain at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico
β€’ ArcheryGB National Series Finalist – September 2017– Finished 4th
β€’ Represented England at Home Nations Event – August 2017 – 1st place team
β€’ ArcheryGB National Series Leg 3 – July 2017 – 1st Place
β€’ Represented England at Commonwealth Euronations Event – July 2017 – 1st place team, 3rd place individual
β€’ Represented GB at World Ranking Event Veronica’s Cup in Slovenia – May 2017 – Finished 3rd
β€’ British National Indoor – December 2016 – 1st Place (Crowned British Indoor Champion 2016)
β€’ ArcheryGB National Series Finalist – September 2016 – Finished 4th
β€’ ArcheryGB National Series Leg 4 – July 2016 – 1st Place