Just over a week ago, one of the steel containers at WOAC was attacked and the locks cut off with an angle grinder. The lawnmower, generator and bush cutter were stolen and the thieves carried them away across the field to a waiting vehicle in a farmers field.
Last night (5th August.) they returned and broke into the other containers. Using the same methods and point of entry and exit, we have to consider they were the same thieves. This time they stole all the club bows, arrows and shooting equipment.
Looking at all the features of this incident we have to conclude that the thieves were either archers or acting on behalf of archers. They stole armguards and stands which were not kept with bows, they even took bow stringers. (To a non archer a stringer is just a rolled up ball of tape). They even stole a roll of fifty, unopened and unused target faces. (to a non archer this is just a rolled up tube of paper). In fact, except for bosses, pretty much everything you would need archery.
While this will not affect what we do at WOAC, if it happens to another club it could well be a severe problem. I urge all county clubs to pay extra attention to their club premises, security generally and how they store/deal with club bows.
In view of the government briefings yesterday and the number of people getting in touch with me to say they would not be going to attend, this Sundays (22nd March) NCAS coaching session at Montsaye sports academy in Rothwell is cancelled.
Sorry for the short notice but we have tried to delay as long as possible because people wanted to attend. I expect the outdoor session (at this stage) in May to go ahead.
Regards and thanks for understanding.
Once again NCAS will be holding five coaching sessions over the indoor season. These are aimed at intermediate archers and those relatively new to the sport with the intention of generally improving technique, equipment tuning skills and preparing the archer for entering competitions.
Sunday 20th October 2019
Sunday 17th November 2019
Sunday 12th January 2020
Sunday 23rd February 2020
Sunday 22nd March 2020
The venue is again Montsaye Academy, Greening Road, Rothwell, Northants NN14 6BB.
The junior sessions will be from 9.30.am to about 12.30.pm and the adults are in the afternoon, beginning about 1.30.pm.
The cost is again £25 per head, which covers all five sessions. In the spring of next year there will be an outdoor session to cover shooting at competition distances.
The sessions will include input from a sports psychologist and guest, high level and National coaches. If you require further information or wish to book a place on the sessions please contact me on.
If you would be interested in reserving a place please contact me with the following details.
State Senior or Junior:
How long shooting:
A reminder that following on from the five indoor NCAS coaching sessions there will be one outdoor event on Sunday 26th May.
The venue is WOAC field at Old Grammarians sports complex, Sywell Road, Wellingborough – NN8 6BS. The format will be much the same as the indoor sessions but with emphasis on tuning and technique to reach the outdoor distances.
The morning session, from 10.00.am to 12.30.pm will be for junior archers and any parents who wish to join them. The afternoon session is from 1.00.pm until about 4.00.pm. and is for adult archers. The cost is £5.00.
If you wish a place on this session please contact John Marshall.
The county will be running a First Aid CPD event at Sir Christopher Hatton School in Wellingborough from 9.00.am until about 5.00.pm on Saturday 19th May 2018.
This is a First Aid for Archery course with emphasis on problems you might encounter on the range/field. The full event is all day, but for those who might not be able to manage this there is a limited option to join in after lunch for some of the pertinent bits.
There is no cost to attendees and possibly room for experienced archers who are not actually coaches but who would benefit from some First Aid instruction. Please therefore mention the session to others in your club.