Hampshire Archery Association is the home of archery in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands in the UK. The Association is affiliated to SCAS (Southern Counties Archery Society) and Archery GB (GNAS) who are the governing body for the sport in the UK.
Archery is a sport for all ages and abilities and is great for families. There are over 50 archery clubs in Hampshire and most offer beginners courses. If you interested in trying archery get in touch with one of the clubs listed here.
Having discussed the AGM with Reg, the following was felt to be the most workable and suitable solution at this time of restrictions. The Association's Constitution requires an AGM to be held on a date fixed in March of each year. A face to face meeting is highly unlikely to be allowed next Month. It is proposed that the 2021 AGM be postponed. Fingers, and everything else crossed, it is hoped that restrictions will allow an AGM to be held in June 2021. Confirmation of update on this will follow just as soon as possible.
It is hoped that current Committee and Officers will continue their posts on a caretaker basis until such time as formal elections can be addressed at the next AGM. If anyone has any problem with this, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Secretary Hampshire Archery Association
On the 6th September, Hampshire Archery Association (HAA) held the counties first 3D field archery championships; hosted by Overton Black Arrows at their field archery range in Kingsclere, north Hampshire.
3D field archery involves shooting a course of 24 animal targets, at unmarked (unknown) distances between 5m and 30/45m, depending on bow style. Archers move around the course in groups of 4, rather like golf shooting 2 arrows at each target and then moving onto the next one.
Planning for this event started in November 2019, but was put on hold during the Covid pandemic, not least because an order was placed for new targets from a company in Italy, just before the start of the pandemic. HAA received the targets at the end of July and the event was scheduled for September!
31 Hampshire archers and 28 from other counties entered, shooting under the current Archery GB social distancing rules. The weather was fantastic – a bit of cloud, but plenty of sunshine making it hard work on what is a very steep and hilly course.
Hampshire Archers took first place overall in 12 of the 20 categories, with some good scores. More than 10 county records will be claimed as a result.
Full results can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OCkr0unhU7AEKqAJeXhVVWjqeZitFfkG
Winners in the Hampshire championships are as follows:
Gents: 296 - James Catchside (Fort Purbook co of Bowmen)
Gents: 423 – Richard Heathcote (Talisman Archers)
Junior Gents (U12): 143 – Noah Littlechild (Fort Purbrook co of Bowmen)
Junior Ladies (U15): 216 – Faith Littlechild (Fort Purbrook co of Bowmen)
Gents: 502 - Owen Blackmore (Southampton AC)
Ladies: 438 – Elizabeth Blackmore (Southampton AC)
Junior Ladies (U12): 111 – Katy Hawley (Fort Purbook co of Bowmen)
Gents: 263 – Dan Hawley (Fort Purbook co of Bowmen)
Junior Gents (U18): 86 – James Baker (Overton Black Arrows)
Gents: 378 – Richard Buckner (Overton Black Arrows)
Junior Gents (U12): 147 – Tom Hawley (Fort Purbook co of Bowmen)
Junior Gents (U15): 298 – Henry Maule (Fort Purbook co of Bowmen)
Ladies: 314 – Ffion Edgeley (Forest of Bere)
Junior Ladies (U15): 357 – Freya McCallum (Fort Purbook co of Bowmen)
Junior Ladies (U18): 296 – Jodie Buckner (Overton Black Arrows)
Gents: 228 – Paul Creamer (Fort Purbook co of Bowmen)
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and requirements, both the HAA Outdoor and the Hampshire Clout Championships have been cancelled.
With regard to the Hampshire Clout, Record & Tassel status has been granted and will be transferred to next year as appropriate.