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.
The above tournament held on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of July at Lilleshall proved to be a huge success for Hampshire Juniors. The mixed Compound Team, comprising Jacob Caine (Old Basing Archers), Sophie Meyrick and Vicky Loader (Andover Archers) won the Gold Medal. Jacob was also part of the Gold Medal winning Southern Counties Team. Hampshire archers also picked up a good number of individual awards, with the highlight being Jacob Caine's Gold Medal winning score of 1294/1296 with 143 golds out of 144, for the Bristol Round on Sunday.
Enormous congratulations to everyone for a job well done.
Published by Pauline Hunton
Congratulations to the Hampshire archers who competed at the Invictus Games in Orlando earlier this month?
Angelito (aka Beppe) Barbieriato (Tenzone Bowmen) secured gold in individual recurve and gold in team recurve; Carl Tarry (Andover Archers) secured gold in team recurve; Andy Phillips (Tenzone Bowmen), Daniel (aka Bruce) Grobler (Andover Archers) and Jon Flint (Bowmen of Petersfield) all secured bronze in team compound.
Andy is the only UK archer to have medalled in both the London and Orlando Games.
The Southern Counties Archery Meeting is on at St. Cross, Winchester on the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th May
Persons willing to help set the field up on Monday 16th, are requested, It usually starts about 9.30am. there is a lunch break and things finish late afternoon. If you can make the full day it would be good, but any time would be of appreciated.
Helpers will also be needed during the week:-Tuesday ,assortment of things to be done; car parking; distribution of score boards; tea/lunch tickets; putting on faces; preparing sherry break; setting up Longbow awards table; Rearranging the bosses for the Championships on Wednesday/Thursday; when assistance is needed for; car parking; distribution of score boards , tea & lunch tickets; security to stop persons walking behind targets during shooting; ensuring target moves are complete/straight and tethered down, rearranging targets for Friday; when help is needed as Wednesday/Friday and setting up awards table, clearing down field.
There were a couple of changes to the HAA Executive at the AGM. The current appoinments are: