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.
Many of you will already know that we have been working to organise more junior inter-county matches for 2019, possibly even an inter-county league.
The plan is to identify a number of existing tournaments (one from each county) and use the scores shot to formulate a "Team Score". Points can then be allocated to the county teams to form a "League"
Teams will consist of 4 x recurve or 3 x compound, in each case, any gender and any round providing it is the correct distance for your age. Longbow/Barebow to count as recurve.
Teams will not be pre-selected, it will be the highest scoring archers on the day from each county. It will be up to you to complete and pay for your own entries and no travelling expenses will be paid to anyone.
Tournaments identified are as follows:
14th April Andover Saxon Bristols
11th May (?) Wallingford Metrics
18th/19th May Junior Masters Metrics
1st June Lintman Metrics
16th June Burleigh Bristols
7/8th July JNOC Metrics/Bristols
21st July Cleve Metrics
1st September Supermarine Bristols
Please note some dates are still to be confirmed!
Entry forms for the Andover Saxon and the Lintman (Surrey Championships) tournaments are already out. JNOC will be entered via Sport 80 as usual.
Other dates for your diaries would be Saturday 22nd June when it is possible that the SCAS Junior Intercounty Championships will make a comeback after an absence of several years (to be held at Wallingford) and 18th August when Andover will be holding the 2nd Junior Metric Tournament.
So, now it is up to you! Get those entries in and let me know which tournaments you will be attending. I can then work with the other county team managers to set up the matches and the league.
Overton Black Arrows will be holding a Level One Coaching Course, starting on 9th March 2019.
For full course details and propectus, please see www.overtonblackarrows.org/events.html. There are currently 4 places left on the course.
Level One AGB coaching course
Date: 9 Mar 2019
Location: Kingsclere Scout Hut
The course runs over 4 days, with dates as follows:
Course cost is £270 pounds, payment and application form should both be completed by 18th January 2019.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
As promised, I am arranging a small get together of squad members which will be held at Andover Archers on the afternoon of Sunday 27th January from 1300 to 1700.
We will have the use of the indoor range and we will have coaching staff present but with space being limited we need to ensure that we organise this well! If there is sufficient interest, I would suggest two sessions - 1300 to 1500 and 1500 to 1700 - with a maximum of 12 people on each.
Spaces MUST be pre-booked and will be allocated on a strictly "first come, first served" basis so if you want to come out and play, get in touch and let me know which session you want to reserve.
Our junior squad members should be taking part in the "Talisman" that day so priority will be given to senior archers. Priority will also be given to those who are already members of the squad although spare slots will be offered to others but not before 20th January. Glorious opportunity to practice a WA 18 ready for the following weekend's County Championships!
Good Evening Everyone, we are now good to go with the proposed SCAS Indoor Postal League. The information that follows was received today by email from the organisers:
Southern Counties Indoor Postal League 2019
Any problems then please contact – Stuart Barber - Hertfordshire County Chairman . 07753 681315
OK, so if you want to be part of this as so many of you indicated when it was originally suggested:
SHOOT A PORTSMOUTH ROUND BETWEEN 1ST AND 21ST OF JANUARY.
REPEAT IN FEBRUARY AND AGAIN IN MARCH.
I will collate the scores and the teams will be formed from the highest scoring archers up to the maximum number per team.
Please note, I will not chase scores. If they are not submitted or they arrive too late, you will not be included. Help me to help you and together we can make the Hampshire County Archery Team a force to be feared!
HAA Team Manager