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.
EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT OF IMPORTANT AND EXCITING NEWS
(Especially for Compound archers)
THE ENGLISH ARCHERY
The English Archery Federation (EAF) has been awarded substantial funding from Sport England to provide a development program for a group of top performing compound archers to undertake training towards competing in the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
It all sounds very innocuous; Watership Down, Bunnies, The Warren, beautiful views and great countryside but like the book, there is a dark side!
What am I talking about? Last weekend saw the annual Watership Down Field Archery Tournament put on by Peter Turner and members of Overton Black Arrows with the help of some friends from Wales. The views are fantastic but to see them you have to clamber up some steep slopes. After catching your breath back (no oxygen was provided) and taking a peep at the view it was time to shoot your three arrows at a target some distance below you before tumbling back down the slope to record the scores. You then scramble to your next shooting peg avoiding the holes that the rabbits had dug (I knew there was a reason for calling it The Warren!) and then you shoot back up the hill to another target. Repeat this for two days in high temperatures and equally high humidity and you can understand why I think there should be a new archery discipline - Extreme Archery.
The minutes of the June Executive Meeting have been uploaded in the downloads area.
Click here to view the minutes:
Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting held on Thursday 14th June 2007