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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 Hampshire team accumulated a score of 11,901 points to beat the Dorset and Wiltshire team by more than 400 points at the Salisbury Double FITA 720.

On a day of success for Hampshire archers Peter Jones, Lee Miller, Lucy O'Sullivan and Caroline Owen all came away with one of the white horses, as well as being part of the successful team.

Full details to follow when I receive the results from Bob Reynolds.

Congratulations and thanks to the Hampshire Team for another winning performance.

Gerry Willsmore

Target Team Manager 

 

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Britain's womens' recurve team has won the gold medal at the Meteksan Archery World Cup tournament in Dover.

Alison Williamson, Naomi Folkard and Charlotte Burgess added this victory to the bronze medal they won at last month's World Championships in Leipzig, defeating Poland in the semi-finals, and then Italy in the final.

Great Britain has has also won the bronze medal in the men's recurve team.

Alan Wills, Simon Terry and Larry Godfrey defeated China by 219 points to 213 in a play-off match.

Update Sunday 5th Aug. . .

Team GB took more medals at Dover today

The individual Womans' recurve gold medal was won by Alison Williamson

Individual Men's Silver was wom by Simon Terry

Individual Men's Bronze was won by Alan Wills.

The Mens' compound team event saw Team GB winning silver medals with a great performance by Hampshires Mark Franklin shooting in the team for the first time. Fantastic shooting Mark.

Mark said:
I've just loved it, I've shot really well, really solid, and I've had fun, and I want to wear this GB shirt so many more times," he said. "The boys have been fantastic to me, it's been such a great experience, and to go away with a silver medal is the icing on the cake.

The womans compound team took the bronze medals. 

Full details can be found on the Meteksan World Cup website:  

 

 

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From the BBC website:
 
Burglars who targeted an archery club are risking lives by using bows and arrows in public.

A safety warning has been issued after Portsdown Archery Club in Portsmouth, Hampshire, was burgled twice in the last week.

There have been reports of arrows being found across the northern and eastern parts of the city, including gardens, since the break-ins.

A total of 16 bows and 200 arrows were stolen, police have confirmed.

  

These are not toys and are very dangerous weapons
Sgt Trevor Quade
Hampshire Constabulary

 

Members of the club in Westover Road discovered the thefts on Sunday and Thursday.

Hampshire Constabulary believe the offenders forced entry into the building overnight.

Some items were recovered very close to the building but arrows have been found in other parts of the city.

Police appeal

Sgt Trevor Quade said: "It takes a certain degree of skill and knowledge to use these bows and arrows properly, and they are obviously being used by whoever has them at the moment.

"Fortunately no one has been hurt, but these are not toys and are very dangerous weapons.

"We need to find those responsible for the burglaries and recover the items as soon as possible."

He added: "It may be that someone has bought or received these items in good faith, and we would urge anyone who has seen them to contact us immediately."
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The shooting calendar has been updated with some minor corrections.

Click here to download the latest version: 2007 Outdoor Shooting Calendar 2007 Outdoor Shooting Calendar

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About

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.