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.
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.
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.
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."
The shooting calendar has been updated with some minor corrections.
Click here to download the latest version: 2007 Outdoor Shooting Calendar
At this year's Watership Down Field shoot our Lord Paramount was Mr.Bob Gunther who, for many years, has been a Judge at this event. Bob retired from Field Judging earlier this year.
Here is a list of the archers from Hampshire and their placing:
William Attard - Sway - 1st.
Daniel Hawley - Fort Purbrook - 2nd
Duncan Elm - Fort Purbrook - 3rd.
Brian Morris - West Wight - 7th
Junior (u18) longbow
Hampshire archers were 25% of the archers, thanks for the support, all of you did well , especially considering that half of the British Team going to Croatia for the European Championships next month were there, and others were there to get scores on the required difficult course for 2008 World Championship, which are being held in South Wales.
Full results on the GNAS field website .
Also if interested, archers will find a field calendar, and details of how to volunteer to help with the World Championships.
Photos taken at the shoot can be found on our website. Click here.
This message from SCAS Hon. Sec. relates to work being done by SCAS to
Arthur Scales the SCAS PRO has arranged for the publicity trailer to be positioned at the Berkshire Show (Newbury) on the 15th and 16th of September 2007.
The trailer will need to be "maned" for the two day event but not necessarily by the same people so volunteers are required, Arthur has arranged for a small number of free entry tickets to be available for willing helpers!
If there is any "adjacent" counties who would like to exibit at this show please contact Arthur. You will need to supply your own litarature if you wish to have space in the trailer.
This is a good opportunity to show what we are about and Arthur has worked hard to arrange this, our first venture, into this type of publicity so please do try and support him. His e mail address is shown above.