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.
Hampshire archers shot very well at the Southern Counties Archery Meeting in Winchester.
Hampshire ladies took 'The Field' Salver and brooches for winning the Ladies County team.
Well done Caz Owen, Julie Abraham, Sally Allen and Doreen Gore
Not to be outdone, the gents won the 'Titcome Salver' and brooches for winning the Gents County team.
Brooches were awarded to Peter Parsons, Chris Baigent, George Butler and A. Darbyshire.
Hampshire archers also won the Compound County Team prize, the 'Pam and Terry White Trophy'. Congrtatulations to Jennie Ham, Simon Davey and David Westbrook.
There were also some very good individual performances:
On the longbow day:
3rd place: Dickie Summers
Double Hereford recurve:
1st: Caz Owen
3rd: Sally Allen
6th: Julie Abraham
Double York recurve:
1st: Peter Parsons
2nd: Chris Baigent
Double Hereford compound:
1st: Jennie Ham
Double York compound:
3rd: A Blewett
Double Hereford longbow:
2nd: Margaret Bunyard
Double York longbow:
1st: Dickie Summers
5th: Ian Boreham
6th: David Strong
2nd: C Lloyd
There were a number of other awards won by archers from Hampshire including 'The Forest Wooden Spoon' to Dickie Summers for the worst white at the last end!!
Well done everyone.
Raven Field Archers held their annual Open Shoot last weekend at their new ground at Langrish near Petersfield.
The new course is set in a picturesque valley and is very different from the old course. Most of the shots were on slopes and Jim's team had worked very hard cutting steps and providing ropes to assist getting between the targets. Everyone I spoke to thought it was an excellent course and rated it hard to difficult.
Congratulations to everyone at Ravens.