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.
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.
Entry forms are now available for the following Hampshire Championship events:
Archers wishing to enter the Clout Champs who have not shot clout before or are looking for some practice should take advantage of the instruction and practice session at Waterside's ground on the day before the shoot - see entry form for details.
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.