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 ARCHERY ASSOCIATION COUNTY TEAM
My name is Nick Loader and many of you will know me as the Secretary of Andover Archers. I have now taken on the role of Hampshire County Target Team Manager. There is much to do over the next few weeks to field a team for the match against Sussex which will be held as part of the Waterside WA1440 on Sunday 6th May 2018. I will be working closely with Charlotte Baigent who is Tournament Organiser for Waterside. I am also delighted that Charlotte has agreed to organise the County Teams for this year’s National Inter-County Team Tournament.
We have set up a dedicated Facebook Group called HAA County Team which will be the primary means of contact and the source of all information regarding the County Squad and County Team selection. Anyone who is affiliated to HAA and is interested in representing the County should apply to be a member of this group. This will be a Closed Group, so only authorized members will be able to see the posts.
We propose to organise regular get togethers of those interested in representing the County. One such session has already been held at Andover. If other clubs are prepared to host such events, please let me know. It would be good to cover all areas of the County. Details will be posted on the HAA County Team Facebook Group.
I look forward to meeting you and to a successful season for our County Team!
Hampshire Clout Weekend 2018
UK Record Status and Tassel Award both days
Saturday 6th October: Double WA/Metrics Clout - Open Competition
Sunday 7th October: Double 1way AGB Imperial Clout incl the Hampshire Clout Champs
Get your entry forms in NOW. Vacancies still available for session 1 only on both days (8.45 am).
An opportunity not to be missed!
These training sessions which have been running since early 2014 have already helped a number of Junior Archers in Hampshire and West Sussex to improve their performance and in some cases to progress to the Archery GB Academies and Junior National Squad.
The Academies were merged into Junior National training at Lilleshall but objectives of the Pathway Training is still to offer aspiring archers the opportunity to improve their performance by applying the Drills and Skills, Warm Up and Strength & Conditioning Exercises that are currently in use with Squads. They provide the perfect introduction to advanced training.
Although training for the current indoor season commenced in November 2017 there are now opportunities for Junior Archers who can demonstrate progression to join the remaining sessions before the outdoor season.
These will take place at Havant & South Downs College, Waterlooville between 9am and 12.30 on the following Saturdays:
February 10th March 17th and April 14th
Continuation of training will be programmed from Autumn 2018
They are open to any Junior Archers affiliated to clubs in Hampshire and West Sussex and the training programme is approved by Southern Counties Archery Society (SCAS). Each session will require a parental contribution to venue hire costs and expenses of £15 per session, payable on the day. Applications will be considered on merit subject to the capacity of our training venue.
Please draw this to the attention of the parents of any Junior members of your club who are keen to develop their skills with the possibility of progressing to the Archery GB National Talent Development Programme,