Representing the county
The YAA selects and funds, or partly funds, county teams for several events each year. These are senior and junior teams shooting recurve, compound and longbow.
The criteria for selection are published several months in advance of the shoots. All YAA-affiliated archers are welcome to submit scores so they can be considered for selection.
The events for which the YAA currently selects teams are:
The Archery GB Mid Summer Event - the National County Team Tournament;
The NCAS Five Counties Junior Tournament;
The NCAS Five Counties Senior Tournament.
Selection criteria and submission forms will be published on this page in advance of these shoots.
The Inter-Counties Junior Tournament is an annual event held on the Saturday immediately before the first Sunday in October, moving around the Northern Counties on a rota basis.
The Bristol rounds will be shot in the Tournament, appropriate to age group. This Tournament incorporates the NCAS Junior Individual Championships as well as the County Team Championships.
Each of the 5 Counties has an allocation of 15 junior places for the tournament. There will be 8 separate team awards. There will be no overall County Award.
All five Counties are allocated the following teams:
Girls Recurve team, consisting of 3 Girls
Boys Recurve team, consisting of 3 Boys
Girls Compound team, consisting of 2 Girls
Boys Compound team, consisting of 2 Boys
Girls Longbow team, consisting of 2 Girls
Boys Longbow team, consisting of 2 Boys
Girls Barebow team, consisting of 2 Girls
Boys Barebow team, consisting of 2 Boys
One spare place for a girl or boy, any bow style
Archers should submit 3 scores from UK and/or World Record Status competitions for 12 dozen Metric or Imperial Rounds shot during the current season appropriate to their age category. For the Intercounties these must include:
At least one 12 dozen imperial round
At least one round age-appropriate to the one that the archer will shoot at the Intercounties
The Inter-Counties Tournament is an annual event held on the first Sunday in October, moving around the Northern Counties on a rota basis.
The rounds to be shot in the Tournament are the York for Gentlemen and the Hereford for Ladies. For the senior Intercounties there are 16 available team spaces: 2 per bowstyle (Barebow, Compound, Longbow and Recurve) for each gender.
Archers should submit 3 scores from UK and/or World Record Status competitions (12 dozen or WA720 rounds) from the current season. All scores submitted must be for rounds appropriate to the senior category according to gender and bow style.
Travel expenses of 30p per mile per car may be claimed. Additionally 5p per mile for each passenger travelling to the event with you may be claimed. If travelling more than 80 miles, up to £50 per team member may also be claimed for an overnight stay before the tournament.
The YAA will also nominate reserves who may be called upon, up to the day before the shoot, should one of the selected team be unable to attend. The YAA will not be supporting travelling reserves.
For those selected an expenses form will be sent out with the selection letter.
YAA members (archers, judges or coaches etc) may apply for a contributory grant towards the cost of expenses incurred attending events abroad where the member is representing their country, and where funding support is not being provided from other sources.
YAA judges and coaches may apply for a contributory grant towards the cost of expenses incurred attending conferences (within the region or nationally), where funding support is not being provided from other sources.
Applications to be submitted in writing through the County Treasurer, Judge Liaison Officer or County Coaching Organiser.
There is no limit to the number of applications which may be submitted and all applications will be considered on merit by the YAA Committee.