News and events
3 January 2019
Sarah Monteith of Archers of East Riding has become national Lady Barebow Champion.
The British Barebow Championships were held at several venues across the UK and the results were consolidated. Sarah scored a very impressive 529 points on a WA 18m round to claim the title, beating her nearest competitor by 25 points.
Sarah's score, combined with those of James Annall and Jack Oram, won England the Home Nations Championship.
Constance Gaunt of Phoenix Bowmen also did well. She was runner-up in the Junior Ladies Under 16 division and third Junior Lady overall.
Congratulations to them from all at the YAA.
Archery GB: Our 2018 barebow champions are
2018 British Barebow Championships results
Anthony Hilton - 22 December 2018
Panda Bowmen will hold the Colin Bowes Memorial fun clout shoot on Tuesday 1st January 2019.
Shoot at the distance you are comfortable with, from 80 yards to 180 yards.
New to clout? Come along to give it a try. Instruction will be given.
Sighters will be 1:00 PM, setup about 12:15 PM.
All local archers welcome.
No entry fee, no prizes, just a good way to start the new archery year.
We're at West Park Leeds RUFC in Bramhope, North Leeds, LS16 9JR.
25 November 2018
After an offhand suggestion at the start of the outdoor season that they head out to the Kings of Archery Tournament, a small contingent of Yorkshire archers (Aaron Bainton, Anca Tutuianu, Matthew Gardiner and Oskars Lock) set off for Eindhoven, Netherlands.
The scale of the event was insane: 379 Compound Men, 99 Compound Women, 148 Recurve Men and 67 Recurve Women. Below are the placings of our archers.
Well done for stepping out into the international arena and representing Yorkshire and GBR!
Simon Slater - 25 November 2018
Nova Bowmen Archery Club in Spen Valley will be based at East Bierley Playing Fields from 2019!
The target archery club, Nova Bowmen, has signed an agreement with East Bierley Community Sports Association (EBCSA) to use the sports fields at East Bierley as their club base from January 2019.
Nova Bowmen was formed in 2008 with the ethos being to provide friendly target archery shooting for the local community around the Cleckheaton area. As interest has grown over the last ten years the club decided to find a suitable base that would support the long term plans to grow the club, provide more bosses (targets) and potentially more open club sessions. They approached East Bierley Community Sports Association (EBCSA) who are a UK registered charity set up to manage the sports facilities at the East Bierley Playing Fields and a favourable partnership has been formed.
EBCSA are a group of volunteers who decided that the playing fields and changing facilities at East Bierley, where hundreds of children and adults play football and rugby league, needed to be improved. In 2012, Birkenshaw ARLFC and Hunsworth FC formed a new community charity, which raised the much needed funds to redevelop the changing rooms and improve the site just off Hunsworth Lane.
Simon Armitage, Secretary of EBCSA said "Our vision was to build new changing rooms, create a safer sporting arena, and develop the grounds to make easier and safer access to the site. But we wanted to go beyond that and keep our community active, getting more local people involved in sport, more often. So when Nova Bowmen approached us we saw it as a great opportunity to provide an additional sport, an alternative to rugby and football and support Nova in their growth plans. It really is a great fit for EBCSA."
The archery club will use the existing football field, which is surrounded by barriers, and will have a field captain in charge during sessions to maintain safety, making sure other visitors to the playing fields are aware that a shooting session is taking place. During the summer season sessions will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings and most Saturday mornings. Sessions may be scheduled all year round on a weekend, weather permitting and with agreement from EBCSA.
Simon Slater, Chairman of Nova Bowmen, commented "EBCSA have been really helpful in getting us established up here. We assessed the facilities for suitability in line with Archery GB’s range policy; following this we put together a plan, worked with EBCSA and now we have moved all our equipment up here. As a club we are really looking forward to starting outdoor shooting again in the New Year. Nova Bowmen has an open membership and caters for archers of all abilities, so with our new base here at East Bierley we expect our membership to grow again in 2019."
Simon Armitage also commented that "We’ve got lots of ideas in the pipeline to be able to give the wider community the ability to get active, not just in football or rugby (and now archery), so look out for our future plans and feel free to visit us up at the playing fields most weekends."
Mark Hayes - 11 November 2018
Congratulations to Yorkshire archers Jayne Motson and Mark Franklin who were married at Cusworth Hall in Doncaster on Saturday 10th November.
Mick & Kath Fitzpatrick - 11 November 2018
Nomination of Sarah Wilson and David Shaw for The Yorkshire Award
We would like to nominate Dave Shaw and Sarah Wilson of University of York Archery Club, both jointly and individually for The Yorkshire Award. Individually for the award, but jointly, as just about everything they have achieved at York University Archery Club is a result of a joint effort on their part.
After being a founder of Queen's University of Belfast, and being a Level One Coach, Sarah joined York Uni. Archery Club in 2014. Dave joined in 2015 with no previous archery experience.
In May 2015 Sarah became Head Coach at York Uni. and immediately signed the club up to the ArcheryGB On Target scheme and by September the club had been granted performance status.
To help Sarah, Dave successfully completed a Level One coaching course in 2015 and about this time Sarah encouraged eleven members to complete an instructors course.
By the end of 2015 Sarah had built up the club to a substantial 85 members.
Sarah organised (as course administrator) a level 2 coaching course to run at York over the Summer of 2016 on which both Sarah and Dave achieved their Level Two Coaching qualifications.
Dave organised the recruitment of new members at the freshers fair. This was so successful that 100 new members were allowed to take the beginners course whilst over 200 students were put on a waiting list. After this the club was over 120 members strong and had become, at this point, the second largest sports society at the university.
Dave had applied to host the Northern Universities Team Championships in 2016. He planned and organised the York side of the event over the summer. He helped run it on the day while also shooting in it and achieving the gents highest score. York went on to win with a team of Sarah, Dave, and Malachy Evans.
Dave approached and organised myself (Mick Fitzpatrick) as a County Coach to attend the university sessions each week. Whenever possible I would bring Kath (Fitzpatrick) as a Senior Coach along with me to the sessions. The club went from being at the bottom of the league in 2015-2016 to being fourth of seventeen in 2016-2017.
Over the year 2016-2017 the club only had one archery session per week (which was indoors).
At the end of the summer term the club won "Most Improved Club" at the University Colours Ball.
Over the summer of 2017 Sarah acted as mentor for 4 York University members to complete a Level One Coaching Course that was tutored by Kath Fitzpatrick.
Dave created a sponsorship package for the club and approached local businesses and was successful in securing one thousand pounds in sponsorship from Autohorn Ltd, a local, commercial car hire company.
Dave organised the September 2017 freshers fair. With a massive amount of interest with 250+ joining the mailing list, they limited the beginners courses to two 25-person courses. This limited membership but, as retention of members had also improved, the club was at 88 members by the end of the September courses. This makes them the 4th largest club at the university.
Sarah organised and ran the beginners courses in which she was assisted by the 4 new level 1 coaches.
Over the indoor season (2017-2018) Dave and Sarah led York University Archery Club to achieve first place in the NEUAL league and won the NEUAL championships and the club was also voted the most fair, friendly, and helpful team in the league, by the other universities.
The ethos of the club has been completely transformed since Sarah and Dave joined the club. It no longer relies on one or two archers to get in high scores, it has a depth of good archers who all have a good attitude towards competing and striving to improve.
It is our opinion that the club would not be in the good shape it is today without the tremendous efforts of both Sarah and Dave. Each worked together but to their strengths, Sarah with coaching and Dave with the university, improving the standing of the sport there and resulting in a strong and vibrant club that is a good example of what can be achieved.
These are the kind of people for whom this award was created.
Mick & Kath Fitzpatrick
Sarah Dickinson - 20 October 2018
The 2018 Junior Inter Counties took place on the 6th of October at Eagle Bowmen's ground, Penrith, CCAA.
The day started off chilly but got warmer as the day went on. Yorkshire sent a full team of 15 juniors which was made up of 4 girl recurves, 6 boy recurves, 3 girl compounds, 1 boy compound and 1 girl longbow. 6 members of the team were representing Yorkshire for the first time.
Yorkshire secured the Boys Recurve Team title with a team of Max Oakley, William Thompson and Johnny Smart. Rosie Elliott won the title of Overall Girls Longbow Champion.
The event is also the NCAS Junior Championships and there were individual awards for many Yorkshire archers:
Elizabeth Ferguson 2nd Girls Recurve Bristol 3
Eleanor Stott 1st Girls Recurve Bristol 5
Hannah Fox 2nd Girls Recurve Bristol 5
Hannah Stocks 2nd Girls Compound Bristol 2
Rowen Herdsman 2nd Girls Compound Bristol 5
Rosie Elliott 1st Girls Longbow shooting Bristol 3
Luke Stocks 1st Boys Recurve Bristol 1
William Thompson 1st Boys Recurve Bristol 2
Johnny Smart 1st Boys Recurve Bristol 3
Luke English 2nd Boys Recurve Bristol 3
Max Oakley 2nd Boys Recurve Bristol 4
Other members of the team were
The team was managed by Sarah Dickinson, YAA County Teams Coordinator.
The 2018 Senior Inter Counties match took place on the 7th of October at Eagle Bowmen's ground, Penrith, CCAA. The weather was cloudy, cold and very windy.
Yorkshire won the following bow specific trophies:
Overall Longbow Team with a team of Helen Woodcock, Sheila Hudson, Patrick Revell and Richard Allan
Gents Compound Team with Oskars Lock, Aaron Bainton and Neil Crickmore
YAA vs DNAA Recurve Team with Shelley Hurst, Bethany Woodcock-Dexter, Megan Tinker, Stephane Lericolais, Peter Bargewell and Matthew Gardiner.
There was an individual highest score award for Sheila Hudson, Ladies Longbow.
Yorkshire was also declared the overall champions!
The full team was:
The team was managed by Sarah Dickinson, YAA County Teams Coordinator.
YAA County Teams Coordinator
14 September 2018
Megan Ashleigh Tinker of Dearne Valley Archery Club has achieved seventh place at the World Field Archery Championships, which were recently held in Italy.
The course was considered one of the toughest ever set for this event, with steeper slopes than we see in Britain and much longer walks between targets. Megan battled through these challenges to finish just two points below her personal best on the unmarked day and gaining 7th place on both the unmarked and marked days, against a very strong field. She won her first match convincingly on the elimination day, but was edged out in her second match by a former world champion.
Her team were ranked second going into the team events, giving them a bye through to the semi finals, but unfortunately they were beaten. They took a superb overall 4th place, though.
Congratulations to Megan on an awesome performance.
Check out Megan's web site:
Simon Slater - 14 September 2018
Huge congratulations and good luck to Izzy and Adam Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club, who have both made the National Tour Finals which are taking place at Lilleshall for 2018. Compound day is Saturday and recurve day is Sunday.
All the best from all at the YAA.
Kath Fitzpatrick - 2 September 2018
Sad to report that Chris Jones, founder of Merlin Archery, died on the morning of Saturday the 1st of September at home surrounded by his family, after losing his most recent battle with cancer.
Chris played a major role in the development of compound archery in this country and leaves a great legacy through his endeavours, his family and the business they have built together.
Chris was always trying to improve everything they did - a proper inventor. His enthusiasm and excitement at the prospect of a new development couldn't fail to be infectious - extending to his love for powerful fast cars too!
Mick and I have been privileged to know Chris for well over 30 years and I'm just sad we won't get the chance to shoot his new field course with him as he wanted us to do.
A warm, funny and passionate man always happy to share his knowledge and enthusiasm to help other people. I'll really miss him.
Chris Jones (centre) with son Ben (right) and Senior Coach Tommy Miller (left) in Wetherby.
The Wakefield Archers - 23 August 2018
The Wakefield Archers thank all the archers who have responded to our call and have returned most of the missing trophies for our Albion & Windsors shoot.
Just one trophy is still unaccounted for - the Gentlemen's Compound trophy. Below is a photo.
If you have this trophy please contact Christine at:
The Wakefield Archers
The Wakefield Archers - 2 August 2018
The Wakefield Archers ask archers who have taken part in their Albion shoots to check whether they have unreturned trophies.
We were unable to award several trophies at this year's Albion because they have not been returned.
If you have been a previous winner and have a trophy please contact Christine at:
The Wakefield Archers
Mark Hayes - 17 July 2018
York Archers are pleased to announce that from 2019 we will be hosting an annual AGB Double One Way Spring clout competition which will take place on the second Sunday in April and which will afford clout archers the opportunity to practise for the following weekend's YAA tournament.
As with the October clout the event will be tassel award status and the entry form will be published over the winter.
We look forward to welcoming you to the club for the first spring clout on Sunday 14th April 2019.
York Archers Society
Mark Hayes - 9 July 2018
I would like to thank all Yorkshire Archery Association members who helped at the two Wetherby weekends this summer. It is only through people volunteering time on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday that we are able to provide these events on behalf of the county.
Our sport relies almost entirely on volunteers at county and club level and I would like to encourage all YAA members to think about just a few hours a year to your club or county and this will have a beneficial impact and make it easier to keep archery in Yorkshire vibrant and open to all.
Kath Fitzpatrick - 9 July 2018
Joe Fairburn will represent GB at the World Field Championships in Italy.
Joe (16) will shoot in the U21 category alongside fellow YAA archer Megan Tinker.
Both attended the Archery GB Northern and National academies for three years into last year. This shows great results from their hard work and training.
8 July 2018
Congratulations to Megan Tinker of Dearne Valley Archery Club, who has been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Field Championships in Italy later this year.
Best wishes to Megan from all at the YAA.
8 July 2018
Please be aware that several frauds have been attempted on archery clubs in Northamptonshire - it's quite possible that similar attempts will be made against Yorkshire clubs.
Someone has tried to con club treasurers into making a bank transfer from archery club funds by purporting to be the club chairman.
Northamptonshire County Archery Society: news
Richard Hudson - 8 July 2018
This last weekend saw our County represented at the National County Teams Tournament at Lilleshall, with quite a few "newbies" in the teams. The shoot consisted of a WA720 ranking round and Head to Head on the Saturday and a WA1440 on the Sunday.
At the end of the ranking round our teams were in the following positions:
Recurve Men 8th (Stephane Lericolas, Roger Smart and Peter Bargewell)
Recurve Women 8th (Shelley Hurst, Megan Tinker and Bev Detoeuf)
Compound Men 10th (Oskars Lock, Neil Crickmore, Aaron Bainton)
Compound Women 7th (Anca Tutuianu, Marina Rose and Louise Smith)
Longbow Men 3rd (Patrick Revell, David Whitman and Mick Dwyer)
Longbow Women 1st (Sheila Hudson, Rosie Elliott and Sharon Revell)
A notable mention goes to Rosie Elliot for setting a new Junior UK record of 192 for the WA720 and to Sheila Hudson who qualified first in her category.
The afternoon saw the teams go into the H2H matches, and our teams fought strongly.
Our Recurve Men were knocked out in the 1/8 matches having won their 1/16 match 6-2.
Our Recurve Ladies won the 1/8 match against Worcestershire 6-0 but lost the 1/4 match against Warwickshire 5-1
Our compound men lost the 1/8 204 against Berkshire 211.
Our Compound Women Won the 1/8, 195 to Devon & Cornwall's 177 but lost the 1/4 match 193 to the overall winning team Kent 210
Our Longbow Men won the semi final match with a one arrow shoot off with Essex 5-4 but lost the final against Devon & Cornwall 5-1.
Our longbow ladies were straight into the final with Devon & Cornwall. Having lost the first set, they went on to win 6-2 with some very respectable shooting from Rosie in her first team head to head at only 14 years old.
The final H2H results were:
Recurve Men 8th
Recurve Women 6th
Compound Men 9th
Compound Women 7th
Longbow Men 2nd
Longbow Women 1st
Day Two saw all archers shooting a WA1440.
Again notable mentions for the WA1440 to Rosie for a new Junior UK record of 185 for the Ladies Long Metric, and to Sheila for a 5 Gold end at 70 metres, a new UK Record of 196 for the 70 metre distance and a new UK record of 854 for the Ladies WA1440.
The final positions at the end of the tournament were:
Recurve Men 7th
Recurve Women 7th
Compound Men 7th
Compound Women 8th
Longbow Men 2nd
Longbow Women 1st
The longbow ladies team consisting of Sharon Revell, Rosie Elliott and Sheila Hudson took the overall Longbow Ladies team award - the third win for Yorkshire Ladies in four years.
All our teams all did really well over a blisteringly hot weekend - copious amounts of water were drunk (and sprayed around) and the umbrellas were used for sunshade rather than the usual rain.
Great shooting (and shouting) from all of Team Yorkshire!
Andy Wilkinson - 5 June 2018
The Yorkshire Sword for services to archery in Yorkshire was presented to Helen Woodcock at the YAA Championships on Sunday the 3rd of June 2018 by YAA Secretary Andy Wilkinson.
We would like to nominate Helen "Boss Lady" Woodcock for the Yorkshire Sword. We feel that she has contributed to her adoptive county splendidly, and this is how...
She has created the Yorkshire Junior Archery sessions, providing support for both juniors and their parents county wide, backed by her current doctorate studies in child development in sport.
Whilst helping the future of our sport by nurturing our future champions (both in the club, at county level and nationally) she has managed to represent the county on multiple occasions, all by chucking wooden twigs but some at clout flags and some at targets.
Through her club she has run have-a-go sessions for the public, engaging more new members and participants in our sport, organised a leg of the British Barebow Championships and kept us all well fuelled with baked goods. As an individual she has also coached at other Yorkshire Clubs helping them with their Boost sessions. She has also run several coaching courses so that more coaches have the opportunity to become qualified, and supports many of the candidates on these as a mentor.
We feel that Boss Lady is a worthy candidate for this award as she not only excels in her own shooting, but also supports those around her regardless of their age (although maybe with a bias towards those shorter than her!) and is a well loved and respected member of the Archery community.
Yorkshire Archery Association Secretary
Archery GB County Development Coordinator
31 May 2018
Yorkshire archers put in outstanding performances at the British Field Championships, which took place at Overton Archers' ground on the last weekend in May.
Megan Ashleigh Tinker of Dearne Valley AC is now senior lady British Field Champion and Open Champion.
Joe Fairburn is now the Under 18 Recurve British Field Champion and part of the winning England team in the Home Nations competition.
This follows on from excellent performances at the English Field Archery Championships the previous week, where Luke Stocks became the Under 18 Compound champion, Joe became the Under 18 Recurve champion and Megan became the Lady Recurve champion.
Congratulations to them on these great achievements.
Andy Wilkinson - 26th May 2018
The YAA needs volunteers to help out at the upcoming Wetherby weekends:
Lez Newsome Memorial WA1440 Star, Saturday 2nd June
YAA Championships, Sunday 3rd June
NCAS/YAA Double WA1440 Star, Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July
On the Saturday and Sunday of each weekend, we definitely need more volunteers to help with the following tasks throughout the day:
Put on the target faces before sighters commence;
Look for lost arrows (metal detectors and arrow drag operators);
Move bosses, re-align and secure stands at up to three changes of distance;
Change faces (120cm to 80cm) on WA 1440 days;
Collect running slips and maintaining the leader board;
Sell raffle tickets and arranging the raffle;
Re-set the field at the end of Saturday, moving bosses and stands from 30m back to 100 yards/90metres, removing faces and re-aligning and securing.
On the Sunday evening:
Dismantle and pack away the car park/caravan ropes and posts;
Dismantle stands and bosses which the gents have kindly carried over to the container for us, and pack into the container;
Collect the stands and bosses into the trailer from the ladies and junior lines, unload at the container, then dismantle and stack in the container;
Dismantle the leader boards and stands and transport over to the container;
Dismantle the marquee and tables, sound system and lighting and load into the trailer;
Manoeuvre the loaded trailer into the container and check the site before leaving.
Obviously a number of these jobs require a reasonable level of strength and fitness when moving and lifting bosses and stands and loading into and out of the trailer, but not all jobs do.
THESE SHOOTS CANNOT RUN IN 2018 WITHOUT THE COMMITMENT OF YORKSHIRE ARCHERS.
If you feel you can help and would like to ensure the YAA Tournaments can continue for the benefit of our Yorkshire archers and visitors, please contact either Andrew Neal, Andy Wilkinson or Dave Phillips.
Many thanks in anticipation.
Yorkshire Archery Association Secretary
Archery GB County Development Coordinator
Dave Phillips - 28 April 2018
At the Archery GB AGM on Saturday it was agreed to support the proposals to increase the AGB fees for 2018-19.
The fees from 1st October 2018 will be as follows:
|Archer category||Annual AGB subscription|
|Senior over 24||£46.00|
|Archer with disabilities||£12.00|
|Direct senior over 24||£54.00|
|Direct senior 18-24||£12.00|
|Direct archer with disabilities||£12.00|
Mark Hayes - 19 April 2018
The second Yorkshire clout weekend took place over the 14th and 15th of April and was hosted at Hutton Cranswick by Archers of East Riding who, as always, proved to be excellent hosts.
Saturday 14th was the WA and Metric clout day and the open shoot saw 84 entries across all disciplines. We were lucky to have a mostly sunny day with light winds which was appreciated by all after the recent cold and snow and rainy weather. Shooting finished at 3:30 PM and 6 tassels were claimed, with Danny Walsh of Adwalton Moor claiming a gold.
Sunday 15th incorporated the YAA Clout Champs. Following a short period of reflection for Pam Snow a slightly larger entry of 87 archers commenced shooting AGB clout rounds. Again the weather was OK although a strengthening breeze made the shooting more challenging as the day progressed. The shooting concluded at 3:15 PM and shortly after the awards were made by our Lady Paramount for the weekend, Karen Winsett.
I would like to thank Karen for acting as Lady P and Martin Middleton, Allan Shuker, Sarah Dickinson and John Fell for judging over the weekend. Thanks must also go to Archers of East Riding for the use of the venue as well as having hot food and drinks available all weekend.
Lastly, the 2019 YAA clout weekend will take place on the 20th and 21st April 2019 at the same venue.
Here are the results:
Yorkshire Archery Association Senior & Junior Metric Clout Championships 2018 results
Yorkshire Archery Association Senior & Junior Imperial Clout Championships 2018 results
Chairman and Clout Officer
Yorkshire Archery Association
Steve Keen - 1 April 2018
Abbeydale Archers regret to announce the cancellation of the Longbow shoot scheduled for the 7th of April.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
24 March 2018
Three more people have received the Yorkshire Award in recognition of the great work they've done for their clubs.
Mary and Brian Hannan each received the Yorkshire Award from YAA President Andrew Neal. Mary and Brian have worked tirelessly for their club, Cobra Archers of Goole, and have contributed greatly to the county and region for many years.
We are sure the Yorkshire committee will need no introduction to Mary, a long standing archer, coach, County coach, coach trainer, club founder and tireless promoter of archery in the county and beyond. As a club founder, she brought archery to Goole and surrounding towns and villages and has taught and inspired several generations of archers. She introduced Arrows to local schools, takes archery out to fetes, schools and care homes. She includes all ages and abilities in "have a goes" and is a regular visitor to homes for people with both physical and mental challenges. She has manufactured her own aids for archers with physical challenges, including poor sight and severely diminished mental and physical abilities. She has inspired several generations of new archers and encouraged and supported those who were unconvinced of their potential abilities. She fundraises for the club and has been instrumental in securing venues for it to meet at. She has encouraged and supported members to try different disciplines within archery, even securing shooting areas to promote different forms of the sport when necessary. She has provided the club with certainty, encouragement, support, funds, skills, coaching and inspiration.
Brian too needs no introduction in the County. A tireless supporter of both the club and Mary. A longbowman with an unusual but effective style of shooting. A master maker of "things" that all clubs need to run efficiently and cheaply. Always at Mary's side. An inspiration to all. A quiet guide, possessing a knowledge of the art of archery surpassed only by his quiet and calm ability to guide and encourage even the most timid beginner to competition winning potential. A quiet and calming voice in the midst of panic and low self belief. There is no greater pleasure in life than to have spent an afternoon shooting with him.
Their continuing contribution to archery in Yorkshire and beyond can only be a good thing for the area and the County and recognition for this is well over due. We urge you to approve their nomination.
John Hall, Rachel Kenny
Jane Jones of Wyke Archers was presented with the Yorkshire Award on the 4th of March 2018 by Andrew Neal. This is a fitting farewell present to Jane, who is moving down south. She and her family will be missed by all at Wyke.
Jane contacted our club in July 2014 asking if her daughter would be able to attend a beginner's course with us, then shortly after her husband did the same. Both became club members by the end of the year, and Jane naturally joined Wyke Archers in April 2015. Since joining Jane has fully embedded herself as a key member of our club and although she has not actively engaged in the archery itself very much despite being a fully paid up member she did however show interest in helping out over the sessions. Very quickly I realised that I had a true friend and assistant to help with the day to day running of the club. At that time I was shouldering much of the responsibilities myself and needed others to join me on the club committee to take the club forward over the next few years. Jane took on the role of club Records Officer, and worked very hard to engage our members in competing for badges and our trophies. Following the departure of our Treasurer, Jane trained up a new records officer and took over the treasurer role herself. Since then she has rarely missed a session and worked very, very hard with myself to get the club to where it is now. In this time we have taken the club from a handful of archers (approx. 6) to a fully fledged, community active, pro family club with over 80 members including a very healthy junior section. Her husband is now one of our equipment officers, and her daughter is one of our junior representatives.
Unfortunately Jane and her whole family are leaving Yorkshire and moving to a new home in Hampshire in the New Year, and I would like to recognize her unerring commitment to our club and the promotion of archery in our area. She, and her family, will be much missed and I feel she will leave a large hole in our club which will be hard to fill no matter how much further the club grows. Jane has helped me set Wyke Archers on a path for the future which is full of promise, and my thanks for her efforts both for me personally and the club in general is such that written text cannot fully portray. I have full confidence that awarding Jane with the Yorkshire Award will go a little way to expressing how much I, the club committee and Wyke Archers appreciate what she has done for archery in Yorkshire.
Owen Hillerby (Chairman, Wyke Archers)
Janet and Helen - 18 March 2018
We would like to let YAA members know of the death of Pam Snow, widow of Stan who left us in 2013.
Pam died peacefully and with dignity in her nursing home on 9th March at the grand age of 92 years. She was well up until last year when she had a mastectomy following breast cancer. Although she recovered from her operation, she succumbed to her frailty following a brave battle. She was independent, determined and chirpy until Christmas when she finally moved into a nursing home.
Pam and Stan were heavily involved with Harvester Archers, Doncaster and the YAA and, in her younger years, Pam was a successful archer herself. Later she shot socially with the Ascham Society, was Lady Paramount at countless tournaments and was always at Stan's side, managing and administering events and competitions. A particular family favourite was the "Chicken and Dinner Wine Supper" when our house smelled delicious!
Pam was awarded the Yorkshire Sword in 1985 and the YAA Award of Merit in 2001.
If anyone would like to join us to celebrate Pam's life and say goodbye, her service is at Rose Hill Crematorium, Doncaster on Monday 9th April at 2:20 PM and afterwards at Doncaster Deaf Trust on Leger Way.
Janet and Helen
11 March 2018
Owing to the damaging after-effects of Storm Emma, the Kendal Bowmen Field Tournament scheduled for the 7th and 8th of April has been cancelled. This incorporated the Northern Counties Field Championships.
Tony Tideswell will provide refunds for those who booked and paid.
Sophie Carpenter - 28 February 2018
We regret that our Early Bird shoot, scheduled for the 4th of March, unfortunately has been cancelled owing to the weather, the state of the field and concerns over safety.
Huge thanks to those that entered. It's always a popular shoot as it's our charity event, so we intend to use our Albion and Windsor shoot in September as our charity event instead.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Barnsley Archery Club
24 February 2018
The English Archery Federation (EAF) holds events and selects teams on behalf of English archery.
Archers who are affiliated to any of the five English regions are eligible to shoot for team England in the Home Nations tournaments against Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales as well as other Commonwealth countries in the Commonweath/Euronations tournaments. There are senior tournaments and junior tournaments.
In order to become a member of Team England, archers (juniors and seniors) must submit three scores online to the selection team. Events we need teams for are the Indoor and Outdoor National Championships and the Commonwealth/Euronations Games. Anyone who has shot for AGB, however, is not eligible to shoot for the Indoor and Outdoor championships.
Information about what rounds you can submit scores for, deadline dates and any age criteria can be found on the English Archery Federation website:
EAF Team selection committee
Andrew Neal - 20 February 2018
Here is a list of the entrants for the Yorkshire Indoor Championships on 11 March 2018. There are still a few spaces left in the morning session. Should your name not appear on the listing it means I have not received your entry as of 17 February 2018.
YAA Indoor Championships 2018 entrants
The Target List will be published nearer the date of the shoot.
YAA Tournament Organiser
Mark Tinker - 13 February 2018
Sorry to report that Dearne Valley Archery Club must cancel its March Field Open Day, scheduled for the 18th of March. We have found that we need more time to prepare the course for our Easter Weekend field shoot.
Our February Field Open Day will be going ahead on the 25th of February, and we hope to see you there. We also hope to welcome you to our Easter Weekend field shoot on the 31st of March and the 1st of April.
Dearne Valley Archery Club
Paul Lomas - 10 February 2018
St George's Archery Club has had to cancel the Ted Mallet open clout competition scheduled for the 8th of April 2018, owing to unfortunate circumstances.
It is the intention to reorganise the competition ready for next year.
We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this causes.
Assistant event organiser
St George's Archery Club
Andy Wilkinson - 6th February 2018
Notice of the 68th Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Yorkshire Archery Association has been arranged for Saturday 10th March 2018 at Barnsley Archery Club, Barnsley Rugby Club, Shaw Lane, Barnsley at 10:30 AM in the Holgate suite. I look forward to seeing you there but should you be unable to attend please try to ensure that your club is represented.
Agenda for the 68th AGM
- Minutes of the 67th AGM
- Points of Accuracy
- Approve accounts
- Set Affiliation Fees
- Appointment of a Validator
- Junior Officer
- Tournaments (Target, Clout, Field & Longbow)
Election of Officers and Members of the General Committee
Confirmation in post of Safeguarding Officers
YAA Annual General Meeting 2017 minutes
Yorkshire Archery Association Secretary
Archery GB County Development Coordinator
- Proposed changes to the Constitution
Sophie Carpenter - 3 February 2018
Barnsley Archery Club regret to announce that we are having to cancel the WRS Combined competition that was to be held on the 11th of February owing to lack of entries.
We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.
Barnsley Archery Club
Keith Riley - 17 January 2018
Aire Valley Archers had their club house broken into this week. Approximately fifty beginner and intermediate bows were stolen, along with a petrol-powered strimmer and a Viking metal detector.
Please be on the lookout for anyone trying to offload this type of equipment, and contact us directly or via the YAA.
Aire Valley Archers