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Archery GB fees to increase

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 categoryAnnual AGB subscription
Senior over 2446.00
Senior 18-2412.00
Archer with disabilities12.00
School club90.00
University club160.00
Direct senior over 2454.00
Direct junior12.00
Direct senior 18-2412.00
Direct archer with disabilities12.00

Dave Phillips

Yorkshire Clout weekend 2018

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

Mark Hayes
Chairman and Clout Officer
Yorkshire Archery Association

Abbeydale Longbow cancelled

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.

Steve Keen
Abbeydale Archers

Yorkshire Awards in March 2018

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)

Pam Snow

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
(nee Snow)

Bowmen of Adel 70th birthday

14 March 2018

Congratulations to the Bowmen of Adel, who celebrate their 70th birthday this year.

They will again be hosting the St George Longbow Tournament for the Royal Armouries Arrow:
 Upcoming: The Saint George Longbow Tournament
 Bowmen of Adel: Tournaments

They will also be introducing more people to our sport through a series of six beginners courses:
 Bowmen of Adel: beginners courses

Many happy returns!

NCAS Field Championships cancelled

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.

Barnsley Early Bird cancelled

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.

Sophie Carpenter
Barnsley Archery Club

England team selection

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

YAA Indoor Championships 2018 entrants

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.

Andrew Neal
YAA Tournament Organiser
YAA President

Dearne Valley March Field Open Day cancelled

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.

Mark Tinker
Dearne Valley Archery Club

Ted Mallett cancelled

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.

Paul Lomas
Assistant event organiser
St George's Archery Club

68th AGM of the YAA

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

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of the 67th AGM
    • Points of Accuracy
    • Approval
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Chairman's Report
  5. Secretary's Report
  6. Treasurer's Report
    • Approve accounts
    • Set Affiliation Fees
    • Appointment of a Validator
  7. Officers reports
    • CCO
    • JLO
    • Junior Officer
    • PRO
    • Tournaments (Target, Clout, Field & Longbow)
    • Teams
    • Safeguarding
  8. Committee Recommendations
    • Proposed changes to the Constitution
  9. Election of Officers and Members of the General Committee
  10. Confirmation in post of Safeguarding Officers

 YAA Annual General Meeting 2017 minutes

Andy Wilkinson
Yorkshire Archery Association Secretary
Archery GB County Development Coordinator

Barnsley WRS WA Combined cancelled

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.

Sophie Carpenter
Barnsley Archery Club

AGB competitions review, presentation and discussion

Kath Fitzpatrick - 26 January 2018

Jon Nott, Archery GB's Competitions and Events manager, invites you to a session in Haxby, York on the 10th of March. This session will discuss the future of archery competitions in the UK.

If you're an archer, tournament organiser or a coach, please come and let AGB know your thoughts.

For full details and the contact email address for registering your interest, please see the flyer:
 AGB competitions review, presentation and discussion (PDF)

Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer

 01226 218518
 07590 466907

Break-in and theft at Aire Valley Archers

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.

Keith Riley
Aire Valley Archers

Student archery schedule 2018

Bethany Dexter - 21 December 2017

The dates of student archery championship events in 2018 have been announced. They are:
 BUCS Indoor Southern Regional: 24th February, K2 Crawley
 BUCS Indoor Northern Regional: 24th and 25th February, UCLan
 NEUAL Indoor Championships: 3rd March, Salford
 BUCS Indoor Finals: 11th March, Bristol
 BUTC: 25th March, Birmingham
 NEUAL Outdoor Championships: 12th May, UCLan

Bethany Dexter
Pennine Archers

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