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Recent news

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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