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 GNAS (Grand National Archery Society) 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.
Details of the 25th Mushroom Shoot have been added to the Events Calendar.
Click here for details and an entry form.
Firstly may I say a couple of important thankyous before I get into this report. My first thankyou is to all the members of my team, you were fantastic! We turned up with a full team and all were looking smart and prepared. This looks good for Hampshire and indeed, myself, so thankyou very much.
A special thanks to Paul Jeram who ran the line for me during the day collecting scores, and also to Ted Gray and Nick Loader who both assisted at many points throughout the day. It certainly made my job easier.
So, I sit here writing this report, wondering where to start, I am sure we are all pleased to have won our match against sussex, but I must say the best moment for me has to be Kathryn Bolton shooting a new national record of 1126 for barebow Bristol 5, well done Kathryn, very pleased for you.
Kathryn was a stand out performance among many superb results, Jack Hewitt shooting a new pb by some 34 points, Rob Young, who only just missed his first mb score, and top scored on the day, to Ruth Carty and Debbie Lodge for coming into the longbow team at short notice. There are many others I could mention, but would bore you all. The most fascinating point being all awards on the day were claimed by HAA archers!!
The day was superb, Sussex put on a well prepared and run shot, one it was a pleasure to participate in. I have included Doreen's result sheet, but I have a point to make, please be assured that at no point was it agreed to not count our junior longbow scores, the 3 guys who shot for me are very much to be included within the team victory, I have emailed Doreen and asked her to amend this point.
Not a great report, but hopefully this shoot will be a good grounding for us all, the team had a great team spirit throughout the day, and many juniors came to me at the end and thanked me for the day, some great juniors there, good archers and polite, and the adults were ok as well!!
The full results can be found here
All HAA archers who have entered the ANDOBA FITA on the Sunday are asked to let Vince know at . This is for eligibility for our match vs. DWAA
Hampshire requires two more longbow archers willing to shoot at the Sussex match on May 5th. Round is expected to be York/Hereford. If you can help, then please contact me at ,
The results of the Hampshire Team Trials held on 14th April 2013 at RN South Coast Archers can be found here
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