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16th March 2017
Entry form for the English Field Champinships 8th / 9th July 2017 at Overton Black Arrows, Kingsclere, Hampshire is now available on the Field Page.
14th March 2017
New Secretary for the EAF
The EAF Executive are pleased to announce that it has been successful in finding a new Secretary.
Mrs Lynne Evans MBE, who was our secretary from 2011, stood down at the last AGM to focus on her wider charitable work.
We all owe her a huge debt of gratitude for her expertise, application and industry in the role and is hoped she remains on hand to provide us with her considerable experience and wisdom.
Our new Secretary is Mr Geoff Beston. Geoff is the ideal replacement for Lynne in stepping forward from being a Regional Secretary (WMAS) to picking up the National role and brings with him a vast wealth of archery and management experience.
Please welcome Geoff to the team.
Geoff can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
10th March 2017
2017 English Target Championships
The 2017 EAF Target Championships will take place on the 5th August and form part of the 55th Cheshire Archery Association Weekend, hosted by Cheshire Archery Association and Neston Company of Archers. The venue is Wirral Rugby & Cricket Club, Thornton Common Road, Clatterbridge, Wirral. CH63 0LT
Further details will be available in due course on the Cheshire Archery association web site http://www.cheshirearchery.org/
Any club wishing to host the event in 2018 please contact the EAF Secretary. Organisers will need to know by October 2017.
5th March 2017
Entry form for the 6th English Clout Championships can be found on the Clout page.
15th February 2017
A short history of the EAF Field Championships by Peter Turner
12th February 2017
Following the request for volunteer clubs to host the EAF Field Championships 2017 it has been agreed that Overton Black Arrows will provide the venue and organisation. The Event will take place on 8/9th July 2017 - Arrowhead/record status has been approved. No doubt further details will appear on the EAF and Overton Black Arrows websites in due course.
The EAF Chairman would like to thank those club officers and their committees who volunteered at short notice - Overton Black Arrows, Ballands Bowmen, DNAA Netherwitton, Northampton AC, Wrexham Bowmen
1st February 2017
EAF Committee Meeting - 4th March 2017
The next EAF Committee Meeting will take place on Saturday 4th March 2017. Any archers or parents of archers who wish to raise issues for discussion at this meeting should in the first instance contact their Regional Representative. Contact details for the Regional Reps are at http://www.englisharcheryfederation.org/eaf-management/
2017 EAF Field Championships – Host required
To date we have no notification from any club volunteering to host the 2017 EAF Field Championships.
Any club, county or region who wishes to host this year’s championship should contact the Chairman at email@example.com at the earliest opportunity.
2017 Commonwealth Archery Championships Europe ( & Euro Nations)
The EAF will be hosting the 2017 event in conjunction with RN South Coast Archers (RNSCA).
It will held at RCSCA ground, HMS Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire.
30th June p.m. - Official Practice
1st July - Morning WA720 followed by afternoon mixed team H2H
2nd July - Morning open WA720 followed by individual H2H
More details to follow
website for RNSCA http://www.rnsouthcoastarchers.co.uk
Updates will be posted on the Senior Target Page when available.
Results of the Senior Indoor Home nations Championships can be found on the Senior Target Page.
Photos in the Gallery - Photos by Malcolm Lewis
New Cross Administrator appointed by the EAF.
The New Administrator is Andy Wilkinson (Yorkshire)
The forms have been updated and are available to download now. Please delete any copies of the form you hold on your own computer and use the new forms and new address. A huge thank you to Jane Burnham for running the scheme for the past seven years. Any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
EAF Longbow Championship 2017
The entry form for the EAF Longbow Championships has now been added to the Longbow page.
Team Selections Announcements
The team selection for the National Indoor Championships 2016 have been announced, Please go to the Senior and Junior Target pages for the full details.
Thank you to all who submitted their scores.
Score Submission Forms - Apologies for not being able to download them. They have been added to the website again and it has been tested to check that they can be downloaded. Thank you to those who contacted the webmaster to alert the EAF to the problem. Again apologies for them not downloading but the issue should now be resolved.
Deadlines for the submission of scores for the National Indoor Championships.
The deadline for the Junior National Indoor Championships is 6pm on 3rd October 2016 and 3 Portsmouth record status scores should be submitted. Scores achieved during the time 1st October 2015 to 3rd October 2016 are valid.
The deadline for the Seniors is 6pm 10th October 2016 and 3 WA 18 record scores should be submitter. Scores achieved during the time 1st October 2015 to 10th October 2016 are valid
Results for the English Archery Federation Target Championships 2016 - York
The results are now available in the Senior Target Section.
Score Submission Forms
There are new submission forms available in the Selection Criteria section that can be used for any tournament.
Cut-off dates for score submissions:
National Indoor Junior Home Nation Match - 1/10/15 to 3/10/16
National Indoor Senior Home Nation Match - 1/10/15 to 10/10/16
Score Submission Cut-off Dates for 2017:
Home Nations Match- Junior 31st March 2017
Home Nations Match - Senior 12th June 2017
Commonwealth Championships Europe - SENIOR ONLY - Tuesday 30th May - NB: 3 qualification scores based on WA720 rounds (Recurves shoot 70m and compounds shoot 50m for WA720)
Visit Selection Criteria for more details Selection Criteria
Winter Training at Eaton Manor - March 2017
The dates for the weekend of training at Eaton Manor has now been released. The winter training will take place on March 10th -12th 2017.
If you would like to be considered for selection, please submit three WA720 scores(70m recurve/ 50m compund).There is a contribution cost of £140 for attending the weekend if you are selected. Scores are from the 2016 outdoor season.
The closing date for applications is midnight Saturday 28th January 2017.
For further details and an application form, please click on the link below.
EAF Autumn Meeting and AGM
For further details please see the attached document
EAF English and Open Longbow Championships 2016
The results for the EAF English and Open Championships are available on the Longbow page.
Lizzie Warner's success continues from Samoa, recently taking Silver at the Junior Europa Cup in Bucharest. She has also been selected by the BOA to travel to Rio along with the GB team as part of the Ambition Programme.For further details, please use the link to the AGB website.
JNOC 2017 Cut Off Date
The cut off date for the 2017 JNOC will be 31st March 2017.
Senior Team announced for the Home Nations 2016
See Senior Target Page
19th June 2016
Results for the All British and Open Field Archery Championships 2016
See Field Archery Page
6th June 2016
Team announced for the 2016 Senior All British and Open Field Championships
See Field Archery Page
Team announced for the 2016 Senior Commonwealth Europe/Euronations
See Senior Target Page
Team announced for the Junior Home Nation Match to be held at Lilleshall in July.
See Junior Target Page
8th April 2016
Results of the English Field Championships in 2016 that were held on the 2nd & 3rd April 2016 hosted by Kendal Bowmen.
See Field Page
2nd March 2016
New submission forms for 2016 added
1st March 2016
4th February 2016
Entry form for the English Field Championships can be found on the Field Page.
26th January 2016
Entry form for the English Longbow Championships can be found on the Longbow page
At the 7th of November Committee meeting, Lizzie Warner gave a short presentation about her and Joe's time in Samoa at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Lizzie and Joe had signed the poster, had it framed, and presented it to the Committee as a thank you for all the support that the EAF gave to them throughout their experience.
See the Senior and Junior Target pages for the names of archers who will represent Team England in the Home Nations matches at the 2015 National Indoor Tournaments
10th September 2015
Congratulations to Lizzie Warner on being the Silver Medallist in her category and a bronze in the mixed team.
Lizzie Warner said: “I’m over the moon with the result at winning a Commonwealth Silver medal, I couldn’t have wished for anything better! I’m proud to have represented my country at these Games and bring a medal home for Team England.”
Joe Ground made it through to the quarter finals
More details to follow when available
10th August 2015
Senior Home Nations Match - Lilleshall 9th August 2015
Rachel Vines, Wendy Aubrey, David Timmins and Gergo Deak won the Recurve Trophy
Daniel Tomkins, Carl Richards, Pauline Burfitt and Pauline I`Anson won the compound Trophy.
Full results on the AGB website
28th July 2015
27th July 2015
Samoan 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games Organising Committee Facebook and Twitter feeds.
23rd June 2015
Results of the 2015 All British Field Championships can be found on the Field Page
Results of the 2015 English Longbow Championships can be found on the Longbow Page
22nd June 2015.
A short report on the English Longbow Championships.
The EAF English & Open Longbow Championships 2015 took place on Saturday 20th June. A great day’s shooting was had by all who were able to attend. The weather was slightly breezy and the field inclining at 3° challenged the aiming points of many archers! The venue and catering at Broadfield Court was exceptional.
Full results are above, but the English Champions for 2015 are as follows:
Ladies Champion – Jane Cottee
Ladies Master Champion – Catriona Charters
Ladies Open Champion – Amanda Biddulph
Gents Champion – Martin Bale
Gents Master Champion – Max Ives-Keeler
Gents Open Champion – Marek Pawlik
Best gold trophies were awarded to Jane Cottee and Dave Peters
18th June 2015
Article on the forthcoming English Longbow Champs from the AGB web site
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7th June 2015
Team announced for the Senior Commonwealth Europe / Euronations to be held in Edinburgh 3rd - 5th July
See Senior Target Page
6th June 2015
I’m overwhelmed at the opportunity and just can’t wait to go. I still can hardly believe it. Some of the other girls were shooting really well at the start of the season and I’d gone to the selection shoot without any expectations. At the end of the first day I’d achieved the scores I’d aimed for and found I was in the lead. I didn’t do so well in the morning of the 2nd day and Eleanor had overtaken me at the half way point, but I told myself at lunchtime how much I really wanted to go to Samoa and in the afternoon I shot well and won the competition.
I’ve been shooting since just before my 9th birthday when I did a beginners course with Kirby Muxloe AC. My Dad, bother and sister have all been archers both Andrew and Sarah shooting for the county junior team and Sarah for the seniors.
I shot for the county juniors when I was 10 and for the East Midlands at 12. I’ve also done well in national competitions over the years. Last year I won the under 16 national outdoor championships and was runner-up indoors. I’ve shot for England 4 times in both the indoor and outdoor Home Nations and in the Euronations but the furthest I’ve gone so far is South Wales.
I’m hoping to do well in the Commonwealth Youth Games. At Welbeck I broke the national record for the round that we’ll be shooting in Samoa so I hope that’s a good sign.
I’m going to America shortly with GB for the World Youth Championships. It’s the first time I’ve shot for GB so that too will be a great experience.
The Commonwealth Youth Games though is going to be something completely different. I’m looking forward to meeting other top class athletes from other sports and sharing experiences. It’s going to be exciting going to the other side of the world and seeing another culture.
24th May 2015
An FAQ page has been added within the Selection Criteria section.
27th April 2015
Report on the first part of the selection process for the Junior Commonwealth Games in Samoa can be found in the Commonwealth Games page Youth Games section.
20th February 2015
English Archery Federation Team Selection
Announcement of the 2015 Selection and Procedure Policy
Information will be posted on Tuesday 24th February after Midday, following ratification by the EAF Committee at its Spring Meeting on Saturday 21st February.
The information will also be distributed to the English Region Executive at the same time.
Team Selection Coordinators will be available to receive scores submitted ONLY by email.
Further announcements will be made via the web-site and through the communication channels with the English Region Executive and EAF Committee.
20th January 2015
The English Archery Federation is delighted to announce that Paul Atkins has been appointed as the Archery Team Leader for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa 5 - 11th September.
Paul's appointment has been ratified by Commonwealth Games England, who will be sending the Youth Team to Samoa, where Archery is one of only 9 sports on the programme. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase archery within the Commonwealth Games Federation of sports. The Archery Team, of 2 Recurve Cadets, one boy and one girl, will be selected in May from a entry of 14 young archers who submitted their scores in November last year.
Paul is well known to Commonwealth Games England having been a member of the management team for the 2010 Games in Delhi, when Archery topped the England Medal Table. Paul was then appointed as the Paralympic Team Leader for the 2012 London Paralympic Games. He has been a keen supporter of the EAF, working with his wife Vikki at EAF training sessions at Eaton Manor.
Paul is also an active compound archer and can be seen at many events both as a competitor or a member of an AGB work party.
We wish Paul and the archers selected to compete in Samoa the very best of luck, shoot straight, shoot strong - We Are England !