25th July 2019
Message from the Chairman – Archery England, Marc Grady
My deepest and sincere apologies for not being with you today as planned.
I was dearly looking forward to shooting with you on what for me is a highlight in the archery calendar and the best bit – the awarding of trophies – must now rest with another.
Unfortunately, a conflict of archery interests left me left me with a conundrum, the only resolution of which, was to be elsewhere today.
Those that have been shooting this championship since I re-introduced it in Herefordshire 5 years ago, will recall that each year I stress the importance of this event, “The English Longbow Championships”. There is no other national Championship for longbow archers; nothing else can by provide an opportunity to reward the best archers in England with the title “English Champion”! It is my hope, that as and when we can, should we put a National Longbow team together to compete against another nation, I would in the first instance, select the team from the performances at this Championship. So you see, it has real relevance in todays’ Longbow calendar, and I’d ask you to return to your clubs, counties and regions and extol the importance of today, along with your pleasure and enjoyment in shooting with great friends and on such a tremendous field, (whose club name just resonates with Longbow!)
I sincerely wish you all every success today, and that you all shoot your very best. However, and we mustn’t forget this; pots, medals and titles are only one of the rewards for entering a Longbow competition. The greatest and overriding reward, however, is the participation and the delight in shooting once again, with honest and true target companions.
Have great day
Chairman Archery England and devoted Longbow Archer!
Serving the five regions of the English Archery Federation
27th May 2019
The Archery England (EAF) 2019 Longbow Championship will take place once again at the Sherwood Archers shooting ground on Saturday 13 July 2019.
Please see the link below for details and Entry Form.
12th December 2017
The 2018 EAF Longbow Championships will take place on the 14th July 2018. The host once again will be Sherwood Archers at their Maythorne Cottage Field at Lower Kirklington Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0RR. Further details can be found on the Sherwood Archers web page
Entry form on the Sherwood Archers web site
This is the only all England Longbow Championship and longbow archers of all abilities are invited to take part.
21st July 2017
English and Open Longbow Championships 2016 held at Sherwood Archers.
A short report
The EAF English & Open Senior Longbow Championships 2016 took place on Saturday 16th July. This year's championship was hosted by Sherwood Archers at Southwell in Nottinghamshire. The Judge on the day was Mario Stankovic who assured all during the briefing that he had booked the weather to be fine, calm and quite humid all day which it turned out to be. With benign conditions the day promised some good scores. 27 gentlemen were entered for the York Round and 12 ladies entered the Hereford Round. Sheila Hudson from White Rose Archers won the ladies event to become the new all England Ladies Champion setting a new National Record and Cliff Gadd from Raven Archers became the new Gents Champion. Catriona Charters and Roger Spellane also shot well to become the Master Champions. Along with Sheila's National Record Claim there were four EAF Rose award claims. Marc Grady, EAF Chairman, said, " This has once again been a tremendous Championship, with all English regions solidly represented. The numbers of those wishing to compete in this National Longbow Championship are increasing each year and we are continuing to draw the best archers in the country. I am very much indebted to Richard Coats and his team at Sherwood Archers for all of their hard work in hosting this year's tournament and for agreeing to host again in 2017"
EAF English and Open Longbow Championships Results 2016
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