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12th November 2020

 

2020 AGM

 

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of Archery England (EAF)

will be held by on-line facility Zoom on Saturday 28th November 2020

 

Start Time 10.00am

 

Please note the earlier start time due to the meeting being held on line.

 

If you wish to join the meeting please email your intention to join with your details

i.e. your name, email address, your club, & region and AGB membership number to

 

Secretary@englisharcheryfederation.org

 

Your email will be acknowledged.

You will receive the joining details in the week leading to the AGM.

Should you wish to have an agenda for the meeting please add this request to your email.

21st May 2020

 

Senior Home Nations 2020

 

Please see Senior Target page for potential inclusion of a lady & gent Barebow in the the team.

7th May 2020

 

Ranking Lists published for Junior and Senior events  for later in 2020 and 2021

See Senior and Junior target Pages

21st March 2020

 

 

ARCHERY ENGLAND

 

IMPACT ON ARCHERY: COVID-19

 

Archery England Executive supports the advice from the Government, and all the notices posted on the Archery GB web-site.

 

The key message is to follow government guidelines, keep yourself safe and keep the country safe.

 

Archery England needs to plan ahead for events that are currently due to take place during the summer. Subject to UK Government advice, if the current situation improves and restrictions are relaxed then it may be that senior and junior events will be able to go ahead. If this is the case then we will need to be in a state of preparedness to have archery teams selected and available to participate, possibly at short notice. We also wish to establish a squad so that we are ready for training and the preparation of archers for future events.

 

Therefore, we ask all archers to continue to submit selection scores for the following events:

 

 

Seniors

A maximum of three scores should be submitted, although archers may submit fewer if they do not have the required number. However, preference will be given to archers submitting three scores

 

Euronations and European Commonwealth Championships 2020: Wales

Submission cut-off: 18:00 - 14th April 2020

Three qualification scores based on Record Status WA720 round achieved at Record Status events from 5th May 2019 to 12th April 2020 may be submitted

 

Home Nations: British Target Championships, Lilleshall

Submission cut-off: 18:00 - 11th June 2020 

Three WA1440 scores achieved at Record Status events from 9th June 2019 to 7th June 2020 may be submitted

 

 

 

Juniors

 

Home Nations: Junior National Outdoor Championships, Lilleshall

Submission cut-off: 18:00 - 15th April 2020

Three 12 dozen scores achieved at Record Status events from 1st April 2019 to 12th April 2020. Preference is given to the metric rounds that will be shot at the JNOC event.

 

Youth Commonwealth Archery Championships: Youth Festival, Lilleshall

Submission cut-off : 18:00 - 15th April 2020

One Record Status metric 12 dozen round plus:

  • Two WA720 70m scores for Junior recurve archers (Under 20 on 1/1/20)
  • Two WA720 60m scores for Cadet recurve (Under 17 on 1/1/20)
  • Two WA720 50m scores for Junior & Cadet) compound archers

Rounds must have been shot at Record Status events from 1st April 2019 to 12th April 2020.

 

If applicants have been unable to access two Record Status WA720 rounds between the selection dates, then a second Record Status WA1440 or Metric round will be accepted to provide the three scores.

Preference will be given to those who submit scores appropriate to age at the time of the event.

 

Access to all selection forms is via the Archery England web site:

https://www.englisharcheryfederation.org/selection-criteria/forms/

 

We are aware that the entry process to a number of Archery GB tournaments has been suspended, so for this year archers can submit forms even if they have not yet been able to enter the event.

 

Keep safe, keep yourself safe to keep others safe.

 

On behalf of the Archery England Executive,

Team selection Coordinators,

Senior & Junior Team Leaders.

17th March  2020

 

COVID 19 – IMPACT ON ARCHERY

Archery England Executive support the advice from the Government, and the notice posted today on the Archery GB web-site.

There is also a statement on the World Archery Web-site regarding postponement of tournaments.

The key message is to follow government guidelines, keep yourself safe and keep the country safe.

Extract from the Archery GB Web-site

All archery in the UK should be postponed for the forseeable future

 March 17th 2020

 Sarah Booth

We are advising that all archery in the UK is postponed for the foreseeable future, to reduce all non-essential contact with others. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, participants, volunteers and staff.

We would like to clarify our guidance to providers of grassroots archery following on from the announcement made last night in relation to COVID-19 which can be found here.

We understand that grassroots archery is delivered by a myriad of providers who all operate under their own governance procedures, to be clear the government advice is:

  • Now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel.
  • You should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues.

We are advising that all grassroots archery in the UK is postponed for the foreseeable future, to reduce all non-essential contact with others. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, participants, volunteers and staff. We will continue to work closely with grassroots providers during this time.

Please be mindful that a significant proportion of our members and volunteer workforce fall into the over 70 category who in particular should avoid all unnecessary social contact. The Prime Minister has hinted that measures may be increased further by the weekend:

  • In a few days’ time – by this coming weekend – it will be necessary to go further and to ensure that those with the most serious health conditions are largely shielded from social contact for around 12 weeks.

We appreciate that many of you are facing your own challenges following the new restrictions, which will inevitably have financial implications across our sport, as well as implications for your personal and family life. Please be assured that we are aware of this and while we don’t have all the answers, we are compiling frequently asked questions and guidance for our clubs, counties, regions and volunteers, which we hope to be sending out in the coming days.

While we work on pulling together the guidance which will answer the many questions you may have, please use our statements to inform your members and stakeholders.

Please feel free to email us at membership@archerygb.org and we will do our best to answer your queries and add them to our FAQ’s. Please be mindful that we are experiencing a large volume of enquiries so we may not be able to reply within the usual 72 hours.

This is an unprecedented time and we appreciate your patience while we work through the challenges ahead. We would like to keep an open dialogue during this period of uncertainty. We will endeavour to keep members updated by website, ezine and social media and webinars.

Finally, this is a stressful situation, which will undoubtedly have an impact on the mental well-being of some of our members, please click here for the most up to date guidance from the Mental Health Foundation for looking after your mental health during COVID-19.

Thanks for your continued support.

Neil Armitage,

CEO, Archery GB

28th Feb  2020

 

Commonwealth Games 2022

 

On the 23rd February 2020 the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) announced that a Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships would take place in India in 2022, after a proposal to stage the event was presented by Commonwealth Games India (CGI) and approved by the CGF Executive Board at their meeting in London.

 

The event is scheduled to be held in January 2022 in Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana. Birmingham will be hosting the Commonwealth Games 2022 later in the same year between July 27th and August 7th. The decision confirmed that Chandigarh 2022 and Birmingham 2022 will be two separately organised and funded Commonwealth Sport events. A week after the Closing Ceremony of Birmingham 2022 the CGF will issue a medal table that includes the results from the Chandigarh 2022 Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships, as a further and final ranking of CGF nations and territories from the respective competitions.

 

Archery England Chairman, Marc Grady stated, “Myself and the Archery England Executive are absolutely thrilled that we once again have the opportunity for English Archers to compete at the highest level. We worked really hard to have archery included in Birmingham 2022 so I’m delighted that this ambitious proposal by India has been accepted by CGF".

 

Archery England will look to identify the strongest team to represent England at the Commonwealth Championships, in line with eligibility and procedures defined by the CGF, World Archery and CGE as appropriate.  Further details to follow as these become available

3rd Feb  2020

 

Cut off Dates for 2020 - See Junior and Senior Target Pages

18th Oct  2019

 

Teams announced for the Senior and Junior indoor Home Nations Matches

See Senior or Junior Target Pages

8th Aug 2019

 

Report and results of the 2019 Youth Festival can be found on the

Commonwealth Archery Europe / Euronations page

25th July 2019

 

Results of the English Longbow Championship 2019 can be found on the Longbow page with a message from the Chairman of Archery England

22nd July 2019

 

Report on the All British Field Championships an be found on the Field Page

20th July 2019

2019 National Indoor Championships

 

See Senior / Junior Target pages for details of rounds required and submission cut-off dates.

12th July 2019

 

Entry Form for the 2019 English Field Championships in September can be found on the Field Page

11th July 2019

 

Field Team Manager Appointed

 

The Archery England Committee are delighted to announce the appointment of Michaela Lake as the Team Manager for the Field Team England.  Not only as the Team Manager for the recent ABFC held in Northern Ireland, but also as a member of the Team.  The English Field Championships will be held in September and the entry form will be available on the Field Section of the Web-site to download.

 

See Field Page

11th July 2019

 

Important

2019 Youth Festival - Mixed Team Event

 

Archery England has now entered WA Junior Teams (one compound and one recurve) for the Youth Festival Mixed Team event.
The team members for WA Junior Recurve are Jacob Reid and Hannah Evans.
The Compound team members are Lewis Haslam and Jenny Bryan.
The rationale behind their selection is explained below.

 

The Youth Commonwealth Championships has been prepared to reflect the Youth (Olympic and Commonwealth) International Format and the AGB Tournament Organiser introduced the 'Mixed Team event' to be held on the Tuesday of the Youth Festival. Junior mixed teams and cub teams were also possible but it was only the cadet teams to be selected for the (Euronations)Commonwealth Europe Championships

 

The AGB Tournament Organiser, on seeing the good response for Junior teams (up to the age of 20), has asked if the English Archery Federation could also enter a Junior mixed recurve and a Junior mixed compound team. (The next WA age group up). The Youth Festival will also host a cub pairs team event - Archery England does not select archers for this age category due to the policies on safeguarding.

 

In the limited time available to select a Junior Mixed Team for both Recurve & Compound the following proposal has been agreed by the Archery England Executive for this year only.

 

As no WA junior age scores were requested this year and WA recurve Juniors shoot 70m instead of 60m, the selection committee looked at scores submitted last year. There were some recurves who were in the team last year but were too old to apply for the cadet team this year and are now WA Juniors shooting 70m. The selection committee made their selection in line with EAF guidelines.

 

This selection process was not possible for the Compound team as last year there were no submissions available from compound archers who are now of WA Junior age .The selection committee has proposed that this year's compound cadet reserves be given the opportunity to be in the Junior team. As cadet and Junior compounds both shoot 50m there is not a problem of having to shoot a further distance as was the case with the recurve archers.

 

25th June 2019

 

2022 Commonwealth Games - Birmingham

 

It is with great disappointment I have to report that our bid to have Archery included as an optional sport, in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, was rejected. It is a regret and a frustration to have to convey this, as I know our bid was as strong and as comprehensive as it could have been; firmly and honestly addressing the Commonwealth Games Federation’s and the Birmingham Games Organisation’s, conditions and prerequisites. We convened the best Bid and Presentation teams, including Tom Dielen from World Archery, Hilda Gibson from Commonwealth Games England, Naomi Folkard, our current most outstanding English Archer and Neil Armitage from AGB, and I firmly believe it was not for lack of detail, focus or commitment that the bid failed. The bid was thorough and vibrant, and explained our sport’s commitment to diversity, inclusivity and legacy; along with the far reach that Archery has across the Commonwealth, its participation and engagement, the funding to stage and realise, and the benefits to Birmingham.

 

Despite the failure to be selected, I remain very proud of our bid demonstrating that we embarked upon and delivered the very best proposal we could.

 

A lot of work, meetings, conference calls and emails were undertaken during the better part of a year to draw the bid together and I would like to formally thank all those involved. My special thanks, however, go to Hilda Gibson, for without her experience and deep knowledge of the sport, along with her ambassadorial wisdom and professionalism, the bid would have been very much the lesser.

Finally, and notwithstanding my low mood at the outcome of the decision, I propose Archery’s very best wishes to all the sports selected and hope that they, and Birmingham, do England proud.

 

Marc Grady

Chairman

Archery England

23rd June 2019

 

Team England change of members for the Senior Home Nations Match

 

See Senior Target Page

21st June 2019

 

Team England announced for the Senior Home Nations Match

 

See Senior Target Page

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.

 

Go to the Longbow Page for the entry form

18th May 2019

 

Team England for the 2019 All British & Open Championships can be found on the Field page

4th May 2019

 

Entry form for the 2019 British Field Championships can be found on the Field page

25th April 2019

 

Team announced for Junior Home Nations Match

and Junior Commonwealth/Euronations

See Junior Target Page

15th March 2019

EAF Cut-off Date Change for Junior Home Nations Match

 

Change of EAF Cut-off date for the Junioir Home Nations Match to 9th April 2019

 

Junior Commonwealth/Euronations cut-off date remains unchanged at 2nd April 2019

 

See Junior Target Page

9th March 2019

 

2019 English Target Championships

 

The 2019 EAF Target Championships will take place on the 3rd August and form part of the 57th 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 are available  on the Cheshire Archery association web site

http://www.cheshirearchery.org

 

Any club wishing to host the event in 2020 please contact the EAF Secretary.

Organisers will need to know by October 2019

6th February 2019

 

Cut off Dates for 2019 - See Junior and Senior Target Pages

16th January 2019

Important

 

 

The 2019 dates for final submission of scores for selection for both Senior and Junior Teams will be
announced following the EAF Meeting on 2nd February 2019.

 

5th December 2018

 

 

The Team Selection Coordinators have advised that:

 

The 2019 dates for final submission of scores for selection for both Senior and Junior Teams will be announced following the EAF Meeting on 2nd February 2019.

 

Two new pages have been added to the website -

 

GDPR Statement

Social Media Protocols

4th December 2018

 

 

 

English Archery Federation moves forward with Archery England

 

At the EAF AGM held Saturday 24th November 2018, it was unanimously agreed and voted that the EAF market and promote the Federation under the term ‘Archery England’.

 

Chairman Marc Grady said, “I’m proud to announce that as we progress our bid for the inclusion of Archery into the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the EAF is better served when dealing with government, local authority agencies and potential sponsors, in stating at the outset who we are and what we do. Archery England clearly does this.”

 

He went on to state, “No one should be concerned that we are losing the prestige and heritage that the EAF has built over the past four decades. The EAF still exists; we remain the federation of the English Regions, proudly wearing our familiar garter badge, it is simply that future communications and marketing will be under the banner of Archery England.”  

 

English archers can look forward to being selected to shoot for Archery England, new clothing designs, a new web page and a range of promotional and marketing paraphernalia in the months to come.

4th December 2018

 

Late Results - English Field Championships and John Hartfield memorial shoot
Daventry Rugby Club, Western Road, Daventry, Northamptonshire
Round: 24 unmarked & 24 Marked
19th and 20th May 2018

 

See Field Page

15th October 2018

 

Senior & Junior Teams Announced for the Home Nations Indoor Matches

 

See Senior & Junior Target Page

 

 

9th September 2018

 

Important Notice re English Crosses - Please see Crosses Page

1st August 2018

 

Results of the Junior Euronations match plus photos can be found on the Junior Target Page.

26th July 2018

 

Changes to Team England for the senior Home Nations match and Commonwealth Europe

- see senior target page

21st June 2018

 

Team England announced for the senior Home Nations match - see senior target page

11th June 2018

Changes to the Senior Commonwealth Europe/Euronation Team

 

Tom Hall has withdrawn from the team. David Timmins moves into the team and Tom Barber is the reserve for the Senior Gents Recurve team.

 

11th June 2018

 

Changes to the Junior Home Nations Team

 

Congratulations to Jenny Bryan who has been selected to represent GB at the European Youth Championships in Greece 26th June to 1st July.

 

Chloe A'Bear will now represent England at the Junior Home Nations match and Holly Hunter is now the reserve for the Junior Lady Compound team.

6th June 2018

 

Team England announced for the 2018 Senior Commonwealth Europe / Euronations

See Commonwealth Europe / Euronations or Senior Target Page

31st May 2018

 

British Field Championships - Home Nations - See Field Archery page for the results

17th May 2018

 

See Commonwealth Archry Europe / Euronations page for the 2018 Invitation pack. - Hosted by Sherwood Archers, Nottinghamshire - World Record Status - 17th -19th August 2018.

 

See Clout page for 2018 EAF Clout Championships to be hosted by Neston Co. of Archers on 26th August

20th April 2018

 

Junior England Teams announced for the 2018 Junior Home Nations Match

and the 2018 Junior Commonwealth Europe Championship.

 

See Junior Target page.

3rd April 2018

 

IMPORTANT

 

2018 Junior Commonwealth Archery Europe - Lilleshall

 

The Junior Commonwealth Europe competition will be held during the 2018 Youth Festival at Lilleshall . 


There will be a 6 doz round plus a mixed team event. On this occasion the round to be shot will be WA720 60m (recurve) and WA720m 50m (compound). 

 

The  Junior Commonwealth Europe competition event will be for Cadet archers only, Eligible Archers will be those who are under 17 years old or become 17 in 2018 ie they cannot become 18 in 2018 

 

18th March 2018

 

New forms for English Crosses added to the website (English Cross page).  These comply with the 2018 Data Protection regulation.

16th March 2018

 

Link to the 2018 Field Championships on the Field Page

21st January 2018

 

Revised Selection Criteria for Junior and Senior events have been added to the relevant pages.

Revised Score submission forms added to the Selection Criteria page for Junior and Senior events.

Updated FAQ's.

 

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