County Inter-County Match Goes Postal

The Northamptonshire County Team normally competes in a number of matches against other counties across the calendar year. During 2020, it has not been possible to host these because of Covid-19, however there was a natural williness to find a solution to this. Our County Captain Martin Ross discussed this with the Bedfordshire County Captain and from this was born the Northants vs. Beds Covid Postal Match.

Much as the title suggests this is not a normal match where a team of archers would be selected from Northamptonshire clubs to meet on a given date & time, at a pre arranged location and a round would be shot – at the end of that day, the winner would be the county with the highest score. Instead, Northamptonshire have opened this up to every archer from the county clubs, where they can shoot the selected round at their club and submit their scores.

The winning team is then selected from the top scores – a fantastic oppourtunity to get involved with the County Team. You have until 2nd November to shoot & submit your score.

Read more on the county website here.

 

NAC Accepts Grant from Sport England

We are delighted to have been offered and to have accepted a small grant from Sport England to help Northampton Archery Club cover its costs in the period 1st March to 31st July 2020 when the club was unable to open due to Covid-19.

This grant is from a £195 million fund made available by Sport England to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. You can read more about the fund here.

NAC 2020 AGM

The time has now come that we can not delay holding our Annual General Meeting any longer because the fees need to be set for the next membership year and a new committee elected.

The committee decided that we would notify the date and we currently HOPE that we are able to do this at one of our shooting venues, BUT unless the government rules are relaxed further allowing more people to gather we will have no choice to hold this virtually. This will most likely me via Microsoft Teams where web or telephone access will be possible. 

The committee also discussed ensuring that we make the AGM accessible to everyone regardless of their ability to access either in person, because they may be shielding, or because they’re unable to access the internet that for this years AGM we will allow proxy voting – This means that should you be unable to attend for these reasons, you will be able to send your vote in advance of the meeting to the secretary. More details are to follow on this with the complete AGM pack, 2 weeks ahead of the meeting.

Notice is therefore given of the Annual General Meeting of Northampton Archery Club, which will be held at 2.30pm Saturday 22nd August 2020 at 

BBOB Range, BBOB RFC, St.Andrews Road, Northampton, NN1 2PQ

OR

Sywell Range, Kettering Road, Sywell, Northampton NN6 9TE

OR

Virtually via Online & Telephone Access

The location will be confirmed 2 weeks before the date of the AGM.

Here are the blank proposal, officer and president nomination forms for you to complete, these must be with the club secretary – secretary@northamptonarchery.co.uk no later than 12pm on 8th August 2020.

  1. Proposal
  2. Officer Nomination 
  3. President Nomination

If you would like to know more about any role, please ask the existing officer (see the contacts page) or get in touch with any of us, we’d be happy to explain. Also, if you think there is someone in the club who would do a good job in a specific role – please speak to them! 

NAC Opens BBOB RFC Range

BBOB RFC

On Monday 18th May, Northampton Archery Club were able to open the range at BBOB RFC. The range has been opened to members only, and under strict new rules to ensure that social distancing is followed.

A strict booking system is in place, members can access the page here.

Over the course of the first week it has been delighful to see members enjoying archery again.