We’re Outdoors Again – and a great indoor season we had too.

The indoor season shooting at Moulton College is now over, and it seems to have flown so quickly. 2014-15 was probably one of the most successful winter season’s NAC has ever had, with the John Ashby Sports Hall regularly near to it’s full capacity of archers. All of our competitions have been well attended, and the Robin and Marian end-of-season fun shoot held on 28th March, a Portsmouth round with a twist, resulted in a team of three  of our juniors and just one senior (Alan a Dale’s Dudes), beating our most experienced and veteran (if we dare use the term) shooters. Well done – Bailey, Lizzie, Hazel and Heather – don’t eat your Easter Egg trophies too quickly. The outdoor season starts at noon on Saturday 4th April at Sywell Range, Kettering Road. However shooting on Tuesdays will continue at Carlsberg Sports and Social Club until the lighter evenings arrive. The first outdoor Tuesday session will be on 5th May 2015.

Records Set at End of Season Shoot

A total of seven club records were set/broken at the end of indoor season Worcester shoot on 27th April 2012 at John Ashby Sports Hall. Pam Joseph set a new Ladies Compound Record of 269, Robyn Stevens a Ladies Flatbow at 92, Susan Corless a Ladies Recurve of 277, Beryl Tabberner, a Ladies of Barebow 75, Oliver De Sousa a Junior Gents under 14 Flatbow of 73, Jacob Lovell a Junior Gents under 16 Recurve of 195 and Lizzie Lovell a Junior Ladies under 14 Recurve of 148. Paul Bond narrowly missed a Gents Recurve Record. He scored a great 291, the current record is a phenomenal 293 held by Ian Webb from 1984, the county record being 294 held by Dean Edwards. Well done – great shooting by NAC.

County Records shot at Portsmouth Series Round 4

On checking the NCAS web-site, it looks like Oliver de Sousa has set a new County record for the Junior Gents Barebow in the Portsmouth Round on Saturday 9th March. The existing record of 240 was set last year, but Oliver has smashed this with a score of 301 – fantastic. Get your claim in. Susan Corless also equalled the present Ladies Recurve County Record with a score of 572 – well done. Claims for County Records should be directed direct to NCAS. They can be done online here.

Portsmouth Badges Proving a Success

Getting a Portsmouth badge for your improving scores has not, it has to be admitted, been a big ceremonial affair. To an extent, we have to confess, that this has perhaps demeaned the significance of the badges. You present your evidence of score and we huddle in a corner to sort out your higher award. A fairly low key affair. It was never intended that a huge fuss would be made over the badges, as they are, after all, PERSONAL awards for achievement. However, over this Winter season, several archers have taken advantage of the scheme, and are justifiably proud of what they are achieving. For some archers the badges have been a great incentive and indicator of their progress in archery. We congratulate all those who have progressed so well using the scheme, and as the indoor season nears a close, hope that you will take advantage of the 252 awards. If you wish to know more about these awards please visit our Awards Pages on this web-site.

A Great Weekend for NAC

Not only was Saturday 10th November a full event for the first of the 2012-13 Winter Portsmouth series, with no less than 34 archers participating, plus other archers shooting at Carlsberg; BUT on Sunday 11th November eleven NAC members competed in the Wellingborough Open Archery Club Indoor Open competition. Seven medals were claimed by the club in the single rounds and others in multiple rounds. In the team results NAC came second, being beaten by WOAC. It was great to see two of our juniors, Jacob and Lizzie taking part and bringing away some of the metal in the process. All in all a very busy and great weekend for the club.



NAC are having a fun shoot at Sywell shooting range.



We will be having a Fish and Chip run (please ask for either Dave Stephens or Martin Higgs on arrival)

The Clout will be three arrows per end at butts face up and lit pumpkins.

A prize will be given to the best junior carved pumpkin.

Price: £3:00 adults £2:00 juniors

Fancy dress optional.

Shooting will finish around 21:00 when the food arrives.