Thank you to everyone who supported and took part in our outdoor open on 18th August – we hope everyone had a great day. The results are now available here. If anyone has any feedback from the day, please contact our Competitions Team here.
Congratulations to all who shot in the inter-club series, NAC came first overall.
The series is made up of four stages in the outdoor season between four clubs in Northamptonshire –
- Northampton Archery Club
- Kettering Archers
- Long Buckby Archery Club
- Wellingborough Open Archery Club
Full results will be available soon but congratulations to all that shot this year in the series.
The entry form is now available for NAC’s open competition, which is being held on Sunday 18th August at Sywell.
The entry form can be found here.
Congratulations to Susan Corless who brings home a silver medal from Stage 4 of the World Cup in Berlin. The ladies compound team, comprised of Susan Corless, Ella Gibson and Sarah Moon who before this week hadn’t shot together as a team.
After tough conditions they qualified in third place and defeated New Zealand 230-217 and Germany 227-221 to book a title showdown with Turkey. It was a hard-fought match but Yesim Bostan, Gizem Elmaagacli and Ipek Tomruk gradually edged ahead to secure gold with a 232-221 win.
Individually Susan qualified in 28th place out of 42. Taking her into 1/24 match play. Winning this first match against Jennifer Wenzl of Germany, then in the 1/16 winning 143-140 against Tanja Jensen. She was unable to defeat New Zealand’s Elizabeth Randle with 141 to her 143.
This was Susan’s second World Cup event and not only her first International medal but also the first time she had won an international head 2 head match.
There was more success for the British compound team in the mixed team event, Ella Gibson and James Mason took gold after an incredibly strong finals match!
Congratulations to the whole team.
Notice is given of the Annual General Meeting of Northampton Archery Club, which will be held at 12.30pm on Saturday 18th May 2019 at Sywell Range, Kettering Road, Sywell Northants. NN6 9TE.
The AGM documents can be found here in the members area.
Northamptonshire County Archery Society are putting on a charity Dawn til Dusk shoot on the 29th June 2019.
The shoot will be kindly hosted by Wellingborough Open Archery Club at The Old Grammarian’s Memorial Sports Field on Sywell Road, NN8 6BS.
The event will be a “Dawn ’til Dusk” shoot starting at 05:30 and running through to 21:00. The archers involved will raise money through sponsorship by shooting sessions throughout the day. There will be 5 sessions shot throughout the day. Sessions 1 – 4 will be National Rounds (6 dozen arrows over 2 distances) and Session 5 will be a Warwick Round (4 dozen arrows over 2 distances).
Our aim is to have as many archers from within the county as possible to take part and contribute to this event, to help us achieve our target for the 3 chosen charities.
Please see the link below for more information and online donations to the charity shoot.
Help us to reach our target by donating here:-https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DawnTilDusk2019
The link is also what you will need to forward to your sponsors to allow them to donate electronically. Your sponsors will be given the option of leaving a message and can add that it is on your behalf there if they wish to.
Why a target of £12,000? When contacting the charities to ask if we could fundraise for them Northampton General Hospital advised that they wished to raise funding for a special cot for babies with respiratory problems and that these cots cost £2,000 each – why fund one if we can fund two?
This helped us to set the target at £12,000 because £4,000 for each charity would see 2 cots for the unit. When looking at what this might mean for the other chosen charities we were surprised to read that our local air ambulance service averages 6 rescue missions per day and each mission costs approximately £1,700 so we might help keep that air ambulance in the air for half a day with £4,000.
We are grateful for all donations that we receive, but don’t let the target affect your decision. If we are fortunate to be in a position where the target is reached we would still like you to donate as much as you can afford so that all 3 charities receive as much support as we can give them.
Please contact Helen Sharpe if you wish to take part, as she will be creating a list of sponsored archers in the story and Helen can add your name to the list. Her email address for this and any other queries is email@example.com
Once the event has been completed and we have all funds in, Helen will update the page to include the offline donations to allow us all to see the grand total raised.
For anyone who took part in the Remembering Chris Mason Dawn til Dusk shoot back in 2015, this was a truly fantastic day. Hopefully this event will be just as enjoyable and succesful.
Download a PDF version of the event flyer.