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2019 news

Sarah retains British Barebow title

29 December 2019

Sarah Monteith of Archers of East Riding has retained the title of national Lady Barebow Champion.

The British Barebow Championships 2019 were held at nine venues across the UK, including Pennine Archers in Linthwaite, and the results were consolidated. Sarah scored 503 points on a WA 18m round, beating the runner-up by 22 points.

Sarah's score helped England to win the Home Nations Championship. She, Mark Excell and Phoebe Rose won with a combined score of 1500 points.

Congratulations to Sarah from all at the YAA.

More news:
 Archery GB: Our 2019 barebow champions are

Full results:
 2019 British Barebow Championships results

Panda New Year's Day clout

Anthony Hilton - 24 December 2019

Panda Bowmen will hold the Colin Bowes Memorial fun clout shoot on Wednesday 1st January 2020 - shooting will start at 1:00 PM.

Distances from 80 yards to 180 yards are available to suit those shooting.

An informal start to the year's shooting. Choose a distance your arrows will reach and ignore what Archery GB say you should shoot!

All local archers welcome - no entry fee, no awards, no stress. Mud likely.

Instruction given for those new to clout.

We're at West Park Leeds RUFC in Bramhope, North Leeds, LS16 9JR.

Anthony Hilton
Panda Bowmen

Sheila retains national indoor title

Simon Slater - 1 December 2019

Congratulations to Sheila Hudson of White Rose Archers, who today won the Ladies Longbow title at the National Indoor Championships, for the fourth year running. A fantastic achievement!

Simon Slater
YAA Public Relations Officer

Regions Indoor Championships - host needed

Andrew Neal - 9 October 2019

The 2020 year sees Yorkshire take its turn in hosting the Regions Indoor Championships, which will be held on the third Sunday in November.

We are looking for a club and venue to host this shoot for us.

If you are interested, or would like further information on what would be required, or information about the funding of the shoot, please contact Andrew Neal on:

Andrew Neal
YAA President and Target Tournament Organiser

Joe wins Bronze

9 October 2019

Huge congratulations to Joe Fairburn of Wharfe Valley Archers, who won bronze at the European Field Archery Championships, held in Mokrice Catez, Slovenia, in the Recurve Junior Men category.

Beating the 9th, 6th and 4th seeds to make the semi final, only to be beaten by the number one seed and eventual winner, Joe comfortably won his bronze medal match to secure the victory.

A well earned success. Congratulations from all at the YAA.

Cash boost helps archery club with expansion plan

Archers of Bridlington and Burton Agnes - 29 July 2019

After receiving authorisation from its committee to apply, the Archers of Bridlington & Burton Agnes, based at the Villages sports field, has secured funding to improve its facilities thanks to a grant from the Lissett Wind Farm Community Fund.

The project was aimed at tackling one of the club's biggest problems, which saw it struggle to move the weight of its straw made targets.

In addition to the issues with the targets the club also struggles with a lack of storage space and is in desperate need of a larger container to house its targets and equipment.

The Lissett Wind Farm Community Grant, which is worth 6492, will enable the club to purchase a second hand 20-foot container and 12 Danage targets, much lighter than the ones currently being used.

Archers of Bridlington & Burton Agnes Club believes the Grant will help to move the club forward significantly and hopefully attract new members.

A massive thank you to Lissett Wind Farm Community Fund for this grant, as without this the project would probably never have been completed.

Photo courtesy of Driffield & Wolds Weekly.

Archers of Bridlington and Burton Agnes

National Tour stage 5 at Barnsley

Barnsley Archery Club - 21 July 2019

Barnsley Archery Club will be hosting stage 5 of the Archery GB National Tour in mid-August.

On Saturday the 17th of August, compound archers will shoot a WRS WA 720 ranking round and head-to-head on an 80 cm target at 50 metres.
 Barnsley AC WRS WA720 + Head-To-Head compound day

On Sunday the 18th of August, recurve archers will shoot a WRS WA 720 ranking round and head-to-head on a 122 cm target at 70 metres.
 Barnsley AC WRS WA720 + Head-To-Head recurve day

If anyone is interested in being part of the event support team, ir would like to experience this National Competition by assisting with the field party, catering, etc, then please contact Sophie or Gwen on (01484) 860398 or (07764) 449420.

It is a great opportunity to come along, have some fun, and experience one of the UK's most prestigious archery events, and to watch some of our top archers in action.

Barnsley Archery Club

Izzy at World Student Games

5 July 2019

Good luck to Izzy Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club, who will represent Great Britain at the World Student Games which will be held in Naples from the 9th to the 13th of July.

Izzy is one of two lady compound archers in the seven-strong squad.

Best wishes to Izzy from all at the YAA.

Yorkshire at the National County Teams Tournament

5 July 2019

Yorkshire Ladies won the Barebow and Longbow teams championships at the National County Teams Tournament, which was held recently at Lilleshall.

Fantastic shooting! Congratulations to them and everyone who shot and survived the heat and wind that weekend.

Panda Crecy not running

Anthony Hilton - 5 July 2019

Panda Bowmen will not be holding their Crecy shoot this year.

We apologise for any disappointment caused, and hope to run the shoot as normal next year.

Anthony Hilton
Panda Bowmen

Thanks from De Notton Bowers

Brian Davies - 18 June 2019

De Notton Bowers would like to thank all the archers who attended our first longbow competition, which was a complete success. The weather was a mixture of sun, wind and rain but it did not spoil the day. All archers enjoyed the day and gave us some good feedback on our venue and the competition which we listened to and will act on for future events.

Hope to see you all back next year.

Many thanks from all at De Notton Bowers.

Brian Davies
De Notton Bowers

AGB field archery survey

Colin Fairburn - 12 June 2019

Have you ever taken part, or thought about taking part, in field archery? Any society, any discipline. If so, please spend a few moments filling out this survey produced by Archery GB. It is part of a very important consultation being conducted by the organisation to improve access to the sport.
 Archery GB: We need your help!

Colin Fairburn
Wharfe Valley Archers

Environmentally friendly off-grid toilet

Ian Brooks - 12 June 2019

Aire Valley Archers are looking at the possibility of installing an off grid toilet at our outdoor range in Bingley, West Yorkshire.

If any other archery club has already installed one we would like to talk to you about your experience and how it all works out practice.

If you can help us please email and we will make contact just as soon as we can.

Happy shooting,

Ian Brooks
Treasurer, Aire Valley Archers

Allan Shuker receives the Yorkshire Sword

Andy Wilkinson - 4 June 2019

The Yorkshire Sword for services to archery in Yorkshire was presented to Allan Shuker at the YAA Championships on Sunday the 2nd of June 2019 by YAA Secretary Andy Wilkinson.

 Judge at a ridiculous number of events
 Nutritional Advisor
 Mentor to candidate Judge (Allan 2 or Paul Dean as he is actually called)

Allan has been present on many an archery field over a number of years. He is a well known judge who is always calm and approachable. You can trust him to be fair (although I still maintain that line cutter was in!) and he will explain things if you are unsure.

He has given up a large amount of his time over the last year (or two) to judge at tournaments meaning that the shoots can run and other judges have the opportunity to shoot.

Through his wife's love of baking he has kept many of us well fed with cheesecake over the years, donating one of the much loved baked goods to a Junior Archers fundraiser at the National Barebow Championships - not deterred by the fact this Junior wasn't even a member of his club.

Through his work as a judge Allan has taken on a candidate (Paul) who is affectionately known as 'Allan 2'. He is definitely passing on his chilled out attitude and general demeanour to another judge, helping shoots within the county continue running.

We are aware that he is stepping back his duties in 2019 and we feel this is a fitting way to thank him for all his previous work for the county (even if he is a Welshman!).

Bethany Dexter and Sarah Dickinson

Andy Wilkinson
Yorkshire Archery Association Secretary
Archery GB County Development Coordinator

Izzy selected for World University Games

Isabelle Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club has been selected to represent Great Britain at the World University Games, which will be held this July in Naples, Italy.

Huge congratulations and best wishes to Izzy from all at the YAA.

Stolen equipment

Patrick Revell - 22 May 2019

Please be on the lookout for some archery equipment which was stolen in a burglary in Hull on Sunday the 19th of May.

A blue Samick Vision bow and reddish-brownm arrows were taken, along with other items. The bow and the arrows are known to have been sold in Hull city centre very shortly afterwards. The buyer may attempt to sell the equipment on to a club, shop or archers.

Please contact me directly or email the YAA:

Patrick Revell
All Abilities Archery

69th AGM of the YAA

Andy Wilkinson - 12th February 2019

Notice of the 69th Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Yorkshire Archery Association has been arranged for Saturday 9th March 2019 at Barnsley Archery Club, Barnsley Rugby Club, Shaw Lane, Barnsley at 10:30 AM. I look forward to seeing you there but should you be unable to attend please try to ensure that your club is represented.

Agenda for the 69th AGM

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of the 68th AGM
    • Points of Accuracy
    • Approval
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Chairman's Report
  5. Secretary's Report
  6. Treasurer's Report
    • Approve accounts
    • Set Affiliation Fees
    • Appointment of a Validator
  7. Officers reports
    • CCO
    • JLO
    • Junior Officer
    • PRO
    • Tournaments (Target, Clout, Field & Longbow)
    • Teams
    • Safeguarding
  8. Committee Recommendations
    • Proposed changes to the Constitution
  9. Election of Officers and Members of the General Committee
  10. Confirmation in post of Safeguarding Officers

 YAA Annual General Meeting 2018 minutes

Andy Wilkinson
Yorkshire Archery Association Secretary
Archery GB County Development Coordinator

Sarah is British Barebow Champion

3 January 2019

Sarah Monteith of Archers of East Riding has become national Lady Barebow Champion.

The British Barebow Championships were held at several venues across the UK and the results were consolidated. Sarah scored a very impressive 529 points on a WA 18m round to claim the title, beating her nearest competitor by 25 points.

Sarah's score, combined with those of James Annall and Jack Oram, won England the Home Nations Championship.

Constance Gaunt of Phoenix Bowmen also did well. She was runner-up in the Junior Ladies Under 16 division and third Junior Lady overall.

Congratulations to them from all at the YAA.

More news:
 Archery GB: Our 2018 barebow champions are

Full results:
 2018 British Barebow Championships results

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