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World Field Archery team for 2018 includes James Annall from Bath Archers

Many congratulations to James Annall who has been selected to shoot for Great Britain at the World Field Archery Championships in Italy from 4th to 9th September.

James Annall

James started shooting in Sept 2008 shooting Target recurve. Started giving barebow a try from Nov 2009, switching between RC and BB every couple of weeks that indoor season, then stuck with BB from April 2010. First gave Field a try in July 2011 and loved it ever since, quickly taking over from Target shooting during the next couple of years. He particularly enjoyed the venues, the variety of target positions, and the challenge that each target brings, all at a relatively short distance compared to Target (for Senior Barebow 2/3 of all the targets in a weekend are between 5 and 30m, and a maximum distance of 50m) This will be his 5th GB cap, first getting onto the team in 2014. He's really looking forward to being back on the team, after not meeting the selection criteria last year. His best result to date has been 16th at European champs 2015 in Poland.
Good luck James.

Level 1 Coaching Course

If you are interested in undertaking a level 1 coaching course, a new course will be running early 2019.
Day 1 - 6th January 2019
Day 2 - 3rd February 2019
Day 3 - 3rd March 2019
Assessment - 7th April 2019
The cost is £275 per person.
Venue is Saltford Scout Hut, Chelwood Road, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3BU.
All enquiries to Rob Bitton.

World Archery Rule Changes

World Archery Field and 3D rules have been amended from the 1st April. Details and guidance on their interpretation available here.

Archery GB Field Archery

Archery GB have launched a new website dedicated to field archery here.

Archery GB - Rules of Shooting.

Archery GB have made changes to the Rules of Shooting effective from 9th April 2018:
Note that one change relates to Rule 306, scoring.
A full download of the new rules is available here.
A download of just the changes is available here.

Postal Competition Final Results 2017-2018

This years competitions have finished and the final results are now out.
Senior Frostbite competition: Burnham Company of Archers are the champions with Coastal Archers runners-up.
Junior Frostbite competition: Bath Junior Archers are the champions with Burnham Company of Junior Archers runners-up.
Full results are here
Senior Portsmouth competition: Burnham Company of Archers are the champions with Bowmen of Ina runners-up.
Junior Portsmouth competition: Bowmen of Danesfield Juniors are the champions with Avalon Archery juniors runners-up.
Full results are here

April 2017

Awards for Somerset Archers

Dear Archers of Somerset,
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the three Somerset archers who were given awards at the recent ArcheryGB AGM.  
Firstly,  The Gussy Trophy for wheelchair archer of the year was awarded to Jo Frith. At the Rio Paralympic Games she won W1 mixed team gold and individual silver medals.  
Secondly, Andrew Rees was awarded a bronze plaquette in recognition of his dedication as a member of the Archery GB field team since 2005 and his contribution to running the sport at club, county, regional and national levels.
Finally, Tim Jackson was awarded an Honorary Life Membership – in recognition of and thanks for his outstanding contribution to major archery events over the past 15 years.  
I am sure that you will join me in congratulating all our prize winners – it’s great to see Somerset archers recognized at national level.  
Vikki Gallop