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AGM 12th Nov – Emergency Change of Venue

October 26th, 2016

Last week the Burgess Hill Nautical Training Corps Hall, where the SCAA AGM was to take place, burnt to the ground in a suspected arson attack. A new venue has now been arranged about a quarter of a mile away:
Manor Field Primary School, Junction Rd, Burgess Hill RH15 0PZ
The AGM is on Saturday 12 November and will begin at 10.00am prompt
This is an opportunity to hear and meet our new Chairman, Peter Probert. Peter has already visited about a quarter of the Sussex Clubs to meet officers and members, and is developing initiatives to improve and develop communications, widen support at both at club level and for Archers representing the County and Nation, encourage increased participation in County Events, and make sure Association activities and events  won’t grind to a halt when Officers retire their post or move away from Sussex. A big part of this of course is communication, and it’s intended to do something we’ve talked about for years, to co-operate with clubs to get a full e-mailing list for all members of SCAA who are happy to get news this way.
This AGM is happening early in Peter’s chairmanship so Clubs can point out improvements or changes they’d like to see – it would be very useful if all Clubs can make sure they send some key members to the meeting.

Michaela Lake at Euro 3-D Champs

October 14th, 2016

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Only her second visit to a European 3-D Championships representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland with her Traditional set-up, and Michaela Lake brought home the Silver Medal from Slovenia.

Michaela Reports…

My aim for the week was to get into the top 16 as that would be respectable. I had taken a quite a few days of leave to train at South Wiltshire as they have a 3D course set up. My aim was to score 300 points per day for the 2 qualifying rounds to get into the final 16, and I had done this in practice on a few occasions so knew it was possible. Read the rest of this entry »

Michaela’s Euro-3D Silver, Jodie at Rio Paralympics
and Kai’s National Series Spectacular

September 10th, 2016

STOP PRESS 12th Sept: Paralympic Silver for Jodie Grinham with John Stubbs in the Compound Mixed Team Competition – GB scoring 143 against China’s 151

MLakeJGrinhamNews580pxlHot from successfully defending her All-British Title, Eastbourne Instinctive Archer Michaela Lake has headed over to Slovenia and carried off the Silver Medal at the European 3D Championships for Great Britain. Other Sussex Archers in the Squad were High Weald Compound Archer Gary Cole who qualified in 3rd place, but finished just outside the medals in 5th Place, and Jason Meehan, also a High Weald Archer who took 20th Place in the Barebow class.

Meanwhile Crawley Archery Club alumna Jodie Grinham is starting her campaign in the Ladies Open Individual Compound Class at the Rio Paralympics.  Jodie now lives at Telford and has been training fulltime for the Para Games. Jodie finished the Rankings Round in 10th place and will face Eleanora Sarti of Italy on 16th September.

Michaela, Gary and Jason were all members of the England Team that won the Home International at the All-British Field Championships, and Michaela joined with Kevin Warwick to win the Top Team Award for Kingsbury.

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Away from the Internationals… 15-yr-old Kai Thomas-Prause strung together some awesome performances and took the Bronze medal at the Bradford leg of the National Series on 5th September, including shooting the highest H2H score of the whole meeting and showing he’s more than a match to most of the top adult Compound Archers in the land – report and picture on the SCAA Facebook Page

Sussex Archers in Rio

August 8th, 2016

OlympicsGavinFacingGary580pxlTwo Worthing Archery Club members on the world stage today – Gavin Sutherland (right), representing Zimbabwe, supported by his Coach (and former Field World Champion) Gary Kinghorn.
Gavin faced World and Olympic Record holder Woojin Kim of Korea at the Sambodromo in Rio in the first round Head-to-Head. Against such odds few, if any, archers in the world could go against the form-book, and Kim won of course. But Gavin tossed in enough Tens to show why he was there, and did his Nation proud.

Rankings Updated 1st August 2016

August 1st, 2016

The Rankings page has been updated, please let me know of any errors or omissions that may have slipped through.

I will try to find the results from as many local tournaments as I can however, I’m not always aware of them all, especially if they are a distance away. If you wish to be included in the Rankings Tables and be sure that all your scores are counted,  you should email them in so that I can double check them.

If you send in a score from a club target day, please make sure that you include the scoresheet, countersigned by a witness.

For more information, pleased check out the Rankings Page

David Coates

County Championships Weekend 2016

July 13th, 2016


Click Here to see a Gallery of Pictures from the Shoot

The RESULTS and  Target List are published on the Championships Web Page

Records Update 2016

May 2nd, 2016

New Archery GB Junior Metric Rounds added – see Junior Target Records Page for details

The County Target Records are now in a new pdf format which have been updated and converted from the old excel tables, please email the RecordsOfficer if there are any errors.

David Coates

2015/16 Junior Winter Leagues – The Showdown…

April 27th, 2016


Click Here > to see FINAL INDOOR SCORES


The League Secretary writes…

This is my first year as Junior Winter League Secretary and I have really enjoyed it!  It has given me the opportunity to meet so many junior archers and their parents and put faces to names at tournaments.  At K2 I even had the pleasure of shooting on the same target as one of the juniors.
I am delighted to report that I received entries from 14 clubs, 65 archers and 7 different bow types – come on girls longbow archers I know you’re out there!  Five archers managed to submit scores for the indoor AND outdoor leagues.
The Winners List Follows… Read the rest of this entry »

SCAA VI Archer at Euro Para Champs for GB

April 14th, 2016

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Carol Davies, a visually impaired archer, seized the opportunity to shoot for GB at the European Para-archery Championships in Saint Jean De Monts, France in April 2016. Carol is a member of Blind Veterans UK Bowmen in Ovingdean, and is currently coached and supported by two Sussex County Coaches.

Carol thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the tournament – including shooting against Steve Prowse the current world champion. Carol lost in the quarter-finals to the eventual bronze medallist Claudio Peruffo from Italy.

She described the tournament as “the experience of a lifetime” and would like to express her gratitude to SCAA for giving her a grant towards the cost of the trip.