Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

The AGMs of both SCAA and the Martlets Coaching Guild were held on 1st December in Burgess Hill. 19 Clubs were represented out of a total of 25 (not counting the closed clubs that are completely self-contained) which is a big improvement on the last several years. Nearly all the posts on the Executive Committee are now filled, so SCAA is in a much better position to go forward.
And after 45 years there has been a change of General Secretary. Doreen Cannon has had to relinquish her position because of eyesight difficulties, but will continue to figure as a Life Vice-President. The incoming General Secretary is Mark Worsfold of Hellingly.
The Martlets Guild will be holding a series of Personal Development Workshops in January, February and March next year designed to increase Competition-Readiness, for reasonable standard intermediate and better archers hoping to get to, or over, the threshold into the County Team. And as a general sharpening-up opportunity for existing team members.
The full draft Minutes are >>at this link<<

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

The 2018 AGM will be held on  Saturday 1st  December 2018 at the Manor Field Primary School, Junction Road, Burgess Hill, RH15OPZ starting at 10.00am.

A number of Committee Posts either are, or about to become, Vacant. Support from members is urgently needed so that SCAA can carry out its operations, please will Members think about how they can help, and if possible please nominate new committee members. Agendas and Nomination Forms will be with your Club Secretary.

Part of the discussion at the meeting will be about County Leagues, and SCAA will shortly be putting a Survey on line so members can say what kind of format they would like like to see the League(s) take in future.

2017 Annual General Meeting 11th November

Friday, October 13th, 2017

The SCAA 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 11th November at Manor Field Primary School, Junction Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 OPZ. The intention is to send out Draft Minutes and Officers’ Reports fairly soon while they are still of interest to those who didn’t attend the AGM, rather than wait 12 months. Similarly it is intended to send out Digests of Executive Meetings soon after they happen. (more…)

Doreen receives AGB Honour

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

DoreenCannonBronzePlaqueTrishLovellOur County Secretary Doreen Cannon was given due recognition by Archery GB when President Trish Lovell presented the Bronze Plaquette for her long service to Archery at the AGB AGM at the NEC in Birmingham.

Archery has played a very big part in Doreen’s life, and she has given an enormous amount back. Sussex Archery would have been very different without her input over half a century and more.  She was Secretary of Worthing Archery Club for nearly 50 years, has been County Secretary for over 40, was Regional Recurve Champion, a County Team Member continuously from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s, first Recurve then Compound, a member of the Championships Results team, Junior County Team Manager and then Senior Team Manager.

She is a County Coach and served many years as Secretary of the Martlets Coaching Group. She always makes a particular point of encouraging Juniors, both in her home club and throughout the County, and continues to run outdoor sessions for juniors on Saturdays round the year. Several of ‘her’ Juniors (and their children) have been high achievers and shot for England or Great Britain. She inaugurated a Junior Shoot which drew entrants from near and far, including youngsters like Andrea Gales and Jonathan Shales, although now it is mostly attended by Sussex Juniors; Doreen still hands out prizes, and gives personal presents to all the participants.

New Field Achievement Badge Scheme

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Sussex County Archery Association is launching an achievement award scheme for Field Archery, available in every bowstyle as an interim measure to fill the void in the Classification and the WA Arrowhead awards. Eligible Styles will include Traditional, Instinctive and American Flat Bow which have not previously been covered, as well as Longbow, Barebow, Compound and Freestyle/Recurve. It will be possible to claim for field scores shot since 1st January 2016.

There is a link to the explanatory document on the Documents Library Page

AGM 12th Nov – Emergency Change of Venue

Wednesday, 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
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Michaela Lake at Euro 3-D Champs

Friday, 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. (more…)

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

Saturday, 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

Monday, 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.