Terry White

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

It is extremely sad to report the death of SCAA Vice-President Terry White, one of Sussex Archery’s greatest supporters over a remarkable span of sixty years. During that time Terry founded two Clubs in the Hastings area, and was Sussex Team Manager and a SCAA committee member for many years, eventually becoming Chairman, and was always a great innovator and encourager of archers, young and old. The funeral will be at Hastings Crematorium on Tuesday June 4th at 2 pm, and more details and a proper obituary will be posted here soon.
We’re sure Terry’s many friends in Archery will join together in sympathy with Pam, Trevor, Tyler and all Terry’s family.

County Championships Entry Forms Uploaded

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Entry Forms for the County Outdoor Championships (20/21 July) and the County Clout Championships (11 August) are available on the County Target Championships and County Clout Championships Webpages respectively.

The Field Shoot Entry Forms are at these links:- THWAC 3-D Selection Shoot (15/16 June) and THWAC 2-day 24-target Field Tournament (27/27 July)

2019 Sussex County Championships to Go Ahead

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Thanks to a good response to the latest appeal for help with County Equipment etc, SCAA is set to hold the County Championships Meeting in the third weekend of July at Crawley. More details and Entry Forms to follow soon.
Thanks everyone who offered to help.

New Inter-Counties Indoor League

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

The Southern Counties have got in a huddle and in next to no time have set up an Inter-County Indoor Winter League – it’s not really a league this year, just an all against all Postal Shoot-Out, and we’re entering Teams – which are open to anyone and everyone who shoots a Portsmouth in Jan, Feb, and / or March. You hand it to your Club organiser and they send it in to our County organiser (but if you’re a direct member or your club hasn’t got an organiser, you can send it in yourself). There’ll be some local prizes, include Novice Awards, so you don’t have to be an Elite Archer to join in.
FULL DETAILS >>AT THIS LINK

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