SCAA President Wired

Sunday, August 15th, 2021

Our President now has a new set of Duracells and is ready to bounce back into action any time soon.

Well done Phil!

Held-Fast ! – Covid-19 brings Archery at a standstill

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

When an archer calls out ‘FAST!’ it means ‘Hold Fast!’ and shooting must stop immediately, which is what we’ve had to do. All Archery Club and County Association activity has stopped as part of the national effort to bring the Coronavirus under control, and is likely to stay that way until June at the earliest. That also means all Beginners Lessons and Archery Tasters are on hold Nation-wide until the end of the crisis.

None of the planned County Tournaments have been cancelled yet as the first isn’t until mid July, but a number of earlier events have been wiped out:-  the County team-building day in April, the Match vs Hampshire in May and the Personal Development Workshops (which will be postponed until we get the all-clear).

Everything is subject to being changed, depending on how things develop. News will be posted here as it comes in. We hope you all keep well and we’re all looking forward to getting outdoors again before too long.

 

Sussex Clubs Meeting and Forum 7th March

Monday, February 10th, 2020

10.30am Saturday 7th March
at the Manorfield School, Burgess Hill, RH15OPZ

Planning for 2020: Some proposals and Open Discussion about how Sussex Clubs and SCAA can work together this year to respond to interest in the sport prompted by the Tokyo Olympics, including co-ordinating Taster and Have-A-Go events and setting up a programme of events to engage Juniors and Novice Archers and encourage them to join in more of the activities going on around the County. The focus being on making the various branches of the sport more accessible and interesting so that intermediate archers will discover more aspects of Archery to capture their interest.
All Clubs are encouraged to send representatives – and to join in with opinions and suggestions.

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.