Latest News From The EFAA
Spring Team Champs - Covid-19 Update
It is with great sadness that we have learnt today that Janet Lloyd passed away peacefully overnight.
She was a much loved member of the EFAA and of Black Sheep Archers and will be forever remembered with her beloved long bow in one hand and holding onto her beloved Joe with the other. Joe has asked that we let all of her archery friends know, so if you could pass this message on to anyone who does not have access to the website or to Face Book that would be very much appreciated. Joe has promised to keep us updated about the funeral arrangements and we will post details as soon as we have them.
But tonight our thoughts and prayers are with Joe, Richard and all of her family, Janet will be very much missed on the archery course but more so at home by Joe and her family.
Sleep easy Janet, God Bless.
As we move out of lock down it has come to my attention that some archers have been able to get their first SFM score, but due the the pandemic they were unable to get out to classifications to try to get their second score within the stated 12 month period. Having discussed this with the committee , we have decided to allow the follow archers the chance to get their second scores till the end of this year.
Matthew Farnham AMBU , Andrew Clark AMFSR , Rene Bekker AMBBR , Mark Dooley AMFU , Lydia Sinnet-Smith AFFU and Simon Scott AMFU.
Good Luck and stay safe
WEBHC 2021 Cancellation
We regret to inform you that the Authorities did not agree on the date for the planned Championship due to the Pandemic situation in France in general and particularly in the region of Confolens.
Therefore, we must officially announce the cancellation of the WEBHC 2021.
After consultation with the European Council and Finland, the French Association will host the EBHC 2022 in Confolens instead.
To ease the consequences, for those of you who have been registered for the WEBHC 2020/21, the offer still stands to move your registration forward to the new upcoming event. Further details in this regard, as well as dates etc. will be announce by the end of April. We ask for your understanding that up until then we cannot address individual inquiries as we need to clarify some details first to provide you with reliable responses
Further information can be found on the WEBHC website
How To Start A New Club Or Expand Your Existing One
If you are thinking of starting up a new EFAA Field Archery Club but don’t know where to start there is now available a guide to what you need to know and how to go about it. You can download it here.
Following the latest Government Guidance that has ben issued we have the pleasure in beginning to open up our National shoots.
Dates for the Spring Championships and entries are now live on the website – please check whether you have already entered before doing so again!
The dates for the Bowhunter Championships will be announced after the IFAA make a decision about the World and European Bowhunters. We want to give our archers who would be attending the best chance of practice and getting scores on their cards, however if the event is postponed then we will delay the dates so that as many EFAA archers can attend as possible.
Dates for the remaining Championships will be confirmed as soon as we have confirmed with the clubs who will be hosting them.
Latest Info has been updated on the Covid 19 page on the website.
Please remember do not leave home if you have a new continuous cough, feel hot to the touch or have a change to your taste and smell. If you experience and of these symptoms please stay at home, get in touch with NHS 111 on line or by phone if you do not have access and act on their advice.
IFAA Mail Match 2021
UKIFAC 2021 Postponement
We would like to advise you that, in light of the continued uncertainty and health risks associated with Covid-19, UKIFAC 2021 has been deferred to 9-10 July 2022.
All entries from 2021 will roll over to 2022. There is no change to the competition other than the dates.
Archers who have paid need do nothing more, however, if in light of the revised date if you would like to claim a refund please contact UKIFAC Admin at this email address and we shall process your request. Entrants who have registered but not paid will continue to have their details retained on the Competitors List.
We would like to everyone - Archers and UKIFAC Committee members - for you unwavering support of this event.
General Update & Latest News
Just to keep you informed, the EFAA committee are meeting, and will continue to meet once every month online to enable us to react quickly to any changes in these challenging times.
No decision has yet been made on the holding of this year’s major shoots. We will continue to monitor the situation and obviously hope, for all of us, that we can return to enjoying our sport and friendships as soon as restrictions are relaxed.
As stated in an earlier update, the AGM situation was reviewed at our January meeting. It was decided that, due to continued restrictions, we will now plan to hold a conventional AGM later this year but earlier than customary, possibly in early September. All current committee members are happy to stay ‘in post’ to see the Association through this difficult period.
Dear EFAA instructors please follow the link below that will take you to an update letter from the IFAA Director of Training and Coaching.
If there are any questions then please get in contact and I will be in contact with you all in the new year.
Coaching Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
It is with great sadness that have to tell you all that Mike has passed away. As some of you may know he had not been well for sometime and he died in his sleep in hospital.
Mike was a true Gentleman, and was always there with a smile on his face, with the ability to crack a joke when it was needed to defuse the tension - a memorable moment in the Loire Valley in 1989.
He was a long time member of the EFAA Committee having served from 1986 when he became our IFAA Representative and for many years our Vice President.
His funeral has taken place (14th of December) but if any of you would like to catch up with the service it is available via this link Username Kehe9620 Password 648923 and will be available until 14th January.
RIP Mike, you will be sadly missed by all those that knew and loved you.
AGM 2020 & Latest News
At a recent meeting of the EFAA committee the 2020 AGM situation was re visited and the decision made to remain with the hope that a conventional AGM can be held early next year when, hopefully, the current restrictions on indoor gatherings will have eased. Also, due to the current, ever changing world that we are all living in, to enable us to be in a better position to react quickly to any relevant changes, the committee decided to increase the frequency of meetings for the next few months. The committee will now meet, online once a month until January 2021. At the January meeting, the AGM situation will be re visited and all possible meeting options will be reassessed.
On a more positive note, with our sport being severely restricted at the moment, it is encouraging to see that interest is still buoyant with 23 new members having joined the Association during October.
The list of EFAA records has been updated and is now up to date as of 26th September
National Indoor Championships - Results
Results for this years National Indoor Championships can be seen here.
Return of Shoot Certificates - Reminder for Club Officials
A reminder please to return shoot certificates correctly and fully completed to our Records & Incentives Officer (Graham) as soon as possible after the classification shoot.
INSURANCE COVER WHEN SHOOTING AT SOME OTHER VENUES.
Following the unprecedented amount of rainfall that we have all endured in recent months, many of us are unable to make full use of our regular shooting / practice grounds and may be looking elsewhere for much needed practice. This is just a polite reminder that if you shoot at a ‘pay as you play’ or similar venue, if the venue does not have an EFAA Range Charter Certificate, you will not be covered by the EFAA insurance policy. Please check before you shoot that the venue has been chartered for the practice area and/ or the course or both.
EFAA AGM Update Notice - National Records
Following the EFAA AGM held on 16th November 2019 it was proposed that only one record (either Adult or Veteran) can be claimed at a round and that a
competitor must notify the shoot admin at the start of the day (not after shooting) which record they are attempting to achieve.
This proposal was accepted unanimously by those in attendance and will therefore be effective from the 1st January 2020.
While the vast majority of members always conduct themselves in a correct and courteous manner, unfortunately, there have been instances this year when committee members have been subjected to confrontational, aggressive behaviour while going about their committee roles. This results in anger and stress for the people concerned when they are trying to organise and manage events on behalf of members of our association. To those of you who consider confrontational, aggressive behaviour to be acceptable, be assured, it is not acceptable for any member of the EFAA to be subjected to such behaviour in any circumstances. Also remember, at the discretion of the EFAA committee, any person / persons considered guilty of such behaviour can and will be excluded from an event and in exceptional circumstances, can have their EFAA membership revoked. If, at any time or at any EFAA event, you have an issue that concerns you, please approach and speak with a committee member in a civil manner.