Latest News From The EFAA
2022 Spring Team Championships Results
Results of the 2022 Spring Team Championships can be found HERE
Double PAA Round
Eagle Bowmen of Bedford have offered to host any EFAA member wishing to practice for the World Indoor Archery Championships or get the two shoots on their cards.
On 24th April and 29th May they are putting on a double PPA round, but numbers are limited so booking is essential.
Cost for both rounds is £10.00.
For further information please email secretary_EBBarchery@outlook.com details about how to enter are available within the April Field archer and on the Face Book page.
It is with great sadness that we have been asked by Christine to announce the very sad, sudden passing of Tony Smith, one of our well know, much loved, long term members.
Tony Smith passed away suddenly at home on Friday morning (4th March), from a heart attack.
Our thoughts and prayers at this time are with Christine and their family.
Rest in peace Tony, you will be very much missed by all who loved and knew you.
Instructors Course Interest
To all EFAA members we are trying to work out a plan for how many instructors courses it would be worth running this year, this is mainly level one course but also for our current level one instructors wanting to upgrade to a level two.
For any one that is interested in sitting a level one instructors course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so I can start drawing up a list, also if there are any clubs that would be willing to host as training day please let me know.
Just a reminder to read through the requirements so becoming an instructor which can be found on the EFAA web page under Instructors.
EFAA Coaching Officer
It is with great sadness that we have learnt today that Geoff Southgate ( Dots Husband ) died yesterday afternoon at home.
Some of you might not have known him, but most of you would have, technically not an existing EFAA Member but long time supporter of Field Archery, he also started so many archers off in the sport when they visited Centre Parcs .
Obviously known much more for being Dorothy Southgate’s husband.
But tonight our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family.
3D Marked Champs Results
National Champs Results
Bowhunter Champs Results
Spring Team Champs Results
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
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.
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.
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.
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.