Latest News From The EFAA
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
White Mark Bowmen Shoots
Please be aware that the shoots advertised at White Mark Bowmen, are now for White Mark Members only, this is a decision made by the Committee of White Mark to ensure they remain covid safe. For further information please see White Mark Bowmen’s Face Book page
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 EBHC/WBHC & WFAC 2021 Update
The IFAA have advised that Go/No Go dates have been announced for both events:
EBHC/WBHC: 7th April
WFAC: 30th April
As soon as further information is received it will be added to the website
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 email@example.com
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
2020 EFAA AGM UPDATE
An outdoor meeting of the EFAA executive committee members took place on Sunday July 5th to discuss items needing urgent attention.
It was decided that, due to the current unprecedented circumstances we are all living in, including the restrictions on indoor gatherings, the 2020 AGM will be delayed until such time that we are legally permitted to hold a conventional indoor meeting.
Updates will be posted on this website.
8th July 2020
TOURNAMENT SHIRT ORDERS – UPDATE
We have recently been informed that the company that supplies out tournament shirts has gone into liquidation and we will not be receiving any of the shirts that we have ordered. This situation is completely out of control, but we appreciate that this is extremely disappointing news for those of you waiting for your shirts, several of you have been patiently waiting for a long time.
Payments have been refunded via PayPal today.
28th June 2020
Announcement re Postponement of WFAC 2020 - Estonia.
From the WFAC2020 website.
As an IFAA-accredited global tournament host, the FAAE considers it necessary to give notice of changes as soon as possible. This situation in the World is unusual for all of us and regardless of the decision made, it cannot be 100% suitable for everyone. The only reasonable decision is to postpone the tournament (WFAC2020) to the 2021, the dates of July 23rd to July 31st. If a registered participant wishes to withdraw from the tournament altogether, we can refund 30% of the fees paid until Jun 30, 2020. Registered archers who wish to participate in the tournament in 2021 do not need to take any action, their participation fee will be retained and carried forward to the next year. Till today, we receive requests by mail from different countries with the wish to register for the tournament, change the bow style, book accommodation etc., which shows the high interest of the participants in the tournament.
On behalf of the Tournament Organizers we thank you for your patience and understanding!
IFAA Announcement - European Bowhunter Championships 2020 is Postponed
Like with most sports the COVOD-19 virus has also affected the tournaments of the IFAA with the general
lockdown of almost every European country. This is most likely to be extended well into May 2020 or even
later in the year by many countries.
After consultation with the IFAA member associations in Europe, the decision was made to postpone the
European Bowhunter Championships 2020 (EBHC 2020). 2/3 of the member associations in Europe have
voted in favour of the postponement and there were no votes against. There was one abstention.
These championships will now be hosted from 02-10 July 2021 unless the virus keeps a grip on Europe.
The name of the tournament will remain the same and medals and any tournament memorabilia will still
display “EBHC 2020”.
The World Bowhunter Championships 2021 (WBHC 2021) will be combined with the EHBC 2020 and
medals and tournament memorabilia of the WBHC 2021 will display “WBHC2021”.
Australia (ABA) in turn will now be hosting the WBHC 2023 !
Archers who have already registered for the EBHC2020 and also have paid the registration fees are given the
option to shoot the combined WBHC2021/EBHC2020 at no extra costs.
A large part of the registration fees have been spent on the organisation of the EBHC2020 and unfortunately
a refund of the registration fees to those who do not wish to shoot the events in 2021 will not be possible.
Archers who have also paid for meals, the banquet, shirts and other tournament memorabilia may contact the
tournament organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org for a refund of the payments that were made.
The organisers are committed to contact each registered archer by email to inform them of the options.
Even though the EBHC2020 is fully booked, the organisers assure that there will be sufficient places for the
registrations for the WBHC2021 for all additional archers.
Two extra ranges are planned if so required.
Archers from Europe, who have not registered or not paid their registration fees for the EBHC 2020 will pay
the normal registration fees. This will be advertised on the WBHC2021/EBHC2020 website later this year.
Archers from outside Europe can only register for the WBHC2021 as will be advertised later this year.
EFAA Tournament Shirt Ordering
REMINDER - The Deadline Below is Fast Approaching.
We are pleased to inform you that tournament shirt orders can now be placed online under the merchandise tab on this website. As before, these shirts are a special-order item with a minimum order quantity of 5 shirts and up to 8 weeks production time. We are aware that some of you have waited a long time to receive shirts and some are still waiting for the current order to be completed and shirts delivered. With this in mind and in an attempt to provide members with a better idea of when shirts are likely to be received, we are introducing a shirt order ‘cut off’ date.
ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY 30TH MARCH 2020.
This order process is now closed.
Online ordering will not be available after this date and all shirt orders will be sent to our supplier.
National Indoor Championships - Results
Results for this years National Indoor Championships can be seen here.
National Championships 2020 Announcement
We are pleased to let you all know that this years National Championships will be hosted by White Mark Bowmen. Details on the Tournament page.
Latest SFM Patch Awards for 2019 Year
Congratulations to the following archers who achieved the SFM Patch during 2019.
Daniel Rae - BU and FU
Barry Rampling – FU
Scott Stanbury – FSR
Jim Metcalfe – FU
Dan Soroko – FU
Alan Lawson – FU
Jonathan Shales – FSR
Natasha Pinches – FU
Dee Rayner – BHC
Jo Healey – BU
Phil Glover – FU
Simon Holmes – FU
Carol Smith – FU
Verity Grey – FU
Jamie Bridges – BBR
Martyn Cotterill – FU
Sam Baldwin – FU
S. Corless – FU
James Mason - FU
Carl Richards – FU
Tony Weston – FU
Allan Lawson – FU
Well done all, I will be getting the 2019 patches made soon for issuing out.
As I am not shooting this year could you please email me with your address so I can get them in the post or tell me you`re not interested.
Have a great year I will be watching the classification cards for those trying for the 2020 patch.
Classifications and Incentives Officer
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.
World Indoor Archery Championships 2021
The EFAA are pleased to announce that we are hosting the 2021 World Indoor Archery Championships to be held in Kent from 15th to 20th February 2021.
Registration is now open at www.wiac2021.co.uk, where more details can be found.
Here's How to get Qualifying Scores
You will require two scores on your card, either a Standard Indoor Round, the Flint Indoor Round or the World Indoor Mail Match.
A few ways you can achieve these scores are:
- Attend the EFAA Indoor Championships 2020 on Sunday 16th (This counts as 2 shoots).
- Attend another National Championships – SFAA or WFAA Indoors 2021. NIFAA Indoor Championships 4th April 2020. (2 rounds on the same day would class as 2 shoots)
- Attend EIAC 2020
- Compete in the World Indoor Mail Match at a venue of your choice in Jan, Feb and March. Please see the link for more details: https://www.ifaa-archery.org/index.php/2019-world-indoor-archery-mail-match
- Host a classification shoot at an indoor venue for local archers.
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.
**Membership Fee Increase**
Reminder when joining or renewing your membership for 2019, please ensure you pay the correct fee.
to please check Following the acceptance of a proposal presented at the 2018 EFAA AGM, the EFAA adult membership fee will increase to £25.00 per annum and the family membership fee increased to £50.00 per annum from 1st January 2019. All other membership fees will remain unchanged.
Please note that due increasing costs and general financial uncertainties, the membership fees will be reviewed more frequently in future and this increase may prove to be incremental.