Latest News From The EFAA

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.


Catering Update for National Indoor Championships

Please note our usual caterer for the Indoor Championships cannot be with us this year, but we have been able to organise hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes etc. which will be available all day.

White Mark Bowmen - Precision 3D Memorial Shoot

White Mark Bowmen are hosting their annual memorial shoot on Sunday 22nd March.

Please click on the link below to see full details and to print the entry form. Dan can also be emailed at

White Mark Memorial Entry Form 2020


EFAA Development Weekend - 14th & 15th March 2020



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.

Graham Kemp
Classifications and Incentives Officer

EFAA Development Weekend - 14th & 15th March 2020

The  EFAA would like to invite all archers who are entered for UKIFAC, EIAC, EBHC, and WFAC in 2020 to attend a development weekend.

This will take place at Avalon Archers on Sat 14th and Sun 15th March. The weekend agenda will include workshops and opportunities to work with EFAA coaches experienced in all IFAA recognised styles. The Avalon courses will be available for training and archers can choose to shoot all day if they wish. Cost will be £20 per day, this includes workshops, access to coaches and unlimited shooting at Avalon’s facilities: EFAA 14 target course, and 3D and 2D courses. No food will be provided but there will be hot drinks. Further information including an itinerary detailing workshop content and coaching availability will be distributed when confirmed.

Those interested please email the Team Manager, Dee Rayner (Click Here) by Sat 22nd February 2020, to secure your place. Attendance can be for either day or both.

National Indoor Championships

This event is now full, please email to be placed on the reserve list

A reserve list will be held and should you wish to be added to the reserve list please email  and people contacted in the order the emails are received should places become available.

National Records at this years Indoor Championships.
Please note you will be able to choose which record (ie adult or veteran) you wish to try for after your first two ends of each PAA round. Once decided you need to notify Lesley promptly while the others in your group are shooting.

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.


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.

Ordering England Team Shirts

Now that this years major tournaments are getting closer, here's a gentle reminder that orders can take 8 weeks.

If you want an England Team shirt please order soon.

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, 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:

  1. Attend the EFAA Indoor Championships 2020 on Sunday 16th (This counts as 2 shoots).
  2. 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)
  3. Attend EIAC 2020
  4. 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:
  5. Host a classification shoot at an indoor venue for local archers.

Records Updated

The list of EFAA records has been updated and is now up to date as of 5th January.

Team of Club 2019

The winning club of 2019 were Whitemark.
They had a strong lead over second place Kings Forest Bowmen, by 37 points. Black Eagle came in third place this year after being the 2018 Champions.
Remember, the more archers shoot for your club, the higher up the table your club can get!

Please click here to see the results.

The New Merlin Field Archery Club!

We would like to introduce the new Merlin Field Archery Club. After 3 years of existence, we have moved into the realms of a ‘normal’ club. Like Bambi’s first steps, we are emerging from the wonderful support of Merlin Archery and have founded our own committee. This is a new era for the club and we would like to express our immense gratitude to Chris Jones for his passion to create the club and Ben Jones for his continued support for the club to get to its current success. We have a strong committee of 6: Ben Jones (President); Ash Cowie (Chair); Carol Smith (Secretary); James Cowie (Treasurer); Chris Cant (Range Officer); Andrew Lamb (Records and Tournaments Officer & Safeguarding Officer).

We look forward to seeing you all at our 28 target course over the next year. We will be hosting the Spring Champs, hold a classification every 4th Sunday and will have our annual Chris Jones memorial shoot in May.

See you soon!

Ash Cowie

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.

Black Eagle Bowmen - Charity Shoot at 2019 National 3D Championships

Black Eagle Bowmen are please to let you know that £75 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Care from the Archery Darts Challenge held on Sunday 20th October after the National 3D championships.

Thank you from the
Black eagle Bowmen Committee

2019 National 3D Championships Results

Results from the National Championships have been added.

UK & Ireland Field Archery Championships 2020

Please click here to view full details of this event which is taking place in Ireland on 11th-12th July 2020.

Details are also available at


WhiteMark Bowmen - Christmas Shoot 29th December 2019

3D predator and prey the White Mark way – Christmas Shoot 2019

Please note that White Mark Bowmen's Christmas Shoot, on Sunday 29th December, will be a 3D Fun Shoot insead of the Marked 3D round that was originally scheduled. Shoot fees and timings are unchanged.

For more details see Alan Crowe's article in the next issue of Field Archer.

Fred Wells
General Secretary, White Mark Bowmen

2019 National Championships Results

Results from the National Championships have been added.

Please note a correction has been made regarding 'The Club with the most Members Attending'.

Please accept my apologies I had miscounted and there were equal numbers of members from both Kings Forest and White Mark so the trophy will be held 6 months each club.
EFAA Tournaments Officer


Disability Awareness Course

EFAA Member Keith Burton has arranged the above course - details below: -

The course is open to all, not just archery coaches and is run by Tim Hazell and Pippa Britton.

Tim Hazell is one of the most successful Paralympic Coaches in Britain. and Pippa Britton is a Paralympian archer, who has attended both the Bejing and London Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2012 respectively.

This is to take place from 09:00 to 14:00 on 2nd November at:
Perivale Community Centre
Horsenden Lane South

The fee is  £45.00. Start time 09:00, please arrive before 08:45 for registration.

If you are interested or have further questions Keith Burton can be contacted at

2019 UKIFAC Results

Results from the UKIFAC Championships have been added.

***2019 3D Championships Latest Info***

The 3D Championships latest!

As previously announced it is with great sadness that Broadland Bowmen have lost their woodland and as yet the council have not been able to find anything suitable and safe for them to shoot in. Therefore the 3D Championships will NOT be taking place at Broadland.

The EFAA Committee have approached a number of clubs and Black Eagle Bowmen have kindly agreed to allow the EFAA Committee to put the shoot on in their woods. So the 3D Championships will now take place on 19 and 20 October 2019 at Black Eagle Bowmen, West Wood, Near Souldrop. North Bedfordshire.

Food and drinks will be available on both days, however in an effort to reduce some of the plastic waste the club have asked that each archer bring their own cup/mug that they will happily fill for you.

Entry on the web site is open and currently there is plenty of space, we look forward to welcoming you all there.


Tournaments Officer on behalf of the EFAA Committee


European Bowhunter Championships - France - 2020 - Don't Delay

Any EFAA Archers thinking of going to France next year for the EBHC you must please Register soon. Their site has only been open a couple of days and there are already over 800 entries. Don’t miss out, book quick.

Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable Behaviour

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.

EFAA Committee

2019 Bowhunter Championships

Results from the Bowhunter Championships have been added.

Broadland Bowmen Classifications

Please note all the remaining classification shoots for this year at Broadland Bowmen have all been cancelled.

2019 Spring Open & Team Championships

Results from the Spring Open & Team Championships have been added.

European Indoor Archery Championships 18th to 21st March 2020

Details now available for next years European Indoor Championships in Northern Ireland.

Click Here for details

Clive Moss EFAA member now has B&B accommodation available in Norfolk

Follow this link to enquire or book.

£70 per night for two people with continental breakfast via or £65 per night booked direct.

**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.


We are currently operating in a period of risings costs and decreasing income. Unfortunately, we are also experiencing a reduction in membership numbers compared with recent years. With these facts in mind, the committee are investigating several areas where the Association’s running costs can be reduced without any resultant, detrimental effect to the function of the Association and its members.

Commencing with the 2019 AGM, the agenda will no longer be posted to all members. Instead, it will be posted on the EFAA website. We are aware that not all members have internet access, if you require an agenda to be posted to you, please contact the General Secretary. Contact details are in the Field Archer magazine. For those members without the facility to print a copy of the agenda from the website, copies will be available at the AGM. Taking this action will result in a significant saving in postage and printing costs without any loss of information provided to members.






All matters for inclusion on the agenda of the AGM must reach the General Secretary by 7th October 2019.

Proposals to be put to the AGM shall be in writing and bear the signature of the proposer and seconder, who must both be adult honorary, life or Individual members of EFAA further, either or both signatories shall attend the AGM to discuss their proposal.

For the election of officers at the AGM all nominations, in writing, bearing the signature of the proposer, seconder and nominee, who must all be adult honorary, life or individual members of the EFAA, shall reach the General Secretary by 17th October 2019.

Committee Nomination Forms are available from the General Secretary.

Dave Moore.

EFAA General Secretary.

Year Of Achievement

Graham has now added 2018 to the Year Of Achievement page.

Indoor Champs 2019

The results for the Indoor Champs 2019 are now on the results page.

Spot Badges

Please note with immediate effect the cost for Spot Badges has increased to £5 to help cover the cost of providing them.

The EFAA Commitee

2019-2020 Tournament Shirts Orders Open

The 2019-2020 Tournament Shirts are now available to order, click here for details

2018 AGM - Message From The President

Over the last many years, we have been lucky to have a great team of workers and members who have given many hours of their own time to ensure the smooth running of our association. I have long been an advocate of having understudies for all of our Committee positions. I would like you all to join with me in thanking Bela and Mike for their years of hard work on this our committee. Not only have they done the jobs they were elected to do, but over the last year they have been training understudies to do their jobs when they stood down. So with Mike training Ian and Bella working with Allison all went well. This year at the AGM both Mike and Bella decided to stand down and give the new bloods a go on the committee. Due to all of their work the transition was very smooth from the old to the new . This was thanks to, as I said before, Bella and Mike.

 So once again, thank you from all of us, for all you have done on behalf of the EFAA.

 Steve Kendrick.

 President EFAA


2018 AGM - Changes



In addition to the forthcoming increase in membership fees, please note the following updates.

  1. Alison De Burgh is now the Merchandising Officer.
  2. Ian Brown is now the Range Charter Officer and will also continue in his role of PRO.
  3. The proposal to reduce ELB incentive and classification scores was rejected but the issue will be raised at future IFAA European and World Council meetings as appropriate.
  4. Following the acceptance of TRB style last year, the Hunting Style category is removed from EFAA rules.
  5. Dogs will not be permitted on an EFAA shooting range / course for the duration of shooting at national tournaments, except for registered guide dogs.
  6. A new Super Veterans category, (65 years +) recently agreed at an IFAA World Council meeting, will not be accepted by the EFAA.
  7. In line with a new IFAA ruling, the EFAA will accept and introduce all bow styles in the cub division.
  8. Steve awarded the 2018 Presidents Award to Chris Jones. Ben Jones accepted the award at the meeting.
  9. Black Eagle Bowmen won the Team of the Year Award. A full results list is on the website.
  10. Please ensure that if you wish to claim a veteran record, your score card must state ‘veteran’ on the front of the card. It is the archer’s responsibility to ensure that their score card is completed correctly.


WIAC 2021

The EFAA are pleased to announce that the IFAA has awarded us the opportunity to host and run the World Indoor’s (WIAC) in 2021. A big thanks to Dave Underwood for helping us to secure this opportunity, when he presented the bid in South Africa to the World Council. Planning is already well underway for the event which is planned to take place at Medway Park in Kent in February of 2021. Watch this space for more details.

Spot Badges

It has been agreed at the last committee meeting that Spot Badges can be claimed from 5 spots (previously 10), across all bow styles.

2018 National 3D Championships

Results from the National 3D Championships have been added

Obituary - Chris Jones

It is with great sadness we must announce the passing of Chris Jones, founder of Merlin Archery. He lost his battle with cancer at home on 1st September in the presence of his wife and 4 sons.

Among many things, Chris was instrumental in the introduction of compound bows to the UK. His innovative designs, entrepreneurial drive and commitment to archery have touched so many people around the world.

He will be sorely missed.


The President's Award

The EFAA are looking for members who have gone above and beyond for the president’s award. Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the association who deserves to be recognised? It could be a significant contribution at club or national level or significant achievement.

Please send your nominations with their reason / explanation to The final decision will be made by the EFAA president.

Ash Cowie
Team Manager

Obituary - Gladys Ingham

It is with great sadness that we announce Gladys Ingham sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning. She was in a nursing home but was taken to hospital yesterday with a chest infection but sadly it took her. She was coming up 92.
The Funeral is being held on 14th March at Friskney Church at 12:30. Family flowers only please. Afterwards at The Barley Mow. Everyone is welcome to attend both. All donations will be to The Air Ambulance.

Obituary - David Till

It is with great sadness that the EFAA wish to announce that David Till, one of its earliest members, passed away peacefully on 26th January, surrounded by his family. Jo, his daughter, has asked us to let everyone know of his passing and also to let people know the details of his funeral.

It will take place on 23rd February at 11:15am at St Norbert's Catholic Church, Fieldside, Crowle, North Lincs. Followed by a cremation at the local crematorium.

Jo has told us that any of Dave's friends would be welcome. If anyone would like any further information please contact Dave Underwood who is in contact with Jo.

IFAA Executive Ruling - Barebow Finger Tabs

The IFAA Executive has received various queries about the legality of certain finger tabs for the Barebow Shooting styles.

The ruling by the Technical Committee and the Executive Council is as follows:

Many finger tabs show stitches on the inside of the tab, which may or may not be used by the archer to determine the hand position for each shooting distance. These stitches are an integral part of the finger tab design of the manufacturer. Such stitching, irrespective of design or how elaborate, is not considered to contravene Rule 1a of the Barebow Shooting style, provided that such stitching is an integral part of the manufacturer’s design. Any tabs with stitching or markings that are not part of the design but added by the archer, are considered illegal and such tabs may not be used in the Barebow shooting style.

Full details here.

October 2017.

Omission From 2017 EFAA/IFAA Rule Book

Our thanks to Fred Wells for informing the committee of an omission from the recently issued 2017 EFAA/IFAA Rule Book

New IFAA IQ Retina Lock Built-in Bow Sight Ruling

The IFAA have published a ruling on the use of the IQ Retina Lock Built-in Sight. It is only legal in FU and FS styles.

Details of the ruling can be found here


The EFAA is pleased to announce that a New Range Of Merchandise has been launched. Full details on the merchandise page.

Online Shoot Payments

We now have online Shoot Entry set up.
Payment will be processed by PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account you can still pay via Credit/Debit Card without creating an account

Online Membership Payments

We now have online Membership payments set up. This is currently only available for renewing existing membership.
Payment will be processed by PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account you can still pay via Credit/Debit Card without creating an account
We hope to have this facility for New Members very soon. Also online payment for shoot entry is being worked on.

Shoot Calendar

The shoot calendar has been updated to include all of the shoot dates that have been notified to us. If there are any amendments to your clubs shoot dates, or you need to send in next years dates, please email with the details. This will email Web Manager, Field Archer Editor, Membership Secretary & Range Officer

The English Field Archery Association is affiliated to The International Field Archery Association (I.F.A.A.), the governing body dedicated to the sport of Field Archery.