Latest News From The EFAA



The 2018 AGM of the EFAA will take place on
Saturday 17th November.

To be held in The Pines Function Room, The Crossroads Hotel,
Weedon, Northampton, NN7 4PX.

Meeting to start at 10.30am

Tea & Coffee will be available on arrival.

 Dave Moore.
EFAA General Secretary.


Details for UKIFAC 2019 can be found here

Arrow Marking

As the result of a proposal that was unanimously accepted at the recent AGM, please note the following information.

Commencing from and to be included in bow inspection at the 2018 Spring Team Championships. All arrows used at any EFAA shoot, including classification shoots, must show the archers name clearly on the arrow shaft. Full name or surname and initial(s) will be required. Initials only will not be acceptable. Names shown on fletchings will not be acceptable. The name or initials of the archers’ club are optional and may also be applied if the archer chooses to do so

Records Updated

The list of EFAA records has been updated and is now up to date as of 4th November.

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.

WFAC 2018 - England Team Member Final Positions

Final Results from South Africa, Every archer out there has done an amazing job! I want to say a huge well done to all the EFAA archers. The conditions have been so tough out there, its taken great strength and determination to just finish. Our archers have not just finished, but done it with some great scores and a few medals!
Karen Pinches 1st (1942)
Dee Rayner 1st (2445)
Jo Healey 9th (2522)
Lisa Cooper 2nd (2498)
Natasja Pinches 12th (2529)
Claude Rouschmeyer 3rd (683)
Charlie Pinches 4th (2271)
Dave Underwood 1st (2454)
David Hill 32nd (2504) up 1 place
Daniel Rae 10th (2703) up 4 places
Sandy Goodings 21st (2443)
Bruno Rouschmeyer 1st (1360)


Venues For 2019

The EFAA are looking for clubs to host the National Shoots for 2019, please see here for details

2018 National 3D Championships

Results from the National 3D Championships have been added

Year Of Achievement

Graham has now added 2012 to the Year Of Achievement page. 2011 was already on there.

Tournament Shirt Competition Result

The winning design for the 2019-2020 EFAA shirt can be seen on the shirt page


2018 National Championships

Results from the National 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.



We can confirm that next years UKIFAC Championship will be hosted by WFAA on 13th and 14th July 2019.
Venue is Afan Nedd Archers, Aberdulais SA10 8HN.
Nearest towns are Swansea and Neath. No camping on the course and three campsites very close.
Tournament Officer is Graham Anderson who can be contacted for entry forms at or on 01656 772926

EFAC 2019 - 3rd to 10th August - Doorwerth, Netherlands

EFAC 2019 NEWS !!!!
This event is filling up quickly with 260 places are already booked and paid. Please don't miss the opportunity and leave it too late.

Keep an eye on

Whitemark Bowmen - 30th September Classification Shoot Cancelled

Please note that our 30th September Hunter Round has been cancelled as it clashes with the EFAA 3D Championships

Fred Wells

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

Kings Forest Bowmen - October Classification Shoot

Please note that at our October shoot there will not be any hot food, just hot drinks and snacks.

Christine Smith
KFB Secretary

EFAA Tournament Shirts

To All Members

Please discard the order form for the 2018 Tournament Shirts , page 15, of the Field Archer, as these are no longer available to order.


Thank you to all that took part in our competition, we received a good response, and some great designs. These will be put forward for voting, by the committee at the National Championships, in September with the October Field Archer providing the results and further details.


You can  order your regular EFAA merchandise,  on the Lowe-go webpage (link on the EFAA webpage.) Throughout the year. Many designs to choose from.

EFAA and IFAA Pins, patches, stickers and car sticker can be ordered or purchased through myself .

Many Thanks and Happy Shooting!!
Bela De Freitas
(Merchandise Officer)

2018 EFAA AGM - First Notice





All matters for inclusion on the agenda of the AGM must reach the General Secretary by 8th October 2018.

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 18th October 2018.

Committee Nomination Forms are available from the General Secretary.

 Dave Moore.
EFAA General Secretary.

2018 Spring Open & Team Championships

Results from the Spring Open & Team Championships have been added, as well as a few pictures

2018 Bowhunter, National & 3D Championships Online Payment

Online payment is now open for the rest of the 2018 shoots

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.

World Indoor Archery Championships 2019 - New Zealand

We are pleased to advice details of this event are now available.

Please click this link  to find out more.

2018 Indoor Championships

Results from the Indoor Championships have been added

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.

2018 EFAA Tournament Dates

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

Field Archer Mag October 2014

The missing edition for October 2014 has been printed in a limited edition. See the Field Archer page for more details.


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.