As 2018 draws to a close, it has been another excellent year for the EFAA. We have hosted 5 national shoots, 3 of which were at a new EFAA venue.
EIAC this year was held in Hungary, where our Champion of Nations team took 6th place and the longbow style team took 5th place. 9 archers attended, and came away with 2 bronze individual medals and 2 silver medals.
UKIFAC took place in Inverness this year. 28 EFAA archers attended, taking home 15 gold medals, 3 silver medals, 2 bronze medals , 1 B class award and 1 C class award. It was excellent to see a greater number of B and C class archers attending this shoot.
EBHC took place in Germany this year, 16 EFAA archers competed. This time the EFAA came away with 3 individual gold medals, 2 silvers and 1 bronze, a superb achievement.
WFAC took place in South Africa, and by all accounts, it was an extremely challenging week. 12 archers attended, winning 4 individual gold medals, 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal. The team were incredibly successful, winning the Champion of Nations Event. This is the first WFAC CON win since Namibia in 2008.
It is also nice to See Windrush Bowmen take such an active part in the Indoor Mail match. 16 archers from Windrush entered along with 1 independent archer. EFAA came away with 1 gold medal, 1 silver medal and 3 bronze medals.
I am very proud of all of the members of the EFAA who have competed at any level, from regular classification shoots through to the international stage. I really want to encourage archers to attend international events. Whether you compete for class awards or gold medals, there is always a place in the EFAA squad for you. Looking forward to seeing you at events next year.
As 2017 comes to an end, we can reflect on an excellent year. We have seen great success at WIAC in Romania, WBHC in Italy, EFAC in Germany and the UKIFAC in Northern Ireland. This is in addition to the full set of National shoots and the club of the year tournament. I have also had the pleasure of hosting an archer development day alongside Jamie Bridges, with the aim to provide a couple more in the New Year. I hope to see the EFAA build on their successes in the 2018 tournaments. The international tournaments include:
- EIAC - Hungary
- EBHC - Germany
- WFAC - South Africa
- UKIFAC - Scotland
Have a fantastic Christmas and New year. See you at the indoors!