The committee of the Kent Field Archery Group have published the dates for its 2024 calendar. You can find all the details on the KAF page, linked here.
Finally held at Medway Archers on Sunday 19th November with 22 members from 11 clubs and one direct member.
Reports were submitted and discussed and those listed below have been elected for the fort coming year, unfortunately there are vacancies and the committee will be seeking members to fill the gaps, including the Tournament Organisers. Anybody wanting to fill a gap and undertake a role please be assured that there will be full support to help you.
As it stands we only have one tournament organiser for a senior outdoor tournament so we may be seeking your thoughts on which shoot to hold if we can’t find a TO.
|KAA Post Holders 2023 – 24|
|President||Bob Beaney||Championships||Vacant||Lewis Brown has undertaken to one of these shoots.|
|Chairman||Marc Carroll||WA 1440||Vacant|
|Development Officer||Paul Germaine||Indoor||Vacant|
|Records Officer||Mel Bruguier||Para Tourmament||Delegated to SCCA|
|Team Manager||Hannah Brown||Clout||Diane Pople currently working to re-establish.|
|Team Selection Panel member||Tony Harris|
|SCAS rep 1||Bob Beaney||Jnr Tournament||Toby Noar|
|SCAS rep 2||Anita Baily|
|SCAS rep 3||Vacant||N.Dimmock has since declared his willingness to stand again.|
|Ordinary Member 1||Toby Noar|
|Ordinary Member 2||Vacant|
Following on from the SCAS test event last weekend the next Field day in Kent is on the 12 November 23.
If you want to try a different form of archery come and give it a go, you will need some sight marks from 10m to 60m and you shoot your normal equipment so no special kit required.
You will be paired with an experienced field archer who will giude you through the day.
Hope to see you on the 12th November
Firstly a massive congratulations to two of our juniors shooting the Youth World Championship, Silver for Isabella Bruguier and Bronze for Ajay Scott. Well done to you both.
Change of Team Manager Following many years in the role Peter Dallas has stood down from the position of Team Manager, every one at KAA would like to thank Peter for the relentless service given to KAA. Hannah Brown has kindly stepped up to fill the gap and we’re sure that you will all give her your support.
KAA introduces new award, following discussions with our former President Derrick Lovell we have set up an award in his name to recognise execelence from our juniors. This award is not limited to success with the bow but where a junior excels in any aspect in our sport. For more details dowload the outline here
A reminder that the KAA AGM will be on the 6th Aug 2023, 7pm to be held at Inrange Archery Wrotham.
Junior Scores, in the last post we notified you of a Junior County Match and in order to build a team to compete we need juniors to submit their scoers via the Golden Records platform. Please contact the records officer to get the access codes and submit your scores.
With one week to go don’t forget to get your entry in for the WA1440, details available here.
Good Shooting Everyone.
In the past few weeks two of ArcheryGB’s National Championships have taken place.
Over the weekend of 28/29 May, the UK Field Championships were hosted by Avalon Archers, Bedfordshire and on hte 11/12 June Ballands Bowmen in Somerset, hosted the UK 3D Championships
Both events were attended by KAA archers, and we would like to congratulate the following on their successes.
UK Field Championships.
Hannah Brown – Senior Female Compound Unlimited 2nd Place – Runner up.
Bob Beaney – Veteran Male Compound Unlimited 2nd Place – Runner up.
Isabella Bruguier – Under 18 Female Compound Unlimited 1st Place – NATIONAL CHAMPION.
UK 3D Championships.
Cecile Midrouillet – Senior Female Compound 1st Place – NATIONAL CHAMPION.
Cecile was also selected as part of the England Team competing in the home nations competition at this event.
Some great photos from both events can be found at the links below.
UK Field Champs;
All British – Saturday – Archery GB (smugmug.com)
All British – Sunday – Archery GB (smugmug.com)
UK 3D Champs;
British 3D Champs – Archery GB (smugmug.com)
Calling all archers, we have a couple of matches in the pipeline which we will be able to give more details soon.
4way field match to be held at Black Arrows AC, Overton. Date to be confirmed. This will be an expansion of the match that took place between Kent and Essex in March. All archers who are interested please submit your scores to firstname.lastname@example.org
4way Junior match on the 9th of September shooting the Western rounds. further details can be found here. So Please all juniors submit your scores to the records officer via the online upload website. for more details contact email@example.com
Club Secretaries Please forward this to all your club members.
Please Share with All members
We have today uploaded the entry forms for several tournaments that we will be running this year to the home page.
The Tim East Invitational this year is open to all KAA members and is free of charge to enter. It is a great opportunity for archers at any level to experience a larger event to see what goes on in a stress free environment.
The WA720 and WA1440 prospectus is also available. Both are open events available to all AGB members and entry is via the Sport80 platform with entries open for the WA720 on the 19th Feb. In response to members requests both of these events will be shot on Tenzone Foam targets and we hope this will encourage archers to enter.
Good Shooting Everyone.
The entry form for the 2023 Field Championships on the 12th March is now available at https://kentarcheryassociation.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Kent-Field-Championships.pdf
This is an open event for all AGB members. AGB cards will be required to be shown.
Good Afternoon everybody, please see below pointers from the recent meeting.
4 way Indoor match: the cut off date for you to submit scores for consideration for the team is the 13th January. The easiest way to scores is through Archr and we would like to see all your scores on a regular basis. Please remember that in order to be considered you must submit scores.
Archr: Archr is the programme we use for the submission of scores from members it allows for you to submit your score from a smart phone or computer onto the database each time you record a round. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the required code to enable access to the system. This is by far the easiest way to submit your scores but if you would prefer to send them in manually then KAA Score return is the required form.
Coaching: Invicta coaching is our sub group that supplies the opportunity for you to improve you shooting and are there to help. for further information and to contact them visit their webpage at Invicta Coaching Group (wkal.co.uk)
National County Team event: It is our intention to submit teams to this event and during the next 6 months we will be sorting out the details and important dates for you to get your returns into us by. Although we are waiting for more information from AGB regarding format and registration we will be looking to send teams from all disciplines and if possible both Gents and Ladies.
KAA Field Championships: The date for the 2023 field champs has been set for the 12th of March. The format is to be confirmed but is expected to be a WA24 mixed and the entry form is due out very soon. In honour of the many years of hard work, especially in Field Archery, that our own Mr Derrick Lovell MBE has given, this Tournament is to be known as the Derrick Lovell Field Tournament (incorporating the KAA Field Championships)
Development Plan: After many years we now have a development officer to look at ways to move KAA forward over the next 5 years. He has a few questions that he would like to put to you in order to know where to put his emphasis. If you could send your responses to email@example.com or comment on this post it would be very much appreciated.
1). Do you regulary attend competitions nationally or in Kent.
If yes, what do you feel would help you perform better physically or mentally (eg. Better information of events or coaching).
If no what doesn’t appeal to you regarding competitions.
2). Would you consider carrying out a coaching qualification?
3). Does KAA provide enough competition events info on their web browser?
4). Any further comments you feel we need to know regarding Kent archers development?
Please take a minute or two to send us your thoughts, we can’t include them if we don’t them.
Can all clubs please share with your members and encourage them to sign up for their own copy.
Good Afternoon Everyone,
The latest from KAA.
On the 13th of November the Kent Archery Indoor Championships will be held in Tenterden. The tournament is hosted by Ashford Archers and the entry is via Eventbrite on the link below, closing date is 10pm on Sunday the 6th.
County Membership: Currently there are a few clubs that have still to submit their memberships and as such archers from those clubs will be classed as visitors if they enter the above tournament.
News into your inbox: I know this is preaching to the converted but consider how easy it is for all KAA members to receive information directly, please encourage everyone to sign up via the link below.
Thank you to those members who have logged on to Archr and are submitting their scores. Please remind everyone that it is the responsibility of the archer to submit scores to the county and it is essential that scores are submitted to be considered for a place in the county team. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.