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Netherhall Archers Chosen to be a Performance Club

Netherhall Archers have been working hard with Archery GB to join the small set of clubs that have a Performance Specialism. Fourteen clubs in the UK have been identified for this: seven of which have now achieved this status, and the remaining seven are working towards it.

Netherhall Archers has achieved this status! Congratulations to the club as a whole. Our thanks go to the members of the Committee who have been working hard to get this recognition from Archery GB.

This is how Archery GB describe it:

  • Performance clubs strive to improve the performance of archers, coaches and officials, on a consistent basis.
  • A performance club is open to new ideas and seeks to create an environment that encourages excellence.
  • They want archers, coaches, judges and volunteers to achieve their potential and satisfy their own goals.
  • Performance clubs will assist in establishing a culture of performance development and works at a local level for archery in clubs, schools and community settings.
  • Over time Performance clubs will work to improve the overall standard of archers as they move along the talent pathway.

Read more about this program.

Congratulations to our new Level 1 Coaches

This weekend Stephen Dace, Phil Potts, Paula Langton and Izzy Lee all passed their Level 1 coaching assessment. Congratulations to all four!

More badges earned!

This weekend Flo was awarded a 2nd Class (U12) badge, and Tom earned his 1st Class (Barebow). Recently Adam received a 1st Class (Compound) badge. Congratulations to all three!


Congratulations to Mark Garner

Netherhall Archers' Mark Garner has had a brilliant week:

He came 4th in the British Target Championship last weekend, and achieved his third master bowmen score of the season this weekend with a PB at 30m of 356 (out of 360). He is now Master Bowman! Congratulations!

Full results of the World Archery Weekend 2015

Click on the icon below to get the full results for the hugely successful World Archery Weekend held by Netherhall Archers in June this year.


An important EGM of the CAA to elect a new committee

Please support your county archery association, which has gone through a period of instability recently. A number of Netherhall archers are standing for positions in the CAA committee, and if you can attend this meeting it would demonstrate our commitment to make the county association work for all of Cambridgeshire's archery clubs.

NA Committee

One space left on NA World Archery Weekend

We have one space for a female compound archer on Saturday 13th June. If you know of anyone who is interested, please let them know too.
It is for the WA50 plus head-to-head. This is a WRS event and cost is £19 adult and £17 junior. If people want the space then they should contact It will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Congratulations to Mary and Philip

News just in - both Mary and Philip passed their last County Coach assessment yesterday!

Netherhall Archers WRS WA Weekend and CAA Summer Competition

We have had a cancellation for the 14th June, for a Metric 3. Although anyone can enter, it is suitable for ladies <16 and gents <14. If you would like to enter, please send an email to

Only a few places left

There are only a few places left in our Summer Competition:

On the Saturday 13th June there are:
2 * WA70 plus head to head

On the Sunday 14th June, there are:
3 * WA1440 (gents) recurve / longbow / barebow

To apply, send an application form into

Results for our WA 18 Indoor Competition


Please find the full results from Sunday's shoot here.

The Cambridge Evening News has now published an article on the event, and it appeared in the printed version on Wednesday 12th.

The committee would like to thank everyone who made our second WA18 competition such a success; our judges Pam Tonkin, Richard Custance and Kieran Carr, our work party and all archers. Some photos will be made available soon.
Please put a placeholder in your calendar for the 8th November 2015 for the next WRS WA18. Entry forms will be here on the website by the end of January.

CAA End of Season Tournament

The CAA have posted a report on their EOS Open Westerns with a Short Metric V for very young/novice junior archers.

Netherhall Archers sent a squad to this event.

Cambridgeshire County Team in Ding Dong match with Lincolnshire

Sunday 24th August 2014. A team of 10 Cambridgeshire Archers went off to contest the Cambs Vs Lincs County match which was being held at Sir John Gleed School,Spalding, Lincolnshire.

The Team were shooting a selection of York, Hereford and Bristol III rounds, 12 dozen arrows, so it was going to be a long day. There was an air of ‘nervous anticipation’ since the Team had a fantastic win in their last match against Bedfordshire – could back to back wins be on the cards?

The weather was bright and warm/comfortable and little wind during the first 6 dozen arrows. The wind made an appearance during the following 4 dozen and gusting quite strong at various times. The weather was generally very good through to the end of the match and once again all Team members continued to score well.

Our hosts team manager, Kay, had setup a running score system so team scores where available at various points throughout the match. What a match it was, with very little between the Teams. The maximum difference at one point was 66 points. The lead changed a number of times towards the end of the match and by around 9 dozen was 9 points in favour of Lincs and by around the following dozen was 9 points in favour of Cambs. At the conclusion of the round it was too close to call with both teams eager to hear the result.

The team results by category were a narrow win for Lincs Senior Gent recurve with Cambs taking the Ladies Recurve category by a larger margin. A win for Lincs Senior Gents Compound and Longbow. Junior Boy/Girl Recurve category was a narrow win for Cambs. The announced result was a 36 point win for Lincs (Lincs 8938 Cambs 8902).

A subsequent appeal by Cambs was upheld and the official result was in fact a win for Cambs by the narrow margin of 32 points (Lincs 8938 Cambs 8970). Yee Haaa !! Back to Back wins - way to go!

There were category wins for Isabel Lee, Maryia Karpiyevich and Stephen Haynes with Jenny Allcock, Kevin Jacobs and Tak Ho also picking up medals. Personal bests also for Jenny Allcock, Kevins Jacobs, Tak Ho and Shaun Jacobs.

Another great allround team effort. Congratulations to all for a great match, sticking with it to the bitter end and producing a successive victory for the County.

Team members: Kevin Jacobs, Daniel Dace, Jenny Allcock, Isabel Lee, Sean Fox (Team Manager), Tak Ho, John Gorman, Maryia Karpiyevic, Alex Fletcher, Stephen Haynes & Shaun Jacobs (Captain).

(By Shaun Jacobs)

Cambridgeshire County Team Triumph in Bedfordshire, 2014

Helped significantly by Netherhall Archers!


See this report on the recent Cambridgeshire vs Bedford County competition in which Cambridgeshire won overall. Well done to those Netherhall Archers member who were part of the team:

  • Kevin Jacobs
  • Jenny Allcock
  • James Bridges
  • Daniel Dace
  • Isabel Lee

Club Person of the Year Award

Archery GB yesterday announced the ontarget club and volunteer awards for 2013. We were delighted to receive a visit from Archery GB development manager Arran Coggan who presented the club person of the year award to our own Chairman Philip Watson.

Commenting on the award Philip said "It was a bit of a shock when Arran made the announcement. We have a fabulous team here with committee and members working hard behind the scenes to grow and develop the club. I'm often the 'face' of the club but this award recognises all their hard work too."

Cambridgeshire Archery Association Coach of the Year

Our own chairman Philip Watson has won the Cambridgeshire Archery Association Coach of the Year award. Congratulations!

Silver for James at the National Indoor Championships!

We had a contingent of seven folks go to the National Indoors on the 8th December. Sarah Austin, Phil & Anthea Bramford, Debbie Lienau, Kevin Jacobs, Simon Davies & James Bridges.

All did the club proud while shooting a FITA 18, but a special mention goes to James Bridges who finished 2nd in the longbow class with a score of 430, only 6-points behind the leader.

From his score James qualified for the Head to Heads and got a bye in the first round and took two easy wins before nearly giving us all heart attacks in the semi's. He was 2 set points down early on before battling back to win 6/2. Once we'd all drawn breath we realised that he was guaranteed Silver and did a grand job in the final but lost out in the end but still… a Silver!

Sarah also qualified in 30th spot for the Head to Heads and was drawn against GB archer  Becky Martin (who won last year). Sarah held her own against Becky but sadly didn't cause what would have been the upset of the tournament, with Becky progressing through the rounds to finish in the bronze medal position.

Club sets sights on National Indoor Championships

A fabulous contingent of seven members are off this weekend to take part in the National Indoor Championships being held again this year at the Ricoh Arena near Coventry.

The whole club sends Anthea, Debbie, James, Kevin, Phil, Sarah & Simon their best wishes and look forward to some brilliant scores.

More information and pictures from last year can be found at Archery GB's website here.

Members stand strong at strength & conditioning seminar

Members stand strong at strength & conditioning seminar

Core team Tom & Sarah

A new experience and lots of new skills were on offer at the first of what we hope will be a series of strength & conditioning seminars which we held in conjunction with an innovative physiotherapy and personal training outfit called Core Cambridge.

Tom (lead physiotherapist) and Sarah (lead S&C coach) from Core took twenty members interested in learning more about the structure of the shoulder through a fascinating seminar and series of practicals demonstrating how to strengthen & protect it and how to warm up effectively.

The practicals were particularly fun with lots of giggles and groans as everyone got to grips with new exercises and new ways of moving.

A few pictures from the afternoon can be found here.