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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 treasurer@netherhall-archers.org. 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 treasurer@netherhall-archers.org

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 treasurer@netherhall-archers.org.

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.

Netherhall Archers in the news

We're in the news!

Our FITA-18 tournament last weekend has hit the new stands with a write up in the Cambridge Evening News.

Details with some great pictures can be found here.

Our FITA 18

On the 10th of November we held our first UK Record Status FITA-18 tournament. It was well attended with 38 of our members competing alongside members from 14 other clubs from around East Anglia.

There was success for many of our members who took silver and bronze medals home, but a special congratulations go to Imogen Grant, James Bridges and Sarah Austin for winning the gold medal in their respective classes. Our Mayor, Paul Saunders attended to award medals at the presentation and collect a cheque from proceeds of our raffle for his chosen charities; Centre 33 and Blue Smile.

On behalf of all competitors, Netherhall Archers would like to thank our Lady Paramount, Imogen Grant and our judges, Pat Kerrigan, Sean Fox and Kieran Carr. We'd also like to thank Clickers Archery and TenZone Targets for their sponsorship, and finally everyone who was involved in helping the tournament run so smoothly.

Results from the tournament can be found here and selection of pictures from the day here.

Club members at Mayflower Archers FITA 18 Tournament

Onel, Ken, Simon and Sarah attended Mayflower Archers FITA 18 shoot on the 27th October in Essex. It was the first indoor tournament that we had attended as a club of the indoor season and there was some surprise at it being a 3 spot face than a 40cm face but all coped well! Sarah came away with a silver medal in the ladies recurve section setting a PB with Simon also shooting a PB in the gents recurve class.

EOM Indoor Shoot: Oct, 2013

The start of the half-term break brought members out in strength to shoot the end of month round which this time around was a FITA-18 in preparation for our external competition in two weeks time.

Thirty two members shot the round with thirty four in the room. Thanks from me on your behalf to Joanne & Mark Garner for judging and explaining the slightly different approach to timing the shoot.

The detailed results are attached with the handicap adjusted scores giving the following 1, 2, 3.

1st place       - Diana Cox (Handicap adjusted score 1569)
2nd place      - Will Foster (Handicap adjusted score 1537)
3rd place       - Peter Cox (Handicap adjusted score 1509)

Special mention to Isabel & Nicholas for setting new club records and to Peter for beating his existing record by 39 points! Also to Nigel for equalling the existing club record.

Thanks again for turning out and making the morning such an enjoyable one.

 

Full results.

End of 2013 outdoor season shoot

The sun shone and a fabulous turnout of members were there to ensure that we gave a proper send off to what has been an excellent 2013 outdoor season.

Fatefully, while the World Archery Congress were debating the future of the Half-FITA round we had chosen it as our end of season round and had great fun shooting it!

Our juniors were clearly on form taking five of the top ten places with a whitewash in the  podium slots!

The handicap adjusted scores were:-

1st place: Nicolas Segonds-Pichon (1592)

2nd place: Peter Cox (1514)

3rd place: Imogen Grant (1480)

19 club records were shot so congratulations also go out to Jack Kelly, Will Foster, James Bridges, Jenny Allcock, Simon Davies, Peter Cox, Vanessa Cox, Rachel Jacobs, Isabel Lee, Colin Grant, Imogen Grant, Nicolas Segonds-Pichon, Zachary Grant, James Farrell, Charlie Davis, Joel Forman, Jonathan Penemala, Dave Thomas & Caitlin Jacobs!

Very special mentions for Nicolas and Isobel who both shot their first Junior Bowman scores!

Full results from the morning can be found here.

New coaches expand the team

Congratulations and welcome to James, Joanne, Mark & Pia who have been working hard behind the scenes on their Level-1 coaching qualification and passed their final assessment yesterday with flying colours. Well done and very much deserved.

Congratulations too, to Mary & Philip two of our current L1 coaches who have been beavering away on their Level-2 qualification for the last six months and passed their final assessment yesterday too!

With a magnificent five L1 and two L2 coaches the club has an excellent coaching team with another L1 coach in training.

The coaches can be reached via email on coaches@netherhall-archers.org

We'll be sorting out the coaching roster over the next few weeks and will let everyone know about the duty coach scheme as we go indoors for the winter season.