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Sorry there has been no update until now in regards to the county team and potential matches this has mainly been due to the relevant people over the surrounding counties being on holiday. Although I did not think taking on the role would be an easy role to fill I do have to say “hats off to my predecessors”, it is not easy getting matches arranged with our surrounding counties.

So here is where we are so far, I have been in talks with Herts, Beds and Lincs and with the help of Herts County we have devised a plan to try and arrange an indoor league including the above counties. There are a lot of items still to discuss, venues, clubs willing to hold the shoot and the rules of the league. Herts have offered to get to gather a draft set of rules and I am hoping to have a copy of these soon, venues are to be arranged by each of the counties involved so they will host at least one shoot. I have been very keen to set this up as an annual event and so far this is also something the other counties are also interested in doing. The indoor season however is soon to be upon us and there is a lot to sort, I will keep in contact with the other counties and am hopeful we will be on target for the league this indoor season. If for whatever reason this is not possible I will try and get it all agreed for next indoor season as we should have all the rules in place and counties all on board for the shoot. I do however have a match pencilled in with Herts so we should as a county get at least one shoot in this winter.

Clubs, we need your support in being able to make any county matches possible by providing the venue, labour, equipment and scoring. If any clubs would be interested in supporting us with this please let me know and we can discuss this further. The SCAS champs will also be looking for a summer venue as was not held this summer season as no offers were made to run it so again if interested please contact me.

Archers, I am now looking for archers that would be interested in shooting for the county to get in contact with me. If you wish to be considered for the Cambridgeshire squad you need to:

  • Hold a 1st class (or above) classification
  • Submit scores from competitions to: team.manager@cambridgeshirearchery.org
  • Ensure you are available for the county competitions: dates will be published on the CAA website as soon as they have been confirmed.

Look forward to hopefully giving you good news soon on the league and looking forward to receiving all your emails wishing to shoot for the county.

Stephen Dace

County Team Manager

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Great news - we have 3 JMB’S in the county, well done to Florence Levitt (Flo) who has achieved her first JMB (first of many I am sure), Harry Tapp and Daniel Dace (well done son) who have both achieved a second JMB. It goes to show that all the hard work and effort can reap great results. I know how much time and effort they have put into their archery with coaching and practice on the range rain and shine. It would also be worth mentioning their sponsors who have a vital role in helping their archers achieve the results they have, so thank you parents for all your hard work and commitment. I would also like to congratulate Harry on two other great achievements, bronze medal at the Youth festival at Lilleshall and for his acceptance onto National Academy for his age group. This is a great achievement and involves a lot of hard work and commitment both for archer and parents, well done Harry and wishing you all the best on this exciting journey.

Sorry I don’t have any photo of them to post but difficult to get them all together in one place.

Well done guys and keep up the good work.

Stephen Dace
County Team Manager

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Cheyanne is 10 years old, a disabled archer, and shoots at Invictus Bowman and Vivacity Archery. Read about her archery dreams here.

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Jolly Archers compound team have won the BA Frostbite winter postal league Division 1. The team which consisted of Steve Haynes, Lynn Gray, Richard Bowles and John Gorman won 4 matches and drew one, but that was enough to win the top league and the trophy- the Greatwood Plate.

Congratulations to all who made the team and lets do the same again next year.

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Six Cambridgeshire archers attended the SCAS/Bedfordshire Double WA1440 record status shoot on the weekend of 15/16 July. The weather on the Saturday was overcast with rain for a couple hours through the day and the wind was on the tricky side between 10-15 mph. The weather on Sunday was a little better with lighter winds and the rain stayed away till prize giving.

Considering we only had six archers attending, as a county and personally for the archers we had quite a bit of success.

  • Eleanor Brug of Cambridge City Bowmen won the Ladies Double recurve and also won all the 4 best distance score awards.
  • Steve Haynes of Jolly Archers came third in the Mens Double compound, won the 50m distance best score award and also got his second GMB score.
  • Lynn Gray of Jolly Archers came first in the Ladies Single WA1440 compound.
  • Anke Hannemann of Cambridge City Bowmen came third in the Ladies Single WA1440 recurve.
  • Daniel Dace of Netherhall Archers came first in the single Metric 1 recurve.


Well done to all the above archers.

Also on the same weekend Fakenham Archery club held its FITA weekend and we had quite a number of archers from the county attending this shoot, lets hope they also had a successful weekend (and someone also sends in a report, hint hint).

Hopefully the results from these and other shoots will help in selecting a Cambridgeshire County team for future inter county matches, but we still need more Cambridgeshire archers venturing out of club shooting and gaining experience in competition, its not scary and is a great way to test the skills you have been practising at your clubs.

Hope to see some more of you on the “circuit” soon.

Steve Haynes

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Netherhall Archers (Juniors A team) win their league for second year running, well done guys! They were from the start dominating in their league putting in some very impressive scores. Isabel Lee shot the highest JG score in all the league matches and Max Harris shot highest score in one of the league matches. The second team Netherhall had in the postal unfortunately had one archer who was unable to shoot this meant is would have been a near miracle for them to win the league. However they shot well under the circumstances and came 5th this would have been a different mater however with a full team, one of the B team archers shot top scores on two occasions, so well done to those involved in both the A and B team. Below are months and scores Netherhall juniors topped the league excluding the B team.

Isabel Lee        Max Harris     

Nov 542            Dec 542          

Dec 561                                     

Jan 552

Feb 560

Mar 552

Anyone interested in entering this competition through this winter season please do as it is easy to run and the admin is minimal, it would be great to see more of our county clubs entering the league. The only thing to be aware of it is a large undertaking for the organiser and league scores results do take a while to be release. Please see link below if interested.

http://www.bapostalleague.co.uk

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