ECAA Meeting Minutes for November - see Meetings page
ECAA Junior Record updated - see Junior Record page
ECAA Historic Officers list updated - see Historic Officers list
Abbey Bowmen Open Shoot (22 May) and Longbow Shoot (18 Sept) - see Tournaments page
ECAA Junior Top Ten Updated - see Top Ten page
ECAA Bray League Match 1 Results and Table - see Bray page
Andy Harris League Match 1 Results and Table - see Andy Harris page
ECAA County Calendar updated - see Calendar page
Change of Secretary for Barrow Archery Club - see Clubs page
ECAA Meeting Minutes for July and September and also Agenda for Meeting in November - see Meetings page
Braintree Portsmouth Results - see Results page
Mayflower WA18 Results - see Results page
ECAA Field Shoot Results - see Results page
Sun 13 25th Christmas Worcester
BETTY SIBLEY would like to express her deep gratitude for the many kind letters and cards she received following the passing of Graham. She also gives thanks to the huge number of people who supported her by attending the funeral at the Church and Crematorium. The size of the congregation showed just how much Graham was respected and he will be sadly missed by all.
I'm happy to say that RIchard Pilkington (that's me!) has recently passed his National Level Judge examinations and joins Mick and Tony at the highest level of Judging in AGB.
Judging is great fun as you get to meet all the archers without the actual need to shoot arrows and worry about your score. If you think you can eat cake, drink tea and want to help the sport then have a chat to a judge at a shoot, visit the Judges page or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There can be few people in any sport more dedicated and given more of themselves than Graham. Most notably Secretary to Essex County Archery Association for over 60-years, taking on the Post in 1952 to help out ‘temporarily’ until a permanent Secretary could be found. During these 60-odd years he has undertaken everything and anything that involved County work and never claimed to be too busy to help in any way he could.
In addition to the years spent as Secretary, the length of which is unheard of in the annals of the Society, Graham also spent 10-years as Chairman of GNAS Target Committee during which time he was involved in the selection of teams for both World Championships and Olympic Games.
He was one of the first archers in the County to become a Judge having been active as a Field Captain before the existence of Judges and he remained active as a Regional Judge, always preferring to remain close to the grassroots of the sport he so loved and was instrumental in introducing and supporting many archers in their efforts to progress in judging.
He was President of SCAS from 2010 to 2013, awarded every accolade that County and Region could bestow upon him. Was an AGB and SCAS Judge Emeritus, held the Hartwell Trophy, was a Life Member of Essex and SCAS. At the last ECAA AGM he was elected President of the County.
Our thoughts are with Betty, his wife of 50-years who has lost not only a devoted husband but one of the best-loved characters in archery.
Graham Sibley will be sorely missed.
Essex and the archery world will be a poorer place without him.