Recent Updates

Racketts 26th Portsmouth Entry Form (19 Oct) - see Tournaments page

ECAA Field Shoot Entry form (5 Oct) - see Tournaments page

ECAA Affiliation and Individual Membership Fees - see Governance page

ECAA Metric Clout Entry Form (24 Aug) - see Tournaments page

Welcome - baby Ethan Webb - see Articles page

National Series 3&4 at Clophill - see Articles page

National Team Weekend - report from Team Manager - see Articles page

Albion Recurve League June Results - see Leagues page

ECAA Junior Top 10 Updated - See Top Ten page

Clacton Archers Open Shoot results - see Results page

West Essex Bowmen Open - 27 July - *CANCELLED*

Compound League - June results - see Leagues page

Senior County Records Updated - see Records page
Outdoor - Barebow, Compound and Longbow
Indoor - Compound and Longow

CADAC - New Secretary details - see Clubs page

West Essex Junior Bowmen Charity Shoot - see Articles

ECAA Clout Championship results - see Results page

Woodford Archers Clout Results - see Results page

Albion Recurve league June results and table - see Leagues page

Welcome - baby Ethan Webb

I have much pleasure in announcing that at 00.12 on 24th June, Matt and Denise Webb became the very proud parents of baby Ethan Christopher Robert Webb. He weighed 4 lb 10 oz at birth and, due to a few complications, had to stay in Basildon hospital for another 10 days, but he is home now and doing well.  Matt and Denise gave Ethan the two middle names after their respective fathers.  You will see from this photo what a sweet little baby he is.

I feel sure that Matt and Denise would like me to take this opportunity to express their thanks to all those who sent cards and gave gifts. 

With Matt's interest in archery and Denise's interest in horses, we just have to wait and see which sport little Ethan takes up.  Maybe archery on horseback!

Many congratulations to Matt and Denise, and I am sure we all wish the 3 of them a healthy and happy future together.

Iris Major

National Series Stage 3 & 4 - Another great weekend for Essex and Suffolk

Essex/Suffolk had a strong presence at the ArcheryGB National Series Stages 3&4, hosted on 12/13 July at Clophill, with county archers and judges taking position on - and supervising - the shooting line. 
 These stages of the National Series comprised a 70m/50m 720 ranking round followed by head-to-heads on both days. For those taking part in the National Series, vital points were up for grabs so most of the ArcheryGB senior team were in attendance, including Nicky Hunt (Deben Archers), West Essex’s own Simon Powell shooting in the Para squad uniform and Mayflower's ArcheryGB representative Michael Judd. Joining them were Stephen Morris, Anna and James King from Colchester shooting barebow and compound, Oakfield’s Jaspreet Sagoo, Braintree's Paul Ramos and Tim Davies from Rayleigh.
On the Saturday we had the gents final between Michael "The Juddernaught" Judd and Tim Davies which Michael won after a one arrow shoot off.
Passing of Claire Stanford

It is with regret I must report the passing of Claire Stanford on Saturday evening.

As many of you will be aware, Claire had been a true stalwart of the association for many years, serving the county in various capacities over many years.

In light of this, she had been Vice President and was awarded the Red Tassel for services to the County.

Claire was heavily involved with the Coaching Guild serving as Treasurer for a number of years up until the Guild’s recent AGM in December. 

Our thoughts go to Claire’s Family at this difficult time.


An obituary for Claire has also been written by Iris Major which is available here.

Celebration of Claire Stanford's Life

In the morning of Wednesday 23rd July there will be a committal service at the Crematorium for family members only.

At 12 o'clock at Writtle All Saints Church there will be a celebration of Claire's life and all are welcome to attend, after which there will be refreshments served at the Writtle Bowls Club



What a weekend for Essex and Suffolk

15 Essex Archers over 5 disciplines and 1 new team Manger headed to Lillishall National sports centre, Shropshire to take part in the 2 day National team event 2014

After some strong positive shooting by all and of course the traditional sweetie runs throughout the weekend, what a result!

Overall position

Recurve men – 1st overall – Michael Judd, Ian Harris, Tim Davies (debut for county)

Recurve ladies – 2nd – Nicky Hunt, Jaspreet Sagoo, Susi Atkinson

Compound men – 1st – Phil Glover, James Sinclair, James Howell

Compound Women – 2nd – Helen Harris, Daisy Clarke, Sophie Brown

Long Bow Men – 5th Tony Maher, Mick Wollaston, Max Room

My thanks go to the whole team for shooting so amazingly and for making my job so easy and for Tim Davies who stepped in at the last minute as Simon Powell was called away on GB duty.

The full report complete with more pictures is available here

Lesley Howell

Essex Team Manager

ECAA County WA Championship - Cancelled

The ECAA WA County Championship (which had a provisional date of 20th July) has had to be cancelled this year due to problems in organising the shoot.

Inaugural Charity Tournament a massive Success

As hosts of the now well-established Annual Air Ambulance FITA 70m event, West Essex Bowmen’s ever growing junior membership, wanted an opportunity to play their own part in raising funds for charity.

WEB Juniors representative Georgia Plummer came up with the initial idea and after some research chose ‘Help Freddy Walk Tall’ a charity raising funds for 4year Old Freddy Hazelwood. 

The shoot raised over £1200 and for more details see this article.

Essex Juniors at Moscow Grand Prix

A selection meeting has been held to decide the archers who will represent Great Britain at the Moscow Grand Prix from the week commencing 7th July and 4 Essex archers are among the 29 selected.

Congratulations to James Howell and Luke Wiseman (Compound Junior Men) and Sophie Brown and Daisy Clark (Compound Junior Women)

The full team details are available on the ArcheryGB site.

Essex Archer to Represent GB in Turkey

After a long and difficult weeked at the Senior Selection Shoot, Essex archer Michael Judd has been confirmed as part of the recurve team to represent Great Britain at the third leg of the World Cup in Antalya, Turkey from 10th to the 15th June.

Michael had a long weekend shooting 2 WA 70m rounds on the Saturday and 12 head to head matches on the Sunday to finish in third place and win his selection along with Larry Godfrey, George Harding and Ashe Morgan.

Well done Michael

Michael shot well through the tournament and qualified before losing out in the 1/48 round - full details on the ArcheryGB site

More Honours for Graham Sibley

Graham Sibley, our retiring County Secretary, has been awarded more honours by both Archery GB and SCAS which were presented at the County meeting on 7th May.

Graham has been awarded the Hartwell Trophy by Archery GB. This is a National Award given to the Archer of the Year and here he is receiving the award from Mick Pearce, the County President.

Graham was also presented with an Honorary Life Vice President of Southern Counties Archery Society by County Chairman Alex Purser.