Recent Updates

35th Hatfield Memorial shoot at Holdens Entry Form (29 Aug) - see Tournaments page

ECAA Council Meeting Agenda (4 May) - see Meetings page

ECAA County Calendar updated - see Calendar page

ECAA Indoor Championship Results (Updated) - see Results page

 ECAA County Match vs Cambridge - Match Report - see County Match Report page

ECAA Albion Compound League 2016 Fixtures - see Compound League page

Clacton St George/Albion Open Shoot Entry Form (3 July) - see Tournaments page

An Evening with Sports Mental Skills Coach Alan Bancroft - 11 May @ Margaretting Village Hall - see Flyer for Details

ECAA County Team Matches and Dates for Score Submission for 2016 - see County Selection page

Bray League Recurve Results Match 6 & 7 - see Bray League page

Grays Archers Entry Forms - 
25 June - Longbow Western
14 Aug - Open Westerns
29 Oct - Halloween Shoot
see Tournaments page

Scores submitted for County Longbow Match vs Cambridge published - see Cambridge County Match page

Junior Compound and Indoor Recurve records updated - see Junior Records page

Junior Top 10 for Recurve and Compound updated - see Top 10 page

ECAA Historic Officers list updated - see Officers page

ECAA Meeting Minutes for March - see Meetings page

Senior Outdoor Longbow and Indoor Barebow records updated - see Senior Records page

West Essex Portsmouth Results - see Results page

 

ArcheryGB AGM - Report and Updated Statement about fees

Marion has updated the statement about the AGB fees which will apply from 1st October this year.

This statement can be downloaded here

She has also sent out a report on the rest of the AGB AGM which can also be downloaded

Holdens Request

I had a request from Alan Goodsman at Holdens Archers about their triumph in Divsion 4 of the Andy Harris League this year:-

I know this is not normally an item that is shown on the website, but Holdens very rarely win anything. Can you put up our team photo with the Top Lady Archer on the site.

The team is from left to right:- Brian Noakes, Steve Waterfield, Helena Rabaca Kuller, Hans-Jorg Kuller Rabaca and Derek Simmons.

Thanking you in advance.
Alan Goodsman Holdens Archers Club Secretary.

Happy to oblige Alan and congratulations to everyone who shot in this years Andy Harris


George Lewis

George Lewis, who will be well remembered by the ‘older’ personnel in Essex, passed away on Monday 4th April 2016.

He was a past County Senior Records Officer, Vice Chairman of the County 1972-73 and General Member 1981-1983.

George’s archery came to an end with severe Arthritis in his fingers. He moved to Kent with his wife Mary. Our deepest sympathy goes to her and his four children, Mandy, Tracey, David and Simon.

Marlene Hutchins


Andy Harris League Completes 50 Years

Once again we have reached the end of a Winter Season – just where do the months go? Thank you all for taking part and my thanks to you for the kind words saying you enjoy this League.

Many congratulations to the winners of each Division, Raydon Hall A, Blue Arrows, Holdens A and Noak Hill.

Also to the top Lady, Miss Helena Rabaca-Kuller, top Gent, Malcolm Bradley, top Boy, Billy Raven and top Girl. Rhiannon Easton. You have the pleasure of knowing you shot exceedingly well.

To all the other clubs and individuals in the League, very well done! Despite knowing you may not win, you have continued to shoot and do your best; this in itself is an achievement of which you can be proud.

For all the results including all the Team and Individual Scores then - see the Andy Harris League page

Marlene Hutchins
Andy Harris League Secretary


John Wilson for President

At the SCAS AGM today (2nd April) John Wilson from Rayleigh Town and ECAA has been elected as President of SCAS

Congratulations John


Awards at the AGM

This years AGM held at the Marconni Sports and Social Club on the 21st February 2016 was a chance to look back over the year, elect new officers (see Officers page) and to hand out the ECAA Awards.

These awards are presented to individuals who have been nominated by their clubs to who meet the criteria and are recognition of good shooting, helping promote archery in and out of the County and overcomming adversity. 

In particular the Victor Ludorum Trophy is for an archer who has finished highest in their category at all the County shoots. If you are not entered for the County Championships then you cannot be considered for the award.

This years winner was Alix Lawrence seen here receiving her award from Mick Pearce.

 

For a full list of the award winners then see this article and don't forget to enter the competitions and nominate people when the AGM information is sent out at the end of the year.


Mrs Felicity Victoria Wright

Iris and Tom have just sent on the sad news from Brian Wright that Felicity passed away on the 9th March, 2016

Felicity was a National Coach and was very well known in the county, region and nationally, was Secretary of the Essex Guild of Archery Coaches during the period 1982-1986, Vice President of the Essex County Archery Association for the term 1990-1991 and the first Lady President of the county for the term 1991-1994. In 1991 she was presented with the county’s prestigious “Red Tassel” award for her services to Essex.

Felicity was a lovely lady with a friendly welcoming smile on her face and always listened with genuine interest to whoever was speaking to her. She had a very caring nature and gave up her time most generously to anyone who needed her help.

For more information see Iris and Tom's article


Essex Juniors the the European Youth Cup

Archery GB have just released details of the archers selected to represent GB at the European Youth Cup in Budapest from 2 to 7 May.

Ollie Vobe from Deben Archers will be shooting in the Recurve Cadet Team and James Howell from Mayflower Archers will be shooting in the Compound Team.

Congratulations to both of them.


First Head to Heads in Essex

Mayflower Archers hosted the counties first World Record Status WA18 on Sunday 14th February.

Organiser Alex Purser decided it was high time the county hosted a World Record Status indoor event, and the planning began in earnest last autumn.

Key to the success of running head to head events is good organisation and a foolproof scoring programme. Alex managed both with great skill although his heart sunk when the only instructions he could find for the Italian designed software on You Tube were all delivered in Italian.

The shoot attracted a good numbers of archers from outside of the county  and one new UK Record was claimed for the Ladies Compound 15 arrow match round by Bayley Sargeant and six World Archery Target Awards were applied for.

Click here for the full article inclding results and more photos

 

Ken Gray Memorial Shoot

The 14th Ken Gray Memorial shoot was held at Mayflower Archers on Saturday 6th February. This shoot was set up in remembrance of Ken who developed Mayflower’s successful Junior club. It was Ken who started this invitational shoot, designed for juniors in their first year or so of shooting to gain some experience of a competition, without the formality. An average score is calculated for each team in calculating the final results and following this, the bosses are filled with balloons for all to burst and sweets dished out to those who pop them.

For more information and pictures see this article


WA Level 1 CPD Extension Course

Dates: 27th/28th Feb, 9th April 2016.

Time:- 09.00-17.00

Venue:- Alleyn Court Prep School, Wakering Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 0PW.

Cost: £25

For more information see this leaflet
and for course booking contact: Anna Heaven


Who was Andy Harris?

As part of the 60th Anniversary of the League founded and run in his name Marlene has been talking to Tom and Iris Major about Albert 'Andy' Harris

The article has lots of information including how he became known as Andy and is well worth a read