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Izzy and Adam receive the Award of Merit

14 July 2024

Isabelle and Adam Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club have each been presented with the Award of Merit, the YAA's highest award.

The brother-and-sister duo, with the unstinting support of their parents Tony and Sophie, have been hugely successful and inspirational for years, winning titles across the world against tough opposition.

Izzy's citation reads:
Izzy is an extremely talented Archer and exceptional role model at Club, County, and international level.
She has achieved a great deal in an international career that has spanned 10 years and remains an integral part of the Great Britain Compound Archery team.
Her first junior GB trip was at age 15. As a junior she had 9 internationals, representing GB at European Youth Cups, European championships, and World Championships; winning 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 4 Bronze medals.
Izzy’s senior GB debut was in 2021. She has already shot at 7 World Cup stages, 2 World Championships and a European Championship. Izzy is proud to have a silver team World Cup medal and is also the current double European champion, winning individual and team gold in 2022.
Izzy is currently ranked No 2 in the UK.
She works extremely hard to maintain a high standard in archery, setting a good example to all who meet her.
In addition to her achievements on the archery field, she gives her time freely to support others, including Yorkshire juniors at squad events.
Izzy is a great ambassador for the County and the sport of Archery.

Adam's citation reads:
Adam is an extremely talented Archer, who works very hard, and is an exceptional role model at Club, County, and international level.
He has achieved a great deal in an international career spanning 9 years and remains a key part of the Great Britain Compound Archery team.
His first GB appearance was at age 12, the youngest ever member of a GB squad.
He also won a world championship silver team medal age 12 and is still the youngest archer worldwide to do this.
As a junior, he represented GB at World Championships, European Championships and European Youth Cups 10 times; winning 5 Gold and 4 silver medals.
Adam’s senior GB debut was age 18. He has represented GB as a senior at 5 World Cup stages and a World Championship, winning a Bronze mixed team medal.
Adam is currently ranked 1st in the UK and is the first GB man to have won three National Tour finals in consecutive years.
In addition to his achievements on the archery field, he gives his time freely to support others, including Yorkshire juniors at squad events.
Adam is a great ambassador for the County and the sport of Archery.

Not mentioned in the citations is that they are lovely people who kick ass in spectacular fashion.

Congratulations to Izzy and Adam on these well-deserved awards.

Sheila and Lorraine at the UK Masters

Simon Slater - 3 July 2024

UK Masters, 29th and 30th June

A great weekend for YAA lady longbowers Sheila Hudson and Lorraine Slater at the UK Masters 2024.

After Saturday's double 720 ranking round, Sheila ranked in 1st place and Lorraine in 2nd place.

Going into the Repechage H2Hs on Sunday, Sheila had a bye into the semis and a close match to win her semi H2H. Lorraine won her two Head to Head matches to reach the gold final against Sheila.

Following a long wait after the initial H2Hs the final started late in the afternoon and ended with Sheila taking her 9th consecutive UK masters title (first win 2016)

Really well done to both archers. The YAA also had recurve and compound archers at the shoot, with Adam Carpenter taking the Bronze medal in the gents compound and others doing very well. Well done to all the YAA archers who took part.

Simon Slater

Ben Turner

Ray Chaplin - 11 June 2024

Obituary of Ben Turner (9 November 1943 - 25 May 2024)
Past Chairman of Ebor Archers in York.

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of Ben Turner, past Chairman of Ebor Archers in York and well known clout archer.

He died peacefully in Blackpool hospital following complications from a fall whilst on holiday, with his family by his side.

Ben was an archer for many years and his greatest shooting achievement was becoming Gentlemen National Recurve Clout Champion in 1986. This followed a previous near miss where he was second in 1984. He also had many successes in Northern Counties and Yorkshire Clout tournaments over the years. In fact he gained the podium at more than 110 events and represented Yorkshire in the recurve clout team on at least 5 occasions. He also secured his Blue Imperial Tassel and Black Metric Tassel award badges.

Ben was an enthusiastic club member assisting in the training of many beginners, but his greatest accomplishment was when he was Chairman of the club. In 2003 the club, who at that time practiced archery at the Civil Service Sports Club in York, got the unfortunate news that the sports complex was to close. Ben set about the task of finding a new home for the club and secured tenure at the British Sugar Sports Ground in York. He then found and purchased a container to store all the clubs equipment. Not only that but he racked it all out for the equipment and provided a power supply for a lighting system.

Ben involved his children in archery with James and Annebelle following their dad into shooting clout. Ben leaves behind his children and partner Jane, along with five grandchildren Oliver, Katie, Freya, Isaac and Jacob.

Ray Chaplin
Chairman, Ebor Archers

Sarah is British 3D champion

27 May 2024

Sarah Monteith has become British Champion at the Archery GB British 3D Championships.

She travelled to Gloucestershire to take part in the British 3D Championships, hosted this year by Deer Park Archers. She was proud to be selected to represent England in the British 3D Championships again this year, as she was the highest scoring lady in the Traditional archery category again during the last calendar year.

The weather, 24 target unmarked 3D course and company were all excellent and Saturday's shoot went well. She ended the day with a good score of 339 and the overnight scores showed she was in the lead in the Ladies Traditional category.

Sunday dawned sunny and warm, and went on to be a very beautiful day with sunshine throughout and 23C. It felt hotter out on the open sections of the course in the fields though, and the shelter of the shade in the wooded parts was most welcome.

She shot well again on the newly re-designed course and was happy to improve on her score from the previous day with 353. This gave her a total score for the Championships of 692 which she was really pleased with.

Overall she finished first in her category and is very proud to be the British Champion again, having defended her title from 2023.

Team England won medals for the highest scoring Home Countries team over the weekend, and she also picked up a medal for being part of the highest scoring Traditional Mixed pairing.

Her score over the weekend is the last required qualification score towards being selected to compete for Great Britain at the World 3D Championships being held in Slovenia in late September, so hopefully she will be selected for this event too.

Field archery taster at Dearne Valley

23 April 2024

Dearne Valley Archery Club will be holding a field archery taster session on Saturday the 4th of May 2024. The session will take place at Savin Royd Wood, Haigh, not far from the Woolley Edge Services.

The course will consist of 24 marked and unmarked WA field targets.

Start time between 9:30 and 10:00 AM.

Hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available.

Cost - £5.00, pay on the day, cash only.

Book in via email:

NCAS grant applications

Gaynor Moorhouse - 27 March 2024

The Northern Counties Archery Society is making grants available to support NCAS archers who have been selected to represent England or the UK at a competition not held in England. This includes events under Archery GB, Archery England, University, Warrior or Invictus Games auspices.

Grants are not available for self-selected events such as training camps - they are only available where the archer has been selected on merit following a selection process.

Please see this document for full details and an application form:
 NCAS archer grant application, March 2024 (DOCX)

Gaynor Moorhouse
Northern Counties Archery Society

Adam Carpenter takes his place

27 March 2024

Adam Carpenter, of Barnsley Archery Club, has been selected for the GB squad for the European Championships.

Adam achieved 1st place selection in Men's Compound.

Outstanding achievement! Congratulations and best wishes for success, from all at the YAA.

Change of secretary

19 March 2024

After 14 years, Andy Wilkinson has stepped down as the YAA's secretary. He's done an excellent job and we thank him for his many years of good work on behalf of Yorkshire's archers.

Yvonne Dyal is the new secretary. We welcome her aboard and wish her every success.

South Leeds Archers charity fun shoot

Chris Noble - 19 March 2024

South Leeds Archers have raised over £900 with two events.

The first was on the 15th of March 2024 when in one evening they shot 5 indoor rounds - over 240 arrows, finishing after 11:00 PM.

On Saturday 16th they did a fun shoot ending with a 100 red balloon wall for junior and novice archers.

All proceeds go to the Red Nose Day Appeal.

Chris Noble
South Leeds Archers

Dennis Wilcockson

Dave Hunt - 28 January 2024

Dennis Wilcockson died on 12th January.

He was a lovely, warm friendly and funny man who had time for everyone. He was a Longbow man and made his own bows. He will be much missed at the Club by all.

Heaven has a new Longbow Archer.

RIP Dennis.

Dave Hunt
ABBA Club Coach

David Aikin funeral details

Nick Beeson - 2 January 2024

The funeral of David Aikin will take place on the 18th of January at 13:45 at Rawdon Crematorium, Leeds LS19 6JP.

All who wish to remember David are welcome.

Nick Beeson
Bowmen of Adel

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