Your region needs you

The Regional Council has had a couple of vacancies during the past year and a couple more to fill going forwards.

Ideally we require two representatives to the Archery England committee, we have had one for the past year who is now not able to continue, all meetings are held remotely.

We require an Equipment Officer, the equipment at present is held not far from Dunster and we have been disposing of straw target bosses as the Regional Championship now uses Ten Zone services so not a massive amount of equipment although first job would possibly be an inventory of equipment.

Lizzy Rees is stepping down as the Regional Coaching Organiser and we are looking for an immediate replacement. Supporting with Coaching grant applications, coaching renewal applications and liaising with CCOs to progress coaching across the whole of GWAS. The CCO Team are absolutely lovely and very proactive – a good bunch to be working with!

Last but by no means least, Vicky Burden, is not continuing with organising the Junior Inter-Counties and Junior Indoor League, she has a new job and although she is still in post until the GWAS AGM in March, any interest now would mean a hand over from Vicky as the preparations begin for Junior Inter-Counties in September 2024.

Please feel free to join our happy team at GWAS Council, everyone is willing to help and support you in a new role, volunteering is essential to keep our sport continuing and growing.

Please contact us if you would like to enquire about any of the above.

Coaching, Featured, Latest News, Somerset

Coaching CPD

Execution of the shot – a workshop for coaches
Delivered by Lloyd Brown, Three-Time Olympic Team Coach
Sunday 5 November 2023 9.30am – 3.30pm
Strode College Sports Centre, Strode College, Church Rd, Street BA16 0AB
The final execution of the shot determines where the arrow will land. The rest of the shot process is preparation for that final element.
In this one day workshop Lloyd Brown will explore, demonstrate and analyse shot execution.
Bring your warm up bands, and shooting equipment because you will practise it, as well as develop the skills to coach it in your archers.

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GWAS Affiliations 2023/24

GWAS membership fees are the same as last year, however Archery GB fees have increased, please see the Archery GB website for details. GWAS fees are pro rated from April 2024 for new members, please see the form for full details.

Fees for 2023/24 are:

Club Member – Junior£2.00
Club Member – Senior (Aged 18 to 24)£3.00
Club Member – Senior (Aged 25 & over)£6.00
Club Member – Archers with Disabilities£ Nil
University Club – Undergraduate & Postgraduate Students£3.00

Clubs: The 2023/24 form for submitting Club Affiliations is available here

Direct Members: If you are an Archery GB Direct Member and you live in the Grand Western catchment area, then you need to/must join GWAS Direct. The form to complete is available here. Our preference is for you to complete and e-mail the form and pay by direct bank transfer, as indicated on the form; but there is also the option of completing and printing the form and sending payment by cheque to the GWAS Affiliations Secretary.

Counties, Dorset & Wiltshire

Archery Training Session – Sunday 6th August

DWAA are offering our 4th archery training session aimed at all DWAA members looking to boost their archery skills and improve performance. 

The session will be held with Bowmen of Lytchett on their outdoor ground.

Cost: £17.50 per person
Where: Purbeck Sport Centre, Wareham BH20 4PH 
Date: Sunday 6 August 2023
Time: Setting up from 9.30am,finish at 4pm with packing up 

The day will be a mix of some small group sessions, 121 coaching and practice, open to all levels of archers in DWAA. Hot and cold food will be available in the Sports Club. 

If you are interested in securing your place, please submit this form. Closing date is Monday 1st August 2023.

The cost will be £17.50 per person.  Once you have submited your form, please arrange to pay the fee via bacs. This will then secure your space:
Sort Code: 20-45-45
Account No: 53620050
Account Name: Dorset and Wiltshire Archery Association.  

This will then secure your space.

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Counties, Dorset & Wiltshire

Senior County Team Selection and Submission Of Scores Form 2023

If you are interested in submitting scores for the County Team 2023 then please click on the below form and enter your scores.  The criteria is shown at the beginning of the form.  You can either wait and enter 3 scores at once, or you can enter what you have got now, and then add further scores in by submitting a new form.

Final scores must be submitted by the 1st August 2023, the Senior Intercounties will be the 17th of September. Team members will be contacted by the 20th of August.

We look forward to receiving your scores 😊

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Calling all juniors….

Calling all juniors….

The Open GWAS Junior Championship and Junior Intercounties will take place on 9 September 2023 at Burnham-On-Sea.
The DCAS junior intercounties team composition has been as 6 recurves, 2 compound, 2 longbow and 2 barebow.
So places will be hotly contested. Priority will be given to those that have sent our Junior Team Manager, Andrew Scott, their scores via email at dcasjuniors@gmail.com

Please email your name, age, club and bowstyle to dcasjuniors@gmail.com.
There’s a junior only competition at Wadebridge on the Saturday 22nd of July , doing age related Metric rounds, the same used for the GWAS junior intercounties to give Andrew an idea of who’s keen to be in the DCAS team.

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Bowmen Of The Tors Autumn Gold entry form

Bowmen Of The Tors will be hosting the DCAS Autumn Gold Tournament. Taking place at Notre Dame RC School in Plymouth on Sunday 3 September, rounds will be St George, Albion, Windsor, Windsor 50, Windsor 40 & Windsor 30

Unfortunately, due to a lack of facilities at the school at the moment, food will not be provided at this event.

A draft Target List will be sent to all entrants by email after the closing date, but please check the Target List on the day for any changes.


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